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Nightlife Guide 2015: Where to Drink Beer in San Francisco

For those who turn up their noses at wine and highfalutin cocktails, there's beer. Craft beer. And since the microbrewery trend took off, there's no shortage of assorted suds from which to choose. Here's where to go in SF to find the perfect brew. 

The Best Apps for Beer Drinkers

There is a delicious wave of new craft beers flowing into San Francisco. And while there are a lot of decent beer apps that funnel this information and help you find particular brews, the great beer apps are not only well designed and easy to use, but are solidly supported by beer brewers, sellers, and fellow beer fans. We’ve sifted through, downloaded, and test-driven several smart phone apps and found the four essential free beer applications for Androids and iPhones. Download away.

Cheers to Cinco de Mayo with Mexican Craft Beers in SF

Celebrate the holiday with something more authentic than a sombrero.

Citrusy Beers for Refreshing Spring Sipping

Citrus naturally complements many beer styles—there's not much better than fresh-squeezed lime in a Mexican lager or fresh orange into a Belgian wheat. beer. And adding citrus to a beer while it’s being brewed isn’t unheard of either; traditional Belgian-style witbiers are made with orange peel. However, like all things West coast, local craft brewers are pushing the envelope, in this case by including lots of fruit and citrusy hops into their brews. We've rounded up a few options that may be the perfect replacement for your morning OJ.

The 10 Best San Francisco Beer Bars, Ranked

Taps handles at Amsterdam Cafe

Great beer bars have a lot in common: an excellent selection of reasonably priced craft beer, accessible and knowledgeable staff, the real possibility of a place to sit, a sound level that invites conversation, and the availability of decent food.

Anchor Brewery and 21st Amendment Make It Big

While much of the recent local beer buzz has revolved around the opening of new small brewpubs, two of our older and larger San Francisco breweries are making some big changes.

The 7x7 St. Patrick’s Day Cross-Bay Beer Crawl

Hog's Apothecary

Beer: It's the staple of one of our favorite holidays here at 7x7. In that spirit, we've drummed up the ultimate, seven-bar, seven-neighborhood St. Patrick’s Day beer crawl, inspired by Beer by BART.

Gruit Beers Trade Hops for Full-Bodied Flora

gruit beers

No need to journey deep into the Amazon rainforest to find intoxicating herbal blends packed with healing powers. Gruit (pronounced groo-it), a beer that’s mulled with herbs instead of hops, is bubbling up on drink menus around town.

A Bucket List for San Francisco Beer Lovers

Beer lovers here have it pretty sweet. With 19 San Francisco brewers and dozens of craft beer bars in a 49-square-mile city, you’re never far from a world class beer. Those who appreciate a challenge can find it though, by seeking out special brews and events that are available in limited quantities, or at special times of year, or only if you know someone with inside information.

9 New Breweries Coming to SF in 2015

San Francisco's craft brew scene is exploding. While it took the San Francisco Brewers Guild ten years reach its current 20 members, at least nine more breweries are scheduled to open over the next year. And some of them will be unlike anything you've seen before. Let's dive in, shall we?

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