99.99% of the time, this blog is my personal opinion sandbox, but when it comes to breweries that are a bit of a driving stretch, that I have yet to visit, I need to hear from the people behind the project. With that in mind, here is an introduction to Brewery Draconum by Ben Law the owner and brewer of this kinda/sorta new brewpub in Newhall.
“We are Brewery Draconum ( latin – genitive plural of Draco translates to Brewery of Dragons). Family owned and operated brewpub in Newhall, small 10 BBL system. We have an amazing chef who put together an elevated pub style menu utilizing a lot of our beer in the food. We also have a 2500 sq ft beer garden with picnic tables Bocce ball courts corn hole, and eventually ping pong and foos ball.Our basic philosophy is that of creating a place for everyone in the community to come learn about and celebrate good beer and good food. Family friendly environment. I am lucky enough to be an owner brewer so we kind of brew whatever we want though we do have some core beers that stay on tap.Some of our more popular beers are Belgian Golden Strong – abvAF, west coast single hop Amarillo IPA – Siduri, Imperial Red ale dry hopped with Sorachi Ace and Amarillo – Gutterhead, and Our new Kolsch brewed and lightly dry hopped with Huell Melon hops – Melonkolschy.”
When I do make it up that way, I will give my usual un-biased review of the beers and atmosphere.