Brews News: Radhaus Opens, Plus Hop Oast, Ballast Point Coming, Old Bus Tavern Closing


The industrial-meets-natural style at Radhaus. Photo courtesy of Radhaus.


Enjoy the view and natural light at Radhaus. Photo courtesy of Radhaus.


What’s on tap at Hop Oast. Photo via Facebook.

A few months ago, I wrote that a modern Bavarian beer hall from the beer-lovin’ gents behind Biergarten and Suppenküche (Aaron and Matt Hulme) was coming to Fort Mason Center: ~RADHAUS~. And it’s now open. The 3,700-square-foot industrial space includes a bar, communal bench, and plenty of tables, plus some amazing wood elements (bar tops, communal seating) made from a 200-foot ponderosa pine tree sourced by Evan Shively, with quite a view of the bay; Envelope A+D is behind the design. It’s the perfect spot to visit after a visit to the weekly farmers’ market, or hanging out at Marina Green. Or in my case, a visit to FLAX.

Talented chef Timmy Malloy’s menu of Cali-Bavarian eats spans breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. He even traveled to Germany and trained at a 12th-century Bavarian castle and inn. His menu includes a chicken schnitzel sandwich with buttermilk sauce, cucumber, dill, and pickled onion; a roast half chicken with bread dumplings; and more.

As for the beers, you’ll find Bavarian Biers from some of the world’s oldest breweries, including Weltenburger Kloster, an operating monastic brewery since 1050. There’s also a wine list with selections from Germany, Austria, Italy, and West Coast wineries, plus a selection of cocktails. Radhaus will pour specialty, regional liqueurs and will be the first to import Bavarian spirits distilled from Bier into the U.S.

Open daily 11am-2pm and 5pm-10pm for dinner. 2 Marina Blvd., Bldg A, Fort Mason, 415-445-4556.

A tablehopper reader let me know a new pub and brewery has opened at Cesar Chavez and Bryant in the former D&J Furniture, ~HOP OAST~. Hoodline shares details about owner Aron Deorsey’s background and what he’s brewing in the three-barrel system (currently an IPA and golden ale). They also serve some guest beers, plus sandwiches, sausages, and snacks. Open Thu-Mon 2pm-10pm, with happy hour 5pm-7pm. 2887 Bryant St. at Cesar Chavez.

I saw Ballast Point’s name hit the ABC wire and was like, wow, that’s interesting. It ends up the San Diego brewery is planning to open an “on-site R&D brewery” in Mission Bay near the Warriors stadium in San Francisco in 2019, along with a restaurant that will highlight San Diego-style food, like Baja fish tacos. Stand by for more. 705 16th St. at Owens.

One last piece of breaking news: ~OLD BUS TAVERN~ is closing on September 8th after three years in Bernal/La Lengua. They hope you’ll stop by for a last beer and bowl of chili. Eater mentions the brewpub has new owners lined up who are taking over the lease. 3193 Mission St. at Valencia.