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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Play to the Edges of Your Taste Buds at The Trappist's Sour/Bitter Beer Fest This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 4:31 PM

click to enlarge Drink all the brews at this weekend's sour/bitter beer fest. - FLICKR/QUINNDOMBROWSKI

Fans of sour and bitter beer — which sound pretty unappealing on paper but are actually quite delicious IRL — will be interested in this event happening at Oakland's The Trappist on Saturday. Eight breweries (Sante Adairius Rustic Ales, The Rare Barrel, Craftsman, Tahoe Mountain, Almanac, Woodfour, Drakes, and Mraz Brewing) will each be pouring a sour and bitter beer from their collection.

These unusual brews will be paired with a sour and bitter bite from six restaurants (Homestead, Perdition Smokehouse, Ramen Shop, Tamarindo, Miss Ollie's, and Abura-Ya), making 12 bites total, which should ensure that you can drink plenty of delicious beer without going to the dark side.

Sour/Bitter Fest 2014
Where: The Trappist parking lot, just behind the patio. 460 Eighth St., Oakland.
When: Saturday, Sept. 6, 2-5 p.m.
Cost: $65.16; tickets available on Eventbrite

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.

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