All of our beers are crafted in small batches using only premium ingredients. Our line up of German beers has made a name for itself over the years and our new 6000-barrel brewhouse allows us the creativity to craft a wide variety of appealing styles and flavors.  To learn more about the styles of beer we brew, view creative recipes using our beer and more, join Jay Smith, our Taproom Manager, and Ian Powell, our Head Brewer, on “Taproom Tuesdays with Jay.”  Our beer is available to-go for pickup or delivery from our brewery.

BREWMASTER’S NOTES

A SHOULDER TO CRYO ON WEST COAST IPA

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

In this collaboration with the good folks at Gilman Brewing, A Shoulder to Cryo On West Coast IPA features the use of cryo hops, which provide intense hop flavor and aroma.

Appearance: Light orange with a light, frothy head.

Aroma: Some malt sweetness, bright notes of pine and lemon zest.

Taste: A well-built malt base, giving breadiness and sweetness that serve to help accentuate the bitterness and make the pine and citrus really pop on the late palate.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Full mouth hop character, finishing with light lingering bitterness and a light alcohol burn.

ABV: 7.5%

Hops: Cascade, Chinook, Citra

GOLDEN CHILD GOLDEN STOUT (NITRO)

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

This collaboration brew with Loma Brewing features vanilla and almost 100 lb of chocolate nibs. Creaminess and the mouthfeel of a full nitro can round out the flavor profile.

Appearance: GOLDEN! When properly poured, a thick white creamy head cascades down the sides of the glass, eventually settling  with about 2 inches of dense nitro foam.

Aroma: Very dessert-centric without being overly sweet or cloying. Vanilla and chocolate notes waft as the nitro pour effervesces.

Taste: A luxurious blend of malt sweetness, bitter (and fruity) chocolate, and rich vanilla are melded by the creaminess of the nitrogen pour to make an exceptionally complex and enjoyable golden stout.

Mouthfeel/Finish: The nitro pulls the weight on mouthfeel, making a pillowy pallet for the flavors to be expressed. Subtle sweetness and high notes of vanilla linger.

ABV: 7.0%

HOP CANDI SESSION IPA

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

This session IPA is bright, juicy and a perfect balance of hop-forward flavor and light drinkable body.

Appearance: Light orange/straw with a fluffy white foamy head.

Aroma: Light and fresh! Really bright citrus with mild pine aftertones.

Taste: Crisp and refreshing. Subtle hop bitterness pleasantly blends with grapefruit and floral notes.

Mouthfeel/Finish: This all-day IPA is crisp and compact. The simple malt bill works to highlight the expressiveness in the hop profile

ABV: 4.3%

OL’ BRICK BITTER ESB

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Ol’ Brick Bitter is an Extra Special Bitter (ESB) that is the third in our Linden Street series. Our take on an English classic, this easy drinking pub ale was one of our best known during the Linden Street days and is the first to be resurrected after years of lying dormant as a recipe in our books.  ESB is a style known for its unique interplay between the malt and the bitterness imparted by the hops. Smooth, dry and delicious!

Appearance: Light, pale orange/straw. Thick white foamy head.

Aroma: Light malt sweetness with a nice floral hop character and a hint of pear on the finish.

Flavor: Light body punctuated with significant malt overtones. Very classic English malt profile with West Coast hop characteristics. Prominent pear and other subtle fruit flavors finish with a light, lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: A lower than usual carb level, as is traditional for this English style. Very clean finish.

ABV: 4.8%

Hops: Comet, Super Saazer

Malt Bill: Crisp Marris Otter, Crisp Extra Pale Maris Otter, Grain Millers Flaked Oats, Wyermann Carared

EAST BAY NIGHTS BLACK LAGER

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

East Bay Nights, our award-winning Black Lager, is one of our Linden Street series honoring our roots as Linden street Brewery.

Appearance: Very dark in color and while still technically a clear beer, this is about as black as it gets.  A light brown head slowly dissipates.

Aroma: Absolutely bursting with notes of roast malt and dark coffee.

Taste: The roast malt and coffee characteristics are prevalent and linger at the finish but clean, crisp lager notes combine with dark fruit to balance the experience.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Drinkers may be confused by the color but a light and effervescent mouthfeel contributes to the enjoyment of the roast characteristics.

ABV: 4.8%

DANGER ZONE WEIZENBOCK

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

At 9.3% ABV, this wheat version of a German-style bock is the second of our higher ABV holiday beer releases. It has a complex malty sweetness that effervesces into a much lighter and delicate notes of fruit and light caramel!

Appearance: Deep caramel body with some haze from yeast in solution. Light fluffy head.

Aroma: First perception of malt sweetness transitions into banana esters and clove phenolics from the presence of the weisen yeast.

Taste: Complex malty sweetness that effervesces into much lighter delicate notes of fruit and light caramel.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Malt-forward body, starting sweet but finishing delicate with a sultry burn. Quintessential dessert beer characteristics.

