From Modern Times Beer to Rip Current Brewing, satellite tasting rooms in denser, more populated areas are viable and lucrative for breweries with farther-flung production facilities.
The latest local brewery to venture out is Santee's Twisted Manzanita Ales; they're building a new tasting room on a heavily trafficked stretch of Mission Boulevard. The plan is to open in early September.
Manzanita, which also runs a distillery, first opened their East County brewery in 2010 and rebranded the company earlier this year. This new 1400-square-foot space will include 23 beer taps, at least one nitro, and two beer engines.
President and co-owner Jeff Trevaskis says, "We are really in PB to support our local craft drinkers, by helping them out with easy can, bottle, growler and keg purchases. We are hoping to attract vacationers who want to sample our craft beer but don't want to leave the beach. This facility will be our pilot for other possible expansion projects in the future."
According to San Diego Magazine, the taps will pour their core beers as well as "experimental beers"; rep Nina Izadi told Eater that no food will be served, but they plan to refer drinkers to the eateries that flank the tasting room, Duck Dive and Dirty Birds.
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