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Local MustAlex Tweet, owner and brewer at Fiedlworking Brewing Co, shares his story of launching Fieldwork and where he recommends eating and drinking in Berkeley, Oakland and San Diego as part of the Dirt Road Travels city travel guide for San Diego.

Oakland, California

Fieldwork Brewing Co

"I'm in the business of making people happy."

Recommendations:
The Muir Woods
Societe Brewing Company
Fall Brewing Company
North Park Beer Co.

Fieldwork Brewing Co

"I'm in the business of making people happy."

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Oakland, California
Alex Tweet, Owner & Brewer, Fieldwork

My Story

"I do ask myself if I still want to do this, to keep brewing beer. The answer is that I get so much joy out of the act of making something, of making beer, and the satisfaction of drinking that beer with someone who enjoys it. You get that reward, the personal sense of accomplishment when you sweat and you go through each step properly to create a beer.

'I worked hard at this and it came out the way it was intended.'

Honestly, I'm just a little fucking blip in brewing history, so it's easy not to get an ego about things. 

We're still fairly meaningless as a brewery and that gives me the drive every day to get better. So when I stop getting better as a brewer, that's when I'll stop brewing. If I'm not progressing, I'll leave.

My Oakland Area Musts

"You've got to go to Muir Woods and walk in the Ewok Village. Otherwise, in Oakland, Eli's Mile High Club, Ramen Shop and Beer Revolution are great.

I lived in San Diego and worked at Ballast Point for a long time, and know that area well. Some of my favorite spots are Societe Brewing Company, which makes some of the best beer in the country, Fall Brewing and North Park Beer Co."

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The Muir Woods
"You're kind of an asshole if you come to Oakland and don't visit the Ewok Village."
-122.5811177
37.8970199
Societe Brewing Company
"They make some of the best beer in the country, and I still think they're underrated."
-117.14637219999997
32.833882
Fall Brewing Company
"The whole brewery's ambiance is based on the punk rock scene. It's just such a unique place."
-117.13060710000002
32.7600212
North Park Beer Co.
"Kelsey's the nicest fucking guy in this business, and that dude can crush every style."
-117.12914890000002
32.748646
Fieldwork Brewing Co
"I'm in the business of making people happy."
-122.30234000000002
37.8812674

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