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We’re proud to introduce our year-round, farm-to-bottle California Table Beer Series. Our Honey Saison and Extra Pale Ale are the first Almanac brews available year-round in convenient 12oz. bottles. Perfectly balanced, these beers are brewed with California barley, hand-selected additions from local farms, citrusy hops and a touch of oak. Whether shared with friends over [...]
Heirloom Organic Gardens looks just like you want your organic farm to look—small fields of baby heirloom varietals, surrounded by rolling hills and filled with cool coastal breezes. Even Grant looks like the very embodiment of an organic farmer. His passion for sustainable agriculture is palpable and inspiring, and it comes through in the quality [...]
Hamada Farm is situated in Kingsburg, California, a quiet hamlet just south of Fresno. First established by Cliff’s great-grandfather Shotaro Hamada in 1921, this family run farm now produces a bountiful selection of year round fruits. We visited the farm at the height of citrus season just before the new year to pick out the perfect blend [...]
When Turnstyle News asked if they could bring a camera to film us at our early stages of launching Almanac Beer, we enthusiastically said yes. What neither we nor Kai (the man behind the camera) could know was just how long of a trip it would be. As our launch process dragged on, Kai was there, [...]
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 [...]