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.
These days, craft beer isn't just a plus on the menus of fine restaurants—it's a must.
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.
Celebrate the holiday with something more authentic than a sombrero.
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.
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.
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.
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