"Damng the Torpedoes"

A general's prized mare and a shipwreck. A naval shipyard founded in 1854. Forty thousand welders, torpedo makers, radiomen and Rosie the Riveters securing our freedom through a Civil, a Cold, and two World Wars. Two winemakers now toiling to handcraft beer worthy of this historic island.

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Behind Every Great Beer

Is a great story

Learn about the storied naval base, how our founders went from wine to beer, and the story of how our little brewery grew into the communal hub our loyal patrons have come to love.

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Gear up for pedalfest

Mare Island Pedalfest 2022

We're stoked to once again host the Bay Area's most unique bike festival and urban cyclo-cross race at our Coal Shed Brewery! Join us on the Mare Island waterfront for a full day of UCX racing, riding, family-friendly activities, live music... and of course, cold beer and great food.

Mare Island PedalFest 2022, Featuring...

  • The Wet Mile Urban Cyclo-cross Race
  • Lap of the Shipyard Family Bike Tour
  • Kids Bike Rodeo
  • Mare Island Bike Swap
  • Great Food, Beer, and Live Music from our Beer Garden
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Yardbird club

a treasured membership

Seasonal shipments, exclusive beers, Yardbird only events & more! Join our not so secret club and become a part of the best beer community in the North Bay.

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