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Take it from the tap: Fourpenny House opens in La Mesa

Drink beer, wine or scotch at this U.K.-inspired brewpub.

Drink beer, wine or scotch at this U.K.-inspired brewpub.

(Courtesy photo)

Fourpenny House recently opened in La Mesa. Below is some information regarding the U.K.-inspired brewpub.

Go: Fourpenny House

Know: While revered for its whiskeys, Scotland has produced sturdy ales for centuries. Fourpenny’s owner, Peter Soutowood, salutes that tradition at his new brewpub.

Whoa!: With one of the region’s tiniest commercial breweries, head brewer Davey Landeros makes his Scottish Pub Ale (5.5% ABV) on a two-and-a-half-barrel system.

Pro: Four or five house beers augment an impressive bottle list, which has a Eurocentric tilt: the highlights include Saison Dupont, Tripel Karmeliet and the Duchesse de Bourgogne. The full bar also offers wine and — was there any doubt? — Scotch.

Land ho: There may be no peat bogs or windswept moors in East County, yet Fourpenny’s staff brings a touch of the U.K. to La Mesa’s Village. Soutowood’s family roots are in Scotland, while general manager, Dave Pressly, is a British import.

Fourpenny House
8323 La Mesa Blvd., La Mesa, 619.825.8805, fourpennyhouse.com

The brewpub features classic U.K. decor, donning plaid, lots of wood and dark metal fixtures.

The brewpub features classic U.K. decor, donning plaid, lots of wood and dark metal fixtures.

(Courtesy photo)


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