Fieldwork Brewing Co. officially opened its largest open-air beer garden and indoor taproom in downtown San Leandro, Calif. Now operating eight locations throughout northern California, Fieldwork Brewing’s newest locale reimagines a former 1960s Firestone Auto Service Center into a 7,800-sq-ft East Bay craft beer destination at 100 West Juana Avenue in San Leandro (three short walkable blocks from San Leandro BART station). Exposed steel framing and three large roll-up garage doors with 1,400 sq ft of open ceiling define the outdoor beer garden totaling 4,780 sq ft (265-person capacity). An adjacent indoor space (3,020 sq ft) featuring 285 sq ft of windows joins the 65-person capacity taproom.
At East 14th Street and Juana Street, Fieldwork Brewing’s San Leandro beer garden features a 75-year-old olive tree as its centerpiece. An abundance of comfortable seating options includes lounge areas with designated fire pits, loveseats with coffee tables, picnic table seating, bench seats encircling planters, and a standing bar room area. Ample beer garden bicycle parking is available, as well as a dedicated kids’ area.
The indoor taproom has 32 tap handles with wrap-around bar seating and picnic table seating areas. Fieldwork’s Neapolitan-inspired pizza and Detroit style pizza feature fresh summer vegetables and artisanal meats. Starters include many health-conscious options, and a children’s menu is available.
“We are thrilled to open our largest Fieldwork beer garden and taproom yet in San Leandro,” said Barry Braden, CEO and cofounder of Fieldwork Brewing. “As with all Fieldwork’s locations, the San Leandro beer garden and taproom provides the best hospitality, a casual environment, and exceptional beers — as fresh as possible and directly from the source.”
Brewing well over 500 unique beers since opening its West Berkeley brewery in February 2015, Fieldwork brews with as much a sense of purpose as a sense of place as they honor northern California’s magnificent outdoor landscapes with an array of idiosyncratic beers. The esteemed brewing team led by Head Brewer and Cofounder Alex Tweet focuses on innovation for its ever-evolving roster of highly aromatic and well-balanced beers. Based on seasonality and consistent quality, Fieldwork forges its own path brewing beers they simply love to drink.
Walking into Fieldwork Brewing locations is never the same experience twice with their ambitious brewing program featuring signature IPAs, Double IPAs, lagers, pale ales, sours, stouts, etc. Bay Area regulars and out of town visitors can always rely on enjoying an onslaught of beer varieties with the tasting menu in constant rotation. Some beers reappear and others never repeat.
The San Leandro Fieldwork Taproom and Beer Garden has upwards of 18 beers on the menu, and will present live music and other A&E programming. For more information regarding Fieldwork Brewing Company, please visit fieldworkbrewing.com and instagram.com/fieldworkbrewingco.
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