Our friend and colleague Andrew Ritter loved family, friends, brewing beer, and rugby and tragically died from ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) at the age of 31. We miss him dearly and brew an annual tribute beer, this year an Apricot Wheat, in his honor. Proceeds from the sale of this beer will support [...]
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It's August and if it's Saturday, it's a good day to have great craft beer! We'll be pouring on Saturdays at the following festivals throughout August: Aug 13: St. Mary's College Summer Beer and Wine Festival, for wine, beer and appetizers, held on their campus in Orinda and open to everyone, 2-5PM Aug 13: [...]
Oakland's Jack London District is home to the highest concentration of craft breweries in The Town: Oakland United, Federation, Original Pattern, Buck Wild, Hella Coastal and (opening later this year) Cellarmaker Brewing. We are thrilled to announce the return of the Jack London Brewing District Block Party on Saturday, August 6, 1-6PM. Get your [...]
Join us for our Second Annual Charity Chili Cook-Off at the taproom on Saturday, July 30, 1-6PM! Tickets include all you can eat chili, 2 drink tickets, a pub glass and a $5 donation to Oakland Animal Services (OAS) and Alameda County Community Food Bank. Get your tickets HERE or at the taproom, vote [...]
In celebration of our release of Lucky Dog v2 and in recognition of the fine work of Oakland Animal Services, we'll be holding an OAS Adoption Brewery Pop Up event on Saturday, June 11, 3-5PM. Join us to enjoy our 3 new releases, win a Lucky Dog t-shirt if you're lucky, and perhaps take [...]
It's 2022 and craft beer festivals are back! Join Oakland United Beerworks as we celebrate the local craft beer scene, as well as support worthy nonprofits while enjoying regional cuisine, live music and more. Mark your calendars and be sure to join us for the following sure-to-be fun events: May 21-22: Pleasant Hill Art, [...]
Come on by The Hop Grenade in Concord on Friday, Jan 28 (5-8PM), and meet our Head Brewer Mike Vinson and Sales Manager Maureen Benton Gibe. Taste our lineup of brews, including our new Lucky Dog Hazy IPA, and talk all things beer with these friendly, knowledgeable folks. And not to ignore your lucky dog, our [...]
Back again this year and available now: our 12 BEERS OF CHRISTMAS GIFT BOX, for just $59! It includes 12 of our tasty brews: New Oakland Glow, East Bay Nights, Proper Hooligan, Redwood Red Ale, Andrew Ritter Tribute Vienna Lager, When Life Gives You Lemons Raspberry Lemon Wheat, Sarsaparilla Stout, Hazy Pop Hazy IPA, [...]
As our former Taproom Manager Jay Smith makes his way east toward new adventures in Kansas City, we wish him a fond farewell and thank him for helping us launch our Jack London taproom in April of 2019. Meet Eric Pontrelli, our new Taproom Manager, who will be debuting at the front of the [...]
Oakland United is pleased to announce Mike Vinson as our new Head Brewer. Mike has over 5 years of experience brewing in the Bay Area and comes to us from Headlands Brewing, where he was the Head Brewer for their Lafayette brewpub. He has previously worked for East Brother Brewing and Gilman Brewing and has [...]