Drake’s 25th Anniversary Headzo Pre-Sale VIP tickets & Bottles- AVAILABLE NOW

First off, here’s the ticket link, if you’re into the whole brevity thing: drakesheadzo25.brownpapertickets.com

Drake’s has been around for 25 years, and we’re throwing Drake’s biggest party ever on Friday, September 12th, from 4-10pm, and there are plenty of reasons to be stoked for it. Here are a few to sink your teeth into:


1) Friday Night. Everyone loves a good party on a Friday night, and we’ve been throwing down excellent Friday entertainment for nearly all of our 25 years. With Bay Area Saturdays fuller than our mash tun after a Denog batch with various BBQs, activities, fests, and parties, we thought a move to Friday would help you all make it out for some good times.

2) Headzo Release. Our 25th Anniversary beer Headzo American Strong Ale aged in Wild Turkey Whiskey barrels, 18% ABV, will be officially releasing at the DBH that day. Brewmaster John Gillooly says of the beer, “The beer is drinking so super fine with flavors of rich caramel. We’re excited for people to try this one soon and hold on to it for as long as they wish to cellar it.” Heck, maybe we’ll hold on to a bottle to try in another 25 years.
Folks with pre-order tickets for bottles or a VIP pass, which will go on sale HERE on August 9th at 10am. Bottles will be $25 + tax.
– Pre-order bottles- You can order up to 2 bottles, and you will be able to pick them up from the bar anytime the DBH is open from Sept. 12-14th. Limited # available.
– VIP Tickets are $65 and feature 2 bottles of Headzo, a commemorative Headzo 5oz tasting glass, and a guaranteed draft pour of Headzo on Sept. 12th. Limited # available.
– Bottles on the Anniversary date. Same price. 2 bottle per person limit. Available to buy starting at 4pm on Sept. 12.
**Draft pours of Headzo will be guaranteed to VIP ticket holders on Sept. 12. There will also be a draft pour station for Headzo starting at 5pm on Sept. 12 on the outside dock area of Drake’s Barrel House.**

3) “Drake’s Beer Talks” will start at 6:30pm featuring panels and talks by former Drake’s brewers including Brewmaster John Gillooly, Founder Roger Lind, Henhouse Brewing Co-founder Collin McDonnell, The Good Hop owner and former brewer Melissa Myers and more. Beer Geek big wigs Joe Tucker and Ken Weaver of RateBeer will be on hand to moderate the sessions of talks and Q&A on a range of topics.

4) Live Music! Party like it’s 1989 (or 2014… whatever works) In our First Friday lot with music from Honey Cooler and the East Bay Brass Band.

5) BBQ selection from Bourbon Bros BBQ (classic), Bombzies BBQ (Vietnamese-style que), Fists of Flour (BBQ Pizza), and Fivetenburger.

6) Specialty Releases on tap including:
a. Sir Francis Stout- our first ever brew from back in August 1989 is reborn.
b. La Resistance- Sour Belgian Blonde in Red Wine Barrels
c. Wild Hundo- 100% Brett fermented 1500
d. Reunion Barleywine- the last cases
e. Barrel-Aged Robustito- Small Porter aged in High West Rye Whiskey and Bourbon Barrels
f. Barrelhouse Rock- Flanders Red Collaboration with Triple Rock Brewing
g. 3 Candle- Sour DBH 3rd Anniversary beer (the last keg)
h. Dark Matter- Schwarzbier One-Off
i. Former Draker Cask Series- a series of cask collaborations with former Drake’s brewers including Roger Lind (founder), Jeff Kimpe (Triple Rock), Mike Manty (Buffalo Bill’s), Rodger Davis (Faction), Melissa Myers (The Good Hop), Collin McDonnell (HenHouse) and more!
j. ALSO- Aroma Coma, Alpha Session and plenty more will be fresh brewed and on tap!

We hope you are now sufficiently stoked with this lineup of awesome that we have in store for you that you will forgive our date change. Remember, mark your calendar for Friday, September 12th from 4-10pm, and help us celebrate the last quarter of a century of drinking different at Drake’s.