Archive for the ‘Brewing’ Category

INPUT NEEDED: What should we brew next?

As you know, we pride ourselves on being a pub “for the people, by the people.” With that in mind, we’re going to start taking brew polls to determine what gets brewed at the pub from time to time. This week’s poll gives you three decidedly different brews to choose from. Polls close later this […]


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Pro-Am Beer Night at the Trappist

A Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Pro-Am tasting was recently held at the Trappist in Oakland. Of the 73 Pro-Am entries for this year’s GABF, 8 of them were made in California, 6 of which were available last Thursday – including ours. It was a great event and it was especially cool to meet the […]


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ESB on Cask at 21st Amendment Brewpub

All, We are very excited to let you know that the ESB we brewed with Jesse Houck and Shaun O’Sullivan at the 21st Amendment Brewpub and Restaurant is now on tap at their brewery. The beer has been on tap since Monday, August 31. It should be there for another 2 weeks so get down […]


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Good Beer & Great Music – All Served up for you!!

All, For those of you that have been following the ESB since the beginning, you’ll know that our unofficial house band is The Famous (we even emptied our front room one New Years Eve and they performed live to welcome the New Year). Unfortunately, we don’t have a license that allows us to book live […]


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Come join us at 21st Amendment for a special brew!

All, I wanted to let you know that I’ll be brewing our Elizabeth Street Bitter recipe with the 21st Amendment crew this coming Saturday, August 1 at their brewpub near the SF Giants ballpark. Using their 12-barrel system, we’ll be starting early in the morning but will still be definitely well into the brew when […]


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The ESB Is Heading to Its First Great American Beer Festival

All, It is with great excitement and anticipation that I share some pretty cool news with you all. The folks at 21st Amendment Brewpub and Restaurant have selected our ESB recipe as their entry to this year’s Pro-Am tournament at the Great American Beer Festival in late September. The Pro-Am tournament joins an amateur brewer […]


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June marks some new beers and old favorites

All, Contrary to perception here on the blog, we are still very much alive and kicking over at the Elizabeth Street Brewery. Granted, the majority of our communication is currently being done via Twitter (@ESBAle), so if you’re not on there you may have missed our past 2 open houses. One of which was this […]


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A day of firsts at the ESB

I have decided to brew our first ever all-grain Pilsener this weekend. It’s a simple recipe with only two malts and Saaz hops. Looking forward to serving it to folks in a couple of months. I hadn’t planned on making a pilsener at first, but I was inspired when I visited Fermentation Solutions for the […]


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Keep on keeping on…

Just a very short note to let you know that we’re still chugging along here at the ESB. We’ve actually got into a nice brewing rhythm this year – brewing ever 2 weeks with consistency. However, I’ve noticed that I’ve started to use our ESBAle Twitter feed as a substitute to consistent blogging and email […]


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ESB Update: Official complaints, resolutions and next steps

We had a great turn out last Saturday for our open house. The positive response to what we’re hoping to achieve here is fantastic. I can’t thank you all enough for your continued support. The photo below of the event was taken by Addison’s Godfather, one of my best friends, and one of the founding […]


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