Oakland Beer Drinkers Associaton 2017-10-20T11:58:10+00:00

The Oakland Beer Drinkers Association has one mission – to unite beer drinkers and the breweries they love here in Oakland California. We collaborate with our fellow brewmasters to create compelling new brews for your enjoyment. Below you will find our current offerings as well as the results of our previous collaborations. Check back often for the newest brews or subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know when the first kegs are tapped!

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SPECIALTY BEERS

“PAUL JONES” RYE IPA

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

During a celebrated visit to the Bay Area in 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt accepted an invitation to lay the cornerstone of a new YMCA in Vallejo. Arrangements were made for the Torpedo Boat Paul Jones to transport the President from Oakland Mole to Mare Island. Teddy, famously competitive, suggested an attempt at a record time for the journey. An exhilarating – indeed, record-setting – run ensued. However, the Navy would later quietly pay for the resulting swamped docks and boats from Oakland to Vallejo as well as all four burned-out stacks of the Paul Jones.

This month, Paul Jones will grace both Oakland and Vallejo in the form of a Rye IPA brewed in collaboration with Mare Island Brewing Company. Inspired by this tale, brewmasters in both Oakland and Vallejo (our brewmaster Shane Aldrich, along with Mare Island’s brewmaster Ryan Gibbons) saw an opportunity to poetically connect the cities once more, in a sudsy homage to what must’ve been a helluva ride.

IBU & ABV

63
6%

IMPERIAL PORTER

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Brewed in collaboration with Melissa Myers of The Good Hop as part of The Oakland Beer Drinkers Association series, this beer has all the makings of a traditional imperial porter. Built with subtle notes of chocolate, spices and a hint of orange, it proves worthy in flavor, texture and aroma through these multi-layered ingredients. Heirloom barley, chocolate wheat, chocolate rye and Mandarina Bavaria hops round out this collaboration porter’s characteristics.

IBU & ABV

39
7.8%

RYE RUV RU

NOT AVAILABLE

We used malted and flaked Rye for this collaborative beer to add a nice kick. Columbus and Mosaic hops were used exclusively, with a heavy influence at the back end to accentuate the aroma and flavor. Notes of pineapple, passion fruit, citrus zest, spice, and dank are prevalent throughout this gold beauty. Brewed in collaboration with Pacific Coast Brewing Company and Oak Barrel Winecraft as part of the Oakland Beer Drinkers Association series.

IBU & ABV

65
6.7%

CHOCOLATE JESUS

NOT AVAILABLE

Chocolate Jesus is a Belgian Chocolate Imperial Stout that is smooth, rich and decadent. Brewed with Ecuadorian cocoa nibs and a Trappist ale yeast, this bold beer pairs well with grilled steak or chicken, and can be served with vanilla ice cream for an indulgent after dinner treat. Brewed as a collaboration between Lucky Devil Brewing Company and Linden Street Brewery as part of The Oakland Beer Drinkers Association series.

IBU & ABV

31
9.1%

CREAM ALE

NOT AVAILABLE

Brewed in collaboration with Peter Hoey of Brewers Supply group, we present a classic American Cream Ale made with 6-row barley and corn. Lightly hopped with German noble hops and highly refreshing, drink this crushable beer while it’s fresh.

IBU & ABV

17
4.2%

INDEPENDENT FROM LINDEN

NOT AVAILABLE

Light and exotic, crisp and crushable, Independent From Linden is an American Pilsner using puffed jasmine rice for a floral aroma that is unmistakable. A gram of saffron per barrel in this gorgeous golden beer gives it a slightly savory finish for a flavor profile as unique as Oakland. Brewed in collaboration between Independent Brewing Company and Oakland United Beerworks as part of the Oakland Beer Drinkers Association series.

IBU & ABV

16
5.8%

OBBP (OAKLAND BERKELEY BELGIAN PALE)

NOT AVAILABLE

Brewed in collaboration with Jeff Kimpe of Triple Rock Brewery in Berkeley. This beer is an American take on a Belgian classic. We used 2-Row barley, amber malt, and dextrose; along with European hops. The American twist comes from our generous dry hopping schedule with Styrian Golding and Tettnanger, letting the consumer get reacquainted with these varieties.

IBU & ABV

17
5.7%