Triple Voodoo Brewery
2245 3rd Street
Phone: (415) 598-8811
The Dogpatch's brewery boom has officially begun, with Triple Voodoo's brewery and taproom finally opening its doors this week. Owner Greg Kitchen envisions the new spot as a beer destination and home base for Triple Voodoo, which has been going the gypsy-brewing route up until now. Kitchen has paired up with brewer Phil Meeker to install a 10-barrel brewing system that will mostly be allocated to the adjacent taproom, where visitors can sample the wares from a set of 15-16 taps behind the bar.
The 1,450 square foot space has a capacity of 101, with an 18-seat bar, 2 long communal tables, 3-4 high tops and a window bar. A modern industrial feel infuses the space, which Kitchen says was in keeping with the Dogpatch's general vibe: the bar tops are concrete, and an exposed ceiling features specially-made light fixtures that use Edison bulbs and block and tackle fittings for a factory feel.
For now, just three beers are on tap: Inception, a Belgian Tripel; 8 Tentacles, an Imperial IPA; and King Leopold, a Belgian stout. You can sample the wares with a full pour, a four-ounce taster or a flight of all three, and next week's Beer Week festivities will see two release parties for new brews, one on Tuesday for a Belgian pale ale, and another on Wednesday for a barrel-aged version of King Leopold.
There will be food to wash it all down, as Kitchen has partnered with neighbor The New Spot to offer a small bar menu of Latin American tapas that will evolve and grow as the spot gets going. And for any teetotalers out there, they've got a guest tap of Devil's Canyon root beer, and plan to maintain at least one non-alcoholic tap at all times.
Brewery tours and special events are on the way, but for now the Triple Voodoo team is looking forward to their Beer Week grand opening party on February 13, when they'll have 7-8 beers on tap (including a few hits from the archives), and more surprises in store. But starting now, hours for the new spot are Monday-Thursday, 3pm-10pm; Friday, 3pm-12 am; Saturday, 12 pm-12 am; and Sunday, 12-10pm.