Drake’s Field Trip to the Hop Farm

As our friends over at the SF Brewers Guild point out, it’s hop harvest season, and that means wet-hopped beers- beers hopped with fresh, unprocessed, “wet” hops.  “Wet hops?” we hear you ask, “where do you get those?”  Well, in this case, we got them from Hood Hops Ranch, in Hood, CA.  And by “get […]

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 […]

Aroma Coma drops June 28th

California, do us a favor. Step outside. Point your nose the the vague direction of the East Bay. Inhale. Smell that? Exhale. It’s the smell of your favorite West Coast-style IPA heading back to the Golden State. And now… drink. Details are subject to change, but here’s how the event is looking right now:There will be […]

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 […]

7×70 IPA – Our EXP IPAs Become Drake’s New Year-Round IPA

Drake’s IPA. Denogginizer. Hopocalypse. Aroma Coma. Aroma Prieta. It ain’t exactly a secret that we’re kind of known for our hoppy beers. Back in September, we started experimenting with some new IPAs– all a bit leaner, hoppier and more in line with a modern, pale, unapologetically hoppy West Coast Style IPA than our classic, balanced, original […]

Drake’s + Mikkeller (+ “a stupid amount of hops”) = Drakeller

SAN LEANDRO, CA – Drake’s Brewing Co. and Mikkeller have teamed up again for another collaboration, the Drakkeller Double IPA. In typical gypsy fashion, Mikkeller’s Brewery Relations manger Thomas Schøn swung through the SF Bay Area on February 12, 2014 during SF Beer Week and stopped by to brew a collaboration. If you know Drake’s, you know we’re […]

Drake’s Unites with the Pink Boots Society

On Feb 21, we hosted the Bay Area chapter of the Pink Boot Society as they made their International Women’s Day Collaboration Beer, Unite Pale Ale.  A dozen women in the local beer industry donned their boots for a day up on the brew deck of Drake’s brewhouse to make a beer to support the PBS… […]

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 […]

Jolly Rodger Release Nov. 2, 2013- Come Meet the Family

While Jolly Rodger’s been around a long time, it’s also got the largest identity crisis as it changes styles each year.  It originated as an English-style barleywine, then was later a brown ale, an Imperial Red, and last year made it (almost) full-circle as an American Barleywine.  Many years (and many people with some form […]