SLO Brew announces opening of new brewery and taproom

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

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SLO Brew Rock features tasting room, restaurant and beer garden

SLO Brewing Co. announced this week the latest addition to its expansion project: SLO Brew Rock, a brand new brewing facility with over 14,500 total square feet of indoor and outdoor floor space that features a tasting room, restaurant, beer garden, and event space.

Located off Broad Street near the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, SLO Brew Rock expands SLO Brew’s production capacity. The brew facility features a 30-barrel brewing system that will produce 7,500 barrels by the end of 2017. Already on taps at local restaurants and bars throughout San Luis Obispo County, SLO Brew plans to increase distribution of its most popular brews.

Inside the facility, SLO Brew Rock showcases their award-winning craft beers in a spacious tasting room and restaurant, the SLO Brew Taproom. The centerpiece of the Taproom is the rotisserie Oyler smoker, considered by many BBQ aficionados as the finest barbecue pit in the world. Slowly cooked over locally-sourced red oak and apple wood for a distinct smokehouse flavor, highlights of the menu include Smoked Fish Tacos; Mussels in a Pot; Carolina Style Pulled Pork and Texas Style SLO Smoked Brisket.

Sandwiches, salads, burgers and wraps are also available, along with a selection of mouthwatering “sharable” appetizers and sides such as Herbed Mac & Cheese; Charred Broccoli; Fried Brussels with Honey & Lemon; Crispy Smashed Potatoes; and Creamy Polenta & Roasted Mushrooms.

“Our vision is that ‘The Rock’ will provide a friendly, laidback environment that reflects the SLO attitude,” co-owner Rodney Cegelski explains. “We want it to be about pure fun and enjoyment, where people will feel comfortable bringing their families.” To add to the sense of play, SLO Brew Rock will sport a variety of games and activities throughout the outdoor space.

SLO Brew Rock is named after a prominent rock formation that anchors the location and is formed from the same volcanic activity that created San Luis Obispo’s famous Seven Sisters peaks. The outdoor patio will be centered against “The Rock,” creating a dramatic backdrop for a stage and a memorable location for special events, weddings, parties and concerts.

The SLO Brew Rock Taproom is located at 855 Aerovista Place, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.

About SLO Brew

Since 1988, SLO Brew has been an integral part of San Luis Obispo’s cultural scene, brewing award-winning craft beers and regularly featuring performances from both local and internationally recognized artists. Today, SLO Brew is composed of three venues, The Brew, The Rock and The Lofts, giving the community more options for entertainment, accommodations, eating, drinking and hanging out. While The Brew will maintain its local spirit by serving up gastropub fare and intimate shows, The Rock offers expanded brewing and canning capacities as well as a tasting room, beer garden, restaurant and a concert and event space. The Lofts feature contemporary one-, two-and three-bedroom suites perched directly above The Brew. Together, the three venues offer a complete experience that’s perfect for any type of night out or celebration.

See related article: Best places to go beer tasting in San Luis Obispo County

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