Central Coast Brewing Co. (San Luis Obispo) is beginning a barrel program, with their first sours expected in the fall. They recently started contracting a mobile canning service, Bay Area-based The Can Van, and will use them for a second round of canning in March. In 2013 they brewed 700 barrels, and with equipment purchased over the last few years they hope to reach 1,200 in 2014 (with a maximum capacity of 2,200). Their Brewing on Premises program allows locals to brew (under supervision) on a secondary 15-gallon setup.
Captain Fatty’s (Goleta) moved into a space in Old Town Goleta. They have acquired a seven-barrel brewhouse but are waiting on licensing to complete the expansion. Also of note is that this brewery uses barley grown in Santa Barbara County.
Pure Order Brewing Co. (Santa Barbara) brewed their inaugural 15-barrel batch January 21 after a few setbacks. They’re also seeding a hop yard on their property for future harvests.
Enegren Brewing (Moorpark) brews at all hours on a 3.5-barrel Premier Stainless system and they launched a barrel program last year. Enegren just tapped a bourbon barrel-aged version of their Daniel Irons Imperial Oatmeal Stout, with a bourbon barrel-aged Belgian Strong soon to be bottled and released.