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"We want to take these homebrew ideas and a homebrewer's innovative approach to doing things, and do it here."

The Japan Beer Times

Our Coastal Red Imperial Amber Ale recently took home Bronze at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival.

Our Coastal Red Imperial Amber Ale recently took home Bronze at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival.

"Awesome addiction, I mean addition, to the neighborhood."

Chris K. on Google

"Hands down Barebottle is the best brewery in the San Francisco area.

Cody our bartender was amazing and knew all about the IPAs on tap. The beers were AMAZING!"

Jillrules on Tripadvisor



"It is pretty much almost MY perfect beer. Super hoppy, but fruity notes. Yum."

Courtney W. on Untapped


" in a cool location, is full of friendly Bernal folk...

and is owned and operated by good people who clearly take pride in what they do, then come on by..." 

Bites n Sips



"If i knew it was going to be this good i would have ordered more bottles"

Silvino V. on Untappd

"The idea behind the brewery is... 

to get homebrewers involved by challenging them to create beers of a certain style, of which the winner will then be featured on tap at BareBottle." 


"FUN FUN FUN! LOVE the space and set up! A Beer Oasis in the Bernal and Bayshore area "

Paul K on Facebook


"Stumbled upon BareBottle Brewing Co. with a Yelp search this past weekend and this place truly is a diamond in the rough."

Kelsea B. on Yelp


"... already emerging as a must-visit destination for beer lovers..."




Media Kit

About BareBottle Brewing Company

Barebottle Brewing Company was co-founded by Lester Koga, Michael Seitz, and Ben Sterling, three friends and former classmates at Cornell Business School in Ithaca, NY. After moving from Ithaca to the Bay Area in 2007, the three began homebrewing, became certified beer judges, and began winning medals at homebrewing competitions. Barebottle brews innovative beers inspired by the San Francisco Bay Area using local ingredients wherever possible, and partners with local homebrewing groups to develop new beers using a competitive method.

Barebottle is located at 1525 Cortland Ave San Francisco, CA 94110.  Food Trucks Daily.

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