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Plans submitted for brew pub by BLD complex
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A rendering of the Loma Brewing Company on the edge of the Big League Dreams sports complex looking east along Daniels Street.

Retired Major League Baseball player Kevin Youkilis has submitted plans to build a brew pub at Manteca’s Big League Dreams sports complex.

Youkilis and Manteca in 2021 entered into a 55-year land lease agreement to allow him to establish a flagship operation for Loma Brewing Company in Manteca on the site of the city-owned BLD complex along Daniels Street on the northwest corner of Milo Candini Drive.

The intention is to have a brewery capable of an annual 1,000 barrel production. It will have a larger brewing capacity than his Los Gatos location.

It will feature a 10,500-square-foot brewing facility, a 2,300-square-foot tap room, and a covered patio to serve as a seating lounge with televisions. It likely will include a whiffle ball field to keep with the BLD theme.

Youkilis’ goal is to have his craft beers on tap at as many local restaurants as possible. He also may expand into store sales with the Manteca brewery serving as his distribution center.

The lease agreement for 36,500 square feet of land is $64,000 before a $22,000 annual city “rebate” is factored into the equation. Over the course of 55 years the city’s rebates will come to $1.2 million. The lease rate was based on a market appraisal of the location’s value

Loma’s business proforma — based in part on its successful Los Gatos operation — projects $3,099,200 in yearly sales in the initial years of operation. That translates into $255,684 in sales tax of which $30,992 will go the municipal general fund to help pay for day-to-day municipal operations such as police and fire services.

 The city would also collect $15,450 in public safety tax to help pay for frontline police officers and firefighters.

By the fifth year annual sales would reach $5,547,874 with an estimated $457,700 in annual sales tax. Of that, $55,478 would go to the city’s general fund and $27,739 to fund public safety positions on annual basis.

Lomas Brewery anticipates hiring 46 people in the initial year. Staffing would increase to 68 by the fifth year.

The lease rate of $62,000 will be adjusted 10 percent every 10 years.


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email