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Beer of the Week: Linden Street Common Lager

By William Brand
Friday, July 25th, 2008 at 3:51 pm in Uncategorized.

Note: This is an updated version of my Beer of the Week column that ran in the Oakland Tribune/Contra Costa Times in April. Since I wrote the column, there is some news.

1. Adam Lamoreaux, the principal partner at Linden Street and the head brewer, has a new beer. It’s Black Bottom Lager and it has just been brewed at Drake’s while the final installation of the brewery at Linden Street is completed. It will be on tap this afternoon at Linden Street’s regular Friday afternoon open house barbecue, that begins today at 4 p.m. and runs for about four hours.

2. Next Friday Aug. 1, will be the last weekly open house and barbecue. The crowds have gotten too large; we’ve gone through a lot of beer, Adam says. So beginning next week, the open house will be held only on the first Friday of each month. After next Friday, the next open house will be Friday, Sept. 5, 2008. Hint: Go there today and try the beer.

And finally, the bureaucratic update is that Linden Street is still waiting for the city of Oakland and PG&E to sign off on expanded natural gas service to power the boiler in the brewery. Adam told me PG&E was dragging out the process. I called Tamar Sarkissian in PG&E’s media department, who checked. She said PG&E was waiting for the city of Oakland to sign off…”There were certain steps that needed to be taken….” she said.


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  • danny

    it’s been such a long wait for them to get setup, he really needs an advocate or someone to raise hell to get hooked up to the system.

    and it’s been HUGE on the friday settings. I’m not surprised at all that he needs to slow things down. still fun though

  • William Brand

    I called PG&E and applied a bit of media heat myself. The PR woman at PG&E who checked with PG&E executives, said Channel 7 (KGO-TV) had also called. It looks like things are going t happen this week. I plan to call PG&E back on Friday if there’s been no progress. Anyone else wants to do the the same, please do it.

    And yes, the Friday afternoon sessions are positively great. Last one iin August is Friday. See you there.