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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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