We signed a lease! While the electronic ink dries we thought we should introduce ourselves: We’re Armistice Brewing Company -- the newest brewery in the Bay Area! Give it a day or two and there will probably be someone new wearing that mantle, so let’s celebrate it while we can, people. We’ll be brewing awesome beers at 845 Marina Bay Parkway Suite 1 in the Marina Bay Neighborhood of Richmond. That puts us right off 580, with easy access from Marin, Alameda, and Contra Costa County. We'll be walking distance from the Craneway Pavilion, the old Ford Assembly Plant, the Rosie the Riveter/WWII National Historic Park, the Bay Trail, and the planned Richmond Ferry Terminal that will connect us to San Francisco and make Armistice a great happy hour spot for commuters.
Who now? Armistice is a small, sibling-owned and operated, taproom-oriented brewery that will serve the freshest pints (FRESH PINTS!) because we brew on a tiny system. Let's be clear: It’s not small-batch, artisanal, boutique, hand-crafted, or nano. It’s not precious. It’s just small. Our pint-sized (worst puns intended most) brewhouse means high tap-turnover, so every time the winds of fortune blow you and your badself our way, you’ll be able to try something fresh and new. We’ll start with only the smallest local keg distribution because we want you to come and make yourself at home in our taproom and drink our beer the way it was meant to be enjoyed -- as fresh as possible, at the right carbonation levels, at the right temperature, in the proper glassware, and preferably with a chatty bartender-brewer right on the other side of the bar.
We believe beer, at its best, brings people together and makes it a little bit easier to have a conversation with someone you might not otherwise. So while the spirit of the name Armistice, which means truce, nods to Richmond’s WWII heritage and the Rosies who can still do it, Armistice also gestures at our belief that beer has the ability to forge unlikely alliances and bridge differences (it certainly did for our sibling rivalry). Armistice Brewing Co. brews up peace, love, and allies. So go ‘head and take a sip of the peace pint, and pass it along.
We’re so excited to be in Richmond and to be able to share a few pints with our friends and neighbors. We spent a good half of our blessed and sordid childhoods in Contra Costa County and this feels like something of a homecoming, except without the attendant anxiety, alcohol, and...well, never mind. While the Bay Area is full of great beer -- it’s arguably the birthplace of craft beer -- we couldn’t help but notice that Richmond was underserved. Our friends at Benoit Casper and East Brother have done a lot to put Richmond on the map as a beer-making town, and we’re looking forward to joining them in inviting the world to Richmond. There are still about a thousand things that could slow us down between now and when we open our doors, but we’re looking forward to joining the community and creating the kind of space that the community can enjoy.
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