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Alameda Island Brewing Company

1716 Park Street

Alameda Island Brewing Company was founded by home brewer Matthew Fox. Stationed here in the Coast Guard from 1998-2000, Matt immediately fell in love with the island. He met his wife (a fourth generation Alamedan) here in 1999. After home brewing for eight years, Matt pursued turning his love of brewing into a career.

The building owner, and beer lover, Bill Phua, having the chance to fulfill a lifelong dream of brewing beer, stepped in as partner and investor. A two year process followed working with the State, the City and the Federal Government to get the brewery up and running. During the building of the brewery, Matt interned at a brewery in Southern California, Inland Empire Brewing Company, and was able to learn about brewing on a larger scale, while Bill used his extensive engineering background to build the brewery from the ground up.

The name was decided on to show pride in the City they are a part of and love. Matt having been stationed here and spending a great deal of time here with his wife and family, wanted to become part of the community. What better way than to be Alameda Island Brewing Company? In addition, the logo is a direct take from the City of Alameda's flag. It is important to the entire team that we always remember why we are here and how lucky we are to be a part of this community. The logo also encompasses Matt's passion for all things nautical and his love for having served in the U.S. Coast Guard.


David Horning

Thursday, June 21, 2018
The staff is friendly, the beers are great, and the place is clean and neat looking. They don't have food but they allow you to bring in your own from anywhere. There's also a restaurant next door that will deliver to you in the brewery that was very good. I'll definitely be back!

Rustian Dunn

Thursday, May 10, 2018
This place has a great selection of beers. They also have about 10 rotational beers on draft. There's also a restaurant next door you can get food from. The staff was very helpful in helping me pick out a flight of beers. It was very delicious and I will definitely come back here again

Ellis Kim

Friday, Aug. 17, 2018
Nice large space, charming, knowledgeable and nerdy staff, great beer and non-alcoholic selection. Great for large groups.

Joe Hernandez

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Great place to grab a beer. A healthy selection of beers for all stripes. The bonus is a great place to eat next door.

Jason Ladera

Sunday, July 8, 2018
A solid selection of beers on tap. They offer a good balance of stronger beers (IPAs) and milder beers (pilsners, pale ales). There's a nice eatery next to the brewery that delivers food to your seat at the brewery. Of course, growlers and crowlers filled. Will return.

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