Coal Shed Brewery
Coal Shed #151 on the Mare Island Waterfront
Nine historic Coal Sheds sit prominently on the waterfront of Mare Island. Converted from their original role of providing coal for the steam ships of the Naval Base, the Coal Sheds now house artists, speaker manufacturers, Rennaissance faire producers, welders … and the Mare Island Brewing Co.
We are currently in the throes of construction, converting our Coal Shed (Building #151) into our 15 barrel brewery. Construction is always a long process, but with a century-old, historic-landmark-protected building, on a 150-year-old former naval base, construction is a really long process. We have taken up residence temporarily in a warehouse down the waterfront from the Coal Shed; where we store beer and play foosball after comparative tastings in the office.
In the meantime, our brewing is done at some friends’ 7-bbl brewhouse in wine country. We’ve purchased tanks that live there, and we take over their brewery a few times per month. We also bottle a little brew at another friend's brewery in San Jose (with a sweet bottling line).
Eventually, we look forward to hosting visitors at our Coal Shed Brewery; we are working on including a small additional taproom there in our plans, and there is ferry service that lands about fifty yards away. But for now, unfortunately, we can’t yet issue the invitation.
However, we do have a Taproom that is open (and a bar stool awaits you!) just across the water on the Vallejo side of the Mare Island straight. From there you can look across the water and see the Coal Shed in all its glory.