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Sunday, February 20, 2011

On Day 10 of Beer Week, a Last Gasp of Liver Abuse

Posted By on Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 7:05 AM

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  • All-day beer cocktails at the Alembic.

Sunday, Feb. 20


Your training regimen paid off! You've survived to the last day of SF Beer Week. Everything you sip today is just gravy.

Begin your victory lap at 21st Amendment:

Brewers' Sunday Tea

Where: 21st Amendment Brewery, 563 Second St. (at Bryant), 369-0900

When: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Cost: A la carte

What: And by "tea," we mean "beer." Enjoy Fatted Calf beer sausages paired with strong ales from 21A and Magnolia. Sausage before beer, you're in the clear.

Your liver has become a lean, mean filtering machine. But you don't want the little guy to get complacent. For Day 10 of beer "week," throw it a beer-cocktail curve ball:

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Beer Cocktails at Alembic

Where: The Alembic Bar, 1725 Haight (at Cole), 666-0822

When: Noon-2 a.m.

Cost: Pay per drink

What: Enjoy five cocktails made with beer and/or brewing ingredients. Highlights include a drink with house-made IPA syrup and a cocktail that melds Gosling's Black Seal rum with Anchor Old Foghorn barleywine.

Whiskey is pretty much distilled beer, right? Mix some more beer with it!

Booze and Brew Brawl

Where: 15 Romolo, 15 Romolo (at Broadway), 398-1359

When: 9 p.m.-midnight

Cost: Pay per drink

What: Support local bartenders from establishments such as Smuggler's Cove, 15 Romolo, and Bourbon and Branch as they compete in a beer cocktail mix-off. Featured ingredients include Firestone Walker beer and local St. George Spirits. This is a sporting competition SFoodie can get behind.

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