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MEET OUR HEAD BREWER

RYLAN ORTIZ

Rylan is a professional brewer that is committed to telling a story through beer. His work focuses on ingredients of the utmost quality while trying to pull unique flavors and appearances from our brew house. He believes in taking a collaborative approach with consumers and the local community. 

He is passionate about creating world-class versions of beer styles while also being at the forefront of innovation in brewing. He is also interested in participating in workshops, speaking engagements, and educational brewing studies. 

 

Rylan looks forward to hearing your feedback on our beer program!

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Head Brewer
Building the Brewery

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. 

Beers

WE ARE HIRING! We are looking for front of house and back of house team members. If interested, please send us an email at pacificabrewery@gmail.com

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