From the HBD Archive
From: copeland@calypso.atmos.colostate.edu (Jeff Copeland)
Subject: Berkeley Brewpubs (and the greater Bay Area)
Date: 1992-06-30 14:55:25 GMT

Here's a list I got from Rec.crafts.brewing on June 18 1992. Its more than
just Berkeley, but a number are accesible via BART or other mass transit.

(kudos to Nick Cuccia cuccia@mica.berkeley.edu for the list)

Anchor Brewing Company
1705 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
415 863 8350
The nation's first modern microbrewery, home of Anchor Steam, Liberty
Ale, Anchor Porter, Anchor Wheat, seasonal Holiday beers, and Old
Foghorn Barleywine. Tours on weekdays, by appointment.
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: BART Civic Center; catch MUNI 19 Polk south at
Hyde/Eighth and Market; get off at Rhode Island and Mariposa; walk
two blocks east.

Bison Brewery
2598 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
510 841 7734
Originally opened by "Buffalo" Bill Owens, now run by Eric Freitag
and Scott DeOca. Scott likes to experiment with herbs and flavorings
in his beers; I remember an espresso stout that he made last year as
being particularly interesting. Postmodern building with art by local
artists. Sandwiches; salads; coffee drinks (This *is* Telegraph Ave.
in Berkeley, after all).
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: BART to Berkeley Station, transfer to AC
Transit #40. Bus stops right in front of Bison.

Boulder Creek Brewing
13040 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
408 338 7882
Beers include Tall Tale Pale Ale, Redwood Ale, and Lorenzo Logger
Lager. Not far from Big Basin Redwoods State Park.
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: CalTrain Santa Cruz shuttle from San Jose
BART station; get off at Santa Cruz transit center; transfer to
Santa Cruz transit #35. Note: last shuttle from Santa Cruz leaves
Santa Cruz at 8:50p.

Brewpub on the Green
3350 Stevenson Blvd
Fremont, CA 94538
510 651 5510
Haven't been to this one. Menu by Narsai David, one of California's
best-known cooks. "Buffalo" Bill Owens is a partner in this pub.
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: Fremont BART; roughly 3/4 mi. walk/cab ride
from there.

Buffalo Bill's Brewpub
1082 B Street
Hayward, CA 94541
510 886 9823
First brewpub to open in Bay Area since Prohibition. Also home of
_American Brewer_ Magazine. Nice amber ale, Yakima Cider on tap,
and one of my favorite brewhouses--all recycled dairy equipment.
Also home of _American Brewer_ magazine.
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: BART to Hayward Station, walk three blocks
east on B.

Dempsey's Ale House
50 E. Washington St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: Golden Gate Transit from SF/San Rafael to
Petaluma.

Golden Pacific Brewery
5515 Doyle St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
510 547 8270
Produces draft and bottled beers for the Berkeley area. Arranged to
contract brew Thousand Oaks products after TO ceased production.
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: BART MacArthur Station; transfer to AC Transit
#57 (Emeryville Marina direction).

Gordon Biersch #1
640 Emerson
Palo Alto, CA 94301
415 323 7723
Specializes in German brews--their standards are Export, Maerzen, and
Dunkle; weissbiers in summer and bocks in autumn. Mmmmm!
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: CalTrain to Palo Alto Station, east on
University to Emerson (2-3 blocks), south on Emerson.

Gordon Biersch #2
33 E. San Fernando
San Jose, CA 95113
408 294 6785
See Gordon Biersch #1.
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: SCRTD Light Rail-able.

Gordon Biersch #3
2 Harrison St.
San Francisco, CA
See Gordon Biersch #1. Opened last week of March 1992.
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: BART to Embarcadero station, south along the
Embarcadero for about 4-5 blocks; in the old Hills Brothers building.

Hogshead Brewery
114 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
916 443 BREW
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: Amtrak from Oakland, Berkeley, or Richmond
station/stops to Sacramento.

Kelmer's Brewhouse
458 B Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
707 544 4677
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: Golden Gate Transit to downtown Santa Rosa.

Lind Brewing
1933 Davis #177
San Leandro, CA 94577
510 562 0866
Microbrewer; Roger Lind is an alumnus of Triple Rock, Golden Gate (RIP),

and Devil Mountain (RIP) breweries. Local distribution; his ales
(Drake's Gold and Drake's Amber) are especially nice.
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: unknown.

