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Cellarmaker, a “San Francisco brewery specializing in hop-driven beers,” is shutting down its location on Howard Street and taking production to Berkeley. The business recently purchased Rare Barrel, an alehouse at 940 Parker Street, and — according to Cellarmaker’s recent Instagram post — plans to begin “using the brewery in their facility to provide an increased presence of Cellarmaker beer throughout the Bay,” while continuing to produce the Rare Barrel brand and product line.
Co-owners Connor Casey, Tim Sciascia, and Kelly Sciascia (Caveney) share in the post, “We’re thrilled to double down on our East Bay presence alongside our upcoming Oakland location… slated to open in February of 2023.”
In addition to the forthcoming Berkeley and Oakland outposts, Cellarmaker operates a Detroit-style pizzeria and brewery in Bernal Heights at 3913 Mission Street, just south of their soon-to-close SoMa taproom. The restaurant, known for its “rotating line-up of house-brewed beers” and deep-dish pizza, also offers a seasonal selection of salads and sides, “featuring delicata squash and earthy greens in the winter to stone fruit and early girl tomatoes in the summer,” according to the Cellarmaker website. What type of dining options will be available at the Parker Street location is unclear, however, the opening date has been reported as the spring of 2023, according to SF Eater.
In the Instagram post, Cellarmaker shares, “We will continue to operate the [SoMa] tasting room through the end of December,” and invites the neighborhood to come by for “one (or three) final beers” before the location shuts down.