December 02, 2007
Bye, bye Bison
Bison Brewing began making beer in Berkeley, CA in 1989. The brewery was, until last week, located at the corner of Telegraph Avenue and Parker Street. In 2003, Bison closed their brewpub (the space now houses an Indian/Pakistani restaurant and a coffee shop). All that is left of Bison is the logo above the cafe. The sign above the brewery is gone. Bison has moved to 3rd and Linden Street in Oakland. Linden Street also hosts Linden Street Brewing, Oakland's second brewpub after Pacific Coast Brewing Company in Old Oakland.
Note the boarded window. The brew equipment could not fit through the door. On two separate occasions last week, I saw equipment being removed from the old storefront. According to the East Bay Express, Linden Brewing owner, Adam Lamoreaux, purchased a brew plant from Bison to brew his yeasty beer, Urban People's Common Lager.