Little Italy, get ready to welcome Social Jacks Brewing Company to the neighborhood. Its two young founding partners, Jeff Rambo and Davin Richmond, who just happen to have day jobs in federal law enforcement, are both avid homebrewers. They've teamed up have teamed up with Celia Canez, a former manager at Neighborhood, to launch a new craft brewery in an unlikely space.
Social Jacks will transform a 1,500-square-foot three-story residential loft, located across Laurel from the Casbah, into a small ale-focused brewery, tasting room and bottle shop with a sophisticated speakeasy feel; the unit's garage will be fitted with a 5BBL brew system while the kitchen will turn into a tap room, stocking both house and guest beers, and selling bottles to-go. Social Jacks also has access to their building's inner courtyard, where they plan to host food trucks.
Rambo and Richmond told Eater that their flagship beers may include a pale ale with grapefruit and a coffee-infused bourbon barrel-aged porter, but they'll also leave plenty of room for experimentation, whether it be inspiration from a trip to the local farmer's market or a request from a customer.
Though the brewery won't be open until June, the partners plan to debut a side beer business in April, a tour company called Brewed Local that'll operate on weekends and plans to visit the smaller, newer breweries.
Inspired by the success that other budding breweries have had with social media, Social Jacks plans to use their blog to document their story and will organize a week-long series of parties to launch a Kickstarter campaign on March 1.
· Social Jacks Brewing Company [Official Site]
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