ABV: 9.3%

ZIG A ZIG AHHH HARD GINGER BEER

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Created in collaboration with our friend and great brewer, Tommy Weaver, we used over six hundred pounds of fresh ginger to deliver a hard and unique twist on an old favorite.

Appearance: Light straw/orange in color. Surprisingly bright considering the volume of ginger we used. Head is quickly disspiating.

Aroma: Light malt sweetness, mostly overpowered by the spiciness of the ginger but also features a subtle earthiness.

Taste: Light and clean malt body serves as a vehicle to deliver a big hit of ginger upfront that lingers on the back palage with a nice subtle burn.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Light, slightly thin mouthfeel that is complemented by the effervescence and intensity of the ginger.

ABV: 6.3%

NEW OAKLAND GLOW PILSNER (VOTED BEST EAST BAY BREW 2020)

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

New Oakland Glow is our rebranded Pilsner, one of our original four core beers and voted as the “Best of the East Bay Brew” by Oakland Magazine readers earlier this year (thank you!). New Oakland Glow is the first in our “Linden Street Series,” celebrating our roots as Linden Street Brewery, which was founded in 2009 in a warehouse on Linden Street.

Appearance: Pale straw color, thick frothy head the remains for most of consumption.

Aroma:  Light bready-ness with sharp floral hop aroma.

Taste: Crisp, clean, and refreshing. Some expressive noble hop bitterness finishes with a mild maltiness and floral hop aftertaste.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Light bodied, very crisp slightly acidic (due to carbonation)  mouthfeel.

ABV: 4.8%

QUEENSBURY RULES SCOTCH ALE / WEE HEAVY

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Front loaded with roasted barley toughness and backed up by a robust caramel sweetness, Queensbury Rules delivers a smooth knockout punch.

Appearance: Dark and heavy with subtle ruby legs seen at an angle.

Aroma:  Almost smore sweetness blends with the roast for a light but pleasant aroma.

Taste: Big roast characteristics upfront make way to a caramel sweetness that rounds out into a full mouth umami

Mouthfeel/Finish: Big body, faux cashmere tongue coating with a sweet but not cloying after taste.

ABV: 8.8%

Hops: Hallertau Callista, Summit

Malt Bill: Crisp Marris Otter, Crystal (3.5%), Simpsons Roasted Barley, Wyermann Roasted Barley

SUPER SPOOKY HAZY HOPPY IPA

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Appearance: Bright orange.

Aroma:  Orange zest and lychee burst through with a hint of mild grassiness.

Taste: You and your tastebuds get a big upfront shock as they’re immediately hit with a big, fruity punch! As your heart rate comes back down, and you register the back palate, fresh cut grass and subtle Citra dankness helps you settle in and relax.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Definitely a thicker hazy but sufficiently carbonated to accentuate flavor and balance the robust mouthfeel.

ABV: 6.7%

Hops: Citra, Eldorado, Kohatu

Malt Bill: Rahr Premium Pilsnder, Rahr White Wheat, Grain Millers Flaked Oats, Simpsons Golden Naked Oats

WHAT’S MINE SAY? DUDE (WEST COAST IPA)

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Released at the same time as “What’s Mine Say? Sweet,” both beers were brewed using Citra and Simcoe hops but with 2 completely different and delicious flavor profiles.

Appearance: Pale orange, slightly lighter than your OG West Coasts such as Sierra.

Aroma:  Big melon with a puff of marijuana dankness. Slight caramel sweetness as well.

Taste: Piney bitterness upfront mellows into a mostly fruit forward experience. Herbal characteristics linger at the end.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Clean and sharp. The bitterness is direct and upfront and rounds out into a full-mouth hop-forward finish.

ABV: 7%

Hops: Citra, Simcoe

WHAT’S MINE SAY? SWEET (HAZY IPA)

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Released at the same time as “What’s Mine Say? Dude,” both beers were brewed using Citra and Simcoe hops but with 2 completely different and delicious flavor profiles.

Appearance: Golden yellow, quite hazy. Good foamy head with surprising retention.

Aroma:  Big notes of tropical fruit. Our closest to a “classic” Juicy boi yet. Melon, orange, and lemon zest.

Taste: Big bright tropical fruit upfront. Much more Citra dankness and a subtle sweetness in the back palate.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Classic juicy mouthfeel. Solid head adds smooth creaminess to the robust hazy mouthfeel.

ABV: 7%

Hops: Citra, Simcoe

CRASH LANDING HAZY IPA

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Appearance:  Pale orange in color; high protein grist and liberal hopping make for a very hazy appearance.

Aroma:  Bright and forward notes of stonefruit, with slight suggestions of green tea.

Taste: This is a juicy boi for sure. Big fruit, noticeably nectarine, crash into the front palate. A tea-like tannin rounds out and mellows the finish.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Like most hazys, pretty chewy mouthfeel.

ABV: 6.9%

Hops: Comet, Idaho 7, Cascade

WET HOP LAZER KITTEN WET-HOPPED IPA

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

In celebration of his birthday, Ian is releasing Wet Hop Lazer Kitten, brewed with Michigan Cashmere hops from Hop Head Farms.

