Biersch of Gordon Biersch fame said to be brewing new concept

SEBASTOPOL Calif. Dean Biersch, who co-founded the Gordon Biersch Brewery and Restaurant chain almost 20 years ago, is reportedly planning to open a new beer-focused concept next spring.

Biersch, who stepped down last year from Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Gordon Biersch Restaurant Group, is developing a new concept called Hopmonk Tavern, which will debut in Sebastopol, Calif., about 50 miles north of San Francisco. The first Gordon Biersch unit opened in 1988 in

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