Sunday, January 25, 2015

Meet Your Maker

Cellarmaker slings house-crafted in a cool SoMa brewpub


Now that you've classified your "beer personality," it's time to live up to it.

It's drive time for a SoMa brewery built in an old auto facility.
Housed in a former body shop on Howard Street, Cellarmaker Brewing Co. trades tires and wrenches for tanks and taps.

Maintaining an industrial brick and concrete look and a street-facing garage door that rolls open on sunny days, this garage's hidden gem is the wall of windows in the back, where you can watch as brewers navigate a shiny 10-barrel system. 
After taking a lap around the tasting room, gather at the glossy walnut bar or a high-top wooden table and fuel up. Twelve taps feature both traditional styles and experimental brews, including tart sours and high-octane barrel-aged beers
The team, led by Connor Casey (previously of City Beer Store, Marin Brewing, and Press Club) and Tim Sciascia (Marin Brewing and Samuel Adams), will get you up to speed with taster sets, pints, and growlers to go. You can buy one of theirs, or bring your growler from another brewery and they’ll fill it for you. 
Doors open this week, with a grand opening celebration (serving Casey's Pizza) on Saturday, October 12.

Start your engines.

Photo credit: Suni Sidhu

Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
1150 Howard St. (between 7th and 8th), SoMa
(415) 863-3940

Scene: Casual and geared for conversation, with communal tables and plenty of bar seats. 
Parking: Metered street
Nearby: City Beer Store; Bloodhound; Citizen’s Band

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