Linden St. Brewery (West Oakland BART)
Linden St. Brewery, opened in mid-2009, is housed in a 19th century brick building in the industrial Port of Oakland. They are a production brewery, “that honors beer styles native to the West Coast and contributes to the revitalization of this beautiful city and its people,” (from their website). The classic style called “California common lager,” and historically known as “steam” is their starting point for innovation. Their beer is available only on draft at many fine restaurants and pubs in the Bay Area. You can also order kegs to enjoy at a location of your own choice.
In November, 2011, they opened a taproom at the brewery. The plan is to start with their own beer only and then expand to pouring guest beers also. You can take home a growler of their beer from the taproom. The hours are limited so check their website. If you want to visit at some other time, make an appointment with the friendly staff.
Extras: If you visit Linden Street, you will find a full library of Lonely Planet travel books in their cool anteroom next to the brewery. Figure out your beer tourism itinerary! And, it’s not a very long walk down 3rd St. to Beer Revolution and Olde Depot.
95 Linden Street, Suite 7-8, Oakland • (510) 812-1264
The map shows the route from the exit on 7th Street. We suggest walking this by daylight only. You may shave off a little distance by cutting though the parking lot on the 5th Street side of the station instead. Continue down Mandela Parkway, which curves and changes to 3rd Street. Enjoy the railroad yard scenery, and continue until you get to Linden Street. Turn right and then right again into the parking lot at 95 Linden.
Official West Oakland Station and other connecting transit info.