21st Amendment finds San Leandro home

Co-founders Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan have announced plans to for a new 21st Amendment production brewery, tasting room, restaurant and event space located in the former Kellogg Cereal factory building in San Leandro, Calif.

They expect the facility to open later this year and have an initial brewing capacity of 100,000 barrels (a barrel equals 31 gallons), and be scalable to over 250,000 barrels. The company expects to brew over 70,000 barrels in 2014.

“Since we began packaging our beer six years ago with our Minnesota partner brewery, we have never been able to keep up with demand,” Freccia said for a press release. “Building our own local brewery will allow us to continue to focus on improving quality and consistency, and to expand into new markets where our beer is in demand.”

O’Sullivan added, “Both Nico and I are excited about making more interesting beers with our unique packaging that craft beer drinkers have come to know and love. It’s every brewer’s dream to open their own brewery and this is truly a dream come true for us.”

The facility will include a tasting room and retail area as well as the company’s headquarters. Phase two will commence in 2015 and will include a full restaurant/pub, beer garden, event and meeting rooms and more.

21st Amendment will be installing a 100 barrel, four-vessel GEA/Huppmann brew house — engineered in Germany and made in the United States #151; with an initial capacity of eight brews per day.

The company plans to continue to also have beer made under contract in Cold Spring, Minn.

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