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Live. Local.

IF YOU'RE HERE, YOU'RE LOCAL.
This is a place for those that value time with friends and contributing to locally made, handcrafted beer.
WE’RE A BREWERY AND BEER BAR.
A destination brewery on Bluxome St. in San Francisco that crafts small batches of beer built from your feedback. Come in and enjoy some pints and a few bites.
OUR SIGNATURE STYLE IS APPROACHABLE BEERS WITH CHARACTER
– the kind of brews you can enjoy more than one of and won’t be bored with. We use the finest ingredients we can get our hands on from the closest purveyors possible.
Beer Custom Brewed For You.

Our Team

Regan Long
Brewmaster & Head Brewer Since 2010
As Co-Founder of Local Brewing Co, Regan's vision has been laser-focused on creating more than just great beer, but rather an awesome brewery experience. With fifteen years in science, business strategy and innovative start-ups under her belt, the next big challenge was to bring Local to life in San Francisco – her home of 20 years. Hailing originally from Oregon, she's been a homebrewer for 15 years, and has guest-brewed at several Oregon and California breweries. She holds degrees in Physics and Oceanography and a brewing certificate through Seibel Institute of Technology World Brewing Academy. Her role at Local is run all aspects of the business while brewing all of Local's innovative rotating and flagship brews.
Sarah Fenson
Co-Founder
As Co-Founder of Local Brewing Co, Sarah does everything and anything that's needed to keep the business gears moving. Her twenty years in leadership communication and strategy building in corporate and small-business arenas makes her a super asset to the Local Team. She's often behind the scenes thinking up the next great brew name.
Spencer
Lead Bartender
Spencer came to Local after a long bartending stint at a once famous bar down in the Presidio. As a long-time homebrewer with a taste for sours and sexy IPAs, he was looking to join a brewery team as his next career step. He's been with us from Day 1 leading our bartending team. In his spare time, you'll find him tasting sours from the newest local brewery or on the pitch playing soccer.
Blake Garcia
Assistant Brewer
Blake joined Local in late 2016 with little commercial brewing experience, but a ton of passion and smarts. Starting out in the cellar, he learned very quickly and is now Regan's full-time Assistant Brewer. As an avid beer fan -particularly of rare sours and hazy IPAs- he brings in a youthful perspective of the rapidly changing beer scene. You might also catch him slinging beers behind the bar and sneaking some Classic Rock into our music rotation when Regan's not around.
Mikey Sylvia
Bartender & Sales
Mikey moved to SF from SoCal in Spring of 2017 and immediately found his new brewery home at Local. As an experienced bartender and sales guru at breweries down south, he hit the ground running as our full time bartender and jumped in to nab some new Local accounts around SF. If not pounding the pavement around town spreading the Local word or trying new brews, you'll see Mikey surfing Linda Mar or at a KitTea Cafe in Japan Town.

Guest Brewers

Steve Tanner
Beer brewed:
01/15/2016: Lighthouse Coconut Chocolate Milk Porter
Steve Tanner's Coconut Chocolate Milk Porter won Best in Show in our second annual Local Lighthouse Homebrew Competition in late 2016. It was hard to beat with the onslaught of ingredients in this beer, ranging from rich Belgian malts, cocoa nibs, coffee, vanilla, lactose and coconut in every stage of the process (mash, kettle, post). The resulting brew was a deliciously balanced 5.5% porter. Our team nicknamed it "Chocolate Milk" and we featured his recipe during SF Beer Week 2017.
Trevor Martens
Beer brewed:
12/22/2015: Lighthouse Dunkel
In December 2015, we held our first annual Local Lighthouse Homebrew competition. We had 62 entries from all over California. Trevor's Munich Dunkel won Best of Show, and we brought him in to brew his recipe on our system for feature during SF Beer Week 2016. Trevor has been homebrewing for seven years, and has received several homebrewing accolades, including awards from AHA National Competition, California State Homebrewers Competition, and the California State Fair Competition. We were excited to work with him to scale his Dunkel to our 10-barrel system to give him some exposure.

Learn To Brew!

We're always up for passing on what we know about brewing -- whether you're jumping into home brewing or considering a leap into the big barrels. Check here for upcoming workshop dates or come in for a tour. Drop us a note if you're interested in a private workshop.

Brewery Events

02/18/2017: Local Bourbon Barrel-aged Beers & Tartine Teacake Pastries Link
We'll be pairing four of our Barrel-aged beers with Tartine Manufactory teacakes and pastries. Beers featured are: Bourbon Barrel-aged Belgian Bump, Bourbon Barrel-aged Sutro Tower Stout, Winter Sweater Imperial Porter, and Tradewind Tropical Stout. Starts promptly at 2:30p. Advance tickets: $45. At the door: $55.
01/15/2017: 2nd Annual Local Lighthouse Homebrew Competition Awards! Link
Our second annual Local Lighthouse Homebrew Competition is coming up! Get entries in by December 20 (you can drop off at the brewery) and join us for our Awards evening at Local on January 15. We'll be awarding the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winner as well as the "Best in Show" ribbon -- the recipe of which we'll feature during SF Beer Week 2017. Join us for the awards evening; homebrewers can enjoy $2 off all beers on Sunday. Winners will be announced at 4:30p. RSVP on FB and represent!
12/20/2016: Local Lighthouse Homebrew Competition: 2016 Link
It's that time of year again! It's our annual home-brew competition! Please click the link above for full competition details -- entrants must follow guidelines in detail to be eligible. Best of Show winner will be able to come in and brew the winning recipe with Local Brewmaster, Regan and the beer will featured as a beer release during SF Beer Week 2017.