Almanac Beer Co.

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    February 5, 2014
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    February 6, 2013

    Butchers & Beers Celebrates Beer Week, America

    Well, the Super Bowl is over, which means that we'll have to wait until July 4 for another holiday that celebrates the old-fashioned American values of red meat and cold beer... but wait! For Beer Week, Almanac is pairing with 4505 Meats to throw the second annual Butchers & Beers event, a shindig ... More >>

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    January 18, 2013

    Why American Craft Beer is Better Than Ever: A Brewer's Manifesto

    When someone says "I don't like beer" my reaction is almost always the same: "Challenge accepted!" It's not that the so-called beer-hater doesn't like beer -- it's that they don't like any of the beers they've had up until now. Chances are, it's been a pretty narrow selection of what's out there. ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013
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    January 4, 2013

    Almanac Pairs with Dandelion Chocolate For New Biere de Chocolat

    We recently had the pleasure of trying Almanac Beer Co.'s new Biere de Chocolat, a robust porter made in conjunction with so-hot-right-now Dandelion chocolate. The beer smells like rich, dark cocoa, but its flavor isn't as sweet as you might expect -- it's got a layered, malty bitterness that we fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Learn to Homebrew at 18 Reasons

    Ever dreamed of making beer for a living? We have too. And we would, if it weren't for the long hours, heavy lifting, and overabundance of beards. The truth is, brewing beer on a commercial scale can be a tiresome gig, and most brewers aren't showered in riches (unless you count the beer, of course) ... More >>

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    September 7, 2012

    Drink on a WWII Ship at Brews on the Bay

    We've heard that in the Navy, you can sail the seven seas. As it turns out, however, you don't need to be in uniform to enjoy unlimited samples of local beer on a WWII ship. If you prefer over 60 craft beers and a slew of food trucks to harsh seas and the threat of enemy attack, then Brews on the Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Beers of the Week: Almanac California Table Beers (Release Party Tonight!)

    It's hard to believe that Almanac Beer Co. is only a year old. The brewery was born into the world fully-formed with a concept that ties into Bay Area food culture and bottle artwork that keeps aspiring graphic designers up at night. In the first phase of their operation, Almanac stuck to a firmly s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Fifth Floor and Almanac Beer Co. Team Up for a Seasonal Dinner

    The folks at Fifth Floor Restaurant have a couple busy weeks ahead of them. Chef David Bazirgan's kitchen is churning out a five-course foie gras tasting menu until the foie ban (or, "Great Depression 2.0") goes into effect. Bartender Brian Means' Wild Goose Chase'cocktail, with a rim coated in foie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Bay Area Beer Culture Takes Over the Craft Brewer's Conference and World Beer Cup

    The annual Craft Brewer's Conference is unlike other professional gatherings. Every expo hall reeks of hops. The hospitality suite boasts 140 free-flowing taps. And, the attendees are significantly more bearded. As usual, the Bay Area beer scene was heavily represented at this year's event, held l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    William Pilz of Hapa SF Takes Over SodaCraft

    ​SFoodie was leaving the Ferry Plaza farmers market this afternoon when we noticed a familiar face behind the SodaCraft stand: William Pilz, owner of modern Filipino food truck Hapa SF. Pilz, it turns out, has just taken over production of the artisanal, seasonal, fermented sodas from SodaCraft fo ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    Good Food Awards Brings a Beer Garden to the Ferry Building

    The Good Food Awards is kind of like the Oscars, only a touch less glamorous and a lot more focused on cured meat and pickles. This weekend, awards will be given out in categories such as charcuterie, cheese, coffee, and chocolate. If you ask us, those are a lot more exciting than Best Costume Desig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Almanac Beer Debuts Bottles, Parties Hard

    Jason HenryAn alternate use for an Almanac bottle.​We've been waiting with bated breath for the inaugural release from San Francisco's Almanac Beer Co. and our zen-like patience is about to pay off in a big way. At the end of the month, all 309 cases of the Summer 2010 Vintage Blackberry Ale w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Local Brewer Jesse Friedman Now Slinging Soda Pop

    jordan.ching12/FlickrOur favorite soda jerk: Jesse Friedman at the New Taste Marketplace.​When life gives you empty kegs and you want to make a family-friendly beverage, make soda. Jesse Friedman (of Beer and Nosh and Almanac Beer Co.) knew he was onto something while attending a friend's wedd ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 9, 2011
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    February 8, 2011

    Styles-Bending Beer Dinner at The Summit

    Beer and NoshJesse Friedman.​Outside the Lines Where: The Summit, 780 Valencia (at 19th St.), 861-5330 When: Mon., Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Cost: $100 (includes tax and service); a portion of the proceeds is slated for The Food Pantry The rundown: We're a city that likes the notion rule-breaking, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Old Oak Becomes Almanac Beer Co., Plans February Release

    Almanac Beer Co.​When Brian Yaeger introduced SFoodie readers to Old Oak Beer Co. a couple months back, the much-anticipated "farm-to-barrel" ale was waiting patiently in oak wine barrels, mingling with fresh Sonoma County blackberries. While nothing has changed about the beer company's vision ... More >>

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