By Thomas Miller, The Treasure Coast Foodie
Pete and Lynn, owners of Pareidolia Brewing Company moved to Sebastian in 2014 from the Pacific North West. When they got here and looked around for local craft breweries, they were shocked at how few of them were in the area at that time. As avid home brewers with over 20 years of experience, it only made sense to follow their passion and open Pareidolia Brewing Company, which just happened to be the very first craft brewery in Sebastian! When I first heard the name, I had no idea what it meant, so I did a little research. Its pronounced “PARR-I-DOH-LEE-AH” which means “The psychological phenomenon that causes some people to see a vague or random image of something significant.” By using your imagination you can see faces in everyday common objects, hence their tag line “Face it, beer is good!” Don’t stop for a bite to eat before heading to the brewery because they have an extensive menu of Pub style grub that is “crafted” by Pete’s wife Lynn! They have a nice variety that includes sandwiches, hot dogs, flat breads, poutine, and more. Check out what I had to eat here!
Smoked Brisket Poutine – Tator tots, white cheddar cheese curds, smoked beef brisket, brown gravy, green onions. The tots were nice and crispy and the brisket was very tender!
Grilled Ruben on Rye – Sliced corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and 1000 island dressing. It’s a bit messy when I picked it up, but my first bite was awesome! A little crunch from the lightly toasted bread and the wonder flavors of the kraut and 1000 island dressing make this one delicious sandwich!
From Left to Right:
Mel’s Gold: Like a Lager but it's an Ale! Among the lightest we brew, this easy-drinking brew is one of their best sellers. (ABV 5.2% | IBU 22)
Mythical Proportions is a Hazy IPA packed with late addition hops brimming with tropical fruit flavor and low bitterness. (ABV 6.9% | IBU 43)
Rippin Red is a red IPA that blends smoothly blends hops with a rich maltiness with a touch of rye. (6.2% ABV | 52 IBU)
Sebastian Stout is a rich dark stout with strong notes of coffee and chocolate. (5.2% ABV | 28 IBU)
Pareidolia Brewing Company is located at 712 Cleveland Street in Sebastian. Their taproom hours are Tuesday-Thursday,12pm -9 pm, Friday & Saturday.. 12 pm -10 pm, and
Sunday, 12 pm - 7 pm. They offer a variety of live music and special events throughout the week and on weekends. There is full table service and plenty of seating both inside and outside, including a dog friendly deck. Check out their menu, current brews on tap, and upcoming events HERE.