Meet Phil. Speakeasy Ale & Lager's new Head Brewer.

San Francisco, Calif. – Thursday, October 4, 2018Hunters Point Brewery and Speakeasy Ales & Lagers announce today Phil Cutti – current president of the San Francisco Brewers Guild and Founder of Headlands Brewing Company – joins their brewing team as the new Head Brewer. Former Director of Brewing Operations Clay Jordan leaves the company as his family welcomes a new baby. Phil Cutti is available for interviews upon request.

Following the brewery’s October 1 launch of the Hunters Point Fresh Series and its inaugural release Admiral Haze, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers releases a brand new draft-only beer, Fest Bier. Basking in the terroir of the West Coast and inspired by Bavaria, Fest Bier is brewed with 100% Admiral malts and Yakima Valley-sourced Spalter Hops. Exemplifying the exceptional barley hailing from local California farmers that’s floor-malted by Admiral Maltings, Fest Bier is a malt-driven pale lager with a light noble hop character. Fest Bier will be available on draft across San Francisco beginning this week with special cask and nitro versions available only at Speakeasy’s taproom in Hunters Point.

On Thursday, October 11, Ron Silberstein (Co-Founder, Admiral Maltings) and Phil Cutti (Hunters Point Brewery/Speakeasy Ales & Lagers) along with BrewTV host a discussion focusing on the importance of quality malt and how it has shaped Speakeasy’s latest beer releases. Additional event details:

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Syndicate No. 04 Bottle Release

We're proud to carry on the tradition of the Syndicate Series. Each Syndicate release is a unique blend of strong beers that have been aged in American spirits barrels for no less than twelve months. We recommend aging Syndicate Ale for at least six months, as it will age gracefully for years in your cellar, revealing new flavors over time. Allow it to warm up to 50-55° to fully release its complex character and aromas. 

We've bottled Syndicate 04 for our 21st Anniversary Celebration and have 22oz bottles available to go in our taproom! We also have aged bottles of Syndicate 02 for purchase to go. Come and get em!

Here's a recap of the series:


Syndicate Series No. 01 is a blend of six strong ales matured in American bourbon barrels ranging from 12 to 24 months. It's rich with aromas of bourbon, vanilla bean and dark fruit, with complex flavors of burnt caramel, leather, spice, coconut, and toasted oak. 

ABV: 10.5%
Style: Barrel-Aged Vintage Ale
Availability:  Limited / Out of production

Blended on October 20th, 2013

  • Old Godfather Barleywine Ale - 51% of blend (Aged 26 months)
  • Black Hand Chocolate Milk Stout (Volume 1) - 15% of blend (Imperial Stout aged 13 months)
  • Two Minutes to Midnight - 14% of blend (Imperial Stout aged 12 months)
  • Betrayal Imperial Red Ale- 11% of blend (Aged 12 months)
  • Double Daddy Imperial IPA - 5% of blend (Aged 12 months)
  • Payback Porter - 3% of blend (Aged 18 months)


Syndicate Series No. 02 is a blend of five strong ales matured between 15-28 months in various bourbon barrels. The final brew is full-bodied and complex with notes of bitter cocoa, candied fruits, vanilla-infused creme brûlée, earthy tobacco, and a muted bourbon finish.

ABV: 10.5%
Style: Barrel-Aged Vintage Ale
Availability: Limited / Out of production

Blended on June 7th, 2014

  • Black Hand Chocolate Milk Stout (Volume 1) - 38% of blend (Imperial Stout aged 20 months)
  • Scarface Imperial Stout - 25% of blend (Aged 15 months)
  • Old Godfather Barleywine Ale - 20% of blend (Aged 15 months)
  • Two Minutes to Midnight - 14% of blend (Imperial Stout aged 28 months)
  • SSSSHH - 3% of blend (Experimental ale aged indefinitely)


Syndicate Series No. 03 pours black as night with a golden brown head. Aromas of vanilla, coffee, oak, molasses, licorice, dark chocolate, and toffee, rise from the glass. Upon first sip, chocolate and coffee flavors continue to build, coalescing with raisins, dates, currants, a touch of black pepper, and tobacco. This beer is dessert, reminiscent of rum cake and tiramisu, but it’s not overly sweet. It’s balanced, creamy, and medium to full bodied.

