Beer for the Future: Support your Local Breweries with Gift Cards and Merch

Well, this is quite something. The governments of Bay Area Counties have ordered most businesses to close. (Some brewpubs are open for food & perhaps beer pickup under the restaurant exemption, and others have already developed shipping options.) Right now, while we hunker in place, we can support our local breweries and taprooms by getting a gift card for a future community experience. Match a gift to yourself with one for a friend to meet up with when the shelter order is lifted… support our local breweries! (We are adding in new ones as they are reported to us — including some that are *beyond the BART corridor but in the general region*.)  New changes in red

21st Amendment: Pick-up and delivery at both SF and San Leandro; Gift cards also

Ale Industries:

Alameda Island: Pick-up and delivery of beer


Altamont: *

Alvarado St.: Good at Monterey pub only *




BarrelHead: Open for growler fills and food-to-go

Bear Republic (Rohnert Park): Food and beer to-go

Black Hammer: Also pickup and delivery for food and beer

Canyon Club Brewery: *


Clandestine Brewing: *

Cooperage: Beer pick-up and delivery; gift cards also  *

Community times at Drake’s Barrelroom. Let’s toast the future by picking up some gift cards!


East Brother:

Elevation 66:

Epidemic Ales:


FDR Ferment.Drink.Repeat: Gift cards Order growler pick-ups and homebrew supplies via email. Details at

Federation Brewing:

Fieldwork: Pick-up. Delivery to the following locations: Berkeley, Corte Madera, Monterey, Sacramento, San Mateo and San Ramon

Fogbelt: *

Fort Point:

Fruition Brewing: *

Ghost Town:

Ghostwood: *

Gilman: (Card currently configured for store pick-up instead of being shipped – might want to check back with them)


Highwater: * Also offering pre-ordered beer and food for curbside pickup. *

Hoi Polloi:

Hop Oast:

Iron Springs: *

Laughing Monk:

Local Brewing:



Moylan’s:!/cart  *


Original Pattern:

Other Brother: *

Pond Farm: *

The Rare Barrel: No gift cards, but beers are shipping, see

Russian River: *

Thirsty Bear:

Shadow Puppet: *

Shanty Shack: *

Sonoma Springs: *

Standard Deviant:  Doing growler fills to-go

Temescal: Gift card proceeds shared with furloughed staff.

Third Street Aleworks: *

Thirsty Bear Organic:

Triple Rock: Order food and crowlers to pick up, call 510-843-2739

Triple Voodoo:

Woods: Order gift cards, frozen empañadas, beers and wines to pick up at Oakland location.

More to come! We will be updating this as we get more information. Think of the great outing you can have to meet up with friends when the restrictions are lifted. Wow, a toast at less than 6 feet apart! Most are relatively close to the BART line. You can plan your trip using mass transit at the Beer By BART destinations page when all of this has blown over. (Those marked * are in our region but not at all near BART, so they will make a different kind of future outing from the central SF Bay Area, but will be happy to see you.)

If your favorite brewery offers no gift cards, how about picking up some merch? A sweet new hoody supports them, too. Most will have a store link showing on their website home page. A few can ship beer and others are getting that organized now.

Missing a favorite beer gathering place around the Bay? See our very next post for beer bars providing gift cards.

Cheers from Steve Shapiro and Gail Ann Williams. Stay safe!


    1. Seven Stills if offering food, beer, spirits, premixed cocktails, and growler fills all to-go from the taproom at 100 Hooper St.!


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