Area Man Quaffs Frosty Brew In Sunny Brae

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Area Dan, er, Man beholds his beloved brewski.

The Area Dan, er, Man beholds his beloved brewski.

Kevin L. Hoover

Eye Editor

SUNNY BRAE – An area man savored a lip-smacking craft beer in the warm, waning dusk of Sunny Brae Thursday evening.

“This is great,” the man said, well into his second Redwood Curtain Brewing Company IPA, perched in a corner of the outdoor patio at the Coffee Break.

The former gas station now offers RCB IPA and IGA on tap. It has also extended its hours to Monday through Friday 6 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Sunday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Area Women Hana and Melissa deploy beer and coffee.  Photos by KLH | Eye

Area Women Hana and Melissa deploy beer and coffee. Photos by KLH | Eye

The man described the advent of outdoor beer at Sunny Brae Center as a “game changer,” stirring memories of the late, lamented American Deli 15 years ago.

The area man said he had discussed the availability of frosty, al fresco suds with Sunny Brae Mayor Jaime Graves.

The Coffee Break is also serving Kinetic Koffee, utilizing a gleaming new espresso machine.

Owner Michelle Greenway said the Coffee Break is baking in-house, and offering paninis, fresh salads from I&I Farms, organic egg burritos with eggs from Shakefork Farm, plus komboucha and more.

With Redwood Curtain and Kinetic Koffee both located on South G Street, this beverage-based fusion with Sunny Brae’s Coffee Break could usher in a new era of cordial trade relations between the peoples of the two Arcata neighborhoods.

 

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