Sunday, March 10, 2013

Bootlegger's Brewery's New Tasting Room

This past Friday, Bootlegger's Brewery was once again pouring craft beer for their loyal customers.  Now located at 130 South Highland Avenue in Fullerton, the new tasting room has the friendly feel of the old tasting room along with many new additions.  


40 tap handles!

There are now forty tap handles, which will allow for the expansion of even more wonderful craft beers.  There is also space for a pilot brewing system inside the tasting room.  

Area for the pilot system.
The bar tops are covered with pennies!

View from inside the tasting room to the outside patio.
While there is ample seating inside the building, the patio also has an expansive area of both covered and uncovered seating.  
The long communal tables give a feeling of being in a German beer garden.  The tables also encourage people to get to know their fellow beer drinkers.  

Covered and uncovered seating areas on the patio.
The patio area also has enough room for food trucks to easily park so customers are able to have food while they drink their beers.  

Menu board.
The Viking Truck serving lunch.
Along with the expansion of the tasting room itself, the hours of the tasting room have also expanded.  The tasting room at Bootlegger's Brewery will now be open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m..  Fridays and Saturdays, the tasting room will be open from 11:00 a.m. until midnight.  The Grand Opening party is on Saturday, March 16th.

Plenty of parking at the new tasting room for cars and bikes!

Bootlegger's Brewery Last Hurrah...Saying Goodbye to the Original Tasting Room

On Saturday, February 23rd a chapter in Bootlegger's Brewery came to an end.  The last beers in the original tasting room located at 401 South Richman were poured to many eager customers.  This was a bittersweet day.  It was nice to see many old familiar faces as well as many new ones!

The line was out the door.
It was also "Sport Your Stein Night" which is a favorite event for regulars.  For a set price per ounce, you are able to fill any container you bring to the brewery with your favorite beer!

Aaron Barkenhagen, owner of Bootlegger's Brewery.
Blake and Grant sporting their steins.

The overflow crowd was seated in the area where the brewing ingredients, kegs, and bottles of beer used to be stored.

Overflow crowd.

 Nothing beats listening to live music while drinking your favorite beers!  There were two bands for the night. One playing Rock n' Roll while the second band of the night played Death Metal.  This was to pay homage to the note on the tasting board menu board which states Death Metal will be played at closing time.

First band of the night.