Lately it feels like all of SF’s best businesses (e.g. a huge Tartine Manufactory heading to LA) are opening outposts down South. Now, LA-based brewery Golden Road is heading North, with plans to open a beer garden in the heart of Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood in the vacant lot behind Clove and Hoof (320, 322, and 330 40th St.).
A notice from Oakland’s Bureau of Planning/Zoning Division requests a design review for seven shipping containers that “would be arranged to create an outdoor space with two bars, tables, an open area with gas fire pit, seating, metal entry arches, and canopy with outdoor lighting.”
There’s also notice of an application for a “Minor Conditional Use Permit for Custom Manufacturing Facility to brew beer,” plus addition of a parking lot, and the 7,000-square-foot facility composed of custom-designed shipping containers with “colorful paint, graphics, and service counter openings.” (Check out the full notice below).
N Oakland gentrification is so far along that Budweiser subsidiaries want to open shipping container beer gardens pic.twitter.com/4J6zhBngnk— Ali Winston (@awinston) March 23, 2017
The brewery, which was begun in 2011 by co-founders Meg Gill and Tony Yanow, was sold to beer giant Anhauser-Busch InBev in 2015. It’s currently in the midst of a large expansion in Southern California, with a huge brewery/restaurant opening in Anaheim in 2017; currently there’s a taproom in Downtown LA’s Grand Central Station, plus the original brewpub at the brewery in Glendale.
Oakland and the East Bay is currently home to a thriving craft beer scene, with breweries like Temescal Brewing, Fieldwork, Triple Rock, Old Kan, Rare Barrel and more currently in operation, as well as a large number of taprooms for local brands like Drake’s. The conversation has already begun on Twitter about the “gentrification” of Oakland, and whether an Anhauser-Busch Inbev subsidiary has a place there.
Eater has reached out for more information. Stay tuned for more details on Golden Road’s Oakland location.
- What Selling Out Really Means in the Craft Beer Universe [ELA]
- Golden Road [Official Site]