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