About Us

We the people of State Room Brewery believe in fine crafted beers and locally sourced ingredients for our menu sure to satisfy every palate. We are the big brother restaurant to FLATIRON in San Rafael, CA.

Our Team

Our team is dedicated to the preservation of the State Room union with emphasis in fine locally sourced food, crafted beers and family atmosphere.

Larry Berlin
Brewmaster / Cancer

Beginning as a homebrewer in the early 1990’s, Larry landed his first commercial brewing job as at Bison Brewing. After attending the American Brewers Guild and moving on to Lagunitas Brewing Co. within a year he was promoted to head brewer at Ross Valley Brewing, now Iron Springs. He later left to pursue opportunities abroad before returning to the Outer Banks in North Carolina brewing with his mentor from Bison Brewing. Missing Northern CA, he returned to become the brewmaster at Butte Creek Brewing Co. focusing on increasing the brewery’s line of organic beers. His organic pilsner recipe earned a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival, his first national award after earning many local and state medals previously. 

Larry’s approach to brewing is to keep it simple while adhering to style guidelines. This approach allows him to accurately produce many styles while being true to the style he is brewing. He looks forward to applying his knowledge and craft to put State Room Brewery on the local and national map as a brewery recognized for their superior beer.

Andrew Toy
Executive Chef / Leo

Great guy, super guy. Bio and photo to follow.

Alisha Shopp
Bar Manager / Pisces

Alisha's hospitality experience began at the young age of eight when her parents purchased a Dairy Queen in Redding. Working in the restaurant & bar industry throughout her college years Alisha graduated with a double major in Finance and Marketing from CSUS. After college Alisha went on to become the bar manager at Creekside Bar and Grill in Vacaville. She later accepted the position of Assistant General Manager and Beverage Director at Eiko's in downtown Napa. After three years in Napa Alisha decided to travel, which brought her to Washington DC where she ecstatically accepted a position at The Old Ebbitt, the third busiest restaurant in the United States. Returning to California in 2015 she brings a wealth of experience and talent to State Room. 

Matt Smallback
General Manager / Leo