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Sierra Nevada’s new tasting room, Torpedo Room, opens today at on Fourth St. in West Berkeley. Photo: Sierra Nevada

Sierra Nevada is throwing open the doors to its new tasting room, Torpedo Room, today in the Read Building on Fourth Street between University and Addison in West Berkeley.

As we’ve reported previously, Torpedo Room is not a bar, nor is it a restaurant. Rather it offers 16 taps and draught beer in taster flights as well as small snacks and the occasional special brew such as Torpedo Extra IPA aged in rye whiskey barrels with Citra hops.

The space, which is a smart blend of retro and modern with reclaimed lights and table tops and a convivial vibe, can host around 45 craft beer drinkers. Customers also have the option of filling “growlers” to go, as well as buying six-packs, cases and individually specialty bottles.

A crowd turned out for a preview event at Sierra Nevada’s new Torpedo Room. Photo: Siciliana Trevino
Torpedo Room manager Ryan Tovey. Photo: Siciliana Trevino
Torpedo Room customers can choose to fill “growlers” to take home with them. Photo: Siciliana Trevino

Torpedo Room joins the burgeoning new 4th and U commercial district which has quickly filled up with new stores. It is an extension of Berkeley’s popular Fourth Street shopping area. It is also one of many beverage-related businesses in this part of West Berkeley, which is why Berkeleyside has dubbed the neighborhood the “drinks district.”

Read our full story on Torpedo Room. Learn more about where to drink in Berkeley with this Nosh Guide

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Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...