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Gilman Brewing Company

912 Gilman Street, Berkeley, California 94710, United States

Located in W. Berkeley next to the legendary 924 music venue, Gilman Brewing Company is housed in an old automotive shop, set with industrial textures, rustic wood furniture, with a rotating list of 13 different Gilman brews to choose from. They are known for their award-winning farmhouse style seasons, bold and refreshing IPAs, and a variety of other classic and experimental styles. All of their beers can be sampled as flights, taken home in limited cans and bottles, or packed with a growler or crowler.

They're serving food 7 days a week. Stop by and try one of their homemade paninis, chicken, and artisan cheese plates to pair with a flight of Gilman brews.

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Hang out on their newly extended front patio where you can soak in the sun and relax while the breeze of the coastal bay is blowing. Or come inside to catch your favorite game of sports, or play a foosball round. Family Friendly Bring the children, but please keep them under control at all times. Dogs are allowed on the front patio, on the leash, close to the table.

Private Events: Whether you're planning a meeting with 25 people or a party with 150 people, they have a lot of options to accommodate your group, so please contact them.

About Gilman Brewing

Founded in 2015, co-founders, veterinary orthopedic surgeons and seasoned brewers Sean Wells and Tim Sellmeyer, as well as their best friend and professional musician John Schuman, opened the production of Gilman Brewing's brewery and taproom on the bustling Gilman Street in West Berkeley. Situated next to historic non-profit music venue 924 Gilman, the Gilman Brewing Company brews beers with distinction for California craft beer fans while having a lot of fun along the way. With almost 40 years of brewing experience between them, Sean and Tim have found common love for the nuanced, complex flavors of Belgian Farmhouse ales.

Together, the three friends transformed the old auto repair shop with their own hands into the Berkeley brewery that so many people enjoy today. They're a hands-on crew; no fancy suits or outside investors. They build it themselves and fix it when it breaks... it turns out that they also love breaking things – especially common misconceptions about one of their favorite beer styles: seasons.

Gilman Brewing Company rotates 35 seasonal and annual beers available on draught and selected special releases in 16 oz throughout the year. Cans, man. The 3,000 barrels of annual production is served fresh at the West Berkeley taproom and the new Daly City taproom/restaurant located at the 2001 Junipero Serra Blvd. In early 2020, Gilman Brewing will open its third taproom at 706 Main Street in Pleasanton, CA, and expand its Gilman Street location from 9,000 to 13,800 square feet. Hundreds of restaurants, bars and shops serve Gilman Brewing beers throughout the state of California.

Gilman Brewing has won more than 30 medals (including 10 gold medals) at renowned California, New York, and national craft beer competitions. Gilman Brewing is the recipient of two prestigious awards, "California American IPA Brewery of the Year" (2019 New York International Beer Competition) and "California Season Brewery of the Year" (2018 New York International Beer Competition). Gilman Brewing won medals at the California Craft Brewers Cup, California State Fair Commercial Craft Beer Competition, NorCal Brew Competition Sonoma County Fair, and USA Beer Ratings.

Sean and his team can be found performing live music in their adjacent barrel-aging room or working' on one of their never-ending brewery expansion projects, installing larger fermenters, welding tap handles or taproom trims, or wrenching on their hand-built '69 Triumph chopper and the iconic company mascot '66 Chevy pickup.

Berkeley, California is blessed with some of the most amazing breweries in the SF Bay Area. Don’t miss these:

  • Fieldwork Brewing Company
  • Triple Rock Brewing
  • Hoi Polloi Brewing Taproom and Beat Lounge
  • The Rare Barrel
  • Trumer Brauerei
  • Novel Brewing Company
  • Boochman Kombucha
  • Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room

All of these wonderful breweries are situated just a short distance from our location at 1647 Hopkins St, in Berkeley! Stop by for a visit anytime!