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Golden Pacific Brewing
1404 Fourth Street
Berkeley CA 94710


Opened: 1987

Closed: 2003

Annual Production: 40,000 bbl

Golden Pacific moved from Emeryville to Berkeley in 1997. They closed down in May 2003, but only temporarily; new owner Gambrinus Co. upgraded the plant and added a new bottling line, and they reopened as Trumer Brauerei Berkeley in 2004.

Updated: January 21, 2008

Beer List

    • Date: July 23, 1993 (#145)
      Package: draught
      Place: Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland CA
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Very dark red. Thick fine head. Not much aroma! Smooth, sweet, bitter. Sweet.

    • Date: May 9, 1993 (#51)
      Package: draught
      Place: Pacific Coast Brewing, Oakland CA
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Good Porter color. Roast malt aroma, but hops. Nice light "porter" flavor. ("Porter"...I'm sure using that word a lot.) OK beer. Fair Porter.

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    American-Style Lager
    • Date: September 11, 1997 (#2235)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Willow Glen Liquors, San Jose CA
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Deep golden, lots of carbonation, good head. Fresh malty aroma. Good body, lots of hop flavor and bitterness giving way to a sweet finish.
    • Date: January 4, 1995 (#687)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Pale, crystal. Head OK, carbonation sparse. Nice malt nose. Malty, very clean. Hops subdued, but still in balance. Very slightly astringent.
    • Date: August 13, 1994 (#412)
      Package: draught
      Place: HopFest '94, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 10½ points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Golden, transparent, good carbonation, weak head. Grainy-musty aroma. Good body, musty taste...possibly Tettnangs.
    • Date: July 3, 1993 (#120)
      Package: draught
      Place: Lyon's Brewery, Dublin CA
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Good yellow, as opposed to pale yellow. Plasticky aroma? Odd...doesn't fit with the beer's other characteristics. Might be my nose. Fruity-ish flavor. Not that that's a bad's just the hops. Good body and flavor, and I expect a good belch as well. Good fresh beer, suitable for voluminous quaffing.

  • American-Style Amber/Red Ale
    • Date: May 18, 2002 (#4323)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beer Club International
      Score: 11 points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Bright red-brown, high carbonation, thick head. Big diacetyl odor on a roasty background. Medium-bodied butter beer.

  • American-Style Amber/Red Ale

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    Golden Gate Original Ale
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Hibernator Winter Ale
    Specialty Beer

  • Pale Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale