One of the most highly anticipated brewery openings of 2015 is finally upon us. This Thursday, July 16, Call to Arms Brewing Company will open its doors to the public from noon until 10 p.m. The opening beer list is fun and expansive, sourcing from obscure old world German styles to more common IPA's and pales. The three ex-Avery employees, Jesse Brookstein, Jon Cross, and Chris Bell, have set up shop in a former motorcycle workshop/museum in the historic Berkeley district on Tennyson Street.
Call to Arms will kick off this Thursday with a lineup of eight beers, four of which will be mainstays. As of now, the four mainstays include a pale ale, an oatmeal porter, a dunkelweizen, and a Vienna lager. The other four brews to be featured on day one include a dry-hopped English style IPA, a pre-lager era interpretation called a Landbier, a Belgian wit brewed with a dose of grapefruit and cardamom (instead of the traditional coriander and orange peel), and a Zoiglbier, another obscure German style.
Opening hours of operation will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday from 3-10 p.m., Thursday 12-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 12-11 p.m., and Sunday 11-9 p.m.