By RHEA-FRANCES TETLEY
The expansion of any businesses, especially a new one, in this economic climate is exciting, especially when you realize the business had to change many of their original plans to meet the new pandemic requirements. This is especially true for restaurants, bars and breweries.
Three Marm Brewing Company has been getting the permits and doing a renovation of the old post office and library building at the corner of Knapps Cutoff and Lake Drive in Crestline for several years now. It has been fascinating watching actor Andrew Divoff build his brewery in a building that was just asking for a great tenant to see its potential and expand upon it, which Divoff has done.
Divoff has recently added an outside patio area under the eaves of the building which, of course was never in his original plans, as in the past drinking beer had to be done inside not out on a patio. They continue to implement social distancing and other healthy practices.
Their unique brews include Djinn’s HellaBrew, Trugger Logger Lager, Robusto Horchata Porter, Cowboy Imperial IPA and Mystic Mast Black Rum Stout.
With the new criteria for breweries without kitchens, since food must be served along with the brews, Divoff has arranged for food trucks to arrive and serve delicious bar-worthy meals.
Each Wednesday through Sunday, Three Marm is offering delicious food to complement their beers for lunch and dinner. On Wednesdays, from noon to 7 p.m., they are serving Roadhouse pizza, potato salad and a pint of their specialty craft beer for $11.99.
On Thursdays and Fridays, from noon to 7 p.m., they are serving street tacos (carnitas, beef asada and chicken, along with charro beans with bacon, sausage and chorizo). The special is four tacos and charro beans for $10 or a meal of three tacos and charro beans for $8, with beer a la carte for $6 per pint.
Each Saturday, from noon to 5 p.m., meat or veggie hamburgers, potato salad and a pint are $13.99. On Sundays, complete meals are served from noon to 5 p.m. The “Lucky $13” special is pulled pork, baked beans, potato salad and a pint of beer for $13. They also have sodas and bottled water for those guests who choose it.
Divoff announced to The Alpine Mountaineer with excitement, “We have big plans for Halloween, not a normal stop-and-grab trick or treating event, as if that is a ‘normal’ thing, but something much more exciting, with live/dead goblins – a ‘drive thru haunt.’”
He explained the traffic pattern they hope to have flow around the block and through the property. There will be actors and other surprises that should be quite exciting. More details will be forthcoming as the month progresses. Be sure to check out their Three Marm Brewing Company website at www.threemarmbrewing.com or their Facebook page for complete details.
A new locally made, hand-carved sign has been recently completed and is about to be painted and hung.
“I am so excited we could have this sign made nearby by Crestline Creations by Ed,” Divoff said. “We have been so fortunate to have so many local companies so supportive of this venture; it is so encouraging.”
Inside the brewery are many gift items for sale, including Three Marm hand-made beer mugs from Lake Mud Pottery, T-shirts and, of course, Divoff will sign photos from his many movies for his fans. Ask about membership in the exclusive Club 333 and the special daily perks that go with membership.
Three Marm Brewing Company is located at 23555 Knapps Cutoff at Lake Drive in Crestline. They are open Wednesdays through Sundays only. Call them at (909) 589-0655.