We’ve been traveling around the world of beer for much of this year, and recent forays into Sardinia, Denmark, Mexico, and the Pacific Northwest have been good fun. For midsummer we are back in The Bay, and Oakland no less–yes, yes! 

It’s been a full thirteen months since we last chose Ghost Town Brewing for a beer of the month selection, and something about that number seemed just right for this iconic and deliciously macabre brewery. While Ghost Town sprouted from a single barrel, there are now 15 barrels getting their fermentation on in their Oakland digs–all at the same time. Now that’s some serious growth! It’s true that ghostly images, heavy metal-driven artwork and obscurely dark miscellany adorn their beers and everything in their taproom, yet what’s inside the bottle is always just the right balance between shadow and light. Here’s a nod to some mid-summer good luck, with three bottled beers to savor, and if we are  lucky, more of that San Francisco summer fog to keep us cool.  —PlumpJack Noe Valley

Box on the Table  4.4% West Town Bier

Ghost Town Brewing 


Box on the Table is a Belgian Style Table Bier intended to be enjoyed on its own as a light, thirst quenching refresher, or with a meal. This oak aged rustic ale is brewed with Vienna Malt and a touch of spelt for body, and fermented with a house mixed culture.  It's earthy, nutty and refreshing. 

Oakland, California

Belgian Style Table Beer

$13/ 1 Pint 0.9 Fl. OZ.

Crusher  5.1% Foeder Aged Ale

Ghost Town Brewing 

Crusher is a Belgian Style Blonde Ale made with Nelson Sauvin and Citra hops. This Blonde Ale is foeder fermented and exhibits notes of citrus, fruit and funk in delicious balance. Crush it…and enjoy!

Oakland, California

Belgian-Style Blonde Ale

$14/1 Pint 0.9 Fl. OZ.

Salt The Earth 5.4% West Town Bier

Ghost Town Brewing 

Sea salt, lemons & wild fennel round out this summer-time sipper. 

While Salt the Earth was brewed to be a perfect pairing with food, it will also be delightful as a meal of its own. While this West town Bier is named in memory "Of elsewhere... of a ruthless act carried out by the Roman general Scipio Aemilianus on Carthage after its fall" it is intended not as a homage, but perhaps a cautionary tale of the perils inherent in too much of a good thing. Moderation is key.

Oakland, California

Foeder Lagered Biere de Garde 

$13/1 Pint 0.9 Fl. OZ.

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