Santa Maria in Paso Robles? Yep, it happened. Santa Maria Brewing Company opened a taproom in the old Artisan Restaurant building at 1401 Park Street. We stopped in to check it out after a little Sunday Brunch recently at Fish Gaucho.
The vibe is super cool. They changed the layout quite a bit from when it was Artisan. They do have the kitchen and are serving food as well. I can’t speak on that though since we didn’t order any. The dining area off to the left has normal dining tables and if you go to the right you end up in the bar which has some bar seating as well as pub style tables.
Annie and I each did a tasting flight of five beers.
Double Eagle Honey Blonde
Santa Maria Pale Ale
PFM English – English Style Ale
A-Town Brown Ale
Cali-Veza – Mexican Style Lager
Mo-Tra – Blood Orange IPA
Blood Orange Wheat – American Wheat
Grapefruit Summer IPA
Santa Maria Saison
The beers were solid and the atmosphere was easy-going so I definitely see us going back. Next time we’ll have to avoid brunch before going in so we can order some food and try it out. So, there you go, more new stuff in Paso to go try.