When our brewer Cameron is not riding around one of his bikes you're sure to find him in his office with the red floors (aka Pacifica Brewery.) He is working tirelessly to make the perfect beer for YOU!
Before brewing in Pacifica, Cameron spent his time honing his craft at the likes of Fort Point Beer Company and Gordon Biersch Brewing Company.
His gravitation to traditional German styles comes from his time at Gordon Biersch where he was able to brew on an early 20th Century German brewhouse where all recipes had to follow German purity laws.
For the last 4 years at Fort Point, he has helped lead the production team growing the brewery from 2,000 barrels to 40,000 barrels, focusing on consistency and quality along the way.
Cameron took a step away from managing a team of 25 to team of one!
Feel free to peek in and say hi. He’s always up for a friendly conversation from beer to pups.
We were blessed to walk in to a space full of potential. When we thought about building the brewery from the ground up we had a blank canvas. How could we create a unique expression of Pacifica that fit into a quaint coastal town and hold up to the elements? Why not start with a one of a kind building that was made to rust, but we just call it a patina. The brewery building, designed by BOK Modern, is a system of self supporting steel panels. Dozens were bolted together and reinforced by sheerwalls to give us our sturdy structure.
Once we had our frame it was time to design the heart and soul that will be driving the brewery for years to come. Our space dictated we wanted to design a brewery that incorporated a clean industrial look with good process flow. From the brewhouse, to the fermentation space, to the serving vessels, to your glass, we wanted all parts to make sense and work for a brewpub that wants to get beer to its patrons in the best manner possible.
Our brewhouse and tanks were all built by Criveller Group in Healdsburg, CA. We chose them because of their high level craftmanship and ability to customize any system. Our 10 barrel brewhouse is designed for ales and lagers which we will be doing many of each. We strive to produce high quality seasonal beers to match our seasonal food menu. In our brewery we have 5 Fermenters, 2-20 barrel (660 gallons) tanks and 3-10 barrel (330 gallons) tanks including room for one more of each. We have 5 serving tanks that draw directly to the bar. This allows us to keep fresh beer and maximize our space.
Every detail of the brewery was designed for the ultimate goal of making consistent beers. We hope that you can find something you love with any one of our selections.
IPA | ABV 7.3%
Our very own first brew ever made here at Pacififca Brewery. Using a blend of Idaho 7 and Citra hops we give you a throughly drinkable West Coastish IPA that has one foot in the tropics with lots of pineapple, and citrus fruit and the other at home with a touch of bitterness. This beer should suffice during the Bay Area’s late summers.
SAISON | ABV 6.4%
Named after the Tule Elk found only on the marshlands of the California's Central Valley to the grasslands of the coast. This is a French farmhouse style ale that has a plethora of clove and fruit characteristics. Traditionally made for the workers on the farm, we hope this beer satisfies the spent worker in all of us.
NITRO CREAM ALE | ABV 4.8%
A consensus favorite flower of our staff. Our cream ale is an easy drinker for any time of day. Honey malt characteristics shine through on the palate, while a balanced jasmine notes should come out in the aroma. We serve this beer on nitro to give it a nice creamy mouthfeel.
HAZY IPA | ABV 6.5%
We named this hazy beaut after a unique species of Australian wildflower ⏤ that with its bright red flowers are hard to mistake. Like the flower, a New England style IPA is also easily recognizable because of its unique turbid appearance from a combination of hops, yeast, and grain selection. All 2019 harvested Australian hops are used in this NE style IPA and bring in a heavy fruit hop character that includes passion fruit, pinot grapes, melon, and slight citrus notes.
TANGERINE GOSE | ABV 4.9%
This is the first addition to our seasonal Gose program. We are bringing our contemporary touch to a German classic. This sour German ale uses Himalayan sea salt and coriander in the kettle. We add a touch of tangerine during the fermentation process to add subtle citrus notes. We will continue this tradition with more sour fruited beers to come.
PALE ALE | ABV 6%
This is our American Standard Pale Ale – well-suited for any occasion. Our dry pale with grassy and pine notes takes its name from the great Pinyon Pine tree that grows in the high deserts in California and the Southwest. Its bright expressive hop character lends well with a biscuit malt finish.
IPA | ABV 6.9%
Azacca, the Haitian God of Agriculture and the primary aroma hop in this IPA, infuse this beer with bright notes of white peach, pineapple, melon, and slight grassiness. Taken from a bountiful fall harvest, this IPA uses fresh Centennial, Chinook, and Azacca hops. The gods were watching over this one.
LAGER | ABV 4.5%
The Pine Marten, a weasel distinct to Austria, comes out at night to stalk its prey. It may be cute in pictures but this ferocious little furry creature has a mean streak. However, you should not be afraid of our classic Vienna Lager. This style was made famous in Austria but has now spread across the world with staples like Negra Modelo and Dos Equis Amber. Our Vienna has a nice subtle caramel malt sweetness with a floral aroma and a clean finish.
PILSNER | ABV 5.1%
The Privet is a flowering shrub that can be found across the world from Europe to Australia just like the Pilsner. One of the most widely adopted beers in the world, we chose to base ours off of one of the originators. Our classic Czech Pilsner has a full body with a bready maltiness. Hops character match its malt character by contributing rounded spiciness with lingering floral notes.
KOLSCH | ABV 4.9%
The long-billed curlew likes to scamper across the marshland it is looking for its next tasty little meal beneath its feet. We are offering you a tasty little treat at bar level for you to enjoy anytime. Get your beaks wet with our very drinkable golden kolsch. Look for notes of honey and apple on the nose with a clean and dry finish. This beer pairs great with eggs at brunch or a salad at dinner.