Drake's Brewing Company

San Leandro, CA

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  • Mini drake s aroma coma 2

    Drake's Aroma Coma

    Double IPA · 8.0% ABV

    Citrus hop assault, lives up to its name. Pale Malt & few handfuls of Rye & Crystal, then dry hop it twice with a massive amount of Citra. Inhale Aggressively!
  • Mini drake s denogginizer

    Drake's Denogginizer

    Double IPA · 10.0% ABV

    Drake's Denogginizer is a big, bold, Imperial IPA. Denog is our most powerful regular offering, at a whopping 10% ABV and 100 IBUs!
  • Mini hopocalypse black label 1

    Drake’s Hopocalypse Black Label

    Triple IPA · 12.5% ABV

    Hopped-up with a tide of Chinook, Jarrylo, Amarillo, El Dorado. Citrus, pineapple, mango & orange spice.The darkness drops again but now I know…The End is Beer.
  • Mini drake s hopocalypse double ipa 5

    Drake's Hopocalypse Double IPA

    Double IPA · 9.3% ABV

    Drake’s winter offering is a deep orange monster that is loosely filtered to keep the integrity of the malt & hops intact.
  • Mini drake s aroma prieta

    Drake's Aroma Prieta

    6.75% ABV

    Shake out from Aroma Coma with Aroma Prieta. Aroma Coma’s sister beer mirrors its twin starting with primarily American 2-row barley malt and a touch of Caramalt for body...
  • Mini drake s jolly rodger 2014 imperial coffee stout 2

    Drake's Jolly Rodger Imperial Coffee Stout 2014

    Imperial Stout · 9.0% ABV

    Imperial Stout brewed with Blue Bottle(TM) coffee. Drake’s Jolly Rodger naturally acquired a taste for the finer coffees brought to life by artisan, specialty roasters...
  • Mini drake s 1500 dry hopped pale ale 7

    Drake's 1500 Dry Hopped Pale Ale

    American Pale Ale · 5.5% ABV

    Dry-Hopped Pale Ale. For batch number 1500,Josh & Brian decided to brew a big hoppy beer, yet make it quaffable,generously dry-hopped with Amarillo & Simcoe
  • Mini drake s alpha session ipa 1

    Drake's Alpha Session IPA

    IPA · 3.8% ABV

  • Mini drake s jolly rodger imperial coffee porter 2015 3

    Drake's Jolly Rodger Imperial Coffee Porter 2015

    Porter · 8.1% ABV

    A naturally sun-dried Colombian coffee with a creamy body and ripe berry flavors. We added a rare coffee blossom honey which imparted an aromatic honey sweetnes
  • Mini drake s jolly rodger imperial coffee stout 1

    Drake's Jolly Rodger Imperial Coffee Stout

    Imperial Stout · 9.0% ABV

    After years of amassing booty on the high seas, Drake’s Jolly Rodger naturally acquired a taste for the finer coffees brought to life by artisan, specialty roasters...
  • Mini drake s jolly rodger imperial coffee stout 2015 1

    Drake's Jolly Rodger Imperial Coffee Stout 2015

    Imperial Stout · 9.0% ABV

    Imperial Stout brewed with Blue Bottle™ coffee. Drake’s Jolly Rodger naturally acquired a taste for the finer coffees brought to life by artisan, specialty roasters...
  • Mini drake s black robusto porter 1

    Drake's Black Robusto Porter

    Porter · 5.4% ABV

    Dark black in color with chocolate maltiness from seven different types of barley and spicy herbal hop character from Willamette hops.
  • Mini drake s hefeweizen

    Drake's Hefeweizen

    German Hefeweizen · 4.9% ABV

    This spicy, fruity beer has hints of clove and banana and is crafted for easy drinking.
  • Mini drake s hopocalypse green label 2

    Drake's Hopocalypse Green Label

    Double IPA · 9.3% ABV

    Drake’s winter offering is a deep orange monster that is loosely filtered to keep the integrity of the malt & hops intact.
  • Mini drake s hopocalypse triple ipa 1

    Drake's Hopocalypse Triple IPA

    Double IPA · 12.5% ABV

    Editor’s Note: This entry is only for the 12.5% Triple IPA version. Please note the black background on the label. The 9.25% DIPA has a white background and is a separate entry.
  • Mini drakes hopocalypse white label 3

    Drakes Hopocalypse White Label

    Double IPA · 8.4% ABV

    Fill your final days with a glass of Hopocalypse Hazy White Double IPA. It will ease you into end times, notes of tangerine, papaya, melon, peach, and mango.
  • Mini drake s jolly rodger barrel aged imperial coffee porter 2015 1

    Drake's Jolly Rodger Barrel Aged Imperial Coffee Porter 2015

    Porter · 10.6% ABV

    This year's Jolly release is a collaboration with Oakland's own Highwire Coffee company...
  • Mini drake s 7x70 ipa 1

