Faction Brewing | Alameda, California
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Faction Brewing
Exceptional based on 4 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

2501 Monarch St
Alameda, California United States 94501 [ print map ]
510 523 2739

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Hours: Wed - Sat 12:00 - 7:00 PM; Sun 12:00 - 5:00 PM; Mon - Tue Closed


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Beer Available At Faction Brewing (arranged by most recent)
Faction / Anchorage Diverge , Faction Batch #100 Hoppy Ass Brown , Faction Defcon IV Belgian Pale Ale , Faction 2 Hop Pale Ale (Summit and Sorachi Ace) , Faction Defcon I Quad , Faction Puddy Porter , Faction Red , Faction Winter IPA 95, Faction 2 Hop Pale Ale (Nelson and Galaxy) , Faction Spring IPA 68, Faction Blitzen IIIPA 77, Faction Flagship Pale Ale 88, Faction A-Town Pale , Faction Carloís Stout , Faction Hop Soup 90, Faction Defcon II Tripel , Faction Oatmeal Stout 60, Faction Fall IPA , Faction Barleywine , Faction Defcon III Belgian Style Dubbel
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4 reviews for Faction Brewing
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  88%
 Selection  67%
 Food N/A 
 Value  72%
 Overall  85%
 Rating  78%


80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs  (147) Livermore, California | April 6, 2014
The tasting room is really coming around now. They finally put in enough seating a few weeks ago, so thereís enough space to relax and enjoy the sampler or a pint. First of all, this place is difficult to get to. Itís really not all that far from downtown Oakland, but thereís something about taking that Webster tube that makes you feel like you just went through a time warp. Once in Alameda, you have to wind through some residential areas and then all the way out to the old Naval base. Itís a bit of a pain, but really doesnít take much time if youíre in Oakland. Once youíre there, its seems like the kind of place youíd go to ransom a hostage or something, but the ambiance inside is pretty nice. There are great views of the Bay and the SF skyline from the tasting room, and its really quiet and peaceful out there. Usually Claudia is running the bar, but sometimes disappears for a few minutes to go help the brewers. I guess they operate on the honors system during these times, but thatís cool. They offer flights of all the beers as well as pints. They do 64 and 32 oz. growlers and will fill other glass as long as the logo is covered. The beer was all really good, especially the hoppy stuff, which was world class IMO. Iíll be making regular visits here.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis  (365) Sunnyvale, California | February 8, 2014
Fairly quick stop on my way back from Rare Barrel. Great location, I feel like I could sit here and watch myth busters. Crowded on a rainy saturday afternoon, but it is during beer week I guess. Tasting room is fairly spartan, but there is a bar and seating, so that pretty much covers the essentials. You can look out into the barrel room as well. Tap list is not extensive, pretty APA/IPA focused, but what they have, at least what I tried, is stellar. Alpine-esque. Growlers to go, but no bottles (yet). There was a Kern River Brewing truck in the parking lot when I was there --- future collaboration?? Tasters are like 2$/per 5oz, and they sell pint glasses with faction on them for $3.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah  (316) Utah | January 30, 2014
Located in the old Alameda Naval Base. A small sign on the street, the tasting room in located on the bay side of the building. Nice view of the bay before the fog came in. They have 6 beers on tap, you can get 5oz samplers, pints or growler fills. A nice tasting room, not a lot of people were there when I was and it was still pretty load. They just got some nice tall tables in, just opened up the patio. The beer was all above average.
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 18/20
larryLSB  (41) La Selva Beach, California | December 27, 2013
This new brewery and tasting room are located on the old Alameda Naval Air Base with sweeping views of San Francisco and the SF-Oakland Bridge. This place is not that hard to find with a GPS, just remember it is at the back of the building, and no sign up yet on the building itself. Place was packed, kind of loud, industrial, but the views and the beers were good. Ordered the sampler of their current 6 beers; all above average. This is their first month open, and it looks like they will be around for a long time. Claudia, one of the owners, was pouring beer and took the time to chat with our group. You could tell she really enjoyed what she was doing.

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