Category Archives: Photos

Imagine a brewery here. Part 4: Temescal

As I’ve mentioned before, one of the adventures/frustrations of tracking down old East Bay breweries is trying to nail down the exact locations. Phone books and other documents of the pre-Prohibition era often gave only intersections (or less). Sometimes we … Continue reading

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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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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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SF Photo Sunday: Southern Pacific Brewing

A Saturday evening winds up Mission-side at Southern Pacific Brewing. SoPac’s been open a shade longer than a year and a half and the mostly West Coast-styled beer lineup (as well occasional barrel-aged releases and a nice interpretation of a … Continue reading

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Saturday Afternoon Picture Show: It Begins

And so it was that at the stroke of 6 last night (or 5, depending), SF Beer Week 2013 began in earnest with the Opening Celebration at the Concourse. It was, of course, an excellent, beery time, and despite a … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Yesterday’s East Bay Beer

Jen’s been doing a considerable amount of historical digging for an upcoming special feature on Oakland and Berkeley’s pre-Prohibition breweries. Last Saturday I trekked with her through the East Bay, camera in hand, as we visited the places where these … Continue reading

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Photo Wednesday: Happy New Year

It’s not quite Friday yet, but an early post is called for. Hope you all had a great New Year’s Eve (if not the next day). As for us, we made our way to Triple Rock to kick 2012 out … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Something for Christmas

It’s the holidays, so it’s off to the Midwest with me (and not the parts where fun beer photos will be taken, alas). So here’s a little photographic holiday memory from 2010 I unearthed in my archive: My wife and … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Tuns of Fun in San Francisco

Monday marked the annual UCSF Brewers’ Guild meetup at Anchor Brewing. Yes, it may seem initially surprising that this somewhat dull-ish UC branch across the bay from the more spry Berkeley campus might contain such awesomeness. But then again, UCSF … Continue reading

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