Local Brewing Co. Now Open in SoMa


Beer by Local Brewing Co. Photo from Facebook.

~LOCAL BREWING CO.~, a new brewery from Regan Long and Sarah Fenson, is now open on Bluxome Street in SoMa. As Lessley Anderson noted in The Chronicle, Local Brewing, which opened last Tuesday, is one of the only breweries in San Francisco where women are brewing the beer. Long and Fenson actually began home brewing more than 10 years ago, and the new brewery is the realization of what had become their obsession. The goal of Local Brewing, they say, is to create a brewery worthy of a special trip, but not so intimidating that only “beer geeks” will be able to enjoy themselves. They’re keeping their production close to the taproom, separated only by a small guardrail, so that people can see where the beer is made and maybe even learn a little bit about brewing during their visit.

There are currently 8 beers on tap, but eventually there will be 16 total taps. The current list includes two spins on IPA and an IRA, or India Red Ale, plus the Bluxome Black Lager and SF Lager, a common lager-style beer. They are also serving some simple snacks, like salads and sandwiches, to accompany the beer. Moving forward, they also plan to offer workshops and classes out of their warehouse space. Hours are Tue-Sun 2pm-10pm, closed Mondays. 69 Bluxome St. at 5th St., 415-932-6702.