Nate Ladendorf and Justin Lopez recently opened a taproom and bottle shop that offers educational classes on-site. The growing popularity of craft beer has prompted many consumers to learn more about the beer industry. As a result, Ladendorf and Lopez decided to combine craft brewing with beer education.
The 'Poseidon Project' is a taproom and bottle shop located in San Diego, California. The idea to combine craft beer with educational classes was promoted by Lopez's work as a Cicerone-certified beer server and educator. As a beverage director at a popular Mission Beach bar, Lopez implemented his own educational beer classes. The Poseidon Project offers the same beer education program as a way of helping consumers learn more about craft brewing. Additionally, the taproom also offers events such as brew master visits, book signings and food pairing classes. The goal is to create a comfortable space where consumers can ask questions and learn more about the craft beers available for purchase.
Unlike a traditional beer store, the Poseidon Project allows guests to sample, share and learn more about one of the world's oldest and more beloved beverages.