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Oaktoberfest

It's time for Oktoberfest but if Munich is not in your travel plans, take the short trip over to the Dimond District for Oakland's version of the annual German festival, Oaktoberfest, the fall celebration of craft beer, food, entertainment, arts and all things Oakland. The festival, held at MacArthur and Fruitvale, also raises funds [...]

Oaktoberfest2019-10-04T14:38:18-07:00

New Fall Release

It's October, beer is king and it's our favorite time of the year! In an Oakland Beer Drinkers' Association collaboration with Christian Kazakoff of Moraga's Canyon Club Brewery, our brewmaster, Shane Aldrich, has just released a new Pale Ale. Its name, "Passcode-O-980-24-M," traces the ale's origins from Oakland to Moraga via Highways 908 and [...]

New Fall Release2019-09-27T16:25:47-07:00

Alameda Blues, Brews & BBQ

Join us on Sunday, Sep 15, 12-6 PM, for the 4th Annual Alameda Brews, Blues & BBQ event at 1453 Webster in Alameda. We'll be there to support the West End Arts and Entertainment District , which promotes performing and visual art in Alameda, and you can too while enjoying a beer garden, live music a kids' [...]

Alameda Blues, Brews & BBQ2019-09-10T11:30:28-07:00

Best of the East Bay!

We are pumped to have been awarded the 2019 Best of the East Bay Editor's Choice Award for Best Taproom to Sip German Ales! Thank you to our friends at East Bay Express and to everyone who made this possible. Check out the accolades (aw, shucks) and then come on by to the taproom to check [...]

Best of the East Bay!2019-08-02T09:53:04-07:00

Ales for ALS

Come and sample the unique brews from Oakland United and 40 other breweries at the 6th Annual Ales for ALS Beer Festival at Faction Brewing on Saturday, July 27, 1- 5 PM! The festival raises funds for the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world’s leading ALS research foundation, toward the goal of finding therapies and cure for [...]

Ales for ALS2019-07-25T10:21:18-07:00

New Andrew Ritter Tribute Release

As part of Oakland United's annual memorial tribute to our friend and colleague, Andrew Ritter, we're releasing our new Hoppy Saison, brewed using a blend of Mosaic, Simcoe, Sabro, Loral, and HBC 630, 344, 692, and 56 hops, provided by Yakima Chief Hops and Loftus Ranches. Each year, Brewmaster Shane Aldrich varies the beer style to honor Andrew's [...]

New Andrew Ritter Tribute Release2019-07-17T16:30:25-07:00

Walk in the Wild

The Oakland Zoo’s 27th Annual Walk in the Wild is one of the Bay Area’s premier fundraising events. We will be joining other microbreweries, wineries and the Bay Area’s top chefs on Saturday, June 22 (5:30 - 8 PM), for a unique evening in one of Oakland's crown jewels. Eat and drink as you [...]

Walk in the Wild2019-06-19T16:57:00-07:00

Pride Not Prejudice Saison

In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, the Jack London Brewing District presents Pride Not Prejudice, a saison made with lemongrass, white peppercorns and makrut lime leaves.  A portion of the proceeds from its sale will be donated to the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, which is dedicated to enhancing and sustaining the well-being of Oakland’s LGBTQ [...]

Pride Not Prejudice Saison2019-06-06T08:41:07-07:00

New fn(IPA) Release

Our newest fn(IPA) has just been released! Far from a typical hoppy bomb, our West Coast IPA is balanced and pairs well with food. Each release varies as a function (fn) of the unique combination of hops used, keeping each batch singular and special. This release, our seventh (n=7), uses Southern Aroma and XJA2 [...]

New fn(IPA) Release2019-06-05T14:44:18-07:00

Less is More….and More!

Enjoy the delicious offerings from Oakland United and 30+ local craft breweries at the dog-friendly Session Beer Fest in Jack London Square on Saturday, the 25th (1-5 PM). Sample a wide range of thoughtfully crafted, full-flavored and super refreshing low-ABV brews. All proceeds benefit  Bike East Bay in their local advocacy of better, safer biking. Still [...]

Less is More….and More!2019-05-22T15:41:00-07:00