More Information On Golden Road Founder's Incoming San Diego Brewpub | The Bell Marker Is Heading Into Downtown's The Beer Company Space

August 17, 2017

Earlier this year, we broke the news that Golden Road Brewing Co-Founder Tony Yanow, who has been on a bar buying spree in Los Angeles this year, was taking over the space last occupied by The Beer Company at 602 Broadway in downtown San Diego for a new brewpub. We have received word from Yanow's Artisanal Brewers Collective that the name of the new concept going into the prime downtown corner location is The Bell Marker, and it will be a modern American brasserie with an onsite brewery headed by Noah Regnery, a UCSD-graduate that previously worked as a lead brewer for Pizza Port Brewing.

Named for the mission bell markers found along historic El Camino Real, which start in Sonoma and end in San Diego, The Bell Marker will be a refined American brasserie with a menu from Chef Trevor Faris - the longtime culinary lead for Yanow's projects. In addition to house-brewed beer, guests will be able to enjoy a carefully curated list of craft beer, as well as wine and liquor selections. The casual-yet-refined menu will feature pizza as a mainstay along with various shareable dishes and larger entrees, including plenty of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options - similar to Yanow's Mohawk Bend restaurant in Los Angeles. The Bell Marker will offer approximately 200 seats. 

The Bell Marker's on-site brewing operations will be in the capable hands of Noah Regnery. Born and bred in San Diego's rich craft beer culture, Noah brings more than a decade of brew pub brewing experience. He honed his skills at legendary Pizza Port Brewing winning numerous local, national, and international awards, most notably at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup, including "Small Brewpub of the Year", “Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year", and Gold Medals for both India Pale Ale and Double India Pale Ale, a feat never accomplished before or since. In 2011, he took over as Head Brewer at Hollister Brewing Company, adding his talent to yet another world class brewpub.

In addition to The Bell Marker, Yanow's Artisanal Brewers Collective currently has at least a half-dozen projects in the works in Los Angeles, in addition to the company's current restaurants - Mohawk Bend and Tony’s Darts Away. The Bell Marker is not expected to open until mid-to-late 2018. Based on the success of Yanow's first San Diego project, he may consider adding more local bars and eateries to his portfolio in the future.