Drake's Brewing Company

Drake's Brewing Company

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Website
https://drinkdrakes.com/
Phone
510-568-brew
Location
San Leandro, CA
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Founded
1989
BREWERY TYPE
Production - Micro
Address
1933 Davis St, Ste 177
San Leandro, CA 94577 United States
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Overview
Drake's Brewing Co. is an independent craft brewery located in San Leandro, Calif., that has been dedicated to bringing people together over great beer since 1989. Quietly situated in its gritty warehouse environs, Drake’s has become known over the years for consistently producing a wide variety of hop-forward craft beers. From the groundbreaking 1500 Pale Ale to innovative creations like the Denogginizer Double IPA, and a growing collection of artisan barrel-aged and sour beers, the brewery’s commitment to quality and integrity shines through in every beer. As one of the original craft breweries in the Bay Area, Drake's is dedicated to supporting its community first and working tirelessly to bring its brand of quality beer to more people.
ANNUAL PRODUCTION
2017 -- 40,100 bbls (Estimate)
2016 -- 32,700 bbls (Estimate)
2015 -- 28,000 bbls (Estimate)
2014 -- 24,600 bbls (Estimate)
2013 -- 18,394 bbls (Estimate)
2012 -- 13,000 bbls (Estimate)
2011 -- 8,000 bbls (Estimate)
2008 -- 1,000 bbls (Estimate)
1989 -- 1,000 bbls (Estimate)
ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS
Drake's Dealership
2325 Broadway Auto Row
Oakland, CA, 94612, USA
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Drake's: The Barn
985 Riverfront St
West Sacramento, CA, 95691, USA
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Drake’s Brewing Co. Releases Brightside Extra Brut IPA in 6-Packs

Drake’s Brewing Co. Releases Brightside Extra Brut IPA in 6-Packs

After months of test batches and experimental releases, Drake’s Brewing Co. is excited to announce the special release of Brightside Extra Brut IPA in six-packs. Drake’s has played a pioneering role in the development of the new Brut IPA style since it emerged at the beginning of 2018 in San Francisco.

Drake’s Brewing Releases Kick Back IPA in Cans

Drake’s Brewing Releases Kick Back IPA in Cans

Summer at the beach. Grilling poolside with friends and family. A relaxing end to a long hike. Now enjoy all these moments with Kick Back IPA, exclusively in 12 oz. cans, or on draft, year-round from Drake’s Brewing Co. This marks the brewery’s first beer packaged in cans, just in time for the warmer spring and summer months ahead.

Drake’s Brewing Releases Dark Wing Winter IPA

Drake’s Brewing Releases Dark Wing Winter IPA

Available now through the end of February 2018, Drake’s Brewing Co. is offering a different take on an IPA for your winter enjoyment with the release of its seasonal brew, Dark Wing.

Drake’s Brewing Releases War Pigeon Double IPA

Drake’s Brewing Releases War Pigeon Double IPA

After its 2016 debut, War Pigeon is back again by popular demand as a limited release double IPA, available now through the end of November. War Pigeon is dry and bright and brewed with a variety of ultra-fresh hops from Styrian Cardinal, Mosaic, Chinook, and Pekko. At 8% ABV, it’s an aromatic blast of sweet pineapple and citrus zest, with hints of floral aromatics.

Drake’s Brewing Introduces 2 New Beers

Drake’s Brewing Introduces 2 New Beers

This week Drake’s Brewing Co. is releasing its refreshed and ramped-up Aroma Coma recipe. Drake’s has upped the ante and created a bigger, hoppier, and more punched up version of the perennial favorite IPA. The brewery has added more Citra hops and more of the sticky rye malt and light caramel flavors that provide the backbone for the over-the-top dank hoppiness. The ABV has also been bumped up to 8.0% to give the beer amazing balance. Aroma Coma 2XIPA delivers an aromatic punch of citrus hops that lives up to its name.

Drake’s Brewing Company’s Kick Back Session IPA Returns for Summer

Drake’s Brewing Company’s Kick Back Session IPA Returns for Summer

After a huge kick off in 2016, Drake’s Brewing Co. is again releasing Kick Back, a golden, hoppy Session IPA. A portion of the proceeds will support East Bay Regional Parks through Drake’s community fundraising program. Last year, Drake’s exceeded its goal and raised over $10,000 to support trail cleanup and restoration at the East Bay parks and the brewery has its sights set on beating that goal in 2017.

