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Holiday Beer Suggestions From Local Brewers

One of winter’s great pleasures is hunkering down with family and friends and enjoying dark, rich ales, either paired with hearty meals or by themselves.

21st Amendment Celebrates the 21st Amendment

The repeal parade

Thursday, December 5 marks the 80th anniversary of the 21st Amendment, which repealed Prohibition, and 21st Amendment Brewery is hosting a celebration. A parade starts at 4 pm in Justin Herman Plaza and ends at 21st Amendment Brewery on 2nd Street at Brannan, where an after-party will roll till 9 pm.

Best Beers for Thanksgiving Dinner

While shopping for the turkey and trimmings you will likely ponder what wines to pair with the feast. But rather than scan through the Savignon Blancs and Rieslings again this year, wheel your cart to the craft beer aisle for a change.

Belgians Are Landing at 21st Amendment and Magnolia All Month

21st Amendment Brewery and Magnolia Pub & Brewery have again teamed up for Belgian Beer Month.

Five Local Craft Beers to Enjoy This Fall

Photo courtesy of Anchor Brewing Co.

Fall seasonal brews in general and pumpkin beers in particular have a reputation of being smooth and warming.

Cellarmaker Brewing Gets Fresh with SOMA

Cellarmaker Brewing co-founders Connor Casey and Tim Sciascia,

Cellarmaker Brewing Company, a new craft brewery and tap room, has just opened this week in SOMA, and they’re doing things a little differently.

Best of the Fest: Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest, the biggest world-wide beer party is spinning into high gear and as with all things beer, the Bay Area calendar is stuffed with traditional and not-so traditional offerings.

NotOberfest Returns to San Francisco

To help us enjoy the transition from summer cookouts through Oktoberfest and beyond, Almanac Beer Co. will host an event called NotOberfest on the evening of Friday September 20 at St. Gregory’s Church in Potrero Hill.

This Season's Wet-Hopped Ales Are Coming to a Glass Near You

Hops from Hop-Meister Farm in Clear Lake

While many beers are appropriate to a season, only wet-hopped ales are controlled by it.

The Beer Hall Opens...Quietly

Photo courtesy of the Beer Hall

San Francisco's newest tap room hasn't fully opened, but that's not stopping The Beer Hall's (1 Polk Street, at Market) neighbors from bellying up to the bar. Co-owner Jennifer Hall explains that they're currently in the midst of a soft opening, which is going great. 

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