Though it was a spring release, there's still Lagunitas "Sirius" Cream Ale to be had. Go out and get some immediately - it's likely one of the most delicious beers that will pass your lips this year.
Sirius is one of Lagunitas' many seasonal releases. Traditionally, a cream ale is a sort of cross between a lager and an ale. It often contains some portion of corn or rice, similar to a classic American lager like Budweiser, in order to lighten the body and thin out some of the flavor.
Who are you most excited to see this weekend? There's Radiohead, obviously, but the really revealing question is this: who are you going to see at 7:00? Beck or The Black Keys? Quite the conflict.
In yesterday's New York Times, Eric Asimov wrote a thorough account of his attitudes toward Napa Valley Cabernet. He voiced a preference for a certain sort wine we'd call "old school" (he called them "balanced," "restrained," "subtle," and "nuanced"). He describes many Napa Valley Cabernets, however, as "jammy fruit bombs that overwhelm food."
The other night I was taken to Oyaji, a sushi spot on Clement Street, so far out in the avenues you might as well get on a plane to Tokyo. I’ve heard a lot about it from my friends that frequent it. They talk about the sushi, sure, but what they really talk about is Hideki-san, the theatrical, ham-of-a-chef and owner who knows his fish and drinks like one too.
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Aug. 27, The Independent
Sept. 2-3, The Great American Music Hall
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sept. 6, Mezzanine
Built to Spill (performing “Perfect From Now On” in its entirety)
Sept. 8-9, Slim’s
Sept. 8, The Fillmore
Sept. 15, The Fillmore
Sept 18, The Fillmore
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