The 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.
“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,” said Mayor Stephen Cassidy.
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.
The brewery plans to create 20 jobs in the first year and about 100 over the next five years.
“With 21st Amendment and Cleophus Quealy Beer Company opening this year, joining the award-winning Drake’s Brewing, San Leandro is quickly becoming a top destination for fans of high-end beer,” said 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.
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 project, contact Jeff Kay, San Leandro Business Development Manager at (510) 577-3319 or [email protected]