Jun 22, 2016

A brewery is currently under construction in Richmond.

East Brother Beer Company, owned by Chris Coomber and Rob Lightner, is set to open at 1001 Canal Blvd.

We learned this from this cool Business Bytes video that was published by KCRT:

“Richmond is an undiscovered gem in the Bay Area,” Lightner said. “The place we are — out here by the shipyards and train tracks — is consistent with the brand we are building. We are unassuming. We’re not pretentious. We’re going to brew classic styles of beer. That to us is very consistent with Richmond’s identity.”

Owners hope to begin production and open the taproom as soon as this summer.

Photo: East Brother Beer Company Facebook page.


  1. When will they be accepting job applications

    Tamara | Jun 22nd, 2016
  2. YES!!!

    Richmond Resident | Jun 22nd, 2016
  3. Let’s go Richmond! Moving on up = two thumbs up!

    Why | Jun 27th, 2016
  4. Great news! Looking for part time work.

    Gwendolyn Goodbeer | Jul 1st, 2016

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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.