In August, Eater SF reported that Almanac Beer Co.’s first taproom was on the way to San Francisco; now, it’s got a home in the former Mission location of Sous Beurre Kitchen.
The taproom will be the first physical drinking outpost for company, which brews its beers in San Jose and San Francisco. Founders Jesse Friedman and Damian Fagan plan to move into their new digs after some “minor renovations” to the space, which will remain largely the same. Additionally, murals by local artists will grace the walls, and the backyard will be transformed into a beer garden.
Friedman says that one of the things that they’re most excited about is offering taproom-only specialty beers. “Because we’ve been one hundred percent distributed in the past, everything had to be larger batches. With a taproom, we can do small-batch, more experimental beers,” Friedman told Eater SF. That means limited edition beers like special IPAs and single-barrel small beers will be on the docket. “We can’t wait to do limited, more personal beers to share with San Francisco," said Friedman.
The space will boast 20 taps, six-packs and growlers to go, vintage bottles for purchase, and a menu of “beer-friendly food.” The duo is still on the hunt for a chef, but Friedman plans for a San Francisco-focused menu, that isn’t just your standard bar fare.
The taproom license is still pending (it’s a different type than what was previously held by Sous Beurre), but the plan is to open in the next few months. Stay tuned for more information on the menu, chef, and opening date.
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