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Paul Wellman

Brian Thompson

Telegraph Brewing’s New Taps

Salsipuedes Street Brewery Expands Facility, Tasting Room, and Hours

Saturday, November 9, 2013
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A cavernous Quonset hut to craft more brews, a handsome plate-glass facade upon Salsipuedes Street, a stylishly spacious setting to enjoy some afternoon ales, greatly extended hours of being open, and, most importantly, 10 completely different beers on tap!

These are just a few of the enhanced offerings in the new headquarters of Telegraph Brewing Company, the Santa Barbara brewery that started on Salsipuedes back in 2006 and, this past February, took over the lease at the former flooring warehouse next door. “It’s been a long time coming,” said owner Brian Thompson of the nine months it took to build out the new space, which just opened and will allow the brewery to grow up to eight times the size if desired. “We definitely maxed out in terms of capacity in the last couple years at the old space,” said Thompson, who also added a new bottling line for his 750 mL cork ‘n’ cage bombers. “Now we have a lot of room to grow.”

The Salsipuedes Street brewery moved next door, expanding its capacity, tasting room, and hours.
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Paul Wellman

The Salsipuedes Street brewery moved next door, expanding its capacity, tasting room, and hours.

For the brand, that means expanding distribution of the flagship California Ale to seven states by the end of the year, but for beer geeks, that means more ability to focus on the smaller batch brews, such as the currently available Winter Ale, a take on Mexican hot chocolate with cinammon, allspice, and ancho chiles, and the Old Fashioned Saison, named after the classic cocktail due to the hints of orange peel and traces of the Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrel it was aged in. “Those beers are in demand by our aficionados,” said Thompson. “We are able to brew a lot more of those limited release beers now.”


The expanded Telegraph Brewing Company (418 North Salsipuedes Street; 805-963-5018; is now open Tue.-Thu., 2-8 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 2-10 p.m., and Sun., noon-6 p.m. Telegraph will also be pouring at the first installment of UCSB’s new “Culture and Nature Series,” co-presented by the Wine Cask and the S.B. Museum of Natural History, which will explore the history and evolution of beer in America through a lecture by Lisa Jacobson and a three-course pairing dinner on November 14 at the Wine Cask. For $50 reservations, call 805-966-9463.


Independent Discussion Guidelines

More Alcohol!

Do you know how many of Matt Kettmann's articles are about the production, vending and consumption of alcoholic beverages? Alcohol is the subject of 47 percent, that's how many (over the last two years)! Can you sense a theme?

It's no wonder he can't remember to use a verb in the entire first paragraph.

RyanOSorress (anonymous profile)
November 10, 2013 at 10:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Ryan, this song's for you:

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
November 10, 2013 at 11:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

it's come up before, RyanOS, and it happens that a majority of Indy readers want to learn about these wines, viticulture, local agriculture... the alcohol industry is big in SB County, the paper reports on it. I do not drink at all, but my spouse occasionally imbibes, and she likes to keep up on the newer offerings...why not?

DrDan (anonymous profile)
November 10, 2013 at 1:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'd expect to find an article like this in a category called Food & Drink. And voila there it is! There are so many more pressing matters. If the prevalence of alcohol serving businesses is what you feel needs to be addressed, change isn't going to happen by protesting the publication of a Restaurant/Bar review.
The reporter is given an "assignment"; if s/he wrote on something else instead he'd risk getting less assignments.
If you believe the problem is drunk driving in this town, one way to improve that is to improve public transit. Yes people in various degreees of intoxication often share train cars and buses with nary an incident; as opposed to when they drive we have various degrees of accidents.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
November 10, 2013 at 2:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Running a news organization isn't the same as managing your FaceBook page.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
November 10, 2013 at 2:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ken, this bud's...I mean this song, is for all of us.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
November 10, 2013 at 7:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"A cavernous Quonset hut TO CRAFT more brews, a handsome plate-glass facade upon Salsipuedes Street, a stylishly spacious setting TO ENJOY some afternoon ales, greatly extended hours of being open, and, most importantly, 10 completely different beers on tap!"

Am I wrong, or are the highlighted words verbs?

By the way, that reminds me (DrDan take note) of a joke. An American and German diplomat are talking through a translator and the American asks a question and the German starts to answer. The German goes on for five minutes without the translator saying a word and finally the American says to the translator "when are you going to start translating what is being said?!" the translator looks at the American and says "when he gets to the verb".

billclausen (anonymous profile)
November 10, 2013 at 8:07 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"Extended" is a verb, no?

billclausen (anonymous profile)
November 10, 2013 at 8:09 p.m. (Suggest removal)

There's an adverb or two in there as well.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
November 11, 2013 at 1:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Here is "taps" for all of you.

dolphinpod14 (anonymous profile)
November 11, 2013 at 5:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I am however, in full agreement with RyanOSoress about the fixation this publication has on alcohol, but sadly, DrDan is right and the indy simply caters to that trend. How sad that so many people can't get through a simple day or event without having to dull their senses with a toxic substance that kills brain cells and damages the liver but C'est la vie.

As I've stated on many previous posts, if people wanna drink, let them drink to their hearts--and livers' content, but don't drink and drive. Sadly, many people don't get that simple message.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
November 11, 2013 at 6:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Ach, BC, du hast die Wahrheit gesprochen, immer verben am SchluB!

DrDan (anonymous profile)
November 11, 2013 at 10:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Actually, billclausen, a phrase that contains only the infinitive or gerund form of a verb (e.g. "to craft") is only a sentence fragment. Sentence fragments can not be used as stand-alone sentences in English. An infinitive or a gerund requires an auxiliary verb in order to make the verb complete.

So a possible correct version of Mr. Kettmann's first phrase would be "A cavernous Quonset hut that makes it possible to craft more brews," or else he could have appended his second sentence and "are" would have become the verb for the whole mangled mess.

"Extended" as used here is an adjective, not even a past participle of a verb.

Ken_Volok, adverbs don't seem relevant here, but that video was great!

I notice that Mr. Kettmann has a new article up today . . . about winemakers, natch.

RyanOSorress (anonymous profile)
November 11, 2013 at 11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This is a year or two too late. Figueroa beat them to the punch and took away all their potential. Sorry guys, you missed the boat on this one. You should have opened up a tap room somewhere where people actually hang out... not off the beaten path years ago. Now you're playing catch-up and the odds are that you missed the opp. Bummer since you do make some decent beer.

iamsomeguyinsb (anonymous profile)
November 12, 2013 at 4:14 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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