Tablehopper first mentioned Southern Pacific Brewing Co. and Anthony LaVia’s plan to open it in the Mission last June. Several miles of red tape later, LaVia’s finally got the go-ahead from the City and worked out his issues with his commercial neighbors at 620 Treat. LaVia was behind the former Matador bar on 6th Street, as well as Gestalt Haus, and as Mission Local reports, he’s psyched to be bringing a brewery back to the Mission, the neighborhood the Rainier Brewing Company once called home before moving to Seattle in the 50s. Southern Pacific will hold a dual license, allowing it to produce and sell beer on premises, as well as selling to commercial clients and restaurants.
He’ll also be under-pricing a lot of local bars. “We’re thinking $3 pints that are as fresh as can be,” he says. There’ll also be an outdoor patio and brewpub fare, like burgers, skewers, and sourdough pizzas, all made from local ingredien
The design will be by the same architects who did Flora Grubb, and LaVia says he’s aiming for late spring now, fingers crossed.
Meanwhile, the Scoop reports that LaVia already has some beer samples ready to taste during SF Beer Week, though it’s unclear which event(s). Perhaps the opening Brewers’ Guild gala?