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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.

Celebrate Oktoberfest at these Local Beer Parties

While Oktoberfest may have begun as a royal wedding celebration more than 200 years ago, in the years since, it has morphed into the largest secular celebration on Earth. Its growing popularity is fueled by pork, potato pancakes, the chicken dance, and copious amounts of beer. Here's where to celebrate the season’s festivities around town. 

Grab a Beer at These New Breweries + Pubs

It’s been a busy summer for craft beer in San Francisco, with six new places opening in almost as many weeks. If you're inspired to seek out a new place to enjoy a couple of cold ones, pull up a stool at any of the following recently opened bars.

SF's First-Ever "Drink Steam Week" Begins on Sunday

In August 1965, Fritz Maytag, heir to the washing machine empire and recent Stanford grad, made an arguably terrible business decision: he bought controlling interest in the nearly bankrupt Anchor Brewery Company.

8 Summer Beers Coming Soon to a Pint Glass Near You

These day, local craft brewers are as enthusiastic about making refreshing summer beers as we are about drinking them. Look out for these eight unique brews available now and in the coming weeks. 

San Francisco's Best Neighborhood Pubs

The Chieftain Pub

On late afternoons when the wind picks up and the fog rolls in, sometimes you just want a quiet place to enjoy a cold beer, hot food, a friend or two, and a game on TV. What you want, my friend, is a pub. 

Try These Craft Beer and Food Pairings at 3 SF Restaurants

Belga Restaurant.

These days, craft beer isn't just a plus on the menus of fine restaurants—it's a must. 

We Wanna Be Friends with Local Brewing's Regan Long and Sarah Fenson

Local Brewing Company has been a long time coming. Sarah Fenson and Regan Long have been honing their homebrew recipes for years, based on feedback from Dolores Park revelers who sampled their beers and students who took their homebrewing workshops at Forage SF's Underground Market.

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