Alameda Island Brewing Company

Our Beer

Cavanaugh Kolsch (Kolsch Style) (seasonal)

A beloved style of beer developed in the Cologne (Koln) region of Germany. This beer pays homage to its German heritage with its characteristic balance of soft malty sweetness, noble hops, bright gold color, and slight fruit notes. Named after Dave Cavanaugh’s popular Cavanaugh motors, AIBC wanted to pay tribute to the reinvention of their space.

5.0% ABV       1.046 O.G.

Control, Alt, Delete (seasonal)

A traditional German style, “ALT” refers to the “OLD” style of brewing before lager beers proliferated throughout the region. Its deep copper-brown color is derived from our complex mixture of kilned malts including Munich, chocolate, and Vienna. The result is a robust, flavorful, and unfiltered session beer.

5.5% ABV           1.052 O.G.

American Pale Ale

You want a hoppy session pale?  Then try this.  Previously named for the West Coast Coney Island located here on Alameda Island, this Pale Ale may have gotten a name change but the flavor’s just the same.  Packed with a secret hop blend you’ll notice a grapefruit nose and a familiar citrus punch.

4.9% ABV           1.049 O.G.

Alameda’s IPA

We won’t bore you with the history of IPA. On the West Coast we all know what it is, and we know how we want it! That’s why we packed ours with a wallop of Zythos hops throughout the boil with a massive charge at the end to accentuate the floral, piney, and citrus bouquet with just enough malty caramel sweetness to balance it out, while still stripping the enamel from your teeth.

7.5% ABV       1.074 O.G.

Sea Haggis (Scotch Ale)

Traditionally brewed to complement the brisk temperatures of Scotland, the Scottish strong ale is packed full of malt, making its consumption effortless. The residual sweetness is derived from its extremely low IBU’s, and we at AIBC like to refer to it as the antithesis to the IPA.

8.0% ABV           1.086 O.G.

Hef-D (Hefeweizen)

AIBC’s take on a traditional Bavarian Hefeweizen. Wheat and German Pilsner malt start it out while the special house yeast strain gives it banana and clove esters. Its smoothness and effervescence make this the perfect beer for summer.

4.5% ABV           1.049 O.G.

Uncommon Common (Kentucky Common)

Traditionally brewed around Louisville, Kentucky, this dark cream ale should be enjoyed fresh. A little rye, a little dark malt, and a generous amount of corn make this easy to drink with lots of flavor.

5.7% ABV           1.057 O.G

Event Horizon (Double IPA)

This hop-intensive beer has been constructed to still be very drinkable. Huge dry hop additions of Centennial and Amarillo put the aroma over the top to match the 8.5% ABV.

8.5% ABV           1.067 O.G.

Island Haze

The argument is heated out there, so we thought you should see what the fuss is about. Is haze legit, or is it not beer unless it’s clear? The hazy, Vermont/New England IPA. Over 4 lbs a barrel of Amarillo and El Dorado hops (64lbs of dry hop alone). Drinks like orange and grapefruit juice. Welcome Island Haze to our island.

6.1% ABV           1.061 O.G.

Boyington (seasonal)

A Cascadian Dark Ale named after medal of honor winning Major Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, and leader of the famous Black Sheep Squadron. This dark Cascadian (India Dark Ale) has the high-hop and body of an American IPA balanced with roasted and chocolate malts. With 75 IBU the Boyington has a nuanced roast bitterness creating a dry finish.

7.0% ABV           1.074 O.G.

Idahop 7

Normally the standard Idaho #7 hop flavor shines with pine, stone fruit, and predominantly herbal character.  Tea-like, some citrus, floral and peach or white grape aroma. But, this, is different. The lupulin has been captured from the cones and made into a concentrated hash almost doubling its potency. This 7% and 90 IBU beer is surprisingly drinkable with the addition of crystal 20 malt to round the flavor out just enough.

7.0% ABV           1.064 O.G.

SaisAlderon (seasonal)

This Belgian Saison is packed full of flavor. Big Belgian flavor with a big west coast dry hop. The yeast and hops are locked in for a battle. No one is winning.

7.5% ABV           1.064 O.G.

Rapid Pils

5.0% ABV           1.050 O.G.

Broadside Imperial Oatmeal Stout (Seasonal)

400+ pounds of rolled oats per batch gives this beer a thick body with roasty, chocolatey notes and a medium alcohol warmth. This beer opens a full flavor salvo.

10.0% ABV           1.087 O.G.

Ballena Stout (Seasonal)

Roasty, chocolatey and dry. Named for one of Alameda’s many gems, there isn’t much more we can say except that this beer is perfect for any cold weather.

5.5% ABV           1.050 O.G.

Doolittle (American Imperial Red) (Seasonal)

Named after an American & Alameda born treasure, Jimmy Doolittle. This amber ale is hop forward and has elevated alcohol. Summit, Cascade and Centennial hops put on a show, but are not outdone by the big malt backbone.

7.5% ABV           1.067 O.G.

Island City IPA

We took the malt bill from one of your favorites from Alameda Island: the Idahop 7, boosted the alcohol, bittered with US Magnum and then did two huge late addition charges of simcoe and dry hopped with simcoe and Amarillo. 75 IBU, almost 7.5%, and drinks as a piney, floral, refreshing juggernaut. Cheers!

7.3% ABV          

Autumnator Doppelbock (Seasonal)

First brewed by Franciscan Friars for use as liquid bread. This dark, malty Lager is perfect for the changing weather, and this is why it is named after Autumn. Pilsner, Munich blend and chocolate malts taste good with rain.

7.8% ABV           1.073 O.G.

2526 Maibock (Seasonal)

Also known as a Helles Bock, this beer is brewed at bock strength, but lighter and with more hop presence. We use pilsner and munich malt with a large amount of noble hops. The name comes from an address where we were inspired to brew one.

7.0% ABV