21st Amendment Brewery Plans to Build Major Production Brewery and Restaurant in San Leandro

21st Amendment Brewery will open a production brewery, tasting room, full-service restaurant and event space in the former Kellogg Cereal plant at 2010 Williams Street in San Leandro, California.
SAN LEANDRO, Calif. - Feb. 18, 2014 - PRLog -- Mayor Stephen Cassidy and the San Leandro City Council announced today that 21st Amendment Brewery (http://21st-amendment.com/) will open a production brewery, tasting room, full-service restaurant and event space in the former Kellogg Cereal plant at 2010 Williams Street in San Leandro.

“We are excited to welcome 21st Amendment to San Leandro, and commend co-founders Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan for making a significant investment in our community,” stated Mayor Cassidy.  “With the city having preserved its large industrial core and a long and rich history of manufacturing, San Leandrans enthusiastically support the new generation of entrepreneurs, manufacturers and makers that are commencing operations in our city, creating quality jobs for our residents, and becoming industry leaders.”

The 95,000 square foot brewery will be one of the Bay Area’s largest, with an initial brewing capacity of 100,000 barrels and the potential to scale to over 250,000 barrels in the near future. The company expects to have the facility up and running in about nine months, with work on the restaurant and event space commencing in 2015.  21st Amendment plans to create 20 jobs in the first year and about one hundred over the next five years.

“With 21st Amendment and Cleophus Quealy (http://www.cleoph.us/) Beer Company opening this year, joining the award-winning Drake’s Brewing (http://drinkdrakes.com/), San Leandro is quickly becoming a top destination for fans of high-end beer,” stated San Leandro Business Development Manager Jeff Kay. “San Leandro is an ideal location for craft brewing and specialty food manufacturers because we offer a strategic location in the center of the San Francisco Bay Area, a top quality water supply, and flexible industrial building stock."

"Our experience working with the City of San Leandro has been extremely positive so far," added 21st Amendment co-founder Nico Freccia.  "We look forward to being active members of the San Leandro community for many years to come."

The 21st Amendment facility is being designed by San Francisco architects Aidlin Darling Design, winners of the 2013 National Design Award by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Nation Design Museum for their complete body of work, two National AIA “COTE” awards for excellence in sustainable design, and a James Beard Award.

As part of their new facility, 21st Amendment will be installing a 100 barrel, four-vessel brew house, with an initial capacity of eight brews per day and a production line that will be capable of filling up to 500 cans per minute.  The company plans to use this large-scale brewing facility as an opportunity to create new specialty and experimental brews to add to their famous year-round beers.  21st Amendment currently brews most of its beer through a contract with a production facility in Minnesota.

Additional information about 21st Amendment is available at www.21st-amendment.com.  For more information about this exciting project, please contact Jeff Kay, San Leandro Business Development Manager at (510) 577-3319 or jkay@sanleandro.org.

About San Leandro

One of the most diverse cities in the nation located at the center of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area, San Leandro is a safe, vibrant community of 87,000 residents with well-maintained neighborhoods, excellent public libraries, twenty-one public parks, quality local schools, and a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.  The western border of the city consists of over eight miles of pristine shoreline and amenities on San Francisco Bay while a regional park and nature areas fall on the eastern boarder of San Leandro. San Leandro businesses enjoy multiple advantages including close proximity to the Oakland International Airport and Port of Oakland, two major freeways, two BART stations, and access to a large and well-educated workforce. Through a public-private partnership known as Lit San Leandro (www.LitSanLeandro.com), a fiber optic network circles San Leandro’s industrial and commercial core offering businesses virtually unlimited internet connectivity.  In 2014, the City is welcoming new businesses by providing free business licenses for their first year of operation.

Visit www.sanleandro.org to learn more about San Leandro.  To receive City press releases, meeting agendas or other notifications by email, sign up at www.sanleandro.org/portal.

Jeff Kay

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