Opening Thursday: Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company

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A look into the spacious Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company. Photo: Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company.

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A look down from the mezzanine into the dining room. Photo: Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company.

We caught up with Hilary Passman Cherniss of Devil’s Teeth Baking Company, and she confirmed that if inspections go well as planned this afternoon, she will be opening her Outer Sunset brewpub, ~SUNSET RESERVOIR BREWING COMPANY~ this Thursday February 19th! We mentioned the project back in March of 2014, which is opening in the former El Grande Produce Market.

The chef is Gavin Braid, who has worked in numerous kitchens, ranging from Mikkeller to Quince. His menu is live on the website, which includes grilled flatbreads and grilled oysters, too, beer-friendly dishes like steamed mussels and chorizo, and four different salads (including a Cobb). Entrées include a roasted half chicken with polenta ($20, from Mary’s); beer-braised pork shank ($26) with sriracha spaetzle, toy box carrots, and chives; and of course there’s a burger (this one has two patties, cheddar included, for $14). He plans to eventually make charcuterie in-house too.

Also of note: Passman Cherniss, a mother of four, wanted to make sure the menu and space is family-friendly, so you’ll find a kid’s menu and a welcoming attitude to little ones too.

The brewer is Aaron Weshnak, formerly with Russian River Brewing Company, who is brewing five house beers: dry Irish stout, wheat, double IPA, extra pale, and rye amber (you can geek out on more beer details here). There is also a full bar, managed by Jeff Koch, who has bartended in many Mission bars.

Geiszler Architects is behind the 160-seat space (Steve Geiszler designed and owns Faultline Brewing). There’s a raised dining area so you can watch the brewhouse and an upstairs mezzanine with its own bar (can you say future party space?). The space is clean but comfortable, and the bar top and tables use reclaimed wood from the ceiling—even the pallets from deliveries got reused.

Hours are Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm for food, and until 12am for drinks; Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm for food, and until 2am for drinks. Look for lunch and brunch soon. 1735 Noriega St. at 24th Ave., 415-571-8452.