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Acoustic Ales Puts a Splash of History Into Your Glass

[Photos: Lyudmila Zotova]

Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment's official opening of their tasting room, earlier this month, was an auspicious one since it marked the first time that a fully-functioning brewery has operated in the historic Mission Brewery Plaza in 100 years, dating back to when the site first housed the original Mission Brewery before it shuttered in the early 1900's.

They've been brewing beer there since January, in a building that was once remodeled and intended to be a future brewpub. That fell through and the space has been dormant, save for a brief period when Five Points Brewing used the space to make a bit of beer and contract brew for other companies.

Tommaso Maggiore, owner of Encinitas Ale House and The Public House in La Jolla, founded Acoustic last year and develops the recipes with head brewer Zach Jones; they're making beer with music-inspired names, from their "Mosh Pit", a hoppy red to a Belgian-style witte called ""Witte Snake".

The new 13 tap tasting room is open from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 1 to 8 p.m. on Friday, noon to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Maggiore told Eater that once things at Acoustic is securely underway (they may start bottles in the next few months), he may consider combining his primary businesses into a new brewpub concept.

· Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment [Official Site]
· All Beer Coverage on Eater [~ESD~]

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