White Labs opens tasting room

April 22nd, 2012 | Posted by Real Beer

White Labs, a yeast and fermentation supplies company, has opened of a tasting room at its San Diego headquarters. White Labs Brewing Co. held a “quiet opening” of its tasting room on March 22. A full grand opening, with expanded hours, is scheduled in June.

The White Labs Tasting Room, located at 9495 Candida St., offers a continuously-rotating menu of 35 taps pouring experimental beers brewed on site. White Labs may feature ten different pale ales simultaneously, brewed to the exact same recipe except for the yeast. The following week, beers on tap might include a similar number of stouts, pilsners or IPAs.

The beers will change regularly as the experiments continue. Each beer served comes with a complete analysis report so that tasters can learn where the flavors come from. The initial opening beers were brewed by a team of White Labs employees led by general manager Johnny Oliphant, former head brewer at Rock Bottom Brewery in downtown San Diego.

The newly-designed White Labs Tasting Room will introduce new small-batch beers brewed on-site many times per week.

Hours (to be expanded in June):
Wednesday – Friday: 4 to 8 p.m. (tours available at 5:30 p.m. both days)
Saturdays: Noon to 8 p.m. (tours available at 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays)

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