    Drake's 7X70 IPA

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    7×70 IPA clocks in at 7% ABV and 70 IBUs (hence the name) and starts with a citric burst from the Amarillo, El Dorado, and Citra hops in the boil...
  • Mini drake s aroma therapy 2

    Drake's Aroma Therapy

    Double IPA · 10.0% ABV

    Aroma Therapy is the Double IPA partner of Aromas Coma and Prieta.
  • Mini drake s barrel aged jolly rodger 2015 1

    Drake's Barrel-Aged Jolly Rodger 2015

    Porter · 10.2% ABV

    This limited edition of Jolly Rodger was matured in bourbon and rye whiskey barrels which, over time, imparted a smooth vanilla undertone and oaky roundness.
  • Mini drake s hopocalypse red label 2

    Drake's Hopocalypse Red Label

    Double IPA · 9.0% ABV

    Double IPA with Blood Orange
  • Mini drake s drakonic imperial stout 2

    Drake's Drakonic Imperial Stout

    Imperial Stout · 8.75% ABV

    Drake’s Imperial Stout includes Crystal Malt, Chocolate Malt, and Roasted Barley.
  • Mini drakes santas brass 1

    Drakes Santa's Brass

    Barley Wine · 14.8% ABV

    Aged on Bourbon and Port barrels, this slightly sweet beer drinks exactly like a big barleywine should...
  • Mini drake s black label drakonic 1

    Drake's Black Label Drakonic

    Imperial Stout · 13.9% ABV

    Imperial Stout aged in whiskey bourbon barrels
  • Mini drakes brightside brut ipa 2

    Drakes Brightside Brut IPA

    Brut IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Dry, crisp & hoppy, Brightside is a new style of IPA called Extra Brut. Enzymes added during production to fully ferment malt sugar, creating an ultra-dry beer
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    Drake's Brightside Extra Brut

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Features notes of white grape skins, citrus rubbed pine needles, and orange creamsicle.
  • Mini drakes get stupid ipa 1

    Drakes Get Stupid IPA

    IPA · 5.7% ABV

    Fresh, Citrusy New England Style IPA.
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    Drakes Go Dumb

    Double IPA · 9.3% ABV

    NE hazy IPA.
  • Mini drake s hella fresh 3

    Drake's Hella Fresh

    American Pale Ale · 5.5% ABV

    1500 Wet-Hopped with Hood Hops Ranch,Hood,Ca. Fresh picked Cascades by the Drake's Brewers. A hop-forward American Pale Ale...
  • Mini drake s hopocalypse blood orange double ipa 1

    Drake's Hopocalypse Blood Orange Double IPA

    Double IPA · 9.0% ABV

    Brewed with aromatic orange blossom honey, thousands of pounds of California blood oranges, Mandarina Bavaria and Lemondrop hops.
  • Mini drakes ipa

    Drakes IPA

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Aromas of pine and grapefruit are delivered from the abundant Chinook, Cascade and Falconer’s Flight hops.
  • Mini drake s jolly rodger ale

    Drake's Jolly Rodger Ale

    Black IPA · 8.75% ABV

    For centuries the Scots have been masters at brewing beer. At Drakes we have attempted to honor their efforts.
  • Mini drakes jolly rodger imperial american black ale

    Drakes Jolly Rodger Imperial American Black Ale

    11.5% ABV

    Winds are changing again for Drake’s Jolly Rodger as we hoist sails toward unforgiving, bitter, black seas...
  • Mini drake s reunion barleywine ale

    Drake's Reunion Barleywine Ale

    9.8% ABV

    American Barleywine brewed by all present and former Drakes Brewers.
  • Mini drake s spicy chocolate alliance 1

    Drake's Spicy Chocolate Alliance

    Imperial Stout · 8.4% ABV

    This 8.4% ABV imperial porter, brewed with ancho chiles and cacao nibs, is big and rather viscous, with a smooth roasted malt character...
  • Mini drake s tree beer

    Drake's Tree Beer

    6.7% ABV

    Tree Beer takes you to both those moments of aromatic pine-exhultation as distinctly, tree-like notes of woodsy pine resin marry with orange-like aromas from Citra and Amarillo hops in the kettle a...
  • Mini apocalypse hopocalypse

    Apocalypse Hopocalypse

    Amber Ale · 9.3% ABV

    This seasonal orange beast boasts a hop arsenal of Magnum, Chinook, Simcoe, Citra, and CTZ and a three-hop dry-hop that will convert all who drink it into hop-heads and send its devotees into the b...
  • Mini bourbon barrel aged drakonic imperial stout 1

    Bourbon Barrel Aged Drakonic Imperial Stout

    Imperial Stout · 11.2% ABV

  • Mini drakes abdominal

    Drakes Abdominal

    11.0% ABV

    We think you will enjoy this beer. For our 15th Anniversary beer we decided to throw the "style guideline" books out the window and create our own style...
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    Drake's Black Robusto

