Brewing Responsibly.

Located in San Luis Obispo, California... one of the "happiest places in America" (Oprah, 2011). 

We are pleased to be the Smallest Brewery on the Central Coast with a humble batch size of 1/2 BBL (barrel). Of course this means we have a lot of work to do every day, but we hope this shows you how much we love what we do.


Bang The Drum...

"what began as a fun idea has become a great passion to create something that others can truly enjoy"

At our tasting room we enjoy:

  • weekly events  
  • performances by local musicians
  • charity fundraisers & craft fairs

...We have a collection of drums for our daily patrons to bang on! 


About Our Beer

All of our beers are Hand-Crafted.

We utilize our small batch size by making as many different styles as we can so that we can get a better idea of what our community truly enjoys. Our portfolio consists of many different brews such as bourbon oak aged Imperial Stout, German-style Weissbier, Gluten Free IPA, and a kettle soured Saison just to name a few. In the not so distant future we will also have variety of Meads, Cysers, and Fruit Melomels. All of our batches of mead are made with a large portion of local honey and are brewed at low temperatures to help preserve the nutrients and retain the health benefits associated with the consumption of honey.   Come enjoy one of our brews. We know that you'll love it!

"The Perfect day"...

"Surf check or predawn hike up Prefumo Canyon, then drive the See Canyon side (golden and beautiful in the early morning light) then down into Avila Beach for breakfast at KravaBowl (acai bowl). Shell Beach Ridge Trail or Bishop’s Peak afterwards, then beach time and a brew at Bang the Drum"

-matadornetwork 2015

What our BTD Family is saying...

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Oct 10, 2015
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Stephanie G.

Came here in the evening on our way home from L.A. to break up our drive time. Arrived after sunset and the weather was quite chilly. They have a nice sized parking lot that seems to fill up quickly, or be full for other reasons but, have no fear ...

Oct 5, 2015
Dan Rewards Member
Porterville, CA

Great beers with a very friendly staff and environment. I highly recommend this place if you wanna just kick back and chill with some peeps and good suds.

Sep 23, 2015
Jeff Hodde Rewards Member
Salinas, CA

As always - great service and an excellent German Das Weiss brew. Thank you!

Sep 13, 2015
Sandra Lee Rewards Member
Grover Beach, CA

I just moved here a few days ago and already I am impressed with your venue and warm hospitality. it's impressive and keep it coming !!

Sep 7, 2015
Dave Moore Rewards Member
San Luis Obispo, CA

Really enjoyed ourselves! Great Beer, great music.

Sep 6, 2015
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Susan C.
McKinleyville, CA

Really enjoyed the atmosphere. The outdoor area was beautiful and there was a nice-not too loud- band playing on their little stage. My husband and I ended up ordering two flights so we could try all the beers. The bartender, can't remember his name (sorry!) was very quick to ...

Sep 5, 2015
big red morris Rewards Member

Love this place the beer is the shiznittle bam snip snap

Sep 2, 2015
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These #sunsets just never get old | Celebrating our anniversary with Natalie Haskins and Joe Koenig Saturday night. #btd1year #perfect #grateful #SLO @lovelyladysongbird

Aug 31, 2015
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We have ONE MORE band for you to close out this AMAZING weekend of #celebration. 4-6pm Today: Taryn & Dave are playing one LAST show before Dave heads off to Boston! Hopefully this talented duo will be reunited again but for now, let's drink some beer and show them our ...

Aug 30, 2015

Our Hours

Sun-Thurs: 2-10p | Fri-Sat: 12p - 12a

Contact Us

950 Orcutt Rd                        
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4406
Directions | (805) 242-8372