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 Palo Alto.The new ...

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