Black Sands Brewery
San Francisco, CA
Black Sands Brewery is your one-stop-shop for everything home-brew, from supplies to education to drinking - it's all there at 701 Haight Street, San Francisco.
The brewery is focused on beer and education. Each beer they make is served at the bar and the recipes are given out freely to any curious home-brewers.
Cole Emde is the Head Brewer and a Co-Owner of Black Sands. His career began while working at a local brewpub in his home town of Cleveland, Ohio. Starting out as a home-brewer with Co-Founder Andy Gilliland 10 years ago, Cole's experience landed him a job working in a production brewery on the packaging line in Brooklyn, NY and more recently as the Assistant Brewer at Willoughby Brewing Co. which won the 2014 World Beer Cup Gold for their Peanut Butter Cup Coffee Porter. When Cole isn't brewing beer you'll find him hanging out in the home-brew shop or foraging around the city for loquats, plums, and just about anything else growing wildly in SF.