FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Why don't you have a phone number?
A: We do...now. You can call us anytime. We may not answer though, because we're usually away from the phone while we're here. You can leave a message for us or hit us up on Facebook or by sending an email. We're pretty quick to respond.
Q: Do you fill growlers that are not your own?
A: Yes. Here is our growler policy:
- Growlers are for take-away only. Do not jeopardize our liquor license and your invitation back to the brewery by opening a growler in the taproom.
- We fill outside growlers. We ask that you mask any distinguishing text or images from the brewery that the growler is from. This is not our rule, it's the State of California's rule. Masking tape works great.
- Growlers must be either 64 or 32 fl oz wide-mouth. Bulb-style (ie. Sierra Nevada) or medicine bottle style (ie. Track 7 32 oz) will not be filled. Nothing against those types of bottles other than the fact that a whole lot of beer gets wasted when filling them. No unusual volumes will be filled.
- Device Brewing reserves the right to refuse to fill any growler for any reason.
- Growlers brought in for refill must be clean. We are not responsible for cleaning your growler.
- Not all beers will be available for growler fills at all times. Typically we stop filling growlers if we're about to run out of a certain beer.
Q: Will you give us free beer for our charitable event?
A: Possibly. We allocate a certain amount of beer to donate to charitable events. However, we are asked to donate to more events than we can participate in. Our suggestion is to contact us well before your event as our schedule fills up early. DonationRequest@devicebrewing.com
Q: Can I buy a keg for my private use?
A: If we have them available, yes. That varies from week to week and we like to have plenty of notice. Kegs@devicebrewing.com
Q: Have you thought about expanding?
A: All day, everyday. We are constantly purchasing new equipment to increase our production.
Q: Have you thought about barrel-aging your beers?
A: Yes. We have release a bourbon barrel-aged Brits In Moscow Russian Imperial Stout. Aging some beer in wine barrels is next on our list.
Q: Can I bring my kids?
A: Yes. We have a Type 23 Small Beer Manufacturer liquor license. One of our privileges is that minors are allowed in the facility. Persons under the age of 21 may not sit at the bar, however.
Q: Can I bring my dog?
A: Yes. We have a dog-friendly taproom. That said, your dog must stay on a leash at all times and the leash must not pose a tripping hazard to other customers. Yes, people have tripped, and it's not fun for anyone. Dogs that are not potty-trained, unfriendly, hyperactive, aggressive, or are otherwise a nuisance will be asked to leave. We never want to ask someone to remove their dog, so if your dog isn't up to the often-crowded environment, perhaps it's best to leave Fido at home.
Q: Is outside food allowed?
A: Absolutely! While we try to book food trucks everyday we're open, we do not always have food options. Feel free to pack a picnic or bring in food from elsewhere.
Q: How long have you been here?
A: We started here in April 2013. Our taproom opened to the public in November 2013.
Q: Do you make cider or mead?
A: No. That requires a Winemakers license.
Q: Where do you brew the beer?
A: Right here at the brewery.
Q: Do you make lagers?
A: Yes. So far, we have done a Pilsner, Munich Helles, India Pale Lager, and a Marzen.