Almanac Beer Company founders Jesse Friedman and Damian Fagan are thrilled to announce their new Almanac Brewery & Barrelhouse located on the former Naval base on Alameda Island, California. Set to open in the fall of 2017, this completely renovated 1942 former Naval hangar is a 30,000 square foot facility specifically designed and engineered to brew Almanac’s diverse portfolio of fresh and barrel-aged beers.
The sprawling facility will house a 20 BBL JVNW brew system; room for 4,000 oak barrels; 500
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
It’s that time of year: the leaves are changing colors, the nights are getting cooler… Or so we’re told. Here in the Bay Area it’s the food that marks the changing seasons more than the weather, and with squash replacing berries and fruits in the local farmer’s markets, it’s clear that autumn is on the way.
To celebrate the fall harvest, we’re thrilled to announce the release of a brand new brew, Pumpkin Sour.
The name is deceptively simple, and on
Almanac partners with Bella Vista Beer Distributors to launch distribution in Philadelphia
We’re super excited to announce that we are launching distribution in Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania! Thanks to our good friends at Bella Vista Beer Distributors, our fresh beers and barrel aged sours will be available in the City of Brotherly Love later this month!
The Almanac and Bella Vista teams are hosting a series of events around the city to celebrate their new partnership and properly welcome Almanac Beer to
“Hoppy” and “sour” might sound like two flavors that wouldn’t play nice together, but there’s much more to hops than palate-punching bitterness. If you look beyond the IBUs, hops lend a wide range of more subtle flavors and aromas, from fruity grapefruit and papaya notes to delicate florals and hints of good ‘ole American pine. These characteristics are coaxed out by dry-hopping, when hops are added just before the beer is packaged to lend the freshest possible aromas and flavors.
Almanac Beer Co. partners with Wirtz Beverage for Illinois distribution
Almanac Beer Co. is proud to announce distribution in Chicago beginning August 2015. Almanac’s founders hail from the Midwest and have always loved the Windy City, and are excited to see their beers reach Chicago’s diverse craft market.
Wirtz Beverage will carry Almanac’s full current portfolio, including the Fresh Beer and Fresh Beer Limited Series, as well as Almanac’s Farm to Barrel oak-aged beers, beginning with Dogpatch Sour Flander’s-style Red Ale and Farmer’s
Almanac Beer Co. is proud to announce it is launching distribution in New York City! Almanac will be partnering with S.K.I. Beers to bring its full portfolio of seasonal, barrel-aged sours and year-round fresh beers to Gotham.
New York City’s beer lovers can expect an epic list of beer upon launch, including some special releases of vintage Almanac Barrel Aged Sours. Our beer will be arriving just in time for the fall harvest, which means Almanac’s special take on Pumpkin beers
Almanac Beer Company is thrilled to announce it is beginning distribution as of mid-June to the great beer state of Colorado, starting with the Colorado Front Range! We will be partnering with the distribution arm of Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project to bring Almanac’s barrel-aged and fresh beers to the craft beer loving folks of Colorado.
Over the last year at SF Beer Week and GABF, our mutual love and respect for wild yeasts and funk brought us together and made
Almanac Beer Company has evolved a lot in the nearly three years we’ve existed. What started as a dream cooked up over batches of homebrew has become a business, a livelihood, and an active contributor to the craft beer community. Starting with the core idea of brewing beers inspired by the agriculture of Northern California, we’ve experimented with recipes, formats, branding and business models to evolve into the brewery we are today. To that end, we’re excited to share some
Beer Talks celebrates the thinking, design, process and community behind the world’s greatest beverage: Beer. Inspired by TED talks, Almanac invited some of our favorite brewers and friends to give a series of short presentations on beery topics. Below is the full audio from Beer Talks 2014. Enjoy at home paired with a great local beer.
Introduction to Beer Talks
Jesse Friedman of Almanac Beer introduces Beer Talks 2014.
Brewing with Brett
An introduction to brewing with brettanomyces from Crooked Stave and Anchorage Brewing