Drakes Brewing Company

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Beers At Drakes Brewing Company

NameABVEntered
Drakes Pryed IPA6.4%7/25/2016
Drakes Pretend Weíre Dead4%7/25/2016
Drakes Triplicity Vol. 96.5%7/25/2016
Drakes Wandering íPossum5%7/24/2016
Drakes 8 x 80 DIPA with Passion Fruit8%7/24/2016
Drakes Breakfast Can Wait6.18%7/24/2016
Drakes Drakonic with Orange Peel8.75%7/17/2016
Drakes Good Morning Willie Brown8%7/17/2016
Drakes Cocoa Caliente Porter8.4%7/17/2016
Drakes Drakonic (Sherry Barrel)9.2%7/17/2016
Drakes Hop Topp Hefe5.3%7/17/2016
Drakes Session Saison4.5%7/17/2016
Drakes Junior Mint3.1%7/17/2016
Drakes Triplicity Vol. 86.3%7/17/2016
Drakes Triplicity Vol. 8 with Guava6.3%7/15/2016
Drakes Duck Puppy11.8%7/15/2016
Drakes Kick Back4.3%6/26/2016
Drakes Kiwi Weisse3.5%6/26/2016
Drakes Tears of A Sisserone8.5%6/20/2016
Drakes Brette Davis Eyes with Coffee6%6/20/2016
Drakes Triplicity Vol. 76.3%6/20/2016
Drakes Three Times a Lady7.8%6/17/2016
Drakes / Firestone Walker Oyster Pirates9.6%6/17/2016
Drakes Lost & Found15.5%6/8/2016
Drakes Oaklander Weisse - Buddhaís Hand and Tangelo3.8%6/8/2016
Drakes Moonage Daydream6.9%6/8/2016
Drakes 4x404%6/8/2016
Drakes Hong Kong Garden IPA6.75%6/8/2016
Drakes 8 x 80 DIPA8%5/24/2016
Drakes The Colonel14%5/19/2016
Drakes Black Robusto Porter6.3%4/23/2016
Drakes Willís Last Stand10.4%4/21/2016
Drakes Triplicity Vol. 66.3%4/20/2016
Drakes 1500 Pale Ale with Blood Orange5.5%4/20/2016
Drakes Grisette4.1%4/7/2016
Triple Rock / Drakes 15 Minute Pale Ale5.3%4/7/2016
Drakes Hop-U-Rye6.5%4/7/2016
Drakes Winning Lager4.9%4/7/2016
Drakes Cask Strength Bourbon Drakonic11.6%3/31/2016
Drakes Hopocalypse Triple IPA (Black Label)12.5%3/20/2016
Drakes Spring Saison6.5%3/9/2016
Drakes Hop Sandwich on Rye 8.8%3/9/2016
Drakes / Beachwood Steam Me Up, Scotty!5.5%3/7/2016
Drakes Triplicity Vol. 56.3%3/7/2016
Drakes Headzo!18%2/27/2016
Drakes Espresso Robustito4.9%2/15/2016
Jupiter Hoppetizer3.8%2/15/2016
Drakes Oaklander Weisse - Blood Orange3.8%2/15/2016
Drakes El Nectarino6%2/15/2016
Drakes Hopocalypse Imperial White IPA (White Label)8.4%2/15/2016
Drakes Hopocalypse Blood Orange Imperial IPA (Red Label) 9%2/15/2016
Drakes Unholy Alliance7.1%2/15/2016
Drakes Orange Blossom Honey Tripel9.5%2/9/2016
Drakes Triplicity Vol. 46.3%2/9/2016
Drakes Triplicity Vol. 36.3%2/9/2016
Drakes The Lady Mallard7.4%2/9/2016
Drakes / 21st Amendment / Cleophus Quealy St. Leanders Tripel8.1%2/9/2016
Drakes On the Fly5.5%2/6/2016
Drakes Hopocalypse DIPA (Green Label)9.3%2/6/2016
Drakes Tripelito0%2/6/2016
Drakes Milk Stout4.8%2/5/2016
Drakes Rockridge Honey Brown6%2/5/2016
Drakes Rye Robustito4.7%2/5/2016
Drakes Fortunella Weisse3.8%2/5/2016
Drakes War Pigeon8%2/2/2016
Drakes / Faction Tree Beer6.7%2/2/2016
Drakes Woody Barrelson8.5%1/30/2016
Drakes Harlequin7.9%1/30/2016
Drakes Living After Midnight6.7%1/13/2016
Drakes Bock To The Future II8.75%1/13/2016
Drakes Rise of the Dark Gourd8.3%1/13/2016
Drakes Triplicity Vol. 26.3%1/13/2016
Drakes Anatidaephobia5.8%1/13/2016
Drakes Orbiting Gourd Pumpkin Ale4%1/13/2016
Drakes Jolly Rodger (2015)8%1/13/2016
Drakes Mission Kriek6.4%1/13/2016
Drakes Bourbon Barrel Aged Baltic Porter11.5%11/27/2015
Drakes Reunion Barleywine11.3%11/26/2015
Drakes Dry Stout with Cherry4.8%11/22/2015
Drakes 1500 Pale Ale with Grapefruit5.5%11/22/2015
Drakes Jolly Rodger (2015 Barrel-Aged)10.6%11/11/2015
Drakes Puff Puff Pass6.6%11/11/2015
Drakes Jolly Rodger (2015 Barrel Aged with Ancho Peppers)10%11/8/2015
Drakes What Gose Around3.8%10/16/2015
Drakes Triplicity Vol. 16.3%10/16/2015
Drakes Flyaway Pils5.5%10/16/2015
Drakes Keller Pils4.6%10/16/2015
Drakes She Said IPA6.6%10/2/2015
Drakes Rakish Ryewine11.5%10/2/2015
Drakes Oaklander Weisse - Strawberry3.8%9/23/2015
Drakes Lusuís Love Child7.2%9/23/2015
Drakes Black Dhalia11.5%9/22/2015
Drakes Wine Barrel Aroma Flora6.3%9/22/2015
Drakes Summer Session Schwartz4.3%9/22/2015
Drakes Silent Duck Saison5%9/22/2015
Drakes Barrel Aged Coffee Drakonic8.75%9/12/2015
Drakes Zinful Drakonic9%7/20/2015
Drakes / Peter Bís Sierra Point 5%7/20/2015
Drakes Fine Tuned8.8%7/17/2015
Drakes Robustito3.4%7/17/2015


