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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Katie H
La Crosse, WI

Bang the Drum has a very cute outside patio and a great selection of local beers. The location is easy to find and not far off the highway. I was disappointed that there was not a food menu. Other than that, a great spot for local craft beer drinkers.

Oct 11, 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