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Dave McLean's Beer Picks for This Year's Outside Lands

Dave McLean curated the beer selections for Beer Lands

Outside Lands not only showcases the biggest names in music this weekend, but will serve some of the Bay Area’s finest food and drink as well. Beer Lands, the beer component of Outside Lands, will have 45 beers on tap from 16 Northern California breweries over the three-day festival.

IPA Day Returns This Thursday, August 1

Thursday, August 1 marks the third annual IPA Day, celebrating the most popular craft beer style on the planet. But why, you might ask, do IPAs warrant their own day of celebration?

A New Brewery Bubbles Up in the Bay Area

Image courtesy of Headlands Brewing Co.

Three new beers are being tapped around town: Point Bonita Rustic Lager, Hill 88 Double IPA and Groupe G Belgian RyePA, brewed and crafted by the recently launched Headlands Brewing

Breastfest 2013 Is Bigger Than Ever

Breastfest

One of the Bay Area’s largest beer fests is even bigger this year.

An Exclusive Summer Brew Perfect for Post-Park Excursions

Jim Woods from MateVeza prepares his Tea Party Saison at Sam Adams Brewery

MateVeza is celebrated here in the west for its flagship IPA brewed with yerba mate. Its Cerveceria de MateVeza at the corner of 18th and Church is frequented by local beer lovers for its eclectic nanobrewery tap offerings, its well-stocked cooler of 100 types of craft beers, and its flaky Argentinean empanadas from El Porteño. But until it runs out sometime this summer, the cerveceria may best be known for its Boston Tea Party Saison, a collaboration ale created with craft beer heavyweight Boston Beer Company, brewer of the Sam Adams line of beers.

Local Craft Brewers Join Forces Create Unique Batches of Beer

The Seventy-Five

In sharp contrast to the giant beer conglomerates who are buying up their competition, Bay Area brewers are doing the complete opposite. They're collaborating with their fellow craft brewers.

Two Newly Minted Beer Events to Mark on Your Calendar

Alpha Session

It’s usually a good idea to avoid drinking alone, and two new Bay Area beer events make it easy to find fellow beer lovers to drink with.

Ten Great Beer Cocktails to Fire Up Your Cookouts

Jersey Cocktail

Cold beer is the gold standard thirst quencher at a cookout. But since nothing says, “Let’s get this party started!” like a cocktail, beer cocktails are appearing more frequently as the opening act for summer meals. So popular in fact, that brewers are beginning to package Shandies and Michelada.

Bahl Hornin! It's Time for the 17th Annual Boonville Beer Fest

17th Annual Boonville Beer Fest

Time to brush up on your Boontling, because on Saturday, May 4, Anderson Valley Brewing Company hosts the 17th Annual Boonville Beer Festival at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds.

Spring Brings Good Firkin Beer

firkin fest 2013

Spring in San Francisco means towering Easter Bonnets in Dolores Park, trashed Big Wheels on Potrero Hill, and the advent of the beer festival season.

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