– visit –
— tasting room —
COME FOR THE BEER, STAY FOR THE VIEW
2501 MONARCH ST.
ALAMEDA, CA 94501
Wednesday – Saturday 12:00-8:00PM
CLOSED Monday and Tuesday
Our tasting room is located on the old Alameda Naval Air Station with unobstructed views of the San Francisco skyline and Bay Bridge. Our Tasting Room offers 20+ beers on draft, in full pours or in tasters. We also offer a Flight of the Day or customized flights. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are also available for purchase. Bottles and growlers are available to go.
We have a large outdoor patio and ample indoor seating inside our tasting room and brewery. Supervised children are welcome at Faction! We also welcome well behaved dogs on our lower patio only. Join us for a few beers and an epic sunset.
Seating is first come, first served and we do not accept reservations.
– FAQ –
Are kids allowed at faction?
Supervised children are welcome at Faction! Please no bikes, scooters, or skateboards allowed inside or on the deck.
ARE DOGS WELCOME?
We can only allow dogs on our lower patio so they have enough room to move around undisturbed. Unfortunately we do not allow dogs inside so please plan accordingly. ADA compliant dogs/service animals are welcome in all parts of our facility.
WHAT KIND OF FOOD DO YOU HAVE AND CAN I BRING MY OWN?
We offer a range of non-alcoholic beverages and snacks such as almonds, chips, jerky, meat and cheese plates, and more. We also have rotating food trucks on a daily basis; check out our Food Truck schedule below.
You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic beverages to Faction.
DO YOU HAVE TELEVISIONS?
We will occasionally bust out a TV for a special event, but we do not have TVs in our tasting room on a regular basis.
DO YOU HAVE merchandise?
Yes! We have a wide variety of hoodies, t-shirts, hats, glassware, and more available in our Tasting Room. We also have a small selection of our merch available in our online STORE.
IT’S HOT OUT ON THE PATIO. WHY DON’T HAVE YOU HAVE UMBRELLAS?
Our brewery lies on protected land and is home to a bird sanctuary directly in front of our fenceline. We have been instructed that we are not allowed to have structures that will encourage birds of prey to perch on. You are welcome to bring your own small clip-on umbrellas for shade or take advantage of our inside seating. We do not allow shade structures/easy-ups.
MY FRIEND DOESN'T DRINK BEER. DO YOU HAVE WINE OR CIDER?
Unfortunately not. Our ABC license provides that only the alcohol produced in our facility can be consumed on-premises. No outside alcohol is permitted. You are welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages and we also have some available for purchase in our Tasting room. Please respect our brewery.
DO YOU OFFER TOURS?
We do not currently offer tours as our entire brew system is visible from our seating area.
CAN I HAVE A PARTY BUS STOP AT FACTION?
Party Buses must follow all rules, including no outside alcohol. Faction reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time and will not serve guests who are intoxicated. Please fill out our Large Parties form below if you plan on having your bus stop at Faction so we can staff accordingly.
I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MY BIRTHDAY/BABY SHOWER/SPECIAL EVENT AT FACTION. WHAT DO I DO?
Thanks for thinking of us! Please read all the information in the Large Parties section below before filling out the form.
CAN I BUY OUT THE ENTIRE Facility for an event?
We would never want to close our tasting room to the public on a day when we are normally open. Faction is available for private buy-outs on Mondays and Tuesdays only. Please fill out the Large Parties form below and tell us more about your event!
– Large parties –
Please only fill out the form below for parties larger than 20 so that we can make sure we are staffed accordingly. Saturday and Sundays are our busiest days of the week, so please note that when planning your gathering.
• Seating is first come, first served. We do not accept reservations or hold tables.
• We do not allow easy ups/shade structures, but you are welcome to bring clip-on umbrellas for shade. Please encourage your guests to bring a hat and sunblock if you will be sitting outside.
•You are welcome to come set-up your party before your guests arrive, but please do not claim more tables than you need, for longer than you need. If you are occupying more tables than necessary on a busy day, we reserve the right to ask you to consolidate to accommodate our other guests.
•You are welcome to bring in your own outside food for your special event and encourage you to use compostable paper goods as much as possible to divert waste. We kindly ask that you clean-up after your party.
•Please note that on busy days we reserve the right to discontinue custom flights and only offer our Flight of the Day. If your large group is looking to make customized flights, we advise coming on a weekday to avoid this possibility.
•We are happy to work with you on setting up a tab and ticketing system for your guests if you like; just ask in the form!
– Food Truck Calendar –
– events –
ALES for ALS
Save the Date! The 6th Annual Ales for ALS is returning to Faction on Saturday July 20th, 2019. Save the date and check back for updates!