This is what we have done in 30 days. In early April we literally had no walls. We've covered the entire space with drywall backing, installed the bars, kitchen hood, water heater, garage door, and tiled over 7000 tiles. We are on to the finishing work.
As always the beer recipes are flowing. we are making many test batches especially with the anticipation of the brewing equipment going in soon. This month we brewed a beer in memory of a lost friend, experimented with spices from Thailand, tested out the viability of new dual purpose hops, bottled 5 gallons of an ale to age for 6 months, and foraged from local trees for a fruit beer. Stop into the homebrew shop anytime to talk about beers, and what we have in planning.
Eric Ehler has officially joined Black Sands as our head chef. He brings a wealth of experience in the kitchen and we are really excited to have him on. He has worked atSerpentine in the Dogpatch, started his own popup restaurant Seoul Patch, and more recently has served as the culinary director of Luke's Local. Most importantly he shares our entrepreneurial, and creative spirit and we are stoked to have him on board. The food will be new American style, influenced by the flavors from cultures that have shaped San Francisco. Modern San Francisco drinking food:
Our drink program is well underway. We have attended multiple tastings to narrow our collection of signature cocktails. Working closely with our friend Matthew Wyne, he has creatively infused each cocktail with ingredients directly from our homebrew supply store to lend a unique flavor profile to each recipe. Here are just a few to wet your appetite.
Some exciting things going on lately. Last weekend we had a large pop up sample sale to open the space up. We hosted a collection of clothing lines in a large sample sale inside our raw space. If you came by it was a cool opportunity to see our space in action.
We are also heading to the National homebrewers conference in mid-June to catch up on industry trends and share beer with homebrewers from all over the country. We will be pouring our homebrew beer at the club night for the SF Hombrewers Guild, so if you are headed to san diego for NHC come say hi!
Black Sands is also the official sponsor of the latest SF Homebrewers Guild SMASH competition. Over 45 entries are being dropped off for tasting and judging over the next few weekends. The judging will happen soon and a winner will be announced at one of the upcoming guild meetings. The winner will have their beer brewed on our system for all to taste.