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Taproom Hours:

Thursdays: 3:30 – 8PM

Fridays: 5PM – 11PM

Saturdays: 2PM – 11PM


SF Beer Week!!!

It’s here again & we’re celebrating our 1 year anniversary!


6 – 10:30PM

(1454 Embarcadero SF, CA 94113)

The SF Beer Week Opening Gala is the largest, most anticipated, and prestigious annual gathering of the Northern California craft beer community. It’s the kick off party for SF Beer Week, commencing a multi-day marathon of beer dinners, tastings, tap takeovers and educational events that occur all over the Bay Area. Purchase Tickets Here!


2 – 10PM

(821 Cherry Lane, San Carlos)

Join us in our beer garden located in industrial San Carlos to celebrate one year! We’ll have a food truck and live music. No Tickets Needed!




We made the Front Page!!

Big thank you to Anna over at the San Mateo Daily Journal for the shout out supporting our small



Article: Engineering the best brew

Blue Oak Brewing Company owner takes home brew to the next level

  • By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff¬† Updated

With three 7-barrel tanks, a portable bar, a used cooling room and barrels used as tables in the suite holding San Carlos’ Blue Oak Brewing Company, it’s almost as....Click Here to read more!

December 29, 2017 Posted by: Gia Porter


Saturday Dec 30, 2017 New Years Eve’s Eve



Come celebrate the New Year’s Eve’s Eve with Blue Oak Brewing Company and cheers your way into the new year with great beer and good friends.

Have plans? That’s OK! come by and fill up a growler or howler to take with you to your party. We also sell 5 gallon kegs for those who have kegerators.

December 27, 2017 Posted by: Gia Porter

Come By Blue Oak Brewery on Saturday 12/16/17 @ 5PM to show off your Ugliest Christmas Sweater

We will be giving out prizes to: Absolute Most Ugliest Sweater, Most Authentic, and Brightest


*Ugliest Sweater Contest & Games
*Outdoor Seating & Fire-pit
*Delicious Food & Great Beer!


Bring a gift to Donate

   Get your Spirit on!

November 15, 2017 Posted by: Gia Porter

Will You Survive?

Click on the picture to check out the Zombie Apocalypse Simulated Game that will be open during the party.

Thanks to our Neighbors @ BAT (Bay Area Tactical Group).

Local Hot Dogs!!!

Thanks to Jimmy, the Dawg House Hot Dogs will also be at our Halloween Party. Featuring specialty dogs such as: bacon wrapped hotdogs, brats and Italian sausages, polish dogs, hotlinks, original dogs and brats.

september 19, 2017 Posted by: Gia Porter

You’ll find us behind the building at 821 Cherry Lane.

Here’s what we’ve got on tap: (Check out our On Tap page for up to date flavor profiles)

July 7th, 2017 Posted by: Alex Porter


Happy Spring everyone! Our tasting room is in full swing – so hope to see you soon!

April 17th, 2017 Posted by: Alex Porter

Looking nearly completely set up for a proper tasting room.

March 28th, 2017 Posted by: Alex Porter


Growler fill station now in full effect! You can now buy all of our beers on tap starting this weekend! Come on by and taste for yourself. You’ll find us behind the building at 821 Cherry Lane, San Carlos, Ca. 94070. Enter from the left side through the private lot.

March 28th, 2017 Posted by: Alex Porter


#SF Beer Week! Poured beer with the best brewers California has to offer.

February 10th, 2017 Posted by: Alex Porter


Our Grand Opening!

February 9th, 2017 Posted by: Alex Porter


Our soft launch has been a fantastic success! It’s been great to introduce our beers alongside the fine ciders of Redwood Coast Cider. Be on the lookout for our Grand Opening the during SF Beer Week! We’ll have 4-5 beers on tap and I’ll personally be on hand to meet and greet the Bay Area’s beer loving community. Hope to see you all there!

December 22nd, 2016 Posted by: Alex Porter


Last weekend, I finished kegging the first three batches made at our new location. We’re on tap starting this Friday, November 25th at 3:30!

November 22nd, 2016 Posted by: Alex Porter


It’s looking like a brewery! First batch coming up!


