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Take it from the tap: Gravity Heights opens amid deafening buzz

Gravity Heights

Gravity Heights, Sorrento Valley.

Brewpub boasts a stellar pedigree: Whisknladle CEO Arturo Kassel unites with #sdbeer pioneer Charles “Skip” Virgilio, co-founder of AleSmith.

Go: Gravity Heights

Know: Opening amid deafening buzz, this brewpub boasts a stellar pedigree: Whisknladle CEO Arturo Kassel unites with #sdbeer pioneer Charles “Skip” Virgilio. Co-founder of AleSmith, Virgilio was the first local brewer to medal at the Great American Beer Festival (a 1994 gold for a Belgian Strong Ale created for the now-defunct Pacific Beach BrewHouse).

Glow: Gravity Heights has 13 house-brewed beers, plus several collaboration brews. Check out the abbey dubbel-style “Stein Beer,” created by Virgilio, Lost Abbey’s Tomme Arthur, Nickel Beer’s Tom Nickel and Rouleur’s Rawley Macias.

Gravity Heights

Gravity Heights, Sorrento Valley.

Pro: Virgilio is a master of hop-forward West Coast IPAs and spicy Belgian-influenced ales, but don’t miss his blonde ale. “It’s a really tasty, drinkable beer,” Virgilio said. “It’s not dumbed-down like some blondes are.”

Gravity Heights, 9920 Pacific Heights Blvd., Sorrento Valley, gravityheights.com

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