Fieldwork Brewing San Mateo Turns One!

Can you believe it has been almost one year since Fieldwork Brewing at Bay Meadows has opened and welcomed visitors to its beer garden?! Time flies when you’re having fun brushing up on your bocce game and enjoying a flight of the finest local beer.

“According to Untappd, I’ve had virtually every beer ever made by Fieldwork. I’ve been a huge fan since the very beginning. Still am. This Fieldwork location in San Mateo is a lovely outdoor spot for fine beers along the way.” – John M.

“Perfect for an afternoon with kids and adults. The beer was phenomenal and the food was even good! Two enthusiastic thumbs up!” – Jenn N.

Bay Meadows is proud to enjoy a neighbor like Fieldwork Brewing Company, a craft brewery with a focus on exceptional, honest beer-making. Visitors to Fieldwork continue to enjoy a family-friendly, community vibe in the outdoor beer garden featuring communal seating, adjacent fire-pits, and leisure activities. Fieldwork Brewing offers an ever-changing tap list of fresh releases to enjoy by sampler flight, beer by the glass, and fresh beer filled “to go” in Growlers and nifty Crowler cans.

“What a chill spot in San Mateo area! The outdoor picnic tables with the strings of lights gives this place a very urban and hipster vibe. Even during the cold nights, they have heaters that keep you warm and toasty. This is the perfect spot to hang with some friends over some beer.” – Cindy Z.

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Keep your eyes open for more information on Fieldwork’s Year One Anniversary celebration,  until then take a look back at an exciting first-year filled with milestones and fun reviews:

– Painted Gold ranked #2 and Batch 2 ranked #14 on Paste Magazine’s list of 151 of the Best Pale Ales.

Sonoma Pride was canned and donations were made for fire relief efforts.

“Very nice atmosphere. I enjoyed the variety. The sours were amazing, the best I have ever tasted.” – Kevin O.

– King Citra (#9) and Tiger Uppercut (#27) made Paste Magazine’s “176 of the Best DIPA/Imperial IPA’s“.

– Yabbo ranked Paste Magazine’s #6 of the 52 Best Session IPA’s.

“Loved their tasting options. The seating is outdoor, rustic and friendly. It feels like a day out in a different world but you are still right on your same neighborhood where you were standing 5 minutes ago.. unbelievable! Have become such a fan of their whole setup.” – Deebs M.

– The food menu by Comal is released!

– Fieldwork furniture and umbrellas in late-July 2017.

Fieldwork Brewing opens in July 2017!

“Great place to come and kick back with some people and enjoy some tasty beer. I love that they have this large outdoor patio with plenty of tables and chairs for you to lounge in. Pretty cool.” – Anita L.

– Final inspection passed and Fieldwork opened for some preview hours on June 30, 2017.

– The first kegs arrived at Fieldwork Brewing Company in late June 2017.

Trellis and railings went up in mid-June 2017.

– The draft systems were tested at the Beer Garden.

”Love fieldwork and love their new beer garden. And I also love that it’s a 90 second walk from a Caltrain station. The beer garden is huge and is awesome for warm weather beer drinking.” – Kyle B.

Stroll to Fieldwork Brewing and enjoy an outdoor beer garden at Bay Meadows! Open: Sunday-Thursday: 12 noon to 9pm and Friday-Saturday: 12 noon to 10pm. Raise a glass come July and help us celebrate an amazing first year with Fieldwork San Mateo!


Featuring best-in-class retailers such as Tin Pot Creamery and Blue Bottle Coffee, Bay Meadows’ Town Square is the ideal gathering place with more ground-floor retail, outdoor dining and pop-ups to come. Home to a stunning sculpture from internationally-renowned artist Jeppe Hein, the Town Square is the dynamic core of our Midurban village. The Town Square is the perfect place to relax outside for a beer or wine at Fieldwork Brewing Company’s beer garden after a day of shopping and entertainment at Hillsdale Center. Take a turn on the porch swings or challenge a friend to table-tennis in the outdoor ping-pong court. Join the Bay Meadows email list to stay on top of the latest.