Alameda Sun: Beer, Malt on Tap for Alameda Point, August 3, 2017


The City of Alameda recently closed escrow on the sale of the 50,000-square-foot Building 91 at West Tower Avenue and Pan Am Way on Alameda Point, across West Tower from the powertrain manufacturer Wrightspeed. The transaction marks the city’s first successful sale of property for private development at the Point. The commercial developer is currently restoring the 73-year-old former storage facility for modern-day commercial use.

Admiral Malting and Almanac Beer Company plan to move into the building in the fall. Almanac Beer Company will use 30,000 square feet in Building 91 to produce craft beers with a barrel aging and farm-to-table brewing approach.

According to Almanac’s website, “the sprawling facility will house a 20-barrel brew system manufactured by JVNW; room for 4,000 oak barrels; 500 barrels of foedre capacity; 2,500 square feet of cold storage; a 2,000 square feet of indoor taproom and an additional 1,200 square feet for an outdoor beer patio.