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Heretic Brewing Co. adds space

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Customers drink beer at the Heretic Brewing Company in Fairfield, Thursday. The Heretic Brewing Company is planning to expand and has leased twice as much space. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)

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From page A10 | April 07, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Heretic Brewing Co. is getting bigger.

The craft brewing business came to the Western Business Park at 1052 Horizon Drive two years ago. It has signed a lease to expand into an adjoining 7,700 square feet of space, bringing its total space to about 15,000 square feet.

Heretic Brewing Co. has doubled production since arriving in Fairfield, to about 12,000 gallons a month, owner Jamil Zainasheff said.

Now it’s ready to double its space.

“We need it for storage,” Zainasheff said. “We’re going to do a lot more barrel aging of beers. We’re thinking of putting in a classroom to teach people how to start up their own breweries.”

Plus, Heretic Brewery is tripling the amount of space it has available for tasting, including the addition of an outdoor area.

“The tasting room is really popular and it just gets crowded on Friday and Saturday,” Zainasheff said.

Zainasheff started brewing beer in 1999, when his wife bought him a Mr. Beer brewing kit. He began brewing two gallons at a time as a hobby.

In 2009, he quit his career in software. He started his craft beer brewing venture in Pittsburg in 2011. The business quickly outgrew its space there and moved to Fairfield.

Now Heretic Brewery again needs more space. This time, it has room to grow.

 

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Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.
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  • elon munskApril 07, 2014 - 12:18 am

    nice write up barry. this place is the bomb

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  • Suisun1April 07, 2014 - 8:22 am

    I think sometimes it even gets crowded on weekdays! There is so much demand for GOOD beer in Solano and I'm surprised more craft brewers haven't staked a claim here--cheaper production spaces plus lots of beer drinkers. Businesses like Heretic add a lot of value to the community--a place to get together w/ family or friends, support one of the rotating food trucks, and growth to the local economy. Someone please open up a brewery/beer garden in downtown Suisun, source beer snacks locally, and you've got a winning formula.

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  • CD BrooksApril 07, 2014 - 8:31 am

    suisun1, are you supporting what might require an AA clinic? Fast food "bad." Beer "good?"

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  • BApril 07, 2014 - 11:40 am

    Everyone who enjoys a beer is an alcoholic? Lol. I assure you most alcoholics cant afford craft beer prices.

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  • CD BrooksApril 07, 2014 - 11:59 am

    B, DUH. I was using suiusn1's analogy from another post.

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  • Suisun1April 07, 2014 - 2:21 pm

    @CD Brooks. here's a radical concept that's applicable to beer and fast food -- moderation. it's a concept that tea partiers and republicans alike fail to understand. There's also a dramatic difference with how much choice a 30 year old guy has versus a child. If you build fast food empires all around the 6-year old, guess what he's going to like--fatty, salty processed foods. Within a 1/4 radius of Hwy 12 and Sunset, what do you see--fast food? Fairfield Mall? Fast food. Fairfield has already been taken over by corporate interests. Make way for the dialysis centers.

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  • CD BrooksApril 07, 2014 - 3:01 pm

    Suisun1, could not agree more the GOP and Tea Party do not understand anything, period. If you're a responsible drinker, great no worries. If you're a responsible parent that practices and serves in moderation to you your kids, perfect. We're on the same page.

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  • BApril 07, 2014 - 10:08 am

    Agreed! Was so happy to hear that Heretic was opening shop here, and now Berryessa Brewing as well. It sucks to have to drive out to Santa Rosa for anything decent.

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