Drake's Brewing Company

San Leandro, CA

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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Drake's Aroma Prieta

    IPA · 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...
  • 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...
  • Drake's Alpha

    IPA · 3.8% ABV

  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Drake's 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.
  • Drake's 7X70

    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...
  • Drake's Aroma Therapy

    Double IPA · 10.0% ABV

    Aroma Therapy is the Double IPA partner of Aromas Coma and Prieta.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Drake's Hopocalypse Red Label

    Double IPA · 9.0% ABV

    Double IPA with Blood Orange
  • Drake's 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...
  • Drake's Brightside Extra Brut

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    Features notes of white grape skins, citrus rubbed pine needles, and orange creamsicle.
  • Drake's Drakonic

    Imperial Stout · 8.75% ABV

    Drake’s Imperial Stout includes Crystal Malt, Chocolate Malt, and Roasted Barley.
  • Drake's Best Coast

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    A classic West Coast IPA, Best Coast is a harmonious fusion of resinous pine and orange peel cascading over a backdrop of lightly toasted caramel and brisk bitterness.
  • Drake's Black Label Drakonic

    Imperial Stout · 13.9% ABV

    Imperial Stout aged in whiskey bourbon barrels
  • Drake's Brightside Brut

    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
  • 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...
  • Drake's Flyway

    Pilsner · 4.6% ABV

    An Americanized version of a North German style pils. Hop forward with a dry, crisp body, this beer exhibits floral and spicy notes derived from the use of Vanguard, a domestic Noble hop...
  • Drake's Go Dumb

    Double IPA · 9.3% ABV

    NE hazy IPA.
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Drake's Jolly Rodger Imperial American Black Ale

    Black Ale · 11.5% ABV

    Winds are changing again for Drake’s Jolly Rodger as we hoist sails toward unforgiving, bitter, black seas...
  • Drake's Reunion Barleywine Ale

    Barley Wine · 9.8% ABV

    American Barleywine brewed by all present and former Drakes Brewers.
  • 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...
  • Drake's Tree Beer

    IPA · 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...
  • Drake's Abdominal

    IPA · 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...
  • 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’)...
  • Drake's 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.
  • 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...
  • Drake's Denogginizer CBC

    Double IPA · 9.75% ABV

    A monster of a beer made with a colossal mash of malted barley and finished with an irresponsible amount of West Coast hops.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Drake's + Faction Tree Beer

    IPA · 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...
  • Drake's Foraging Raccoon

    IPA · 7.0% ABV

    A substantial dry hop gives a boost of tropical fruit, citrus and a slap of pine from Chinook, El Dorado, Jarrylo, and Citra hops.
  • Drake's Get Stupid

    IPA · 6.0% ABV

    Features light bittering & huge aromatic charges from several tropical fruit forward hop varieties.Call it hazy,this "almost NE-style IPA" is juicy & delicious.
  • Drake's HAYS: Rip Cut

    NE/Hazy DIPA · 8.4% ABV

    Notes of tangerine, papaya, melon, peach, and mango.
  • Drake's Hop Salad

    IPA · 8.0% ABV

    Simcoe and German Magnum hops, Caramalt, Two-row barley... just to name a few enticing ingredients that will create a hefty beer around 8% ABV.
  • Drake's Hop Sandwich On Rye

    IPA · 8.8% ABV

    A Double Rye IPA. New Zealand hops, Motueka, Mosaic, Polaris
  • Drake's Hop Vice

    IPA · 6.2% ABV

    Unfiltered, brewed with wheat and rye. Melon-like aromatics, along with melon and white grape skins. Floral pine notes with a bit of spice.
  • Drake's Hop Vice White

    White IPA · 6.2% ABV

    An unfiltered IPA brewed with both wheat and rye.
  • Drake's Rakish Ryewine

    Barley Wine · 11.5% ABV

    50% aged in rye whiskey barrels.
  • Drake's The Void

    Imperial Stout · 17.5% ABV

    This 17.5% ABV brew takes you to infinity and beyond after spending 16 months in rye whiskey barrels...
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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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