This week we're continuing our coverage of full-flavored, lower alcohol brews in honor of Session Beer Month. Today's serendipitous 80 degree weather is a perfect example of why we need well-crafted beers with a manageable alcohol content for long afternoon sessions and outdoor activities. Get your ... More >>
Take me out to the ballgame! To mark the Giants opener this week, our featured brews are a pair of tributes to our 2012 World Series Champions. If you're excited by local craft beer as well as the phrases "fear the beard", "torture", and "Buster Posey signs 9-year contract", then read on.
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Fun fact: The platypus is the official mascot of SOMA's City Beer Store. We remember from third grade that these creatures have duck bills, beaver tails, and the feet of otters. Perhaps this creature is an apt metaphor for a beer destination with an identity crisis -- Is it a beer store? Is it a bar ... More >>
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 >>
In 1982, the inaugural Great American Beer Festival showcased 47 beers from 24 breweries. The lucky 800 attendees had a fair shot at trying every beer in the room. Thirty years later, even the most hardened liver shudders in fear of how the festival has grown. With 466 breweries pouring 2,400 beers ... More >>
Barbary Coast Ranger/FlickrPi Bar, site of your 3 o'clock "appointment."Thursday, Feb. 17
We advised you to play hooky yesterday, so we'll assume you're gracing the office with your hungover presence on Day Seven of SF Beer Week. That doesn't mean you can't "have an appointment" that causes ... More >>
Arne Jonson's been brewmaster at Marin Brewing Co. for 15 years.Brendan Moylan founded Marin Brewing Co. in 1989 and has since launched Moylan's in Novato. Fifteen years ago, Arne Johnson became the brewmaster at Moylan's Larkspur original, where the always-sunny patio is a favorite ferry des ... More >>
WhatKnot/FlickrBeer goes with the Fourth of July like hot buttered rum at Christmas or a sazerac on Bourbon Street. All those thick burgers, molten enchiladas, smoky platters of barbecue, and big slabs of pepperoni pizza cry out for a tall, cool beaker of suds in all its thirst-quenching glory.
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