For the first time in 24 years, Karl Strauss Brewing Company is opening its main Pacific Beach brewery to the public. Working with Public Architecture + Planning, they're transforming their production brewery, which was once a greenhouse, into a beer destination which will include a large beer garden and a 20-tap tasting room that looks onto Karl Strauss' bottling line and 60 barrel brewhouse.
The beer garden, lined with native plants, will be the site of future festivals and host food trucks on the weekend; the tasting room will also sell beer to-go, feature specialty beers exclusive to this location and offer small snacks (meat and cheese plates, pretzels, etc.). A soft opening is planned for mid-July, and they'll intially be open Wednesday to Sunday.
Melody Daversa, Karl Strauss' marketing manager, shared that they may soon be on the hunt for an additional production brewery; a large warehouse that sits between the current brewery and Karl Strauss' admin offices/barrel-aging facility would be ideal, but it's still managed by the city. Meanwhile, the company is working on their eighth brewpub, scheduled for a September opening in Temecula.
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