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 […]

Drake’s 25th Anniversary – The Party Details

Hello friends and fans. We hope you are getting good and ready for our 25th Anniversary throwdown Friday, September 12 from 4-10pm, and to help you in that endeavor here is a handy guide of everything you could possibly need to know for the event. Bear with us through it all and you’ll get the […]

Meet Tony: Drake’s Taproom Fixture Since Before the DBH

If we do say so ourselves, we got a pretty sweet thing goin’ on here in our humble Barrel House. We just marked its third anniversary last month, and we began opening seven days a week. With this milestone past us, we thought now would be a good time to look back at the DBH’s […]

Aroma Coma Release Details (AKA how you can get your sweet sweet Aroma fix this Sat. June 28th)

We know you’re excited. We are too. We also know that our releases seem to be getting bigger every year with all you excellent people telling all your friends they HAVE to try Aroma Coma when it comes out. First of all, thanks a lot! Secondly, more people means we have to be pretty clear […]

Alpha & Omega Session Arrive at Drake’s… and they took the bike lane…

When the doors open at Drake’s Barrel House on Saturday, April 26th at noon, ride your bike, jog from the Alameda Ferry, hop on BART, or get your cool uncle to drive you down for the release of Alpha Session IPA and Omega Session American Dark Mild.  Summer is fast approaching, and with it, the promise of […]

Hopocalypse 2014 Release Details

The Hopocalypse arrives on February 1, 2014. We brewed it, and we’ll pour it, but beyond that, it’s up to you to follow us to safety, taking shelter from the hop assault that our double IPA Hopocalypse, our triple IPA Hopocalypse Black Label, and our post-Black Label small beer Post-Hopocalypse will visit upon the East […]

Drake’s SFBW 2014 Schedule

We’re gonna be all over the Bay Area for Beer Week, so much so it’ll no doubt make our head spin. Well, that and all the Hopocalypse.  Here’s our list of events we’ll be representing at… feel free to bend our ears, ask us questions, or hell, just drink our beer. Friday, February 7 Opening […]

Drake’s Experimental IPAs are Coming

If you know us at all, you understand we have a deep, abiding fascination with all forms of hops and hop-forward beers, particularly those native to our little slice of life here on the West Coast. Furthermore, if you haven’t noticed, we really get into all things science. Yeast cell counts excite us beyond normal […]

Surviving the Hopocalypse

The dust has settled, the port-o-potties are gone, and the forklifts are milling about like any other day. The Hopocalypse occurred, and you survived it. Because you, sir or madam, are a winner.  You looked it square in the eye, and it blinked.  And then you took a swig of the biggest, baddest IPA the […]

Hopocalypse Release 2013

It’s in the tanks. It’s preparing for the onslaught of thirsty beer hoards. It will be ready. Will you? Drake’s Hopocalypse DIPA and Hopocalypse Black Label Triple IPA will be returning on Saturday, February 2nd at Drake’s Barrel House. Doors will open to the Barrel House at 10am. Hopocalypse DIPA (9.3% ABV, 100+ IBUs) will […]