Speakeasy Ales and Lagers

Speakeasy Ales and Lagers

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Website
goodbeer.com
Phone
415 642-3371
Location
San Francisco, CA
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Founded
1997
BREWERY TYPE
Production - Micro
Address
1195 Evans Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124-1704 United States
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Overview
Born and brewed in San Francisco, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has been bringing great beer from the underground to the masses since 1997. Founder and President, Forest Gray, started with a single iconic beer, Prohibition Ale. Now Speakeasy brews a wide array of acclaimed beers, including Big Daddy IPA, Payback Porter, Double Daddy, Scarface Imperial Stout, and many more, which are distributed across the entire West Coast and other major U.S. markets.
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Speakeasy Saved: San Francisco Brewery Purchased by Former Beer Distributor

Speakeasy Saved: San Francisco Brewery Purchased by Former Beer Distributor

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has officially staved off extinction. Two months after announcing plans to cease brewing operations and ready for a sale, the San Francisco-based brewery today said former Horizon Beverage Company owner Cestra Butner, via the newly launched “Hunters Point Brewery” holding company, had acquired its brewing equipment assets and brands.

Speakeasy Signs Exclusive Brewing Contract with Shmaltz

Speakeasy Signs Exclusive Brewing Contract with Shmaltz

In an effort to keep beer in the marketplace while a court-appointed receiver solicits bids for the Speakeasy Ales & Lagers brand and brewing assets, the San Francisco craft brewery has signed an exclusive contract brewing agreement with New York’s Shmaltz Brewing, Brewbound has learned.

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Resumes Production, Readies For Sale

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Resumes Production, Readies For Sale

After announcing plans to indefinitely cease brewing, packaging and taproom operations on March 10, San Francisco’s Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has once again resumed production, according to an update posted to the company’s website and social media accounts. A court-ordered receiver — identified by a source familiar with Speakeasy’s financial situation as Jigsaw Advisors — was appointed to run the failing brewery on March 13 after the company neglected to make payments to Union Bank, its primary creditor, and other vendors.

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Debuts Three New Cans this Fall

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Debuts Three New Cans this Fall

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is excited to announce the release of three new cans this fall, including their best selling flagship beers, Big Daddy IPA and Prohibition Ale. By popular demand, Betrayal Imperial Red Ale will also return in a can to Speakeasy’s Limited Series lineup. All three beers will be packaged and shipped to distributors in October.

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Releases 2 New Beers to Celebrate 19th Anniversary

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Releases 2 New Beers to Celebrate 19th Anniversary

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is celebrating its 19th Anniversary with the release of two new beers at their San Francisco brewery and tap room. Bronze Anniversary Ale and Fixed Fight Barrel-Aged Old Ale will be sold for the first time during Speakeasy’s 19th Anniversary Raise the Stakes Weekend, July 14-17.

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Hires David Szamborksi as New Director of Brewing

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Hires David Szamborksi as New Director of Brewing

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is happy to announce that David Szamborksi has joined the brewery as its new Director of Brewing. Szamborksi, better known as Zambo in the beer industry, arrives with over 10 years of high quality, award winning, brewing experience. The position was recently vacated by Kushal Hall, who decided to return to Southern California.

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Releases Juice Joint Kettle Sour

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Releases Juice Joint Kettle Sour

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is excited to announce the release of their first ever-sour beer, Juice Joint Kettle Sour, celebrating the infamous nightclubs and secret watering holes owned by gangsters during prohibition. Go behind the velvet rope to enjoy this draft only release. It’s the latest member of Speakeasy’s Perfect Crime Series, featuring ingenious, small batch, and experimental beers, that are carefully contrived so the perpetrator can’t be brought to justice.

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Releases Blood Orange Double Daddy Imperial IPA

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Releases Blood Orange Double Daddy Imperial IPA

First Speakeasy Ales & Lagers doubled down on hops and malt. Then they put Double Daddy in a can. Now they’re raising the stakes with citrus in a special edition of Double Daddy Imperial IPA made with blood oranges. It will be served for the first time on Saturday, April 23, in the Speakeasy Tap Room, and then be distributed.

Speakeasy Releases Massacre Imperial Stout

Speakeasy Releases Massacre Imperial Stout

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is releasing Massacre Belgian-style Imperial Stout with Cherries, just for the holiday. This draft only release, the latest installment of Speakeasy’s Perfect Crime Series, delves into the dark side of Valentine’s Day.


Year Round Beers

Beer Name Style
Metropolis Lager Lager
Black Hand Stout
Syndicate No. 1 Barrel Aged
Payback Porter Porter
Tallulah Pale Ale
Vendetta Pale Ale
Big Daddy IPA IPA
Double Daddy IPA
Prohibition Ale Amber Ale
American Style Pale Ale Pale Ale

Seasonal Beers

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