Original Pattern Brewing Company Breaks Ground on Oakland Tasting Room/Brewery
Up to ten beers will be on tap at the Jack London Square space, set to open by the end of 2017.
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Family-owned and Oakland-based Original Pattern Brewing Company has announced that it broke ground last month on a new brewery and tasting room on 4th Street in Jack London Square.
Housed in a brick-and-timber warehouse, the tasting room will be open to the public by the end of this year, according to a press release.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the growing Oakland craft beer scene and vibrant local community,” said co-owner Ryan Frank, a former director of brewery operations at San Francisco's 21st Amendment Brewery, who founded Original Pattern with partners Caitlin O’Connor, Max Silverstein, and Margie Silverstein.
Having chosen a twenty-hectoliter brewhouse and planning to keep up to ten beers on tap in the new tasting room, the team will release several new brews throughout the rest of 2017. These new brews will be inspired by traditional European and American styles as well as innovative beers not adhering to any established styles.
“We are thrilled to be a part of the growing Oakland craft beer scene and vibrant local community," Frank added.
“Opening a brewery has been a longtime dream of all of ours. I met Max and Margie while we were studying brewing at the Siebel Institute and World Brewing Academy in Chicago and Munich. Max and I took a fateful trip to Prague where I met Caitlin, my wife and now business partner, while she was studying abroad. The stars aligned once we all decided to partner on this project and build the craft brewery of our dreams.
"Craft beer has always been a part of our stories ... now more than ever," Frank said.