June 13th, 2015Big Red Beer Wagon was at the beautiful, historic Cohen Bray House in Fruitvale for an afternoon in the garden that featured live music, delicious BBQ, games, and of course, organic beer!
Folks got down to the Southern sounds of the awesome acoustic quartet The Vivants. There was mouth-watering, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches for purchase from the Prickly Pig, and cold, delicious organic Bison Beer for purchase from Big Red Beer Wagon.
Proceeds from the event went to the Cohen Bray House and the beautiful The Oak Tree Farm which the Victory Garden Foundation has been working tirelessly to transform into a wonderful Community and Children’s Learning Center for urban agriculture.
About the Cohen Bray House:
The beautiful Stick-style home was built in 1882-1884 by Julia Moses and Watson A. Bray for their daughter Emma, upon her marriage to Alfred H. Cohen, attorney. The families of both the bride and groom were wealthy and socially prominent. Watson Bray was a successful commodities broker while A. A. Cohen had established the first railroad and ferry system in Alameda County. He also served as chief attorney for the Central Pacific Railroad.
The house has never been sold out of the family and contains the original furniture, wallpaper, woodwork, and many personal objects. Stepping into the Cohen Bray House is stepping back 130 years into a unique and engaging world.