Truck, the off-the-beaten-path Mission gay bar at 15th and Folsom, is expanding its horizons with new beer-making classes, whiskey tastings, and food pop-ups in the coming months — which are, obviously, open to everyone. This Thursday marks the first such class, Beer 101, featuring brewer Nate Oyler of the upcoming Tongue & Groove Brewery in Oakland. Oyler will cover the basics of beer-making, with a few tastings along the way, and there will be a quick introduction to super-small-batch brewing. There are still tickets available for that, but that’s not all. Thursday also marks the inaugural Bite Me pop-up from chef Sean Lackey, and there are some other booze classes to come.
On April 25, there will be a Whiskey 101 class, featuring guest lecturer Clint Potter of the still in-development Seven Stills, which we told you about last month. And after that, at a date still being finalized, will be Tequila 101. Get tickets for Thursday’s beer class here.
Owner Paul Miller tells us these new events are all part of an effort to integrate Truck more into the Mission food and beverage scene. “We’ve always been almost a SoMa bar,” he says, referring to the location near the edge of SoMa, on Folsom Street. “But now I feel like it’s time to become more a part of what the neighborhood is about.”
Continuing their monthly appearances on the second Wednesday of the month will be Truck Stop Café from Humphry Slocombe’s Jake Godby — which lately has featured recreations of the last meals of death row inmates — and last week marked the first of a spinoff pop-up from chef Max Newman called Eat.At.Truck., which is expected to return as well.
Any chefs interested in discussing a pop-up at Truck, which has a fully equipped kitchen, should
contact Paul Miller.