It’s only two days into August, and two breweries have already opened in the Bay Area. Walnut Creek got Calicraft, and now it’s the Mission’s turn with Standard Deviant Brewing, a collaboration between three friends. Paul Duatschek, a homebrewer with a biology degree, will be handling the brewing, Mark DeVito is doing sales and front of house (he’s an owner at Cease and Desist, Bullitt, and Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem), and Dave Azzam is on the business end.
Like the name suggests, the beers are standard, but have some playful deviations, starting out with a kolsch, a Belgian blonde, an extra pale ale, and a porter on tap, with plans to potentially add an IPA. As for food, Sneaky’s BBQ has provided it so far, and different restaurants and food trucks around town will contribute.
Soft opening kicked off this weekend in the industrial space (which was a former auto-body shop) that has a bar, communal tables, and some pinball machines. Design is ongoing, with plans to add more light fixtures, televisions, and bar stools before the grand opening in September.
For now, keep watch on Facebook for hours, though this coming weekend’s will be Friday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.