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 […]

Jolly Rodger 2014 Is Coming with a Jolt from Blue Bottle Coffee

Drake’s and Blue Bottle Coffee are joining forces for Drake’s next seasonal Jolly Rodger 2014, an Imperial Coffee Stout due to release November 1. As our fans know, each November, we craft a new beer for our longest running seasonal brew Jolly Rodger, and this year the brewers found inspiration from the other bold beverage […]

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 […]

Jolly Rodger 2012 Release Approaches

 As the winds rise and the chill begins to fall on the Bay Area, the brewers at Drake’s beckon forth again their swashbuckling seasonal Jolly Rodger from the fog. On Saturday, November 10 at 12pm at Drake’s Barrel House, this year’s incarnation of our always bold Jolly Rodger will emerge from the tanks to greet […]

SF Beer Week 2012- Twas Epic- Our Highlights

This year’s Beer Week was by all accounts the most phenomenal showing by breweries and attendees across the Bay Area in the week-long event’s history (we would know, we were there). With something along the lines of 300 events throughout the tumultuous ten days, Bay Area beer lovers smelled, sipped, paired, guzzled and enjoyed craft […]

Have a Jolly Holiday & a Denogginizing New Year!

Hey Drake’s fans, Some of you may have seen the Twitter post… we finally started whipping up some Hop Salad! Simcoe and German Magnum hops, Caramalt, Two-row barley… just to name a few enticing ingredients that will create a hefty beer around 8% ABV. Sounds like lunch to me… I’ll keep you updated on when […]

The New Drake’s Blog

Greetings! For those of you loyal Drake’s blog subscribers, and those of you newcomers, I have something exciting to share with you… …I’m changing up the style of this here blog. I’m going to be including a lot more about what’s going on at the brewery, with the people who work at the brewery, with […]