Marin Brewing Company
1809 Larkspur Landing Circle
Larkspur, CA 94939
415 461 4677
After Gordon Biersch, my favorite brewpub. Don't think they have a
bad brew in the bunch (Marin Weisse, Mt. Tam Pale Ale, Albion Amber,
Point Reyes Porter, Raspberry Trail Ale (Mt. Tam with raspberries--
yum!), Old Dipsea Barleywine (smooooth; blows Old Foghorn Away), San
Quentin Breakout Stout, Point Reyes Porter).
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: Across Sir Francis Drake from Golden Gate
Ferry's Larkspur terminal.

Mendocino Brewing Company
13351 Highway 101 S.
Hopland, CA 95449
707 744 1015
Every homebrewer must make the pilgrimage: not only is it the first
legal brewpub since prohibition in California, but its original brewing
equipment came from the late New Albion Brewery (the first startup
micro in the US). All of its beers--Pale Ale, Amber, Specialty Ale
(Eye of the Hawk--nectar in a bottle), Stout, Christmas Porter--are
excellent. Worth the trip from San Francisco.
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: Greyhound from San Francisco.

Pacific Coast Brewing Company
906 Washington
Oakland, CA 94607
415 836 BREW
Been a while since I've been there. Nice old Victorian-style bar,
with downstairs brewery. Also serves microbrew from other makers.
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: BART Oakland, south on Broadway to Ninth
Street, west on Ninth to Washington.

Rubicon Brewery
2004 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95814
916 448 7032
Phil Moeller was once an award-winning homebrewer. Now his brews win
medals at GABF. His Amber Ale is particularly yummy.
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: Amtrak from Oakland, Berkeley, or Richmond
stations/stops to Sacramento.

Hogshead Brewery
114 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
916 443 BREW
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: Amtrak from Oakland, Berkeley, or Richmond
stations/stops to Sacramento.

San Francisco Brewing Company
155 Columbus St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
415 434 3344
Great looking copper brewkettle, pretty good lager, mediocre amber.
Pubfare.
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: BART Montgomery, catch MUNI #30 at Market and
Third, get off at Columbus, walk towards the Transamerica Pyramid until
you get to Pacific. Look for the kettle.

Seabright Brewery
519 Seabright Av.
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: CalTrain shuttle from San Jose CalTrain
station. Note: Last shuttle leaves Santa Cruz at 8:50p.

Santa Cruz Brewing/Front Street Pub
516 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
408 429 8838
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: CalTrain shuttle from San Jose CalTrain station.

Last shuttle to San Jose leaves at 8:50p.

Sudwerks Hubschbrau
2001 Second Street
Davis, CA 95616
916 756 BREW
This brewpub specializes in the best German-style brew in the Bay
Area. Their wheat beer is my favorite next to Anchor's, and their
pilsner and bock are the best in the Bay Area. Period.
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: Amtrak Capitol Special from Oakland, Berkeley,
or Richmond stations/stops to Davis.

Tied House Cafe and Brewery #1
954 Villa St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
415 965 BREW
20 Bbl brewery. Pale Ale, Amber, Dark, Doppelweizen, and I believe a
low-calorie amber. Good food.
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: CalTrain Mountain View. East on Castro, north
on Villa.

Tied House Cafe and Brewery #2
65 N. San Pedro
San Jose, CA 95110
408 295 2739
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: Unknown.

Tied House Cafe and Brewery #3
#8 Pacific Marina
Alameda, CA
510 521 4321
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: BART Oakland 12th St. Station. Transfer to AC
Transit #12; get off at Marina Village Parkway and Challenger. Walk
towards the water and look for the signs.

Triple Rock Brewery
1920 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
510 843 2739
First Berkeley Brewpub. Pinnacle Pale Ale, Red Rock Ale (my fave),
Black Rock Porter. Sandwiches/chili/nachos.
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: BART Berkeley station. North on Shattuck 4-5
blocks.

Twenty Tank Brewery
316 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
415 255 9455
Third brewpub opened by owners of Triple Rock (#2 is Bigtime Brewery
and Alehouse in Seattle). Mellow Flow Pale Ale, Hi Top Amber (dry),
Kinnikinnick Amber (malty), Kinnikinnick Stout. Sandwiches/chili/
nachos.
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: BART Civic Center/MUNI Van Ness stations.
Four blocks south of Market on Eleventh Street.

Winchester Brewing
830 S. Winchester Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95128
408 243 7561
Nice barleywine.
ACCESS BY MASS TRANSIT: unknown.

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Jeff Copeland copeland@calypso.atmos.colostate.edu
Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University
Ft Collins CO 80523

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