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Pimp Your Picnic: The Best Gear, Growlers + Eats for Al Fresco Afternoons

Picnic weather is upon us! If you're planning to spend a good chunk of a beautiful day eating and drinking outside with friends—and why wouldn't you?—do it right and in style with the best blankets, tote bags, coolers and more for pimping out your picnic.

Fresh and Local Brews to Enjoy This Baseball Season

One of the benefits of living in San Francisco, is that each season brings a fresh roster of innovative new beers. To help keep you hydrated this spring and summer, local craft brewers are finishing up refreshing batches of citrusy lagers, tropical witbiers, tangy IPAs and more. Crack one open and cheer on the Giants for a perfect summer afternoon.

Small-Batch Craft Beers Come to New Tasting Room in Bayview

If you seek a bit of community to go with your small-batch craft brew, head to Laughing Monk Brewing's new Bayview tasting room, ask for Andrew Casteel, and get to know the guy over a pint of his Cal-Belgian beer.

Brasserie Saint James Brewpub Opens on Valencia Street This Week

Foodies and beer lovers come together in that magical place called the craft brewpub, and now there's a new mecca in town: This Thursday, the old Valencia Street location of Abbot’s Cellar hops again with the opening of Brasserie Saint James.

Slow Like Mezcal: Rare, Handcrafted Agaves Make Their Way to Bay Area Bars

Astute barflies have likely noticed that mezcal has been gaining prominence in Bay Area cocktail spots—the smoky agave drink is often served in the kind of bold concoctions that would put hair on your chest. But lately, we stateside connosseurs have started getting our paws on the good stuff—the small-batch mezcals once kept by family distillers for their personal consumption. Now, we're beginning to appreciate mezcal on its own— unaged, unchilled, and without adornment of salt or lime—just how your abuelo would have wanted it.

SF Beer Week Launches With a Super Bowl Theme and Two Special Edition Brews

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SF Beer Week is back, folks. That means that from January 22nd through the 31st, the Bay Area will again be awash with world-class suds, beer and food pairings, and a cornucopia of beer-related events. With more than 750 events and counting, from Santa Rosa to Santa Cruz, this year's liver-crippling festival is on track to be Beer Week's biggest yet.

5 Hot Cider Cocktails to Get You Through the Winter

Hot Buttered Cider photo courtesy of Turnkey at Cantina.

Be honest, even on the sunniest San Francisco winter weekend sometimes all you really want to do is hibernate at home and power watch Netflix. But how will you drown that annoying FOMO? Hot cider is your ticket to guilt-free slacking this winter.

Bring These Holiday Beers to Your Next Winter Festivity

Tis the season to hibernate at home, invite a few friends over for dinner, and crack open the dark and heady beers of winter. To help you select the best brews to fuel these cozy celebrations, we asked a few of our local experts what they would want a guest to bring to their winter festivities.

6 Seasonal Beers to Help You Transition into Winter

Shorter daylight hours and cooler temperatures are slowly driving us indoors, which means it’s time to hunker down and pick up the darker, richer beers of fall. Thankfully, local craft brewers are prepared for the change in seasons with delicious beers to help smooth the transition. 

Drink Like a Champ: Bay Area Brewers Win at Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is widely considered to be the country's most prestigious beer competition, and, this year, several Bay Area craft brewers took home top honors. We caught up with five of the winners to find out how we can judge their brews for ourselves.

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