Drake’s Brewing Co. Releases its Seasonal Jolly Rodger Ale Winter Warmer

This weekend, Drake’s Brewing Co. released its 2016 Jolly Rodger Ale. For more than two decades, Drake’s has stuck to a tradition of brewing a totally new beer every year for Jolly Rodger. Brewmaster John Gillooly describes this year’s version as a Transatlantic Winter Warmer.

Drake’s Brewing Expands, Refreshes Look

Drake’s Brewing Expands, Refreshes Look

In an effort to keep up with rapidly growing demand over the past few years, and to stay at the forefront of innovation, the Drake’s Brewing has tripled its production space including a new brewhouse, fermentation cellar and packaging warehouse. Not only will Drake’s be able to increase production of the brewery’s pioneering hoppy beers, but use the additional capacity to focus on growing its specialty, limited and barrel-aged brews.

Drake’s Brewing Releases 7×70 IPA

San Leandro, CA — Drake’s Brewing Co. is happy to announce that as of April 5 we will be releasing a new, year-round IPA called 7×70 IPA (“Seven by Seventy” IPA) starting on draft only and eventually heading to store shelves near you later this year.

Drake’s and Beachwood to Release Collaboration IPA

Drake’s and Beachwood to Release Collaboration IPA

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Drake’s Brewing Company and Beachwood Brewing Brewmasters John Gillooly and Julian Shrago have much in common when it comes to brewing hoppy beers.


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Current Jobs

Job Listing Location Date
Brewer/Cellarperson - Drake's Brewing Co
Brewer/Cellarperson - Drake's Brewing Co -- San Leandro, CA (10/24/2018)
Responsible for all cold-side treatment of beer.
San Leandro, CA 10/24/2018

Past Jobs

Job Listing Location Date
Events + Community Manager - Drake's Brewing Co
Events + Community Manager - Drake's Brewing Co -- Sacramento, CA (05/09/2018)
Events & Community Manager will oversee all functions of events, as well as community outreach
Sacramento, CA 05/09/2018
Centrifuge Operator/Cellarperson - Drake's Brewing Co
Centrifuge Operator/Cellarperson - Drake's Brewing Co -- San Leandro, CA (03/19/2018)
Responsible for all cold-side treatment of beer.
San Leandro, CA 03/19/2018
Assistant Director of Retail Operations - Drake's Brewing Co
Assistant Director of Retail Operations - Drake's Brewing Co -- Oakland, CA (03/13/2018)
Responsible for ensuring Drake’s retail service standards, systems and procedures are followed.
Oakland, CA 03/13/2018
Maintenance Technician - Drake's Brewing Co
Maintenance Technician - Drake's Brewing Co -- San Leandro, CA (07/06/2017)
The Maintenance Technician will perform daily tasks to address immediate and preventive maintenance
San Leandro, CA 07/06/2017
North Bay Market Manager - Drake's Brewing Co
North Bay Market Manager - Drake's Brewing Co -- Napa, CA (05/31/2017)
Seeking a Market Manager to engage craft beer drinkers to become Drake's customers
Napa, CA 05/31/2017
Brewer/Cellarperson - Drake's Brewing Co
Brewer/Cellarperson - Drake's Brewing Co -- San Leandro, CA (05/25/2017)
Seeking a brewer/cellarperson to be responsible for all production & treatment of wort/beer
San Leandro, CA 05/25/2017

Year Round Beers

Beer Name Style
Aroma Coma IPA IPA
1500 Dry Hopped Pal Ale Pale Ale
Black Robusto Porter Porter
Denogginizer Double IPA IPA
Hefe Bavarian Hefeweisse
Best Coast India Pale Ale IPA

Seasonal Beers

Beer Name Style
Hop Vice White IPA IPA
Kick Back IPA IPA
Dark Wing IPA

Limited Releases

Beer Name Style
Imperial Stout Imperial Stout
Amber Amber Ale
Dry Stout Imperial Stout
Red Eye Ale Red Ale
Hopocalypse Ale Pale Ale
Aroma Therapy Triple IPA Imperial IPA
Jolly Roger Ale Ale
Dark Wing IPA
Hop Vice IPA

