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1933 Davis Street #177
San Leandro CA 94577
Telephone: +1 510-568-2739
Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 3:00pm-9:00pm, Friday-Saturday noon-9:00pm, Sunday noon-7:00pm. Closed the first Friday of each month.
Brewer: Alexandra Nowell
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Opened: 1989

Contributors: Diane Crawford, Arash Shahzadi, Siegfried Binge

Formerly Lind Brewing.

Updated: October 23, 2016

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  • 5.50% abv.
    Awards:
    • Date: June 29, 2014 (#9446)
      Package: draught
      Place: Original Gravity Public House, San Jose CA
      Score: 18½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. Dense head.
      Aroma (3½)
      Big resiny, piney hops.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium body, smooth. Nicely malty, with a big piney hop flavor. Reasonably bitter. Clean hoppy finish.
      Overall Impression (3)

  • 3.80% abv.

    • Date: March 26, 1995 (#830)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 11½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red, hazy. Fairly thin head. Very fruity...citrus...with some caramel aromas. Very fruity flavor. Not a Bock at all. Very fruity. Very fruity. I wouldn't be opposed to calling this a Barleywine.
    • Date: May 22, 1994 (#342)
      Package: draught
      Place: Lyon's Brewery, Dublin CA
      Score: 10 points
      Overall Impression (1½)
      Very red-amber. Thin head. Spicy hop aroma. Very faint malt. Too much hops. Sweet. Sticky. Not well-balanced at all. Some caramel flavor. Bah.

  • Robust Porter
    Awards:

  • Brown Porter
    • Date: June 5, 1995 (#998)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Dark red, clear...not quite as dark as Santa Rosa Porter (14-0997). Slightly perfumey. Some coffee...flavors are subtle compared to Santa Rosa Porter.
    • Date: June 16, 1994 (#350)
      Package: draught
      Place: Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland CA
      Score: 19½ points
      Overall Impression (4)
      Very very very dark red. Just a hint of light through the blackness. No head. Some black malt aroma, and some alcohol? Could be bigger. Good body and balance. Finishes strong but clean. No astringency. Chocolatey notes.

  • 7.50% abv.

  • Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    9.75% abv.
    Awards:

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    English-Style Brown Ale
    • Date: September 12, 1995 (#1194)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red, flat, very low head. Caramel, diacetyl aromas. Very bock-like. Big caramel and alcohol flavors.
    • Date: February 12, 1994 (#311)
      Package: draught
      Place: Lyon's Brewery, Dublin CA
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber, clear. Very fruity nose. Hoppy flavor with a nice grain balance.
    • Date: February 4, 1994 (#307)
      Package: draught
      Place: Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland CA
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red, fine white head. Citrusy-fruit aroma. Kinda reminds me of Hi-C. Tastes very brown! Sweet (maybe too). Brown finish (and start) (and middle). If this is supposed to be a Brown Ale, it's fine. If it's supposed to be a Pale Ale, bah.
    • Date: July 5, 1993 (#128)
      Package: draught
      Place: Lyon's Brewery, Dublin CA
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red, clear...thick white head. Very fruity nose. A little maltiness. A little thin. Bitter, but not too bitter. Good crystal sweetness...could use more. Like Double Diamond Ale: very Brown-Ale-like.

  • English-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter
    Awards:

  • English-Style Brown Ale

  • Drake's Gold
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Drake's IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    Awards:

  • Drake's Summer Wheat
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast

  • Drakonian Imperial Stout
    Imperial Stout
    8.75% abv.

  • Hop Salad
    Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    8.00% abv.

  • Hopocalypse
    Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    9.30% abv.

  • Jolly Rodger 2010
    Barley Wine-Style Ale
    8.00% abv.

  • Jolly Roger
    Barley Wine-Style Ale
    9.00% abv.

  • Maibock
    German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock

  • Razzberry Wheat
    Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer

  • Real Ale
    (Special) Best Bitter

  • Rye Robustito
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Beer
    Awards:

  • Sir Francis Stout
    Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout

  • Unfiltered IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale

  • Unfiltered Pale Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Unfiltered Wheat
    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast

  • Winter Nog
    Herb and Spice Beer

  • Zatec Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale