Let's raise our glasses in a toast to the City's very first microbrewery. Thanks to approval of the Planning Commission at their January 9th meeting, the “Pacific Plate Brewing Company" will be located at 1999 South Myrtle Avenue. Expected to open in May, business operations at this industrial location will include the production of specialty beers, an area where customers can sample the beer, and guided tours which will include viewing of equipment and an explanation of the brewing process. Customers will be able to order 4 oz. taster flights or 16 oz. pint glasses in the tasting rooms. And, if customers wish to take home any of these beers, 64 oz. growlers can be purchased.
|A typical microbrewery tasting room|
|Guided tours will include an explanation of microbrewery equipment|
The three owners plan on beginning operations by brewing 31 gallons at a time, 5 days a week, reaching a 15 barrel capacity per month. Within 10 years the owners hope to reach a 100 barrel production capacity per month. Their specialty beers will be distributed to local stores and restaurants. It's anticipated that production will begin in mid-April and the tasting room will be open to the public in mid-May.