Fort Point Beer Co. continues its rapid expansion with the announcement of the October 7 opening of its new flagship brewpub and taproom on Valencia Street, and the takeover of The Trappist Provisions space in Oakland's Rockridge neighborhood.
Fort Point Valencia is set to debut a week from Monday in the former Brasserie St. James space, marking Fort Point's biggest retail and restaurant location to date. The SF-born brewery has in just a few short years become a go-to brand in area beer cases, and in addition to a Ferry Building taproom, it now has locations in two existing brewpubs — Black Sands in the Lower Haight and the former Mill Valley Beerworks in Marin.
As Hoodline reports, Fort Point Valencia will feature food from Black Sands chef Eric Ehler, with some Korean inspiration in dishes like Dungeness crab rangoon and "Sichuan hummus" with sesame paste and crispy tofu.
The big new location will showcase seasonal brews that are being made at Black Sands, which now serves as Fort Point's experimental brewery (read more about those here), as well as the brand's signature beers on draft, like KSA, Manzanita, Villager IPA, Westfalia red ale, Animal tropical IPA, and Park (the single-hop pale ale series).
As Berkeleyside reports, the former Trappist Provisions space at 6309 College Avenue closed on September 17, and it will be reborn as a Fort Point outpost in November.