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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.

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.

Celebrate National Beer Day in San Francisco

The repeal parade

It must have dwarfed the biggest, baddest Black Friday sale ever. On the morning of Friday April 7, 1933, thirsty crowds queued up outside breweries across the country, waiting for them to open their doors for the first time in 13 years. Prohibition was history, and the parched public was ready for beer.

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