Pure Project Brewing has branched out with the first offshoot from its Miramar-based brewery, bringing a 2,000-square-foot tasting room to The Park on Fifth Avenue in Bankers Hill. Opening to the public this Friday, August 2, with daily hours starting at 3 p.m. on Monday and at noon Tuesday through Sunday, the 40-tap satellite beer hub is pouring Pure Project’s core line-up with a special focus on sours and other barrel-aged specialties; for the opening, head brewer Winslow Sawyer is featuring a barrel-aged stout called Silvergate, an once-proposed name for neighboring Balboa Park.
Some snacks will be available, and co-founder Mat Robar says guests will be allowed to bring in outside food. The brewery is also be partnering with nearby eateries; currently, Barrio Star is offering a small bites menu for delivery to the tasting room.
Working with Tec/scape Design, CLTVT, and J3 Products Group, Pure Project’s space brings their environmentally-focused ethos into the contemporary space, mixing rustic elements with modern materials; 20-foot slabs from a naturally-felled Torrey Pine tree combine with quartz for the bar tops and a communal river table and its concrete columns are wrapped with wood and hung with leafy planters.
The brewery is hoping to open another tasting room in Carlsbad on State Street; Robar says their proposal has passed the local planning commission stage and is awaiting approval from city council.
Urban Strategies Group represented the landlord on the Bankers Hill project.