96
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Errl  (25) Plano, Texas | August 26, 2013
Visited on a Thursday afternoon..It was not very hard to find since I read some other reviews..Nice crowd of people in a big dark barrel room..Went to the bar and ordered a sample of everything they had on tap and then ordered another taster of the barrel aged beers.Grabbed as Growler as well..Very nice beers and one of the best sours I have had..badass place
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
AdamChandler  (274) Enfield, New Hampshire | August 16, 2014
Great ambience. Awesome selection and youríe surrounded by barrels full of beer. love the outside seating. The staff is great even on busy days. iíve been here 3 times and itís always an awesome time.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
ajm  (202) Los Angeles, California | July 12, 2009
The scene of the crime: RBSG Grand Tasting 2009. Really generous and good-natured hosts, trusting us with glassware, bathroom use, and access to their walk-in fridge which was stocked. Great people. Warehouse is danker than even AleSmithís - looks more horror movie-like and less tourable, which I enjoyed. Will go back to revisit the madness.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs  (222) Livermore, California | September 5, 2011
Time for some re-rates now with the new Barrel House up and running! Iíve been excited for this opening for a while since Iím a pretty big Drakes fan. The location hasnít changed. Itís still behind the Walmart in an industrial park in San Leandro. Itís not hard to find right off of 880 on Davis street. Just drive like your going to Walmart and itís in the buildings right next door. Itís also reasonably close to the BART station, you just have to take a short bus or cab ride from there. Anyway, the ambiance is really nice now. The Barrel House has a nice patio and a large interior with some tables and benches amidst the many barrels filled with beer. It reminds me a bit of Lost Abbey with the industrial park setting, warehouse type location, and barrels of aging beer to peruse. I just wish they had some stools at the bar. They have about 20 of their regular beers on tap and usually 3 or 4 "strong" beers like Denogginizer and 3 or 4 barrel aged selections including bourbon, brandy, and various wine aged stouts, sours, and barleywines. The selection is outstanding. I imagine thereís going to be a huge rise in Drakes presence on the RB database, since most of the barrel aged brews are one offs. You can also get growler fills, bottles, and even kegs of the beer to go. Their regular brews are all above average, especially the IPAís, of which they make many. The barrel selections have been hit or miss so far. Some are outstanding (a merlot barrel imperial stout I had recently) and some have been not so good (a pinot aged sour) but itís still an exciting place to do some tasting. They do serve sample sizes for a small fee. The service was good, although I havenít been here when its been busy yet. Overall, this place is a must if you are a local or visiting from out of town.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR  (422) Los Angeles, California | September 12, 2011
Stopped at the new Tasting/Barrel Room. A bit hard to find, but there is plenty of parking. A really amazing tasting environment, looks great with plenty of taps and bottles. Kegs to go. Sample sizes, full pints, half pints, growlers. Plenty of barrel aged beers and draft beer that you canít get elsewhere. A few beers from Jupiter and Triple Rock as well (all owned by the same people). Great prices. Iíll be back every trip up north.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis  (754) Sunnyvale, California | September 21, 2012
Pretty cool place with a great number of taps, basically an open warehouse door inviting you to come inside or side at one of the few picnic tables. Nominally three barrel aged beers on tap, but two were out when we were there. Otherwise, this is what a tasting room SHOULD look like at a small microbrewery in my opinion. As for food - they supposedly have trucks sometimes, but I hope you like pretzels, or else grab something at the Togoís down the way.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (837) Columbus, Ohio | September 29, 2014
(Visited 08/2014): Drakeís is located off the Nimitz Freeway on Davis Street, basically hidden behind a Walmart. Parking is available in any of the lots in the complex, as well as in a garage.

