OUR AWARD-WINNING HEAD BREWER
Our head brewer Kim Sturdavant prides himself on brewing an array of styles ranging from modern hop forward beers, traditional lagers, historic farmhouse ales, and experimental, off the cusp things that defy categorization. His favorites express a vast array of flavor while still remaining approachable for easy enjoyment. He began his beer-making journey in 2006 at Marin Brewing Company where he worked his way up to assistant brewer over the course of five years. From there he took the head brewer position at Social Kitchen & Brewery where he won two Great American Beer Festival Gold Medals (2015 & 2017) for his English Pale Ale called Mr. Kite's.
While at Social, he also pioneered the Brut IPA beer style which was recreated all over the world and even brewed en masse by breweries as large as Sierra Nevada. After traveling the US and Europe to explore breweries in 2019, he landed at Woods Beer and Wine Company where he headed brewing operations for the next 10 months. He's excited to be a part of Pacifica Brewery and invites our guests to join him in the wonderful exploration of flavors in beer.
BUILDING THE BREWERY
A UNIQUE EXRESSION OF PACIFICA
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.
Subject to availability. Please check our menu for our latest offerings.
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.
IPA | ABV 6.6%
Hop Hash is our latest IPA using a hop processing technique that results in pungent goopy bricks of hop oils called "hop hash." The is a crisp and resinous West Coast IPA with pithy flavors and aromas that leaves your tongue coated in a delightfully hoppy way. Varietals used include Chinook, Amarillo, and Centennial. Classic and new school all at once!
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.
IRISH STOUT | ABV 5.0%
Old Irish for “Battle Crow” this goddess of war was known to cause fear and confusion among soldiers to move the tide of battle to her favoured side. Our Irish stout shouldn’t cause you any fear or confusion. Made with traditional European ingredients we attempted to have a beer reminiscent of one from Ireland that begins with a “G” but with our own personal touch. You should pick up nice nutty and coffee flavors all throughout. Served on nitrogen this should go down easy.
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.
HAZY IPA | ABV 6.0%
The Supplejack is a flexible but tough vine native to New Zealand that grows upward seeking sunlight in the dense rainforests. The Maroi also used this versatile plant to bind and hold canoes and buildings together. The next iteration of our hazy IPA uses all New Zealand hops including Wai-iti and Tahek that impart notes of lime, stone fruit, and notes of the tropics. The soft body forms due to the use of lots of oats and wheat in the grain bill. Let’s use this beer to inspire and build something great.
HELLES LAGER | ABV 5.2%
Our take on the traditional pale lager of Munich Germany. Our version is unfiltered, keeping this easy drinking beer full of flavor. Light and crisp with a gentle honey sweetness and clean refreshing finish. Poured and served with a big frothy head.
BLACK LAGER | ABV 4.7%
The carnivorous spectral bat (AKA vampire bat) preys at night. With a three foot wingspan it is the largest bat in the world. If our beer was the night’s sky our friend would have a field day. Our black lager has deep toffee and coffee from the malts along with a slight floral aroma and hint of bitterness to balance everything out.
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.
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.
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.
IPA | ABV 6.9%
good to see you
A modern California IPA. What's that you say? Well, that means it's super pale in color, extra crisp, and loaded with fruity hops while remaining just bitter enough to let you know we're still in California. We used a combination of Citra, El Dorado, and Cashmere hops. The result is an array of flavors like citrus, lychee, pineapple, and passionfruit all wrapped up into a refreshing IPA perfect for our patio. It is Good to See You.
HAZY IPA | ABV 7.1%
We brewed this cloudy delight to showcase the rare New Zealand grown Riwaka hop. Stuffed to brim with Riwaka and a splash of Motueka, this beer showcases notes of lemon-lime, gooseberry, and that unique-to-Riwaka concord grape character.
IPA | ABV 6.5%
We travelled into space to ask the future, where is IPA heading? Well, according to one source; clearer, but not totally clear, and loaded with modern hops like Strata, Azacca, and a hefty splash of the all mighty Citra. Notes of fresh peaches, pineapple, and mango all wrapped up into a full flavored glass of hop magic.