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To-Go Beer Orders Available!

If you feel yourself jonesing for our beer while our Taproom is closed, you can easily purchase our beer through on-line and in-person orders or via email or via phone. Depending on the beer, a variety of formats are available, from single bottle to 64-oz growlers to kegs. You can order and pay online [...]

To-Go Beer Orders Available!2020-03-18T15:45:28-07:00

Sunday Soccer with the Brewer

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? Join our Head Brewer, Ian Powell, for "Sunday Soccer with the Brewer" at the Taproom every Sunday mornings for the rest of the Premier League season! We open 30 mins prior to kickoff for Hangover Brunch Specials (such as Eggs Benedict Mac 'n Cheese and Huevos Rancheros Mac [...]

Sunday Soccer with the Brewer2020-03-07T11:22:17-07:00

Our First Hazy IPA

Our Head Brewer, Ian Powell, introduces Oakland United's first Hazy IPA, the Through& Through! Topping out at a whopping 69 million Hazy Beer Bro Units (yes, we made that up), this West Coast Style Hazy IPA features a large New Zealand hop presence (Motueka, Wakatu, and Waimea). The prevalent aromatic hops provide an up [...]

Our First Hazy IPA2020-03-09T10:14:13-07:00

Ready for a Close-Up

We have just completed bottling of our International Blonde Belgian Ale, our tasty collaboration with 1888 Coffee. The subtle roasted aromas of the shade-grown coffee from Veracruz, Mexico complement a lightly flavored Belgian-style ale, resulting in a smooth mouth-feel that finishes with a hint of coffee. This blonde bombshell of a bottle is now [...]

Ready for a Close-Up2020-02-29T10:36:37-07:00

Beer Week is Here!

JOIN US AT THE TAPROOM FOR SPECIAL BEER WEEK EVENTS: SUNDAY, FEB 8, 12-5 PM: JLBD Release Party Release Party for the newest Jack London Brewing District collaboration, a Hazelnut Nectar Brown Ale THURSDAY, FEB 13, 4-10 PM: TAP TAKEOVER Meet the JLBD Brewers, including our own Head Brewer, Ian Powell, 7-9 PM FRIDAY, [...]

Beer Week is Here!2020-02-06T09:59:05-07:00

Introducing our New Head Brewer!

As our local craft beer market continues to develop and expand, Oakland United is also evolving and looking forward to building upon the Belgian and German style beers that have served as the foundation of our business.  As we plan on expanding our portfolio, we are delighted to announce the arrival of our new [...]

Introducing our New Head Brewer!2020-01-30T09:09:15-07:00

Debut of International Blonde!

"From premium beans to superior coffee to exceptional beer" Brewing the perfect cup of coffee, just like brewing the perfect beer, is an intricate and creative experience. Thus, it only seems appropriate that these two craft beverages would come together in something special. For the 1888 Coffee Company, over 130 years of coffee-growing tradition [...]

Debut of International Blonde!2019-12-19T10:36:05-07:00

Märzen Madness!

Our Märzen is back! Märzen lagers were originally brewed by Medieval German brewers in the month of March (Märzen) and aged during the hot months of spring and summer when airborne bacteria frequently interfered with fermentation of the beer. Brewers would then tap them in September or October, providing a rounder, smoother brew. These [...]

Märzen Madness!2019-10-17T14:14:59-07:00

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