Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Behind the scenes at Faction Brewing in Alameda, October 16, 2014


When the time came to open up their own brewery the couple debated between Port Richmond and Alameda before ultimately choosing Alameda Point which is formerly known as the Alameda Naval Station. “It was probably around midnight on a Monday when Claudia came across a location on-line that stated it was perfect for a microbrewery,” said Rodger. “You look at the view and the parking and you think oh my god, this is awesome,” he continued when talking about the first time he went to check out the location where his brewery now stands.

The fact that Rodger was familiar with the neighbors running St. George Spirits right next door helped to make the decision to commit to the location. St. George Spirits and a neighboring winery are now providing Rodger with the wine and bourbon barrels that he needs for his barrel aging program.