Speakeasy Ales and Lagers

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Speakeasy Ales and Lagers
Industry Alcoholic beverage
Founded 1997
Headquarters San Francisco, California
United States
Products Beer
Owner Independent

Speakeasy Ales and Lagers is a brewery in the Hunter's Point neighborhood of San Francisco, California, USA.

History and production[edit]

Speakeasy was founded in 1997 by Steve Bruce and Forest Gray.[1]

Speakeasy brands its beers with references to 1930s prohibition-era mobsters and organized crime. Prohibition Ale (an amber ale) is one of the more popular local beers in San Francisco, available in over 500 bars and restaurants and 1,000 stores in the San Francisco Bay Area, although the beer is available regionally in California and five other states. Speakeasy beers are flavorful and high in alcohol, ranging from approximately 5% to 10% alcohol by volume. Speakeasy's new tap room adjacent to the brewery is open to the public.[1] Some of Speakeasy's brewing operations are handled on contract by Gordon Biersch Brewing Company.

The company began regular bottling of barrel aged beers in 2013 with a one-off release of bourbon barrel Scarface Stout and the launch of the Syndicate Series of beers.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Joel Williams (December 2006). "Speakeasy Ales & Lagers: The Eyes Have It". Bay Crossings. Archived from the original on 2007-07-07. Retrieved 2007-08-02. 
  2. ^ Stechschulte, Brian. "Inside Speakeasy's New Syndicate Series with Head Brewer Kushal Hall". San Francisco Brewer's Guild. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 

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