Knotty Brewing Co. To Grand Open In San Diego's East Village On September 14

September 6, 2016

Knotty Brewing Co.'s downtown tasting room and brewery will unveil in conjunction with a grand opening party scheduled for Wednesday, September 14.  Located adjacent to Knotty Barrel Gastropub in San Diego's East Village and occupying the space that previously housed Valentines Mexican Food, Knotty Brewing's 5 barrel brewhouse will be visible through a 9 ft. glass wall connecting both spaces and will pump out Old World style house brews, including a British Pale Ale, Grapefruit Blonde, Robust Porter and Belgian Witbier.

The leadership team for Knotty Brewing consists of Knotty Barrel president Ken Lovi (who also has partnership interests in Don Chido and Rustic Root), head brewery Donovan Lane, and general manager and assistant brewer Rich Haley. Head Brewer Donovan Lane moved to San Diego from Maine, where he was the head brewer of Funky Bow Brewing, to assist in building Knotty Brewing Co., with the goal of creating unique British and European style beers, as opposed to San Diego's usual hop focused breweries.

The new Knotty Backyard
Knotty Brewing's tasting room will feature other beers besides their core beers such as a Belgium Table Beer, ESB, Irish Red, American IPA, Rauchbier, Belgium Farmhouse Ale and a Dark Belgium IPA, to name a few. Knotty Brewing has also partnered with an organic farm in Bonsall where they are planting their own hops to use in some of their beers along with produce like tangerines and grapefruits.

Knotty Brewing will host a grand opening and fundraiser on Wednesday, September 14, offering happy hour specials from 4-7pm, as well as $3 pints on 24 drafts (after 7pm). From 4-8pm on the day of the event, 10% of all food and beverage proceeds will go to benefit the East Village Associations landmark sign initiative.

In addition to Knotty Brewing, the Knotty Barrel team also recently completed converting an adjacent 2,000-plus square foot parking lot into Knotty's Backyard, which is a pet-friendly outdoor patio its own entrance on 9th Avenue, as well as its own bar, drought-tolerant landscaping, a cornhole court, a fire pit, and water features like a doggy fountain.

Knotty Brewing is located at 842 Market Street in downtown San Diego. For more information, visit