Brewmaster’s Dinner with Brian Thorson and Bruce Paton (the Beer Chef)= Culinary nirvana

This past Friday Bruce Paton, aka the Beer Chef as he’s come to be known in the Bay Area, put together an incredible four-course menu to highlight some of our beers— including some of our barrel-aged beers. Back in February during San Francisco Beer Week, Paton caught the ear of our head brewer Brian Thorson […]

Blonde Bottling: Flight of the Brewing-Men

Today at Drake’s we’ve been bottling fools, packing up our Blonde Ale for you guys to enjoy with some friends and some sunshine. Here’s a video of the action. Trying to make sure you guys have enough to go round keeps our bottling team moving pretty fast! Cheers!   [youtube]70HV3iXzC4E[/youtube]

RECAP: Last Week at Drake’s: August 1-7, 2011

Wow, last week was quite a week here at Drake’s. On Tuesday we invited over some close friends for our first ever Drake’s Summer Soiree.  With delicious burgers and sandwiches courtesy of Oakland’s “fivetenburger” truck and all the tasty beer in the Barrel House (including a firkin of citra dry-hopped IPA), lots of fun was […]

Aroma Coma knocked it outta the park at the Bistro IPA Fest!

This past Sunday we sent our newest batch of Aroma Coma IPA to the Bistro in Hayward, Calif. for their annual IPA fest. Competing against 49 other IPAs in a blind tasting, our insanely flavorful and aromatic brew took the People’s Choice award and placed 2nd overall!   The entire day was a big success […]

We got a pretty ribbon from the California State Fair. And some awesome awards!

Last weekend, head brewer Brian Thorson went to the California State Fair Commercial Craft Brewing Competition. He came home with three gold certificates for our IPA, Denogginizer & 1500, and three silver certificates for our Blonde, Hefe and Amber. We also came in second place in the overall competition. I’d say it was a successful […]