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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Sour Beer, Barrel-Aged Cocktails, Rogue Wineries, and More in Our 2013 DRINK Issue

Posted By on Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 3:25 PM

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Hey there. Did you know that in addition to the usual restaurant review and food stories, this week's issue of SF Weekly had a special pullout section devoted to boozing? There are some great stories in it: SFoodie beer writer Jason Henry dives into the recent craze for sour beer, including some details on a few upcoming local projects devoted to the tart arts. Drinks writer Lou Bustamante explores the new bar trend of barrel-aging cocktails, and breaks down where to get an aged bevvy if you so choose. Wine writer Stevie Stacionis looks into interesting small-batch wines from California winemakers that go far beyond the usual grapes and styles. Plus there are listings galore. Pick up a hard copy with the paper, or check out DRINK 2013 landing page with all the stories in one place.

See also: Sour Beer Gets Its Due

Barrel-Aged Cocktails Sing in the City

Small Batch is the Second Coming of Local Wine

Even better news, the annual SF Weekly DRINK party is happening on Saturday at the Metreon (3-6 p.m.). $35 admission gets you all you can drink during the event -- check out the list of participants on the event's website -- plus you get to watch a bartenders compete to make the best cocktail based on a secret ingredient. Bottoms up!


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