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1050 26th Street Site

The startup microbrewery dubbed “Harmonic Brewing” is angling to setup shop in Dogpatch and has drafted plans to establish its brewery and taproom at 1050 26th Street, a current warehouse site.

As proposed, Harmonic would brew up to 5,000 barrels of beer per year in Dogpatch and its taproom would serve beer, snacks and growlers of Harmonic to go.

Currently zoned for Production, Distribution & Repair (PDR), San Francisco’s Zoning Administrator has given Harmonic’s proposed use a thumbs up and the brewery is working on its architectural plans.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by robert hofer

    I just hope at some point the city would insist on sidewalks for all these buildings. walking through this district is a nightmare and dangerous. Roar vineyards wants to do a similar tasting room and there is no way to walk through the trucks and cars. not to mention bicycle safely. the sidewalks are needed NOW. wish that supervisor who is running for relection would ever think about the dogpatch and its needs?…

    • Posted by whywhywhy

      hear, hear!

    • Posted by Joel

      The DPW refers to these as “unaccepted streets” as they are, for whatever reason, supposed to be privately maintained. This being the case, I’m doubtful that they’ll be repaved anytime soon unless the city allows housing to be built on the abutting properties.

    • Posted by Bruce Huie

      yes Supervisor Cohen did visit earlier this week. she has been one of the initial supporters and instrumental with Progress Park and the new Dogpatch Playground – add more green space to the neighborhood.

  2. Posted by circe

    I couldn’t agree with you more about the sidewalks. As the number of residents has increased it has become increasingly imperative to keep us/them safe from all the large, aggressive trucks.

  3. Posted by blabla

    Big thumbs up for keeping PDR use intact and not putting up 6 floors of faux industrial units!!

    • Posted by soccermom

      Thank god we can finally have beer in this city.

  4. Posted by jill

    the brewery needs to address how they will conserve water. in a severe drought, this is a very poor use of water, and think that should be addressed by planning. This is what city planning is for IMHO, not to address what architecture they like or not. I would be impressed if the brewery stepped up and said they will use recycled water.

    • Posted by sparky*b

      are you being serious?

      • Posted by jill

        100% serious

        • Posted by sparky*b

          5000 barrels is less than 5 people use in a year.

          • Posted by jill

            they use more than 5000 barrels of water to produce 5000 barrels of beer. A typical brewery uses 10-15 gallons of water to brew 1 gallon of beer. Its a waste of water in a serious drought for a very unessential product. We are all being asked to conserve, and this use of water is anti-conservation. Its not like theres a shortage of beer choices. SF should be a good citizen and reject this kind of thing.

            However, if they were to step up and agree to use recycled water, then im all for it.

            Housing would be a much better use of the space.

    • Posted by TBK

      Good thing you’re not in charge of the Planning Dept.

    • Posted by foggydunes

      I’m not totally sure – I think this would fall more under SFPUC if anyone, not Planning.

    • Posted by circe

      I have a better idea: why not just use beer for your shower and garden needs.

    • Posted by parklife

      jill,

      Yes, breweries use water. So does pretty much every other conceivable commercial establishment. Agriculture is by far the greatest user of water in the state and if we are truly wanting to engage in serious conservation we will look there rather than prohibiting breweries or making someone ask for a glass of water in a restaurant.

    • Posted by yao

      save water. drink beer!

    • Posted by Sierrajeff

      you’ve got to be kidding. thousands of fat lazies in the Richmond and Sunset hosing off their sidewalks every morning, and you’re concerned about a legitimate business that will brew a consumable product? what’s next, Sloat is not allowed to water the plants they have for sale? restaurants serving on paper plates because, goddess forbid, they use water to wash ceramic plates?

      do you actually have any concept of the main water use pressures in S.F., or the amount of wastage that occurs and could be staunched long before you impose a Big Brother prohibition (word choice intended) on a brewery?

    • Posted by Lsoth

      why don’t we all just commit mass suicide in the interest of conserving water.

  5. Posted by jill

    there is a large backlash against brewery’s use of water all over the state, in case you guys think im making this stuff up. I dont see the need to approve more of these water sucking [businesses]: California’s Historic Drought May Run Breweries Dry.

    • Posted by Futurist

      Oh dear jill. Please focus on something far more important.

    • Posted by TBK

      Some statistics from a Humboldt State University study:

      The total water involved in producing beer is overwhelmingly used on the farm rather than in the brewery. One 100 gram apple requires 70 liters to produce. One kg of beef costs 15,500 liters of water to produce. Cotton is a hugely thirsty plant requiring 25 cubic meters of water for each 250 grams of cotton produced. And since we’re in Silicon Valley territory, how about Intel and Texas Instruments [which] used more than 11 billion gallons of ultra-pure water for cleaning and rinsing in the production of silicon chips in 2007.

      But you’re right, let’s keep that one brewery out of Dogpatch.

      • Posted by Sierrajeff

        +1
        People have no concept of the bigger picture, they read one headline and think it’s gospel.

    • Posted by circe

      The teetolalers rise again!

      • Posted by jill

        no one is a teetotaller. its just an inefficient use of water for an unessential business.

  6. Posted by TBK

    Time to chill jill … have a cold one.

  7. Posted by jill

    i think water is important. it seems like a brewery could use recycled water.

    apples, cotton and beef are all essentials (food and clothing). producing beer is more frivolous than watering a lawn to keep your grass looking good.

    • Posted by Joel

      I’d disagree with that last statement, and I don’t even drink beer.

    • Posted by NoeNeighbor

      Beer is an essential commodity :)! You are opposed to it for some completely irrational reason.

    • Posted by Sierrajeff

      It’s more valid to water a lawn (in an area that used to be sand dunes and seasonal scrub vegetation) than to brew beer? Wow. Just, wow.

  8. Posted by Brian M

    Beef is in no way, shape or form “essential”. For most of history, it was a luxury food. It is only now during the era of industrial agriculture that the cost of beef has fallen to the point it is an everday food. And not a healthy one in large quantiites. And, by low cost we are ignoring the environment damage of cheap beef, the frankly terrible jobs in slaughterhouses on third world ranches. And, not to forgot the suffering of the cows. Why do you hate flufffy, fluffy cows, Jill? That seems MONSTROUS to me, no?

    • Posted by jill

      i do think beef is essential, and ahs been for a very long time. It is not in the same category as beer which is clearly not essential. Im not advocating for more beef farms, or for shutting down breweries. i just dont think we should approve new projects in a severe drought that waste water for a very non-essential need. this includes any and every industry. i would also be against a beef ranch in potrero.:)

  9. Posted by soccermom

    I water my lawn with beer.

    • Posted by Sierrajeff

      I’ve seen people water GG Park with recycled beer (one small area at a time).

      • Posted by soccermom

        No doubt a historic amount this weekend at Hardly Strictly Cleangrass.

  10. Posted by Tylereu

    Close the loop. Upcycle beer into high nitrogen lawnwater.

  11. Posted by boachman

    I ran into the guy starting this brewery earlier this summer. I tried his beer and it was really good. I mean really good. Certainly a good use of water, imo.

  12. Posted by Real Person

    The only rational thing to do is to allow a nuclear power plant to open next door, to power a desalinization plant, to offset the waste of freshwater. That argument can hardly fail to sway the San Francisco Planning Department.

  13. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    SF is nowhere near the microbrewery per capita saturation limit. See Portland, Asheville, and Boulder for examples.

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