Damian Fagan, along with 30 full-time and 20 part-time employees
Founded in 2010 by home-brewing enthusiasts, Almanac Beer Co. has become famous for its fruited sour and barrel-aged beers. Their beers are brewed with special attention to the balance of sweet and bitter. All production is small-batch, with a focus on classical brewing techniques. In 2018, Almanac opened a full-scale brewery and taproom in Alameda, housed in a 1940s hangar at the former Naval Air Station.
Almanac’s philosophy is “farm to barrel,” with a commitment to highlighting terroir in their beers through fruit as well as malt. From its beginnings, Almanac has sourced fruits from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, including blueberries from Triple Delight and stone fruit from Blossom Bluff Orchards. Small-batch local malt is purchased from Admiral Maltings in Alameda.