Beer By Design: Pull Back the Curtain & Peek Inside Our Tasting Room
As the days until we open the doors on our brand new tasting room dwindle down we are ready to begin sharing our excitement. Part of what makes this project so special for us, and by extension, for you, is that we have agonized over each detail to ensure that we can provide you with more than simply a place to enjoy our award-winning beers. We’ve taken every step to create a one-of-a-kind beer destination in the Pacific Beach neighborhood that will be a home for craft beer fans and a meeting place for friends to enjoy a great conversation over a tasty pint for years to come.
The inspiration and design were envisioned by our own immensely talented Creative Projects Manager Melissa Dombo, the soul of the operation:
“It was important to keep the brewery essence intact by utilizing materials such as concrete, metal, and pallets. Our core values played a major role in the detailing with reclaimed woods, recycling construction materials, planting drought tolerant plants, and re-purposing old barrels” – M.D.
We truly wanted to emphasize a pioneering yet laid back San Diego brewery vibe. When it comes down to it, our beer is why we’re here and we wanted to make sure that it was at the heart of the experience. To that end, we left our natural concrete walls and wood beams exposed, custom built a concrete bar and captured a lofty, industrial feel that truly showcases our craft. Windows throughout the tasting room provide guests with a direct view of our working brewery, bottling line, the quality control lab and brew tanks. Exposed metal and a display of our diverse portfolio of beers compliment the walls lined with barrels aging limited edition batches.
Guests will be able to mingle indoors and chat with our brewers and brewery ambassadors as well as fellow enthusiasts around the communal table in the barrel aging room. Our near perfect beach weather means you can also head outdoors to our beer garden to soak up the sun at picnic tables and custom furniture from San Diego Urban Timber. Landscaped with drought tolerant plants and lined by a pallet fence, the lush greenery and coral trees will shade you and your friends while you enthusiastically imbibe. Finally, our location on Santa Fe St. means we are right in path San Diego’s vibrant cycling community and we have built bike racks to park your wheels while celebrating the end of a great ride.
Of course, it’s the beer that we want to share with you above all else. Our 20 tap system and custom casks will be flowing with pure, liquid excellence showcasing our core lineup as well as rare batches and Brewery Restaurant Tank Taps that can normally only be found at the site they were brewed. To help you soak up all those suds we will offer a small selection of tasty treats to pair with your pints. A rotating crew of local food trucks will be regularly on hand to keep your appetites satiated.
If you are simply looking to drop in for a quick hello we also offer growler fills, bottled beers and kegs for purchase as well. Additionally, we’ll be expanding our merchandise line so you can proudly share your love for KARL for all to see.
Our official Grand Opening is set for July 27, 2013 but for those lucky few who act fast, we’re holding a tasting room preview party on July 13 complete with live tunes from Trouble in the Wind and great food on site from the Chop Soo-Ey food truck. There are en extremely limited number of tickets available for this exclusive event so make your plans today!