Drake’s Brewing update: Alpha Session and bottling line

Drake's Alpha Session Nor Cal Bitter

(San Leandro, CA) – Drake’s Brewing sent out a newsletter yesterday announcing that Alpha Session is available and included a bottling line update.

Alpha Session is back, and on this round, it’s just in time for those long summer days.

Our super hoppy session beer hits hard with citrus and pine but goes down easy at a sessionable 3.8% ABV. It’s the perfect beer to quench the thirst of hop heads on hot days.

To release this brewer favorite, we will be kickin’ back at the Barrel House on May 19 from 12-9pm, where Alpha Session fans can relax with a pint (or three), play a game of washoes with our brewers, and, for the first time ever, take home the session goodness in 22 oz bombers (limit 6 per person).

More on the full day event to come, but expect good food, good times, and a great brew to await. Check the web, Facebook or Twitter for any updates.

For the past several years we have been without our own bottling line and making do with a slower bottling system cranking out only 90 cases per hour of our regular brews and annual seasonals.

But no more… In less than one week we will be the proud new owners of a bottling line capable of churning out 200 cases per hour. It’s just shiny and efficient enough to bring tears of joy to the eyes of grown brewers.

We fully expect our brewers to be slight mesmorized by this contraption at first, but after that, our new baby will help us bottle our beers faster than ever before. You would think we might take the extra time and invest it into something worthwhile, and you’re right. With the installation of this machine, we will have the capability to expand our bottles, bringing you for the first time our Black Robusto Porter in 22 oz bottles and even some Barrel-Aged beers by the end of the year.

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