We are a San Francisco brewery producing our beers in small batches one beer at a time. It is our goal to keep your taste buds intrigued by constantly producing different flavors. To us, making the same 3-4 beers all the time would be boring. We hope you feel the same way. Our limited output and choice to abandon the common concept of a set production schedule will allow us to constantly experiment with different hops, barrels, and yeasts.
| Proprietor, Marketing, Hophead
Connor fell in love with craft beer during his college years in Colorado. Many trips to the Avery Brewing tasting room and a spontaneous brewery tour at the Mountain Sun Brewpub in Boulder led to an epiphany that this was what he wanted to do. Fast forward to working for Marin Brewing Company, City Beer Store and Fritz Winery and he was psyched to open up a brewery in San Francisco. Outside of the brewery Connor loves skiing, guitar and trying beer from other breweries.
Favorite Cellarmaker Beer: Tiny Dankster
| Proprietor, Head Brewer, Huey Lewis Fan
Tim fell in love with craft beer attending house parties he was way too young for. He graduated from the New England Music Conservatory with a major in Classical Saxophone and quickly found a job in his hometown of Boston working for the Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams). He was no brewer though; a science degree was required, so instead he worked as a tour guide. This glimpse into the beer scene inspired him to try to dig deeper and get his foot in the door as a brewer. He headed out west with all of his belongings in a car and before he knew it he managed to get a job cleaning kegs at Marin Brewing Company. Working his way up the ranks at Marin Brewco he was making beers within a year. After 5 years of working at Marin Brewco Tim was ready to start designing recipes of his own. Outside of the brewery Tim loves a good Negroni cocktail, a trip to Russian River Brewing Company and Steely Dan.
Favorite Cellarmaker Beer: Bangerang!
Kelly Sciascia (Caveney)
| Proprietor, Tasting Room & Operations Manager aka Head Cellar Maiden
Kelly has a history in the beer industry longer than any of the boys in the brewery. She has been involved with Marin Brewing Company for close to a decade and worked slangin’ pints at Russian River Brewing Company not too long ago. She is the glue that keeps this house together and can fill more growlers in one day than you’ve ever drank in your entire life. She is always crafting together new ideas for the SoMa Taproom. In her off time she enjoys karaoke, log rolling and Fleetwood Mac.
Favorite Cellarmaker Beer: Coffee and Cigarettes
Mission Pizzeria and Beer
Our next adventure comes to Bernal Heights as we set our sights on the transcendent combination of pizza and beer. Follow Mission Street south from our original location to find our small Detroit-style pizzeria and brewery.
What’s Detroit-style pizza? We’re glad you asked! Originating in Detroit, this deep dish pizza is baked in a square pan with a thick, but light and airy chewy dough that develops a crispy bite from the oil lined pan. If that isn’t succulent enough, decadent cheese lines the pie from edge to edge forming its own caramelized crust as it bakes up against the pan. Toppings vary from pizza to pizza always keeping with the Cellarmaker tradition of sourcing the best possible ingredients. We also serve a variety of salads and sides that change seasonally featuring delicata squash and earthy greens in the winter to stone fruit and early girl tomatoes in the summer. The way it should be!
Our commitment to quality when it comes to beer is very high. You’ve got to wonder about the food though right? This isn’t your average pub food that comes in frozen on a big Sysco Truck. We don’t use uninspired ingredients in our beer and we certainly won’t be using them in our food. We’re talking San Francisco Farmer’s Markets, embracing what’s in season, rotating the food menu to keep it exciting for you (and us)!
Just like our original location on Howard Street we will have a rotating line-up of house brewed beers that will compliment the changing flavors of the food. We will also feature a small selection of beers from our Howard St. location as well as the beers of the best breweries far and wide with whom we have fostered artistic and friendly relations with.
If beer isn’t your beverage of choice we will have a hand selected variety of delectable wines and ciders available for your enjoyment.
We have done our best to offer top notch food in a casual and comfortable environment and sincerely hope you enjoy your experience(s) in our new location! We do not accept reservations, both of our locations operate on a first come first serve basis. Cheers!