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Buffalo Bill's Brewery
Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurant
1082 B Street
Hayward CA 94541
Telephone: +1 510-886-9823
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:30am-10:45pm, Friday-Saturday 10:30am-11:45pm.
Brewer: Geoff Harries
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Visited: September 27, 1995

Opened: 1983

Annual Production: 600 bbl

Contributor: Arash Shahzadi

The Bay Area's first brewpub, Bill Owens opened Buffalo Bill's in 1983. New owners Geoff and Lance — formerly of Brewpub-On-The-Green — took over from Bill in September 1993. Fun place...highly recommended! Bottled beers are brewed by Pyramid Brewing in Berkeley CA.

Updated: October 27, 2022


Beer List

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    • Date: July 2, 1996 (#1536)
      Package: bottled
      Place: from the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Very very very dark red, big brown head. Fresh bitter hop aroma. Big bitter beer. Big hop flavor with a good dose of chocolate. Long tasty bitter finish. "The Bitterest Brew In America".

  • 5.50% abv.
    • Date: September 27, 1995 (#1211)
      Package: hand-pumped
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16½ points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Black, big brown head. Some coffee aroma, a little spicy. Thick, hoppy, black, smooth.
    • Date: February 7, 1995 (#769)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Dark brown, good head. Some chocolate in aroma. Bitter, then clean. Black malts subdued.

  • American-Style Amber/Red Ale
    • Date: June 27, 1993 (#96)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 11½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Same color as Buffalo Brew - maybe a little darker. Proper head this time. Aroma not pronounced. Faint malt and hops, but hard to identify. Bitter, chewy. Much nicer, although astringency is still too high. OK, wouldn't make a habit of it.

  • American-Style Pale Ale
    • Date: June 27, 1993 (#95)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 9 points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Red. Big bubbles on top of thick head. Smells sort of like iced tea! Fair body. Bitter (OK), astringent (not OK). Benign.

  • English-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter
    5.90% abv.

  • Buffalo Stout
    Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout

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    Hearty Ale

  • Muddy Waters Brown Ale
    English-Style Brown Ale

  • Old Regular IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale

  • Orange Blossom Cream Ale
    Garden (Fruit) Beer

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    Pumpkin Ale
    Garden (Vegetable) Beer
    4.90% abv.

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    Tasmanian Devil
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    6.80% abv.

  • White Buffalo Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale