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.
Spring may be the only season in San Francisco that feels like it does in other parts of the country—only better, of course. We have green, leafy trees and budding flowers like the rest of the country, but our March Madness also includes the Hunky Jesus Contest and Bring Your Own Big Wheel Race. Most importantly, a host of local breweries are rolling out specialty suds just for spring.
We’ve assembled a list of the best beer events from now until Oktoberfest, so you can plan accordingly. You’re welcome.
Meyer lemons have taken over. But once you've tired of lemonade, lemon curd, and preserved lemons, set your sights on a boozy batch of Meyer lemon limoncello. It's easy to make, and because you use only the zest for the infused liqueur, you can freeze the juice for later.
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.
To help you select the best seasonal beers to fuel your holiday celebrations, we asked seven local experts what they would want friends and family to bring to their holiday festivities.
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?
As Indian summer fades into the San Franciscso sunset, the cooler weather prompts us to reach for warmer gear and warming beers. We find ourselves bypassing the lighter, summer beer styles and stocking up on Harvest or Fall brews: maltier ales with a tad more alcohol and a bit of spice. And while pumpkin beers generally fall into this category - Almanac Beer Co. and 21st Amendment Brewery offer excellent local choices - we thought we would explore some squash-free beers that both celebrate and pair well with Autumn.
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