After years of work, paperwork and anticipation, it feels almost surreal to type these words: Almanac Beer Co’s inaugural release is finally here. On June 30th, we’ll begin releasing 750ml bottles in the San Francisco Bay Area, and all of our hard work will be available on draught, in bottles and in your glass. Here’s [...]
As the bottling and release of our first beer gets closer, we’re taking the opportunity to taste the beer inside the barrels to see how the aging process is coming along. Each barrel is carefully opened, and a sterilized glass whiskey thief is slipped in to retrieve a sample.
So, a funny thing happened on the way to opening our brewery. We found out, very late in the process, that our name — Old Oak Beer Co.— wasn’t quite as available as we thought. After a lot of hand wringing, beer drinking, and careful consideration over how much legal risk we could bear, we [...]
Local: Mission Eatery is a great new restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission District. They’re a casual eatery by day and modern American bistro, bakery, food lab and cookbook library by night. Aiming to be more than just a restaurant—they want to be a space for the community to gather and get involved in a truly [...]
One morning in mid-July, we left the cool fog of San Francisco behind and drove into the “real” summer that lies north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Nestled deep in wine country is Sebastopol Berry Farm. The multi-generational Vigil family grows a variety of blackberries and blueberries on a small eleven-acre plot. Our hosts graciously [...]