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 […]

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 […]

The Intern Brews the Freshest Batch

Saturday, May 3rd was National Homebrew Day, and to celebrate it, our brewmaster John Gillooly yelled at an intern to make him a fresh batch of 1500. No.  Fresher. Are here are the results:

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 […]

Sacramento Beer Week 2014

Hot off the heels of San Francisco Beer Week, it’s time to point our taps northeast, toward the capitol of our home state of California.  Sacramento Beer Week begins on February 28th, and with our man Eben amassing a small army to help us out, we’ll have a bigger & better presence than ever before. […]

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 […]

Drake’s Brings Home GABF Silver for Black Robusto Porter

This past year it looks like our Black Robusto Porter decided to put on its big boy pants and bring home the bacon (which coincidentally is a really tasty pairing). After years of living life as a draft only release, Robusto wanted to see the world, to meet the craft beer drinking public at home […]

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 […]