Alameda Brewing Co. is a small brewery that began its life in the heart of the Beaumont Village in Northeast Portland. Teir 5 Barrel (155 gallon) brewery began producing craft beers in 1996. All of their beers are produced on location under the careful watch of headbrewer Carston Haney. He produces a wide variety of beers, from the light, refreshing Siskiyou Golden Ale to the deep, impenetrable Black Bear XX Stout to the extremely hoppy Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA. They are perhaps known best for the Black Bear XX Stout, which won the Gold Medal at the 2003 and 2005 GABF and the Silver Medal in 2006 and 2008 in the foreign-style stout category. In addition, there is always at least one seasonal beer on tap to fit the mood of the season and one selection served on nitrogen.