Alameda Adventure at Almanac Brewery
When was the last time you went to Alameda? Maybe for the flea market, or to taste some gin at St. George, but have you ever just wandered around? It’s not really that far away, and the ferry ride is relaxing and quick from Downtown SF. It’s usually outside the fog belt, which makes it the perfect city escape—and you don’t even need a car!
We took the ferry over on a recent Saturday morning, and found a couple of Lime Bikes waiting for us right at the dock. We rode through the nearly deserted remains of the old military base, and met up with friends at Almanac Beer Company’s new brewery and tasting room. The beer selection manages to touch on everything from sour to stout, and the prices are very fair for the Bay Area. We got to sit outside, catch up with friends and taste some really good beer. But, the best part was not having to worry about sitting in traffic or driving back over the bridge.
There are two other breweries on the island, and at least when we were there the Lime Bikes were plentiful. Faction Brewery is basically next door to St. George, and there are a couple of wine tasting rooms nearby. I can’t wait to head back to the island and taste more creative beers.
I can’t believe it took me nearly 10 years to ride the ferry for the first time! One-way fares are $5.30 on a Clipper Card or $7 cash. We spent less than $4 on our Lime Bikes, so the ferry + bikes ended up much cheaper than taking BART and then an Uber/Lyft.