Sat. 8/27 from 12pm to 12am!

bang the drum 2 year anniversary

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...

Bud like Green Rewards Member
Los Angeles, CA

The staff were courteous,friendly,and knowledgeable. And the beer was the best Ive ever had--bar none....

Jul 26, 2016
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Megan C.
Santa Maria, CA

We first tried the beers from Bang the Drum when they participated in a tasting event at Vandenberg Air Force Base and we really enjoyed their beers.  We have been to their taproom in SLO a few times since and we always have a good time.  The associates in their ...

Jul 24, 2016
Lara Rewards Member
Porterville, CA

intimate and unique spot! Cute outdoor seating and great acoustics inside. Beer has room for improvement... abv needs to come down on many, keg by keg the results aren't consistent... but they'll get there!

Jul 20, 2016
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Miri B.
Pismo Beach, CA

I like this place! Great atmosphere, good music, near decor. Beer is improving as they refine their brewing practices.  Makes for a fun night out!

Jul 19, 2016
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Brian H.
San Jose, CA

Small shack of a place, which adds to the ambiance.this place has different styles of beers. Very hoppy and refreshing after a long day of work. I've stopped by a few times already.

Jul 17, 2016

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Bryan M

I seen someone else write a review about how this brewery doesn't sell glasses about a year ago. Unfortunately they still don't which is a bummer because I love collecting glasses from breweries but overall they still have a good selection of beers.

Jul 14, 2016

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