Black Hammer Brewing, a new brewery from former chemical engineer and award-winning home brewer Jim Furman and Bryan Hermannsson (Pacific Brewing Laboratory), has unofficially opened it doors. Inside Scoop confirms the SoMa brewery is now serving up pints and pitchers in the cozy space on Bryant Street.
Beer enthuisiasts will be excited to try German-made brewhaus to craft barrels of Kölsch, Oktoberfest, Squid Ink IPA, Sacre Bleu Blueberry Wit, Jaded Raver English Ale, Nautilus Hibiscus Saison, and Houston, We Have a Porter. Though Hermannsson has the title of Head Brewer, he tells Inside Scoop that he and partner Jim Furman collaborate on the beers together. "Jim has all his own recipes, I have my own Pac recipes. But we are maintaining our separate brands for offsite sales and to maintain our identities."
People "working from home" who want to enjoy a craft beer at Black Hammer Brewing will be able to do so thanks to the fact that there is free WiFi as well as outlets and chargers at nearly every seat. Kids and dogs are also welcome and the Black Hammer website says "outside food is encouraged" and promises to post a schedule of food trucks soon.
Until the brewing equipment is installed, the space will function as a tasting room where guests can enjoy tasters ($4), pints ($7), and pitchers ($25). Growlers to take home will be available soon.
The "Grand ZOMG We're Really Open" party should happen sometime in the next couple of weeks and hours will remain flexible based on "science" and Giants games (all of which will be shown at the brewery).