MateVeza, brewer of yerba mate-infused beers, to open brewery and restaurant across from Dolores Park

Last we heard of MateVeza, our pal Jane was hypothesizing that this strange drink might make a fair substitute for Four Loko. Now they’re coming to the Mission, more or less, according to this press release:

SAN FRANCISCO, November 29 – MateVeza is pleased to announce its intention to open “Cervecería de MateVeza,” a restaurant and small brewery dedicated to providing locally-sourced, Argentinian-style cuisine paired with creative artisanal beers. Cervecería de MateVeza will be located at 3801 18th Street on the northwest corner of Dolores Park in the Mission District of San Francisco.

MateVeza, an independent, San Francisco-based company that markets and sells a line of organic craft beers brewed with yerba mate, will use Cervecería de MateVeza as a creative test kitchen to develop and refine recipes that further enhance the culinary experience of pairing craft beer with fine food. MateVeza founder and San Francisconative Jim Woods will be returning to his homebrewing roots, brewing at the restaurant on a small 20-gallon copper system.

Read on. (Thanks, Haute Housewife.)

14 Responses to “MateVeza, brewer of yerba mate-infused beers, to open brewery and restaurant across from Dolores Park”

  1. rod says:

    their beer is gross but if this is going to be the city’s first real Argentinian restaurant, i’m all for it.

    • Yerf says:

      Do you say “Mexicanian,” too? It’s Argentine.

      • rod says:

        i am an Argentinian, the food i eat is Argentinian. no seas boludo, gringito.

      • rod says:

        also, do you say ‘Mexitine’ food or is your comparison completely pointless?

        • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:


        • Yerf says:

          Seriously…GED, at least. You can do it!

        • Kraw says:

          No, this makes sense. The spelling of ‘Argentine’ is not analogous to the spelling of ‘Mexican’.

          I’m also of Argentinian (or ‘Argentine’) descent, both words are correct, but I’ve never hear an Argentinian use the word ‘Argentine’. Argentine is an old-timey British word (like the old expression, ‘Rich as an Argentine’, hah! If only.) No matter how you spell it, our food is delicious and I hope this place doesn’t eff it up.

  2. MrEricSir says:

    What’s wrong with Irish coffee or a Jaeger bomb?

    But anyway, this city does need more brewpubs so I approve. (I should add that a certain vile brewpub that faces Embarcadero counts as -3 brewpubs in my book.)

  3. Rachel says:

    Oh my goodness! El Porteno empanadas are my dream! Also love MateVeza – excellent addition to 18th St.

  4. kiya says:

    How the hell are they going to fit a brewery (and a restaurant) into the old Lilah Belle’s space??

  5. truth says:

    marketingmarketing reporting at its finest.

  6. Pedro Navaja says:

    Listening to the hipster transplants from Blissville and Dust City massacre the pronunciation of “MateVesa” will be interesting. Prepárense.

  7. How original! I never would have thought of brewing beer with yerba mate. That’s one beer that’s bound to be both tasty and healthy.