Barrel-Aging Inventory Time What’s next from our barrels?

Let us tell you a story about Drake’s and its barrels. Back in 2007, former Drake’s brewer and current Triple Rock Head Brewer Rodger Davis got his hands on a handful of barrels- just about six or so to start- and filled them with beer. At the time Rodger used the project simply to experiment […]

Meet the DBH bartenders

We spend a lot of time talking about the brewers, but they are just one part, granted a huge part, of the equation down here in San Leandro. Our DBH bartenders, those killer tasting room tenants, the keepers of the kegs, the wenches of the warehouse and the baron of the barrels make sure that […]

Jeff Kimpe and Jupiter Beer

When our brewer Jeff found out our sister brewpub Jupiter in Berkeley was looking to ramp up its house beers with some new seasonals, he jumped at the opportunity to create some new brews to fit the bill. Jeff says he plans to brew Jupiter specialties both at Drake’s and on the smaller system at […]

First Brew for the New Tanks- 1500

Our three new 60 barrel tanks arrived in late September just as we were about to hop a plane for the Great American Beer Festival, and the excitement that day round here was pretty palpable. But, for the past couple of weeks the tanks have stood tall and enticing but empty in our new cellar […]

Food Pairing: Cheese and Chocolate with Drake’s

A week from Friday, Drake’s is teaming up with Tcho Chocolates for a Beer, Cheese and Chocolate Pairing event, and so, to prepare the best line-up of pairings for that night we thought it would be a good idea to have a pre-tasting here at the Brewery. Also, we just really really like cheese, chocolate […]

Behind-the-Scenes at Drake’s: Filling New Barrels

Got some new barrels in at the brewery on Monday, and yesterday Brian got started filling them with beer. The barrels, an assortment of red wine barrels from Blacksmith Cellars in Alameda including Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon will give a great variety of flavors to our beers, and a couple of them, Brian […]