The area's first beer brewery and sake winery under one roof (though per the California ABC, the two booze-making spaces are separated by a wall) is nearing completion in San Marcos. Though the process has taken longer than expected, we just got news that Kuracali will likely soft open in the next few weeks.
Owner/brewer Charles Perkins, who by day is an network engineer and supercomputer administrator, says that they just received their brewers notice and will have a sweet stout ready to go for the tasting room launch. Other beer releases will include a cream ale and a robust porter.
Perkins says it'll be a few months until Kuracali can grand open and debut their first locally-produced sake, a junmai ginjo. The long-range plan is to make several premium ginjo-grade sakes, both clear and unfiltered, and employ sake yeast in the beer-brewing process.