Did you know that when West Oakland’s Linden Street Brewery opened back in 2009, that it was the first production brewery to open in Oakland in 40 years? Five years later, that little fun fact is even harder to believe, given the explosion of activity in the city’s beer-making scene. Here are the newest players in Oakland’s burgeoning brewing renaissance.
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