LATEST June 29, 10:20 a.m. When Fort Point Beer Company first took over for Black Sands Brewery in Lower Haight, the brewery owners were excited to push forward their expansion plans in yet another San Francisco neighborhood, Justin Catalana, Fort Point co-founder and CEO, told SFGATE in an email. Unfortunately, as it did to many, COVID-19 threw a wrench in their plans. With the new location requiring further investment and another renovation to fully become what the company envisioned, Fort Point ultimately made the decision to close.
"As San Francisco’s hometown brewery, we’ll be focused on making our primary retail locations, Valencia and Ferry Building, even better, and rebuilding our wholesale business as the city comes back to life," Catalana said. "While we're sad to say goodbye to Lower Haight, we're energized to keep our focus on the San Francisco market, and we're grateful to our community in Lower Haight and beyond for their support over the years."