    Porter · 7.0% ABV

    A robust Porter, Drake’s Black Robusto has a roasty character and is stronger in alcohol than a regular porter (thus “robust’)...
  • Mini drake s black robusto porter on cask with oakchips 1

    Drake's Black Robusto Porter on Cask with Oakchips

    Porter · 6.3% ABV

    A robust Porter. Drake’s Black Robusto has the roasty character of a true porter but is stronger in alcohol (thus “robust’)...
  • Mini drakes celebrator 30 1

    Drakes Celebrator 30

    Triple IPA · 12.3% ABV

    -30- is dry hopped with a mix of Old-School Cascade, Simcoe and Amarillo, and New School Idaho 7 hops. It's strong, somewhat dry & has a toasty malt character.
  • Mini drake s dark wing 1

    Drake's Dark Wing

    IPA · 7.5% ABV

    A bit of an outlier for us in IPA land. Normally, we favor dry, crisp and lean malts in our IPAs, but in this case we are blending a sweet/juicy malt profile with profoundly fruity/tropical hops...
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    Drake's Death of the Sun

    Imperial Stout · 14.2% ABV

    Death of Sun came the day the world went black. A beast of an Imperial Stout aged for over a year in the cosmic dark of Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels...
  • Mini drake s dry stout 2

    Drake's Dry Stout

    Stout · 4.7% ABV

    Comprised of Two-Row and Roasted Barley, and a select blend of dark malts, Served on nitrogen, you will enjoy the creamy mouthfeel, medium body, and the roasty & chocolate-like flavors!
  • Mini drake s dry stout nitro

    Drake's Dry Stout Nitro

    Dry Stout · 6.5% ABV

    Comprised of 2-Row malt, roasted barley, and a select blend of dark malts and served on nitrogen.
  • Mini drake s electric owl coffee brown 1

    Drake's Electric Owl Coffee Brown

    Brown Ale · 8.0% ABV

    Suspended on a wire perches high above the brewery, our guardian owls screech faithfully night and day.
  • Mini drake s expedition ale 1

    Drake's Expedition Ale

    American Strong Ale · 12.4% ABV

    This triple red ale steps up our burly Exxpedition Imperial Red (with its puny two Xs in its name) to 12...
  • Mini drakes faction tree beer

    Drakes/Faction Tree Beer

    6.7% ABV

    Brewed in celebration for the SF Beer Week. A collaborative effort between Drake's Brewing and soon-to-be-open Faction Brewing...
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About the brewery

Amid the burgeoning micro-brewing community of Bay Area California, two men stepped into a former Chrysler Dodge factory. These men were Roger Lind, the founder of Drake’s Brewery, and the other was John Martin, Roger’s friend and former boss at Triple Rock Brewpub in Berkeley. Lind was a brewer at Triple Rock, one of the first brewpubs in America. He proved himself an excellent brewer, and chose to build his brewery inside the factory building, located in the heart of industrial San Leandro. He decided to brew draft-only English-style ales.
Lind constructed a 15 Barrel brewing system using repurposed dairy steel and several “Grundy” tanks imported from England during the 1980s. The gravity fed brewing system was hand made, and it served not only as the brewing system, but as a symbol of hard work and adaptability. A bit of a privateer himself, Lind decided to name his “Lind Brewing Company” beers after the English privateer Sir Francis Drake.

On the side of the brewhouse wall Lind spray-painted the word “Brew” in bold blue letters. The simple word was a daily mantra, re-affirming the purpose of Lind’s endeavor amid the pioneering 1980s. Twenty-eight years later, “Brew” remains on the brewhouse wall. It continues to serve the same purpose, reminding staff, that at the heart of everything Drake’s does, we will always “Brew.”

Since 1989, Drake’s has earned its reputation as a home for excellent brewers and beer. Lind departed San Leandro in 1998, but left his brewery in the hands of men and women who would earn countless medals at Great American Beer Fest, the World Beer Cup, the California State Fair, and many others.

In 2008, the life of the brewery came full circle when John Martin and his business partner Roy Kirkorian took over the brewery. Since then the brewery’s focus has evolved. Drake’s mainly produces West Coast style ales using an abundance of high quality hops, malt, and a neutral California Ale yeast strain. The brewery’s production has also expanded. Drake’s beer is distributed throughout California and has become a staple in the state’s brewing community.

In 2011, Drake’s Barrel House opened at the San Leandro brewery to serve as the tasting room and retail home of the company. Hundreds of wine and spirit barrels adorn the walls. Drake’s core, limited, experimental, and barrel-aged beers can be found here, fresh on tap, in addition to food from the Brew! Kitchen.

Four years later In 2015, Drake’s opened the Dealership in Downtown Oakland, inside the shell of a former Dodge Dealership and repair shop. The beer garden and full service restaurant was built largely of repurposed wood and steel from the existing structure. In a short time, the Dealership has become renowned for its excellent food menu, featuring locally sourced, farm fresh, and seasonal ingredients.

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