Jolly Rodger Bottle Release 2015

Avast ye! Jolly Rodger spotted on the horizon! Bring ye empty treasure chests to be filled with the finest bottle releases of the year. This year’s Jolly release is a special collaboration with Oakland’s own Highwire Coffee company. We brewed an Imperial Coffee Porter with Highwire’s carefully selected roast from the Huila region of Columbia: Colombia Huila Finca […]

John G’s Jibber-Jab: Triplicity IPA

Industry treasure & Drake’s Head Brewer John Gillooly has a lot of opinions. We’ve decided to share his opinions with you nice blog readers. For our perceptive Aroma Coma fans (patients?) and fans of Aroma Prieta, you may have noticed that these are studies in American and New Zealand hops. They begin with the same […]

First Friday Blockparty

Hey Drake’s fans! You’re in for a treat tonight in two locations! As with every month, we have our First Friday brewery block party. From 4pm to 8pm we are benefiting the San Leandro Education Foundation while being pleasantly serenaded by Oakland’s own Muncie (self styled as rock, roll, swing, and slide). We will have […]

AromaFest: Drake’s Ten Day Coma Kick-Off Event

We’re kicking off our biggest release of the summer season with a series of events across California. The Ten Day Coma will begin at Drake’s Barrel House on July 17 featuring Aroma Coma, Aroma Prieta and our newest heavyweight: Aroma Therapy Double IPA. Beginning at 5pm our parking lot will become a spectacle of sights, […]

John G’s Jibber-Jab: Session Beers for Session Fest

With our 3rd Annual NorCal Session Fest this Saturday at Jack London Square, we corralled Brewmaster & Industry Treasure John Gillooly and asked him to wax eloquently on Session Beers: I think all of the brewers here at Drake’s get excited for Session Beer month – a whole month devoted to low-gravity beers with flavor. […]