6510 San Pablo Ave, Oakland
Delicious beers. Full range of brew styles. Also, treat yourself to Chef Kev's Specialty peanuts (salty or spicy). Very friendly neighborhood vibe. Lucky locals. Of course, this was all pre COVID-19. Really hoping this is one of the craft brewers that survive!
I have been going here for 3 years and love it. The bear is consistently good and the staff is friendly. There is a new release nearly every week and I have rarely been disappointed. My disappointments have come from my own preferences (I don't like sour beer), but even the styles of beer I don't like is done very well. In addition to the beer they have great guest food trucks and vendors all the time, and fun events.
Great local craft brewery, novel
The staff is amazing and the beer is the best in the bay
Love the theme and the beer was good. Bartenders not so friendly, not that you want them to become your new BFF but a little more attention to the customer and not each other, they were bored and pouty. At least just put a beer on someone's hand and let them go play with the cool games. Maybe they have all been off days when we have been there. Otherwise a cool neighborhood hangout.
They always have a great selection of awesome beers, check out trivia night if you get a chance!
Is Novel Brewing a great crafter of beer, yes certainly. The variety and quality of beers already exceeding expectations of any Brewer in the Bay area. It is the cream on top; the atmosphere that novel cultivates, its owners, tenders, and the denizens that make this place truly special. It is a space that embodies a certain kind of joy, a joy of knowing your neighbor that grows rarer by the hour.
Good beers, good people. Friendly (and leashed) dogs are welcome. Several days a weeks they will have pop up food available!
Laid back and chill brewery! My favorite is one of their seasonal beers by the name of hibiscus saison, to go beers only 5 dollars too! Can't wait to go back :)
What an amazing dog friendly, book friendly brewery.
Great beers and friendly staff. Don't pass it by.
Novel Brewing instantly gave me a feeling of being at home. From the mellow and friendly beertender, to the stacks of board games and an overabundance of books, this is a lovely place to grab a beer with friends. I visited on a relaxed Tuesday afternoon around 4:00 pm, which is a very uncrowded time to visit.
Popped in after getting pizza a couple blocks away. We had an irish stout which was good. The place is dog friendly with lots of cute pups and pictures of all the cute pups that visit. It's pretty small and the front door is a garage door type. The seating was limited but we were able to snag a table and grab one of their games-- King of Tokoyo which we really enjoy playing.
Great best selection. Cozy atmosphere.
Novel Brewing instantly gave me a feeling of being at home. From the mellow and friendly beertender, to the stacks of board games and an overabundance of books, this is a lovely place to grab a beer with friends.
6510 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94608