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Aug 21, 2018 2 min read

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

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.
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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.

Enjoy the view and natural light at Radhaus. Photo courtesy of Radhaus.
What’s on tap at Hop Oast. Photo via Facebook.
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