Amidst nondescript buildings in a Bayview industrial park resides Speakeasy Brewery. You have certainly seen their beer at bars throughout the city but you may have never ventured past Third Street to check out the brewery. Beyond the doors of this large warehouse lies a hidden gem that San Franciscans will come to treasure.
A few months ago Speakeasy enlisted the support of reigning DIY Queen Kelly Malone to design and build their new taproom. And we certainly can't blame them – The Bold Italic's offices are also a product of Kelly's creative mastermind.
With the official start of SF Beer Week just hours away, Speakeasy will debut a lot more than just beer. After two months of construction, the finishing touches are set and doors to the new taproom will open to the public tomorrow (Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013) from 2–9 p.m.
Kelly’s unique style will be a draw for beer and design enthusiasts alike. The feel – a vintage style, basement speakeasy with private rooms, light fixtures made from re-purposed growlers, and even a make out nook, which we know will be put to good use after knocking back a few Double Daddy’s. Kelly and her team handmade almost everything from the furniture and upholstery to the lighting, art, and the bar.
Expect 10 beers on tap, one cask, 4 oz. pours, and flights. In addition to the tap room launch, Speakeasy will also celebrate the releases of their Payback Smoked Porter and Barrel-Aged Scarface and a limited release of Old Godfather Barleywine. SF gourmet food truck Le Truc will be on site with a menu and suggested pairings.
Daily tours will be offered at 4 p.m., along with a $3 happy hour everyday from 3-5 p.m. So if you’re sick of your usual divey haunts, or just want to get away from it all, look no further. Venture to Speakeasy.
Photos by Isla Murray