Four of Oakland’s craft brewers have now joined forces to celebrate the spirit of their brewing community and carry on the hard-drinking legacy of California’s iconic novelist and socialist Jack London.
The brewers are now dubbing the pack of micro-coffee roasters, bars, spendy restaurants and small breweries that lie scattered amid the brick industrial buildings of Oakland’s old waterfront as The Jack London Brewing District, offering a variety of “joint events, events with joints, collaboration brews, walking tours, block parties, etc.”.
The brewing collaboration currently includes: Independent Brewing, Federation Brewing Original Pattern Brewing, and the newcomer United Beerworks set to open later this summer.
The group’s inaugural brew named “Jack London Jam”, is a kettle-soured 100% spelt beer, finished with raspberries and partially-aged in Syrah barrels. Reputedly, “freaking delicious”, it is currently available from all four breweries at their respective tasting rooms in Oakland.