Novel

Novel Brewing Co.

Novel

6510 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland, CA 94608

"Oh, this beer here is cold, cold and hop-bitter, no point coming up for air, gulp, till it's all-hahhhh."

- Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow

(510) 922-9974
Features
Tasting Room, Kid Friendly, Pet Friendly, Wi-Fi, Growlers, Crowlers, Merchandise, Inside Seating, Outside Seating, Take Away (Take Out)

Hours

Order takeaway an hour before close.

Tuesday
4-8pm
Wednesday
3-9pm
Thursday
3-9pm
Friday
3-9pm
Saturday
12-9pm
Sunday
1-7pm

Hours, products & services subject to change.
See website for more information.

Featured

Letters From Home

Belgian Grisette

4.8% ABV

This refreshing low-abv saison-like ale is crisp, golden, and delicate with hints of pear and a fruity and floral finish.

Recent Releases

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11/13

Letters From Home

Belgian Grisette

4.8% ABV

This refreshing low-abv saison-like ale is crisp, golden, and delicate with hints of pear and a fruity and floral finish.


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11/13

Hoperion

Hazy IPA

6.6% ABV

Your mind can’t shake the singularity supernova explosion of tropical and stone fruit aroma and flavor


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11/6

Harlequin Kiss

Sour Ale w. Strawberry & Passionfruit

5.2% ABV

She smelled of strawberries and passionfruit. An alchemist's philter concocted to snare the unsuspecting paramour.


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11/3

Where's My Phone?

El Dorado, Citra

5.3% ABV

Citrus and tropical fruit for days.


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10/30

Imperial Affliction 2021

BBA Imperial Stout

6th Anniversary release. With qualities of espresso roast, 70% dark chocolate, light caramel, oak, and biscuit, this apotheclyptic (sic) elixir will comfort your fried nerves. Fun Fact: An Imperial Affliction was the book over which Hazel and Gus fall head over heels in book/film The Fault In Our Stars. Or is it? Swing into Novel and ask about it :)


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10/29

I Am

Dark Rye Double Bock Lager

7.7% ABV

Protected by an aurora of liquid pumpernickel bread.


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10/27

Yabba Dabba

Belgian Dubbel

6.3% ABV

A deep reddish-copper, surprisingly mellow, yet full with rich malty dark fruit flavors, fruity bubble gum esters, and a presentation that finishes nice and smooth.


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10/19

Trope Juice

Hazy IPA

6% ABV

This IPA has so many hops it clogged our pump four times during transfer. This IPA has so many hops it needs suspenders. This IPA has so many hops half of the fermenter was solid hops. This IPA has so many hops we needed to take out a loan to pay for it. We hope you enjoy this IPA with a boat load of orange citrus, mango, and tropical fruit flavors and aromas. 


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10/16

Peanut Butter Thief

Peanut Butter Imperial Stout

10.5% ABV

A blend of our imperial stouts, Imperial Affliction and Beer Hoarder, and just the right amount of peanut butter (contains peanuts and wheat).


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10/9

Shelfrighteous

IPA

6.3% ABV

That feeling of superiority about one’s bookshelf is the same feeling we get about this juicy tropical stone fruit and sticky pine IPA.


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10/5

Litotes

Helles Lager

4.8% ABV

Collab with Michaela Coffield (label art)

Alight and refreshing uncomplicated lawnmower lager with low bitterness, restrained soft and bready body, and a spicy noble hop aroma.


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10/2

A Study In Scarlet

SH Red Ale

6% ABV

It is a refreshingly complex yet balanced ale with the use of ekuanot hops that lends to the perception of balanced hop bitterness, caramel undertones, and lemon, berry, and citrus.


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9/27

Ravity's Grainbow

IPA

7% ABV

Reverberates with piney and grapefruit hop flavors and aromas solely from whirlpool and dry hopping, and rests upon a rounded malt body.


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9/18

Byline

Pale Ale

5.2% ABV

A perfectly balanced pale ale with just enough stone fruit, citrus, and pine flavors to stimulate the taste buds, but also crushable enough to help celebrate proper.


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9/8

Hot Off The Bne

Wet Hop IPA

6.7% ABV

An IPA made with fresh “wet” Strata hops, straight off the bine, harvested and tossed into the kettle within 24 hours, without drying or processing the hops


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9/7

Dust Jacket

Hazy IPA

6.8% ABV

Dust Jacket will protect your palette from unwanted bitterness, and add luscious value through haze, which brewers otherwise used to throw away. This beer burst with hoppy aromas of grapefruit and pineapple, but also underlining dankness and pines notes to enhance complexity. With a cloud-like softness, and chewier mouthfeel than a West Coast IPA, you are assured an easy drinking and delicious IPA experience.


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9/3

Tamburello

DH Italian Pilsner

A beer that embraces the intrepid bout between malt and hops, and the volley of citrus and herbal hop aromas with hints of honey and cereal, and finishes with the feeling of a necessary rematch.


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9/3

Joelle

Raspberry Berliner Weisse

4.8% ABV

A strikingly beautiful tart wheat ale with raspberry that is so refreshing it just might activate your addictive pleasure complex.