Barrel Aged Reserves

About two years ago we had the fortune of getting Travis Camacho to takeover our barrel program. Since, Travis has been experimenting with coconuts, viognier grapes, cherimoyas, Buddha’s hands, and playing with every type of barrel he can get his hands on. Drake’s Barrel House, in San Leandro, has been offering these unique and rare […]

Hop Chef: The Crowd Favorite

Hop Chef Champion Brewer Competition (Saturday, April 16th) was a resounding success! The whole day was an excellent representation of the craft beer community, with a tremendous outcry of support for each other’s beers, and a commitment to having fun and getting to hang with the people that make our jobs possible! We had a kick […]

Hop Chef: The Mint Feud

So then, there’s us. The entire week before the Hop Chef ingredient drawing, our Brewmaster John Gillooly joked about how much he wanted mint as his secret ingredient. In other words, mint was the one ingredient he absolutely did not want. Low and behold, we drew mint. “Mint is terrible,” commented our Barrelmaster Travis Camacho. […]

Hop Chef: Imaginary Beach Party

Social Kitchen & Brewery is known for their #forkyeah comfort food, inventive cocktails, and their award winning craft beers. Last year Brewmaster Kim Sturdavant won a gold medal at GABF for his “Mr. Kite’s Pale Ale.” Since then, Social Kitchen has drawn beer geeks, and foodies alike to the Sunset district of San Francisco. Kim […]

Hop Chef: Speed Date

In 2000, Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan opened the doors to the 21st Amendment brewpub in San Francisco’s historic South Park neighborhood. Since their opening, they’ve expanded their production and joined us in San Leandro as our friendly neighbor brewery, all while enticing the beer world with their witty names and delicious brews. We got […]