Fog Belt Brewing on the horizon

New brewery hits Santa Rosa

fogbeltBeer insiders have been chomping on yet another brewery opening in Santa Rosa this winter: Fog Belt Brewing. Housed in the Cleveland Ave. “Urban Winery Village” complex (1305 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa), which several years ago begot Heritage Public House, Fog Belt has soft-launched but officially opens Feb. 15, 2013

To whet the whistles of local beer drinkers, Heritage Public House (1901 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa) will host a Jan. 30 launch party celebrating Fog Belt’s first releases, Hyperion Red Ale and Lost Monarch Wit Beer infused with fresh cilantro and Keffir lime. Both beers are made exclusively with California hops, and are actively growing their own specialized estate hops. Upcoming releases include Atlas Blonde, Del Norte IPA (natch) and Armstrong Stout.

Fog Belt Brewing Co. is the brainchild of Paul Hawley and Remy Martin, both Wine Country natives who spent their formative years in vineyards and began brewing beer together in 2004.

Open Thursday, 2-8pm, Friday, 11am-10pm, Sunday, 11am to 8pm.