Right around the corner from Uber’s newly purchased Uptown Station building (Sears, once upon a time) in Oakland, California, is a veritable treasure trove of craft beer and a bustling brewery scene. A must stop when in the neighborhood is the Diving Dog Brewhouse, a post industrial shrine to beer set amongst the ever changing landscape outside.
Diving Dog sets itself apart by offering something other brewpubs don’t – the ability to brew your own beer on premises using their professional grade brewing equipment!
Among the 29 all-American guest taps is but a single house brew. It’s a Kolsch, and it’s delicious! CHEERS!
Southpaw BBQ brings together plenty of southern comfort, finger lickin’ good bbq and a few house brewed beerskis. Head Brewer Phil Cutti cut (lol) his beer teeth at SF Brewcraft in the mid-90s, where Steve and Mike Bruce (founders of Speakeasy Ales & Lagers) sharpened his brewing skills. Beer flight on deck = Big Bad Leroy Brown, Sour Brown Ale and Pale Ale. Not pictured here but definitely our favorite on this warm summer day in San Francisco is the staff brewed Lemongrass Hefe…get it while it’s hot (outside)!
This efficient 7 barrel brewing system is tucked into the corner at Southpaw BBQ, allowing them “to bring beer crafting into an accessible community setting.” We’ll drink to that! CHEERS!