Rock Town to downtown ... SoMa ... in April | Rock Candy

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Rock Town to downtown ... SoMa ... in April

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click to enlarge 1201 Main, soon to house Rock Town.
  • 1201 Main, soon to house Rock Town.

The move from 1216 E. Sixth St. in the East Village to 1201 Main St. in SoMa will give Rock Town Distillery lots more room to bend an elbow in: About 10,000 more square feet than its 15,000 SF on Sixth. That means a larger tasting room and area to enjoy cocktails, a larger bottling room, more barrel storage to age more whiskey and more inventory, distiller and founder Phil Brandon said.

Rock Town will start moving its equipment in April and serving up its prize-winning Feast in the Field gin by the end of April. (Feast in the Field is Rocktown’s most recent claim to fame, winning the Gold Medal for Contemporary Style Gin at the 2018 World Gin Awards in the U.K., where they know a thing or two about gin.) Or maybe you’ll have a Sex on the Peach (RT Vodka, Peach Lightening, orange juice and cranberry juice). Whatever, you’ll have more room to do it in. Brandon, who opened Rocktown in April 2010, is also pretty pleased with the 28 parking spots, which ups its Sixth Street parking by … 28.

The new building is the one with the SoMa mural painted on the side; older folks will remember it as the penultimate location of Jungkind Photo-Graphic.

NOTE: This item originally misspelled the name of the distillery as one word.

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