A new brewpub of sorts in San Francisco – why not! Jim Woods from MateVeza has announced that he will be starting a restuarant and small brewery around Dolors Park in spring 2012 (if all the usual annoying permits work out well). Sounds like a good idea. I have been a bit skeptical of MateVeza before, I mean Yerba Mate beer is a hard sell to some people, but I got to say this is a bold move. I hope it is a great place to get some good Argentinian food and to have a house beer and some other great beers. Jim has been pushing his beers for a few years now and running cool events like Beerunch – so I am all for this. Here is an excerpt of the press release:
“We are thrilled to be joining San Francisco’s rich culinary culture with our new restaurant and small brewery,” said MateVeza founder Jim Woods. “We look forward to welcoming the local community to Cervecería de MateVeza and supporting other small businesses such as San Francisco’s El Porteño, known for their locally sourced and produced empanadas.”
The highlight of Cervecería de MateVeza’s Argentinian cuisine will be El Porteño empanadas made in San Francisco with ingredients such as Prather Ranch organic, dry-aged, grass-fed beef, Fulton Valley all natural chicken, and organic cheese, herbs, and vegetables. El Porteño’s founder Joseph Ahearne learned the recipe for his buttery, flaky empanadas with premium ingredients from his Argentinian mother.
Also – it looks like they might even have guest growlers. Not sure they are allowed to do that – but I would love it!