"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?

New Release: War Bond California Common

We're excited to announce the release of our War Bond California Common – a new beer benefiting non-profits in our community. The first beneficiaries of our War Bond Program are three local museums – and because so much of our brand has been inspired by the incredible history of Mare Island, Vallejo, and Benicia – we wanted to start by showing some support to these three great organizations that are working to keep it alive: Mare Island Historic Park Foundation, Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, and Benicia Historical Museum.

Buy A War Bond!

$1 from every pint sold in our taprooms donated

Each taproom will benefit a different museum. So, come grab a pint in one of our taprooms below to benefit the following musuem:

Come raise a pint, and help us raise funds for three great museums.

The War Bond Program

Interested in your organization become a beneficiary of our War Bond Program? We're working on how we'll expand our War Bond Program to benefit additional organizations in the future. Contact us through the form here if you're interested in being considered.

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