FIRST LOOK: SD Brew Project
A peek at SD's first wine-and-beer bar to serve exclusively local craft beer
Posted Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 01:58PM
“It really is planes, trains and automobiles,” says Beau Schmitt as we stand at SD Brew Project’s entrance, watching orange and blue planes hit the tarmac. You can almost hear the passengers exhale in relief. The trolley chugs past. “It doesn’t get much better,” he says of the Downtown skyline.
We gave you the scoop on the exclusively San Diego-county-brewed-beer and wine bar earlier this month, but they’ve added another dimension since then. 24 Carrots, an Orange County-based catering company, will also take a share of the 10,000 square-foot spot, now home solely to 57 Degrees. There will be a walk up ordering window where beer and wine guzzlers can snack. Beer/wine and food pairings are in the works.
Those stainless steel tasting flights will come with a dry-erase marker. Scribble the brew you want to try in front of each glass and hand it to the bartender; they will pour, you will drink, then erase and repeat. Take them to the long, communal tables Beau’s dad is building or squat in one of the grandma-style rocking chairs Kyle will be putting in the window. They hope to be pouring in two weeks—but, as always, that’s a tentative date.
Enough talking. Here are some photos of the space and the 28-tap behemoth.
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