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A new brewery is coming to Marin County

The Fort Point Beer Company has a location at the Ferry Building in San Francisco, pictured on Sept. 21, 2018. | Source: Courtesy Ferry Building

With nearly a decade under its belt, the San Francisco-based Fort Point Brewery could be opening new doors by the Marin waterfront and returning to its Marin County roots.

A filing Wednesday with the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control hints that Fort Point Brewery is keen to open new doors at Larkspur’s Marin Country Mart.

The new location would be about a five-minute walk from the Larkspur Ferry Terminal, where the Golden Gate Ferry docks from San Francisco’s Ferry Building, where the brewery already has a beer garden.

The Marin mall is already home to a Shake Shack, Starbucks, Hog Island Oyster Company, Sushi-Ko and Rustic Bakery.

Beers are placed on the counter at Fort Point Taproom in San Francisco on Jan. 24, 2020. | Source: Lea Suzuki/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

Fort Point began in 2014 as a brewing company founded by brothers Justin and Tyler Catalana, drawing on experience gained from opening Mill Valley Beerworks in Mill Valley in 2009, according to the brewery’s website.

Fort Point then expanded to a beer garden in San Francisco’s Ferry Building in 2016 before adding a beer hall on Valencia Street in the Mission District in 2019.

During the pandemic, the brewery issued a series of monthly limited releases, reopened its venues with what it called “a new take on SF-style seafood” and saw its yuzu kolsch-style ale earn a 2022 World Beer Cup gold medal.

"We don't have a ton of specifics to share right now, but we're planning to open a Fort Point pop-up at Marin Country Mart later this year," Fort Point co-owner and Chief Brand Officer Dina Dobkin said Wednesday.

Acknowledging the news of Anchor Brewing Company's plans to close its doors after 127 years in business in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood, Dobkin said in part that "we were definitely sad and surprised to hear the news about Anchor today — they put SF on the map as a craft beer destination."

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