The term speakeasy comes from the United States. In the 1920's and early 1930's there was Prohibition. This law prohibited the population from drinking alcohol and triggered a wave of resistance. Everywhere private individuals brewed in the shelter of their own four walls or withdrew deep into the forest to run secret distilleries there. However, the beers and schnapps produced were not only enjoyed at home, people also met in so-called speakeasys: These illegal establishments served the forbidden goods and were a meeting place for everyone who longed for a cool pint. The eponymous brewery from San Francisco pays homage to the courage of their ancestors with the finest beer and ensures that they are not forgotten.
When Speakeasy Ales & Lagers was founded, there was only the former in the brewery: the cornerstone of all work and the legendary first work of the Californian brewery was its Prohibition Ale . The amber colored beer captures the spirit of the secret brewers and distillers of yesteryear and enchants with fruity sweetness, warm spices and a generous helping of hops. The cult beer is still part of the range today and is one of the most popular examples in the wide selection. A whole range of strong, bold and drinkable beers were added and ensured that the brewery became known throughout America. In the early days of the company, the brewery only opened its doors on Fridays: at the beginning of the weekend, friends, relatives and the curious flocked to taste the freshly brewed beer of the week. When the rush got too big and people regularly had to be turned away, Speakeasy planned and opened their taproom in 2013. From then on, a larger number of beer thirsty people could be supplied and fresh beer was no longer only available on Fridays.
Before the company blossomed into a nationwide success, the casks were filled by hand and personally delivered. Today, the brewery has expanded and sells its beer throughout the United States and the rest of the world. Others take care of the delivery for them so that all energy can flow into the development and brewing of the fine beer. With its participation in national and international competitions, the team has made a name for itself and is now one of the most successful breweries in its city. Speakeasy Lager & Ales can now look back on more than 25 years of brewing experience and has established itself on the international beer market. We are pleased to present selected brews from the brewery to you here.