Once you do find it though it is easy to spot, being a large blue warehouse with a large logo sign and fermenters outside. The barrel room was closed during my visit for First Friday, so they had pouring stations and the garage doors open to serve beers. There was a cool festival atmosphere as a result, but I wasnít really able to see anything other than the outside.

As for the selection, there were about 12 beers available for the event, including First Friday (which was sold out), Aroma Flora, Aroma Coma, 1500, Pork Pie Rye, Discovery Vienna Lager, Blonde, Hefe, Porter, Omega and Double IPA. All the beers I tried via the token system in use that day were good.

Service during the Friday late afternoon event was good at the pouring stations.

I did not have food on my visit, although there was a food truck there for the event.

All in all I was happy to stumble on a visit during First Friday and would like to visit again on a normal day to check out the rest of the operation. Regardless I had a good time.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1516) Do Not Resuscitate, California | November 11, 2012
Been here a number of times over the years, at both the brewery and the new barrel house tasting room. The grand tasting for RBSG 2009 was also here.

The brewery side is only open on Fridays for their open house. Its been a few years so I dont know if they still do it this way but it used to be that you paid $10 or $15 and got a glass and 3 or 4 drink coupons. Full pours only, no samples. They also have a BBQ going and sometimes some music as well.

The barrel room has seating, bottles to go, does samples as well as full glasses, and sells growlers too. There are always at least a half dozen barrel offerings on tap as well as a half dozen regular beers on tap. No food served but you can bring food in or have it delivered.

Prices are reasonable, service is pretty good, nice place to stop and have a beer or a couple ticks. About a mile walk from the BART station in San Leandro if you want burn off some calories. Otherwise there is plenty of parking at the Walmart and Home Depot next door.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
bvc  (103) Washington | February 16, 2013
Visited the barrel room on a Friday early afternoon on a nice day. A little hard to find as gps gets you close, but not quite there as you canít see it. But there is a sign off the last turn in for Drakes and a couple of other businesses and it says in smaller print, íbehind wal martí. We then drove around the back to see it. Industrial area, air traffic over head, functioning facility with a ramp/patio with outdoor seating and a large roll up door that opens up to more seating, a decent number of mixed barrels stacked 4-5 racks high and a nice long stand up bar with many taps and a chalkboard listing beers, some description and pricing. Sample, full pours, growlers and bottles to go. Fair pricing and some great one off draft only offerings. Only got to try 4 beer samples and wish I could had tried some more. Worth a stop for sure.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 16/20
fidel  (114) Livermore, California | March 19, 2012
It is in an industrial warehouse where they store their barrel aging beers. A nice long bar with about 25 taps. Great service with some great beer.

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