Ready for its debut in the Miramar area is Pure Project Brewing, which will open to the public this Saturday, January 30 at noon. One of the leaseholders in H.G. Fenton's Brewery Igniter project, a 1,625-square-foot suite pre-outfitted with a seven barrel brewhouse, Pure Project has built out a tap room, with help from local artisans, that features reclaimed and fallen wood and custom-built furniture.
Its official schedule is still being decided, but the tasting room will likely be open from 3 to 9 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 10 p.m. on weekends with a regular food truck schedule; the lineup for the brewery's inaugural week includes Salt + Lime, New York on the Rye and Carnitas' Snack Shack's mobile eatery.
Founders Jesse and Agi Pine and Mat Robar, who first intended to launch the brewery in Costa Rica before relocating the project to San Diego, tapped head brewer Winslow Sawyer, who has a background in sustainable agriculture, to lead Pure Project's beer program. The ever-changing tap list will be inspired by seasonal ingredients; his launch beers include Evangeline, a gose with organic grapefruit and local salt, La Vie en Rose, a farmhouse saison brewed with Temecula honey and Milagro, a dry stout made with organic Costa Rican coffee. There's also a straightforward West Coast IPA, plus a funky Brett-spiked version. Sawyer is a sour specialist, so expect to see house Flanders and lambics infused with fruit emerge eventually.