Touring Local Microbreweries
It’s no accident that if you travel beyond the taprooms and brewpubs to local microbreweries you get into industrial neighborhoods. Usually breweries without restaurants have less public transit access.
Most of these brewers don’t quite meet our original guidelines of being less than a mile’s walk from a station and open for dropping in during regular afternoon and evening hours. The brewers on this list distribute to stores and bars in the area, but there’s nothing quite like visiting. Their websites usually include up to date information, but we recommend confirming the times with a phone call before you go.
(One shoe is up to a Quarter Mile walking, one way from the nearest BART, CalTrain or bus stop):
- Ale Industries (tasting room; verify schedule) (Closed 1/14. New location to open in Oakland. Their tasting room, The Pig and the Pickle, now open in Concord)
- Anchor Brewing (weekday tours, reserve ahead)
- Black Diamond Brewing (weekday tap room)
- Devil’s Canyon (monthly open house)
- Linden Street Brewery (tours by appointment)
- Speakeasy Brewery (tours by appoinyment)
- Trumer Brewery (tours by appointment)