Since posting the first in the SF Dog Friendly Brewery series, a few more dog friendly breweries have opened! More work for California IPA, which is a good thing!
Harmonic opened up a few months ago less than a mile from us. Hell yes.
Harmonic is deep in the Dogpatch, on 26th near Indiana. The space is industrial and open, with the brewing happening right in the open. They do not have food, which in this instance, is a good thing, as that means the dogs are allowed! Most times I have gone, a few other people have had dogs.
There is a smaller bar top, and then a bunch of tables to sit at.
They allow outside food, so swinging by Long Bridge pizza beforehand is not a bad idea.
The beers are pretty good, and I am excited to see them grow and brew some more. The cold-press stout was solid, IPA was good, and the wife has enjoyed a few of their sours.
Generous pours on the flights, they oftentimes have live music and food trucks, and a TV with whatever game is on. A great addition to the SF brew scene, especially since the pups can join.
Black Hammer/Pac Labs beer has been around the City for a while, but I only recently was able to check the somewhat new brewery out. Of course, I forgot my phone when I went, so no pics today.
Black Hammer is in SOMA, on Bryant near 3rd. Very dog friendly and good atmosphere, especially on a quiet weekend day in SOMA.
Black Hammer brews some interesting and creative beers, with the Squid Ink IPA and Hibiscus Saison sticking out. You can seemingly always find something unique and new here.
Like Harmonic, no food, so you can bring outside food in. Simply another great spot to take the dog and have a few interesting beers.
Fort Point at the Ferry Building
Fort Point recently opened up a “kiosk” tasting room outside of the Ferry Building. The space is small, all outside, but a great addition.
The food options are limited (hot dogs, pretzels etc.), but you come here for the beer. Fort Point is brewing solid, straightforward and well balanced beers. Last visit, I had the Wanderer, a tropical and smooth DIPA, and the Park, a hoppy wheat. I have enjoyed every one of their beers I have had.
Although it is small, they do growler fills (And have some really cool growlers at that).
The Ferry Building can obviously get crazy, so this is a spot I generally would only go to on a quieter day in the downtown area.
Looking forward to the dog friendly brewery trend in SF to continue, as there appear to be at least 14 new breweries coming soon…