"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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What's new?

Join Us for Trivia Night

We're excited to bring trivia to both our First Street Taphouse and Coal Shed Brewery locations! Grab your friends, and join use every Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30pm for craft brews, food, and a few brain ticklers from the quizmasters at King Trivia.


  • Tuesdays, 6:30pm
  • Starting February 28th


  • Wednesdays, 6:30pm
  • Starting March 1st
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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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