East Bay Express: Alameda Gets a Brewery, Faction Brewing, October 2, 2013


Pamparana said she and Davis hope to open some sort of a tasting room onsite by November. They won’t be bottling any of their beers for at least six months, so plan on catching them on draft at beer bars in the area, like Hog’s Apothecary and Beer Revolution. They plan to be in full production by the end of the year.

Alameda is actively trying to develop Monarch Street as a destination for booze lovers. Nanette Mocanu, the city’s Economic Development Division manager, said there are two other local breweries that have expressed “strong interest” in expanding into the hangars on Monarch Street. A distillery is currently negotiating a lease with the city.

“We’re spoiled by the location,” Pamparana gushed. “There’s room to grow and an insane view. The building has a lot of character — it’s unique.”