City Makes ‘Spirits Alley’ Official

The City of Alameda held an official ceremony designating a half-mile stretch of Monarch Street as "Spirits Alley," Friday, Oct. 17, on Alameda Point.

Spirits Alley has been defined as the cluster of artisan distilleries and tasting rooms that have gradually formed along Monarch Street. Beginning with the opening of St. George Spirits in 2002, Spirits Alley has been a well-known visitor destination with six premium distilleries, wineries, and specialty beverage companies, including:

• Brix Beverage

• Building 43 Winery

(Steeltown Winery)

• Faction Brewing Company

• Hangar 1 Vodka

(Proximo Spirits)

• Rock Wall Wine Company

• St. George Spirits

"The companies that form Spirits Alley ... along with the extraordinarily popular monthly antiques faire, have put Alameda Point on the map," said Mayor Marie Gillmore.

The craft distilleries have been attracted by the reuse of the former Alameda Naval Air Station’s airplane hangars and by the views of the Bay Bridge and San Francisco skyline.

For more information about Spirits Alley, call 749-0304.