San Leandro breweries celebrate first OkDROberfest
Trio of San Leandro breweries band together to host city-wide Oktoberfest-themed festival
21st Amendment Brewery, Drake’s Brewing, and Cleophus Quealy Beer Co. are joining forces to bring a Bavarian tradition to San Leandro. On September 24, all three breweries will host Oktoberfest-themed festivities, food, and brews for the first annual OkDROberfest.
OkDROberfest will unite the trio of San Leandro breweries in beer-centric celebrations, and invite Bay Area beer drinkers to experience each brewery’s spin on one of the world’s oldest beer fests. Each of the three breweries will offer their own lineup of brews, food and entertainment, with a shuttle looping between the tasting rooms to safely transport revelers from one to the next.
In addition to the city-spanning festivities, a collaboration beer is being brewed for the occasion. Brewers from 21st Amendment, Drake’s, and Cleophus Quealy will work together to craft a limited, Oktoberfest-inspired brew. This collaboration beer will be available at all three breweries during OkDROberfest.
Event tickets will be available for presale beginning Wednesday, August 24 at okdroberfest.beer. Cost will be $15 for presale or $25 at the door (depending on availability), and include an OkDROberfest glass, 10oz pour at each brewery, a San Leandro brewery passport and a swag bag of merch from all three breweries.
About Cleophus Quealy Beer Co: After years of homebrewing European low country classics to perfection, Dan Watson and Peter Baker founded Cleophus Quealy Beer Co. in San Leandro. The family and dog friendly tasting room opened its doors in December 2014, offering a range of unique small batch beers and high quality barrel aged brews. Between fine, handcrafted ales, local food truck fare, and live bluegrass, CQ aims to create a cozy and inviting space for the community to share good times over great beers. http://www.cleoph.us/
About 21st Amendment Brewery: In 2000, Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan opened the doors to the 21st Amendment brewpub in San Francisco’s historic South Park neighborhood. In addition to quickly becoming one of the city’s favorite pubs, 21st Amendment began expanding beyond the Bay Area by helping to pioneer the movement to canned craft beer. In the summer of 2015, 21st Amendment’s production brewery and tasting room in San Leandro opened, allowing them to further expand and experiment with new brews and limited releases. Today, 21st Amendment is among the top 50 craft brewers in the United States. http://21st-amendment.com/
About Drake’s Brewing: Drake's Brewing Co. is an urban craft brewery located in San Leandro, CA that has been dedicated to making the highest-quality, hand-crafted ales and lagers since 1989. Drake's Brewing has become known for consistently producing a wide variety of craft beers and a growing collection of artisan barrel-aged and sour beers. As one of the original craft breweries in the Bay Area, Drake's has been at the forefront of the craft movement working to educate the community about what it means to brew and enjoy quality, full-flavored beers. http://drinkdrakes.com/
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