Last December, we reported that former Fourpenny House and Duck Foot Brewing brewer Davey Landeros had been hired by Attitude Brewing to take over daily operations at the Barrio Logan interest. Though he accepted an offer to become the brewpub’s head brewer and was excited to create new, food-friendly beers, his employment there was short-lived.
Last month, owner Kurt Bach informed Landeros he was awaiting an infusion of capital from some potential investors, and that he would get in touch as soon as that came to pass. The infusion was necessary for Bach to make payroll. To date, Landeros has not been contacted and, after discovering Bach had closed Attitude’s kitchen, made the decision to walk away from the business.
Attitude Brewing opened in September 2018. Originally, Carlos Appel, formerly of Mike Hess Brewing, was slated to handle day-to-day brewing, but he departed before the business opened to the public.
Without a steady brewer over the past year-and-a-half, Bach has taken the lead on brewing operations. Those duties have made it difficult to devote time to the restaurant side of the brewpub.
“I’m looking for a restaurateur to take over the space on a sublease contract,” says Bach. “It’s just too much for me to run both the brewing and food. We’re hoping to have a high-end taco shop come in and complement the brewery.”
An Oregon expat with familial ties to Mexico, Bach’s business plan centered around brewing beers to appeal to both American and Mexican consumers, distributing canned products on both sides of the border.