Hop on the MateVeza Bandwagon
As lovers of the stouter stuff, MateVeza is an office party staple, so we were elated to hear that founder Jim Woods decided to open a restaurant and small brewery dedicated to providing locally-sourced, Argentinian-style cuisine paired with creative artisanal beers. Cervecería de MateVeza will be located at 3801 18th Street on the northwest corner of Dolores Park in the Mission District of San Francisco.
MateVeza, an independent, San Francisco-based company that markets and sells a line of organic craft beers brewed with yerba mate, will use Cervecería de MateVeza as a creative test kitchen to develop and refine recipes that further enhance the culinary experience of pairing craft beer with fine food.
“We are thrilled to be joining San Francisco’s rich culinary culture with our new restaurant and small brewery,” said MateVeza founder Jim Woods. “We look forward to welcoming the local community to Cervecería de MateVeza and supporting other small businesses such as San Francisco’s El Porteño, known for their locally sourced and produced empanadas.”
The highlight of Cervecería de MateVeza’s Argentinian cuisine will be El Porteño empanadas made in San Francisco with ingredients such as Prather Ranch organic, dry-aged, grass-fed beef, Fulton Valley all natural chicken, and organic cheese, herbs, and vegetables.
Woods will also be joined by prolific San Francisco beer-tender Matt Coelho. A Certified Cicerone™ like Woods, Coelho has honed his craft at such venerated San Francisco beer haunts as City Beer, Church Key, and the Black Horse. Woods and Coelho will serve a variety of MateVeza and guest beer selections on tap and in bottles.
Pending approvals from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control and San Francisco Planning Department, Cervecería de MateVeza hopes to open its doors in the spring of 2012.
For more information, visit www.cerveceriasf.com.