This German style brewhaus produces awesome barrels of squid ink IPA, Jaded Raver English Ale, Oktoberfest and many other brews. The tasting room is a spectacle, made from 100-year-old wood from the old Pier 39 as well as reclaimed redwood. A curated local art gallery is a great addition to the space.
If you like to really nerd out about beer, Black Hammer Brewing is your spot. The beer is made by two guys, one who earned awards for his home brews and one who was a chemical engineer, and both of whom like Burning Man enough that they vaguely referenced its location in the brewery’s name. Together, they create all kinds of ales and lagers using a mix of traditional methods and science experiments. The brewery—which doubles as a great spot to work from since it has outlets everywhere and a garage-style door that rolls up for fresh air and sunshine—has 12 fermenters, and the beers change daily as inspiration strikes. Though not a brewery, Black Hammer is also behind the beer garden and sausage haus Willkommen in the Castro.