Monthly Archives: January 2014

Imagine a brewery here. Part 3: Rockridge-Temescal Greenbelt

In today’s tour of the lost breweries of Oakland, we discover a new-to-us bit of green space and a reminder to not abuse our kidneys any more than we already do. Co-Operative/Independent Brewing Company: 487 Clifton Ave New breweries weren’t … Continue reading

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In praise of Stuffed Sandwich Sam

I guess I should have written this when Sam was alive, so I could let him know he had a big impact on yet another beer dork. But it probably would have embarrassed/annoyed him,or maybe he just wouldn’t have given … Continue reading

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Imagine a brewery here. Part 2: West Oakland

Part 1: East Oakland West Oakland is a charged topic right now, and this is not the place for debating it. I simply don’t know enough to have an opinion worth hearing. It’s complicated, and all I know for sure … Continue reading

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Imagine a brewery here. Part 1: East Oakland

At one point I tried to research where the East Bay’s breweries were located before prohibition. It turns out historical research is real work. It also turns out it’s hard to trace 100-year-old businesses, even with all the rad old … Continue reading

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Rare Barrel taproom draws sour fans to Berkeley

Stop the presses: an alcohol business opened on schedule in California. The guys at the Rare Barrel wanted their taproom open by the end of the year, and they made it with days to spare. Fans of the ever-widening “sour” … Continue reading

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