East Brother Releases Freighter Series DOUBLE IPA June 1st!

On Saturday, June 1st East Brother Beer Co. releases their first Double IPA — the latest in their new Freighter Series — a doubled-up homage to a classic West Coast style IPA. “It’s brewed with a big tropical aroma and balanced bitter finish,” says co-founder Rob Lightner. “This one is sure to transport you to beer days gone by.”

Cans and Draft will be available day of in the taproom and wherever you find East Brother beer in your neck of the woods. If you have not yet visited, it’s time you do. Wed. night is rec night and all other days there are food trucks, games, bocce, ping pong, and more!

Hours: Wed/Thu 4-8pm; Fri 4-9pm; Sat noon -9pm and Sun noon-6pm.  1001 Canal Blvd in Richmond. 510-230.4081

Almanac Launches Hypernova Volume One!

Prepare for hyperspace! Hypernova Volume One launches from the intergalactic depths of the Almanac Barrel House.

Hypernova Volume One is a 100% mixed-culture fermented sour alien drank aged in oak barrels with megatons of citrons, pomelos, grapefruit, cherries, black currants, vanilla beans & a touch of lactose (milk sugar). Hypernova Volume One is their first ever barrel-aged sour beer created with lactose – with the highest fruit content in a beer, yet at close to 125lbs per barrel!

“Hypernova is an experiment in the combination of aromatic citrus with the intense flavors of cherry and black currants,” according to Brewmaster, Phillip Emerson. “The experience is amplified by a creamy lactose mouthfeel with a subtle sweetness, and finishes with an olfactory overload from the addition of whole vanilla beans. It is true intergalactic decadence.”

Hypernova is now available at the Almanac Barrel House, Brewery and Taproom in Alameda with a very limited distribution in 4-packs of 16oz cans and 5.2gal draft until sold out!

Hours: Mon – Thurs, 12-9pm; Fri/Sat 12-10pm; Sun 12-6pm. 651 W. Tower Ave on Alameda Point in Alameda. 415.992.3438

Alameda’s Faction Brewing Toasts Summer on the Patio!

Hang with your friends on the great patio (lead photo) at  Faction Brewing on Alameda Point looking out over the Bay to the San Francisco skyline.  Food Trucks daily and tons of room for you and your friends. Layer up as you never know with sun and winds on the Bay.  Save the Date! ALES for ALS is happening on July 27, 2019. This annual event raises money and awareness of ALS.  Food Trucks: June 1st Grilled Cheez Guy + Locos only; June 2nd Sip + Slide.

Hours: Wed. – Sat. 12-8pm; Sun. 12-6pm. 2501 Monarch Street in Alameda  510-523-BREW (2739)

Mural by Ryan David Labonte  – Faction Brewing’s Warehouse is lined with four different artists’ murals

(Lead photo Courtesy of Faction Brewing in Alameda)

Armistice Brings Back “Wort Art” Hazy Double IPA in 16 oz. cans!

Armistice Brewing Co. brings back “Wort Art” Hazy Double IPA  in 16oz cans! This beer has the classic, Armistice mouthfeel thanks to the ridiculous amount of oats and wheat. Then we added an insane dose of Citra, Ekuanot, and Simcoe hops which give it bursting flavors of citrus and guava.

Cans will only be for sale in the taproom. If you ordered online, you have until Friday May 31 (1 Week) to pick up your order. This is to not only streamline the order pickup process, but to also give everyone a chance to get some cans.

Taproom Release: Noon to Sold Out
Price: $22/4pk
Limits: 3, 4pks/person
Online Order Link: ToastTab.com/Armisticebeer

Hours: Sun – Thurs, noon – 10pm; Fri/Sat. noon- midnight. 845 Marina Bay Parkway, #1 in Richmond.  510.230.4966.

Summer Tour!

Summer is touring all our dog – friendly places in the East Bay, yet does wait patiently when she has to stay in the car. Currently reviewing breweries wineries and eateries.