No Longer Available

Beer Name Style
Aroma Coma Ale Ale
Expedition Ale Red Ale
Blonde Ale Golden/Blonde
Barleywine Style Ale Barley Wine
Zatec Pilsner Pilsner



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Past Events

Date Title Type Location
8/25/2018 Drake's 29th Anniversary Party
8/25/2018 -- San Leandro, CA
Drake's 29th Anniversary Party
Festival San Leandro, CA
5/26/2018 Session Beer Festival
5/26/2018 -- Oakland, CA
Session Beer Festival
Festival Oakland, CA
2/3/2018 Hopocalypse Day 2018
2/3/2018 -- San Leandro, CA
Hopocalypse Day 2018
Beer Release San Leandro, CA
12/2/2017 Hazy Daze of Winter
12/2/2017 -- San Leandro, CA
Hazy Daze of Winter
Festival San Leandro, CA
10/7/2017 OkDROberfest
10/7/2017 -- San Leandro, CA
OkDROberfest
Festival San Leandro, CA
8/26/2017 Drake's 28th Anniversary Party
8/26/2017 -- San Leandro, CA
Drake's 28th Anniversary Party
Beer Release San Leandro, CA
8/14/2017 Brewer V Brewer: Drake's + Alvarado Street Dinner Oakland, CA
7/7/2017 Drake's Aroma Day 2017
7/7/2017 -- Oakland, CA
Drake's Aroma Day 2017
Beer Release Oakland, CA
6/24/2017 Drake's Clam Jam
6/24/2017 -- San Leandro, CA
Drake's Clam Jam
Festival San Leandro, CA
4/7/2017 First Friday
4/7/2017 -- San Leandro, CA
First Friday
Fundraiser San Leandro, CA
2/15/2017 Sau & Brau, Vol. 7
2/15/2017 -- San Leandro, CA
Sau & Brau, Vol. 7
Dinner San Leandro, CA
2/13/2017 Brewer V Brewer: Beer Dinner with Drake's + HenHouse Dinner Oakland, CA
1/17/2017 '89 Club Exclusive Launch Party
1/17/2017 -- San Leandro, CA
'89 Club Exclusive Launch Party
Beer Release San Leandro, CA
11/12/2016 Jolly Day
11/12/2016 -- San Leandro, CA
Jolly Day
Beer Release San Leandro, CA
11/12/2016 Drake's Brewing Co Jolly Day
11/12/2016 -- San Leandro, CA
Drake's Brewing Co Jolly Day
Beer Release San Leandro, CA
11/4/2016 First Friday- November
11/4/2016 -- San Leandro, CA
First Friday- November
Fundraiser San Leandro, CA
8/26/2016 Drake's 27th Anniversary
8/26/2016 -- San Leandro, CA
Drake's 27th Anniversary
Festival San Leandro, CA
5/21/2016 4th Annual NorCal Session Fest
5/21/2016 -- Oakland, CA
4th Annual NorCal Session Fest
Festival Oakland, CA
4/25/2016 Brewer V Brewer: Beer Dinner with Drakes & Firestone Walker Barrelworks Dinner Oakland, CA
4/16/2016 Hop Chef Champion Brewer
4/16/2016 -- Oakland, CA
Hop Chef Champion Brewer
Festival Oakland, CA
2/29/2016 Brewer vs Brewer: Collaboration Beer Dinner Dinner Oakland, CA
1/23/2016 Drake's Brewing Presents: HOPOCALYPSE DAY
1/23/2016 -- San Leandro, CA
Drake's Brewing Presents: HOPOCALYPSE DAY
Festival San Leandro, CA
1/23/2016 Hopocalypse Day
1/23/2016 -- San Leandro, CA
Hopocalypse Day
Festival San Leandro, CA
7/17/2015 AromaFest: Drake's Ten Day Coma Kick-Off Event Beer Release San Leandro, CA
5/23/2015 NorCal Session Fest
5/23/2015 -- Oakland, CA
NorCal Session Fest
Festival Oakland, CA