SLO Brew Announces grand opening of new brewery and taproom

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

SLO Brew Rock features tasting room, restaurant, and beer garden to host public celebration on Saturday, July 22

–SLO Brew has announced the grand opening of the latest addition to their expansion project: SLO Brew Rock, its 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. While the facility soft-opened its doors this spring, the public is invited to the grand opening festivities on Saturday, July 22 from 12-4 p.m.

Attendees are welcome to enjoy samples of Executive Chef Thomas Fundaro’s all-new menu, the award-winning craft beers SLO Brew is known for creating, and live tunes from 1960’s rock’n’roll tribute band Unfinished Business in the SLO Brew Rock Beer Garden.

Located off Broad Street near the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, SLO Brew Rock expands SLO Brew’s production capacity. The brewing 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 taproom and restaurant. The centerpiece 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; Maple Whiskey Glazed Chicken; Carolina Style Pulled Pork and Texas Style SLO Smoked Brisket. Sandwiches, salads, burgers, and wraps are also available, along with a selection of mouthwatering shareable appetizers and sides such as Herbed Mac & Cheese; Charred Broccoli with Garlic and Chili; Fried Brussels with Honey & Lemon; Crispy Smashed Potatoes and Garlic; and Creamy Polenta & Roasted Mushrooms.

“We look forward to welcoming both locals and visitors to San Luis Obispo alike to the Rock,” co-owner Rodney Cegelski explains. “Our goal is that the Rock will provide a friendly, laidback environment that reflects the SLO attitude and will be a fun destination for all ages.” To add to the sense of play, SLO Brew Rock will sport a variety of games 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. For more information, please visit

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