ABV: 10.5%
Style: Barrel-Aged Vintage Ale
Availability:  Limited / Out of production

Blended on November 19th, 2015

  • Scarface Imperial Stout - 46% of blend (Aged 13 months)  
  • Black Hand Chocolate Milk Stout - 18% of blend (Aged 37 months)    
  • Experimental Stout II - 12% of blend (Aged 20 months)   
  • Experimental Stout III - 11% of blend (Aged 19 months) 
  • Imperial Payback Porter - 10% of blend (Aged 19 months)
  • Scarface Imperial Stout with Philz Coffee - 2% of blend (Aged 13 months)
  • Joe’s Ale of Strength - 1% of blend (Old Ale aged 18 months)


Syndicate Series No. 04 is a blend of beers that have been aged for no less than one year in bourbon barrels. Syndicate No. 04 pours dark with heavy tobacco, leather, chocolate, and vanilla notes. As well as dark fruit and hints of coffee. This beer clocks in at over 10% ABV but is smoothed over by the long aging time.

ABV: 10%
Style: Barrel-Aged Vintage Ale
Availability:  Limited 

Blended in January & August 2018

  • Scarface Imperial Stout (44%)-Imperial Stout Aged 22 Months
  • Fixed Fight Old Ale (22%)- Barrel Aged Old Ale Aged 20 Months
  • Scarface Imperial Stout (11%)- Imperial Stout Aged 23 Months
  • Betrayal (11%)- Imperial Red Ale Aged 50 Months
  • Old Godfather (11%)- Barley Wine Aged 48 Months




Looks like some of our Usual Suspects teamed up with their Accomplices to get the job done right. Keep an eye out for the Suspects & Accomplices coming to a store near you this June! Twelve of our most wanted beers, now in cans. Big Daddy, Prohibition, Pop Gun, & Baby Daddy.

SAFEHOUSE SAISON Taproom Release Party, Sac Beer Week, Orange Friday, & More!



Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is proud to introduce our newest beer, Safehouse Saison! As a draft-only release, be of the first to try it on Saturday, May 19, 2018! RSVP on Facebook and check-in with our taproom staff by 12:45 pm and we'll offer a complimentary guided tasting pour for all that join us for this celebration at 1 pm! 

Taproom open from 12 - 10 pm
Guided Tasting 1 pm
Takusa's Papusas from 1 - 6 pm

Hope you make it to the Safehouse.



Safehouse Saison is bright and golden in color. This is a rustic version inspired by the old Farmhouse beers brewed by Belgian and French farmers to quench their thirst during the summer months. Fruity and spicy esters dominate the aroma with a hint of peppery spice.

Black peppercorns were used while brewing to compliment the aromatic Belgian yeast strain. An easy drinking ale, it has a smooth taste with a lingering finish and a subtle malt character.

Sacramento Beer Week

Come cheers us at Sacramento Beer Week! We have a few pre-release parties for our Safehouse Saison and also featuring Syndicate No. 4! 

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Orange Friday

We can't wait for Friday! Going to the Giants game? Come check out our taproom and some rad neighbors and ride our FREE shuttle (with proof of same-day ticket)! Every Friday night Giants home game we'll offer shuttles from 4:30 to 7:30 pm starting at any of our partnering locations: AtWater Tavern, The Ramp, Harmonic Brewing, and, of course, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers.

Check out our Facebook Event!

GrowlerFest in Danville

We're excited to celebrate The Growler's four year anniversary! We'll be there with over 15 other breweries! Good (craft) beer, good food, good (live) music and good times. Tickets $25 per person (tasting glass included) and available at the door.