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The favored Alameda Tasting Room in Hangar 1 is scheduled to shut in mid-December.

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Greater than twenty years later, vodka distiller Hangar 1 is closing its Alameda tasting room, in line with the San Francisco Chronicle. (SFGATE and the San Francisco Chronicle are each owned by Hearst however function independently of one another.)

Positioned on Spirits Alley, a wine, beer, and spirits vacation spot within the former Alameda Naval Air Station, Hangar 1’s out of doors patio is thought for its sweeping views of the San Francisco skyline. Earlier this 12 months, one other Spirits Alley staple, Rock Wall Wine Firm, additionally closed after 14 years.

SFGATE couldn’t attain Hangar 1 for remark previous to publication.



“This has been a tough choice for the staff, however sadly it’s vital to satisfy the altering wants of the enterprise,” Hangar 1 spokeswoman Marissa Sturm advised The Chronicle.

Distillers Jörg Rupf of St. George Spirits and Ansley Coale of Germain-Robin brandy began the enterprise in 2001. In 2010, Rupf determined to promote Hangar 1 to New Jersey-based Proximo Spirits, identified for tequila Jose Cuervo and Bushmills Irish Whiskey. Hangar 1 moved to its present Alameda plane hangar location in 2014 and opened the tasting room in 2017.

Regardless of the upcoming closure of the tasting room on Dec. 18, Hangar 1 vodka will proceed to be produced at a associate distillery within the Bay Space, Sturm advised the Chronicle.

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