I got some pretty exciting news a few days ago: my friend Luis Castro's brewery project is a go, and he already has a lease on a location in downtown Martinez (CA).
On Friday, I got to check out Del Cielo Brewing Co.'s future digs at the corner of Escobar St. and Estudillo St. It is an ample wharehouse, with high ceilings, and plenty of natural light. It seems a perfect space for an open floor-plan brewpub.
Of course, Luis still has a ton of work ahead of him, and there is no expected opening date in sight, and --as anyone who's been involved in anything so simple as a home remodeling knows-- there are innumerable issues than can pop up to cause delays. However, the first, big, step has been taken.
Del Cielo Brewing Co.
701 Escobar St.
Martinez, CA 94553