Our second brewery of the day was to try Cleophus Quealy Beer Co. They specialize in rustic, barrel aged sour beers.
It’s in a very industrial area; the closest thing to it was a Mi Rancho warehouse.
They have a food truck parked outside.
We dropped in on a Friday evening (around 3:15pm). There was a handful of people inside. The inside is open and spacious with hipster hanging lights.
They clearly love dogs here.
A shelf of board games and self serve water in the back.
Even have a human sized Connect 4 board.
The service here was bizarre. We wanted to sample one flavour before picking our flight but the bartender said no. That’s never happened before and we’ve been to many breweries, all over the world. Even more strange was another customer asked for a taster and he got one without any issues (although that was through a different bartender).
There were 10 beers on tap. Bottles are pricey ($20.00 US).
Closeup of their merchandise price list.
I liked their growlers but they were sold out of their $2.00 US (32 oz) options.
I can’t believe their enamel pins are $8.00 US. Whose buying those?!?
Close up of their beer coasters.
Frambozenbier was decent but had a bit of a funky ending note.
Cherry golden was very light in cherry flavour.
Beach house was our least favourite.
Chill vibes at CQ but the sour beers are average.
Cleophus Quealy Beer Co
448 Hester St
San Leandro, CA