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HenHouse Brewing Comes Home to Roost With New Taproom, Barrel Aging Facility

The brewers are headed back to Petaluma and more things to know

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HenHouse Brewing plots new blendery and taproom

HenHouse was hatched in Petaluma but moved to Santa Rosa last year, expanding its offerings and output. But now it’s expanding back, adding a second taproom in Petaluma and a new facility they’re calling the “HenHouse Palace of Barrels.” The location is 1333 N. McDowell, where they’ll be investing in “all manner of wood-aged, funky and sour fermentation.” There’s also a new king for the palace of barrels in new head brewer Mike Guilford, who brings experience from Kona Brewing and Russian River Brewing.

No transplants, please

Native Bar is now open in the Inner Richmond at 5320 Geary (between 18th and 17th Avenues). Transplants are presumably tolerated, begrudgingly, but the bar comes from SF native Norman Louie, a 27-year-old alum of nearby Washington High. The space is the former McKenzie’s, and it’s been revamped a bit, while retaining the fireplace.

When in Rome?

Low-key, industrial but elegant Montesacro (510 Stevenson Street, just off Sixth and Market) is known for its pinsa, which is like pizza with lighter, less glutinous dough. That’s now available on Sundays, with new hours from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., and with the advent of a daily happy hour, from 4 to 6 pm, with two-for-one wine or beer and complimentary snacks. Going forward, they’ll also be offering all their ingredients at retail prices to-go.

PSA on Jhec of All Trades in the Excelsior

Just a heads up that Jhec of All Trades does not, reportedly, serve coffee or sell anything as advertised, but does instead operate (allegedly!) as a gambling den, which was raided earlier this month. Charges have just come down from SF District Attorney George Gascó, and those are felony conspiracy for possessing and operating illegal gambling devices and two misdemeanor counts of possessing and operating slot machines. Shocked, shocked, I say.