September 27th, 2016 Posted by: Alex Porter


Things are moving now! Electrical has gone in and we’re rigging up the glycol next! Blue Oak beer is coming to San Carlos soon!!


September 16th, 2016 Posted by: Alex Porter


Progress!! We’ve poured the concrete, and got our tanks mounted! ABC licensing complete! On to the utilities installation!

August 7th, 2016 Posted by: Alex Porter


Flaming hoops be darned! We’ve finally secured our building permits after quite a delay with a change in ownership at our location. All Indiegogo perks from the campaign last fall should have arrived by now! Please email me if you haven’t seen them show up yet: alex@blueoakbrewing.com

Sneak peek of how we’re envisioning the layout:


June 5th, 2016 Posted by: Alex Porter


Our tanks have arrived! Next we’ll be dropping in the utilities, and finalizing the set up. Then it’s off to the races bringing everyone malty and hoppy deliciousness to San Carlos!

January 18th, 2016 Posted by: Alex Porter


WE HIT OUR INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN GOAL!! What can we say except that our family and friends are simply amazing! We couldn’t have hit this goal without your support! Thank you so, so much for being amazing. Cheers!!


November 6th, 2016 Posted by: Alex Porter


Home stretch of our Indiegogo Campaign! Last chance to get in on the Beer for Life perk! Support local beer and help us reach our goal! Cheers!

indiegogo 11.1.2015

October 29th, 2015  Posted by: Alex Porter


Thanks to everyone who came out on Friday for our Indiegogo party! For all that attended, they got a sneak peek of what’s soon to come! (photo credits: Glen Harada, and Grains and Yeast blog)

October 26th, 2015 Posted by: Alex Porter


Blue Oak family! We’re having a blowout party on October 23rd to thank all of you for your support! Be sure to RSVP on our facebook page.

For those looking for the presentation we gave at Geektoberfest, that file is here. Enjoy!

Also, check out the class we’re giving on how to brew beer on October 10th!

October 7th, 2015 Posted by: Alex Porter


Brewhouse has arrived!! Big thanks to Chris over at Devil’s Canyon for their help!

brewhouse 2 brewhouse 1

October 4th, 2015 Posted by: Alex Porter


Get involved with the next best brewery!


October 1st, 2015 Posted by: Alex Porter

Recent update

New featured Perk! 




September 22nd, 2015 Posted by: Alex Porter




(Radio control) Psskrt…




We’re getting ready to launch our indiegogo campaign! Be on the lookout in the first week of September for our campaign when it goes live. Some of the rewards we’re offering are a free pint every month for the rest of your life, and the rare chance to run your own recipe at large scale and have your own beer launch party when it’s ready!


August 30th, 2015 Posted by: Alex Porter

Working with our friends at Redwood Coast Cider to install the cold room for the tap room. We’re getting the space ready for the first round of equipment to be delivered. Things are moving forward, and we can’t wait to be bringing Blue Oak beer to the bay area!

August 5th, 2015 Posted by: Alex Porter

It’s been a busy summer so far! We’ve done several events and filed for our TTB federal permit! Their turn around time is a shade faster than cold molasses, but we’re moving forward!

July 5th, 2015 Posted by: Alex Porter

Keeping in the tradition of breaking in new tanks – with a 500L batch of IPA!

To start off the summer, Blue Oak was given the¬†chance to brew an 800L batch on this new¬†1000L fermentation tank. They chose to brew one of their most¬†popular beers,¬†“Rattlesnake IPA” so get your summer calendars ready¬†and come visit them at one of their¬†upcoming events to get a glass from¬†this special batch.¬†

‚ÄúHave you ever tasted/brewed a beer that was overpowering or just not what you expected? Brewing is a science, it can be a simple science which allows home brewers and non-scientific enthusiasts to create beer in their backyards and garages. It can also be a very meticulous and engaging process, provoking specific needs to maintain and reflect flavor, clarity, body, aroma and mouthfeel. The secret is in the numbers and process.‚ÄĚ

-Alex Porter.

May 23rd, 2015 Posted by: Alex Porter