Half Moon Bay Brewing Company will join the Berkeley beer scene with a full-on taproom, opening October 19. Called Pacific Standard Taproom and Growler Station, it will be the first outpost outside of Pillar Point Harbor, where the brewery has operated since opening in 2000.
The taproom will feature 16-24 local and regional beers on tap, with up to 50 percent sourced from Half Moon Bay Brewing’s brewery. There’ll also be a rotating selection of ciders, wines from Northern California, bottles of beer, and growlers to-go. The brewery’s executive chef, Federico Godinez, will oversee the super-short menu, which features shareable snacks like hummus and ceviche, alongside a handful of panini, and a selection of local cheeses and meats.
The interior is a collaboration between Joel DiGiorgio of Farm League Design and Management Group (the Berkeley-based food and beverage company behind Tigerlily and Drake's Dealership). It’s located at 2055 Center St., around the corner from the Downtown Berkeley BART station, and in an area crawling with Cal students.
After opening (October 19) the taproom will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.