Personally, we're of the "more local beer, the better" mentality. We won't be satiated until every neighborhood has a brewpub, you can meet your neighbors for a pint on every corner, and the streets run golden with tasty, fizzy elixir. Until that glorious day, we'll be happy to see more and more industry vets and ambitious homebrewers striking out in new directions. In the last year we've seen many craft beer players trying on new projects. Whether it's Pete Slosberg (of Pete's Wicked Ales) working on a new line of session beers or Bruery alums working on an all-sour project, more diversity in our local brewing scene is always welcome.
See also: Steins Beer Garden
The newest addition to the Bay Area craft brewing scene is Headlands Brewing Co., based right here in San Francisco. The company is a collaboration between Patrick Horn (previously of Pacific Brewing Laboratory) and Phil Cutti, head brewer at Southpaw BBQ. Named after the Headlands of Marin County, the operation aims to dial-in traditional beer styles while also dabbling in experimental beer production. Their starting lineup consists of Hill 88 IPA, Pt. Bonita West Coast Lager, and Group G Belgian RyePA. Horn and Cutti and both fans of outdoor activity and local exploration, and hope to tie that interest into their line of beers.
"Beer is a social and cultural thing, and part of our objective is to bring that concept to life by connecting people and maybe even playing a part in their new adventures," says Cutti. Tomorrow (July 9), you'll have your first chance to personally connect with the Headlands team with a beer dinner launch at Southpaw. Also, mark your calendars for their tap takeover on July 14 at the SOMA Streat Food Truck Park (428 11th St.) from noon to 4 p.m. The details for tomorrow's introductory dinner, below:
Headlands Brewing Beer Release and BBQ Dinner
Where: Southpaw BBQ, 2170 Mission Street
When: Tuesday, July 9, seatings at 6 and 8 p.m.
Cost: $45, tickets available on Brown Paper Tickets
What: A multi-course dinner featuring brews from Headlands and Southpaw:
pt. bonita rustic lager, headlands brewing
pan fried quail w/ sunnyside quail eggs, watermelon pickles & mustard sauce
vegetarian: roasted blue lake beans & red quinoa salad w/ tomato-cayenne vinaigrette
hill 88 double ipa, headlands brewing
smoked pulled goat w/ salsa verde, housemade pickles and fry bread
vegetarian: smoked tofu w/ pea tendrils & glazed mushrooms w/ sweet corn coulis
roll tide red, southpaw bbq
artisanal cheese plate: kunik, dante, and bay blue cheese, headlands beer
mustard, corn bread crostini, pepper jelly, figs & almonds
groupe g belgian ryepa, headlands brewing
grounds for divorce coffee maibock, southpaw bbq