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Goodbye Cans, Hello More Oak!

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After a thoughtful and difficult decision, Almanac is announcing the end of our canned Fresh Beer line and associated draft products. This includes San Francisco IPA, Saison Dolores, Craft Pilsner and Mandarina. We loved these beers and we are sad to see them go. However, we’ve realized through this process that Almanac’s heart and soul is brewing barrel-aged beer and our resources are best served continuing to build and expand our extensive oak program.

After six months of growing our canned product lines, the impacts of dedicating ever expanding resources—financial and human—became increasingly less attractive. We could either shift the fundamental focus of the brewery or stay true to our core concept. Resources didn’t allow for both directions, so we made the decision to refocus on our purest passion, barrel-aged beer.

Doubling-down on our oak program and operating our soon-to-open San Francisco Taproom are the top priorities for Almanac. We know our fellow craft beer enthusiasts will be thrilled with what we have in store. Our San Francisco taproom is the culmination of over five years of planning and waiting for the right opportunity. The taproom will finally provide a comprehensive Almanac experience—one that seamlessly melds our passions for California-sourced ingredients into exceptional beer and seasonal cuisine. We can’t wait to share the inspired art, outstanding service, taproom-only beers, thoughtful food and the outdoor beer garden with you. Stay tuned for our pending open date!

As we close the book on our Fresh Beer cans, we’d like to thank the incredibly talented people who made them possible—our dedicated team of Almanac brewers and collaborators, our passionate sales team, our talented designers at DKNG Studios and all of our wholesale and retail partners who embraced this new direction. As always, we continue to appreciate the support and passion of our craft beer fans, partners, and colleagues and we look forward to sharing so much more in the coming weeks and months.

Cheers,

The Almanac Beer Team