Appearance: Pale in color from very light caramel malt; white Foamy head dissipates quickly

Aroma:  A lot of wet hop character here, light grassiness up front finishes with some tropical fruit and a hint of coconut

Taste: Like the aroma, hops sparkle and dazzle.  Pleasant grassiness without getting vegetal like some WH beers. Fruit blends well with hop character for a pleasant lingering hop sensation.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Slightly drying due to all that fresh lupulin coming atcha! Good balance.

ABV: 6%

NO SLEEP ‘TIL OAKLAND BREAKFAST PORTER

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

No Sleep ‘Til Oakland Breakfast Porter, our collaboration with Oakland’s Bicycle Coffee, is made with 100 pounds of their premium roast.

Appearance: Rich dark chocolate brown, dark frothy head that dissipates relatively quickly.

Aroma:  Heavy fresh coffee aroma combines with the malt character to express a dark chocolate earthiness.

Taste: Big chocolate and caramel notes upfront underlie the vibrant bicycle coffee earthiness that finishes with hints of fruit.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Robust, full mouth feel. Finishes with sharper coffee-like acidity.

ABV: 6.4%

MANDO-HAZE HAZY IPA

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Aroma: Cut grass and mild spice make way for subtle tropical fruit.

Flavor: Hops star with big tropical fruit, particularly pineapple, that transitions into a more dank and earthy back palette. Fruit and light grassy notes linger afterwards.

Mouthfeel: Rounded full body mouthfeel from the wheat and oats provides a canvas for the hops to stand out and coat your tongue.

Appearance: Bright yellow straw color that retains light haziness throughout. Decent head to showcase aroma.

ABV: 7.2%

Hops: Cashmere, Comet, Waimea

CARELESS WHITSPER FRUITED WITBIER

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Careless Whitsper, our Blood Orange Fruited Witbier, is our nod to big hair, padded shoulders and yes, WHAM! This wheat beer is a light and refreshing taste of nostalgia and perfect for our warm summer days and nights!

Appearance: Golden hued, somewhat cloudy due to yeast in suspension. Light frothy head.

Aroma: Big bright fruit that is yeast derived. Soft blood orange on the finish.

Taste: Crisp and bready with a slightly fruit tartness. Blood orange comes through on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Light and almost fluffy start; dissipates with a clean effervescent finish.

ABV: 5%

HELLA-SAURUS REX HELLES LAGER

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

This old school Helles Lager is golden and bright in appearance and crisp and refreshing with a faint hint of grain, breadiness and grassiness.

Appearance: Golden and bright; light head that dissipates into a thin layer of foam and leaves nice spotty lacing.

Aroma:  Mild; a faint hint of grain and breadiness and grassiness.

Taste: Same as the aroma, but more pronounced, and more emphasis on the grassiness. A little sourdough tanginess.

Mouthfeel/Finish: Light-medium, crisp, clean, dry, refreshing.

ABV: 5.2%

ZAPATOS DE BAILE MEXICAN-STYLE LAGER

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

“Dancing Shoes,” made with Zappa hops, is a light Mexican lager perfect to get you jazzed about the warm summer months. A malt bill of 2 Row, Vienna and Flaked Maize create a light drinkable body that allows the subtle fruit from the Zappa hops to shine through. Get ready to strap on your Dancing Shoes and enjoy!

ABV: 5.2%

Hops: Zappa, Magnum

Malt Bill: Rahr Standard 2 Row, Crisp Flaked Torrefied Maize, Weyermann-Vienna

LOCKDOWN PORTER

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Aroma features strong and rich nutty characteristics with more subtle hints of chocolate and roasted malt, finishing with a caramel sweetness. A complementary blend of chocolate and roast malt flavors hit immediately on the front palate, transitioning into a smooth caramel finish that ends relatively sweet but drier than many stouts. Full mouthfeel though slightly less dense than many American porters.

ABV: 5.9%

Hops: Challenger, Magnum

Malt Bill: Dingemans Chocolate, Dark Crystal, Pale Chocolate, Flaked Barley, Coffee Malt, Crystal Light, Rahr Standard 2 Row

PROPER HOOLIGAN ENGLISH MILD

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

This classic English dark mild combines a subtle blend of layered caramel malts with floral British Challenger hops to create an easy drinking and smooth experience.

Aroma: Rich, bready notes with a hint of orange peel on the finish.

Flavor: A light bodied but bright maltiness that smooths into a sweet caramel and soft fruit finish.

Mouthfeel: Full for such a low alcohol beer but finishes dry.

ABV: 4.1%

Hops: English Challenger

Malt Bill: English Halcyon, Pale Chocolate, Pale Crystal, Dark Crystal

BAVARIAN HEFEWEIZEN

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Known as the breakfast beer of Bavaria, this refreshing summer beer is made with 50% malted wheat, 50% pilsner malt, German noble hops, and a famous German yeast strain contributing notes of banana and clove.

ABV: 5.2%