Midsummer Sour Festival + a Patio Pisco Party
Shiba Ramen hosts Fieldwork Brewing Co. for a beer and ramen pairing. (Fieldwork Brewing)

Midsummer Sour Festival + a Patio Pisco Party


"If God had intended us to drink beer, he would have given us stomachs." —David Daye

Impromptu Patio Pisco Party at La Mar

Looking for an impromptu patio party tonight? Look toward The Embarcadero, where La Mar Cebicheria Peruana will be hosting a Pisco Party on the Patio. The $45 entry fee at the door includes unlimited access to a Peruvian appetizer bar, festive pisco cocktails served from a dedicated patio bar, and live salsa music from Grammy-award winning band, Somos el Son. The party kicks off at 7 p.m. this evening, on the back patio. // Pier 1.5 (Embarcadero), lamarsf.com

Drink SF Beer Shuttle Roams Union Square, SoMa

We, the professional drinkers of SF, owe the local Brewers Guild a debt of gratitude for making it easy to drink and not drive, with their monthly SF Beer Shuttles. To thank them properly, we suggest joining the next pub crawl on Wednesday, July 20, which will roam Union Square and SoMa until nearly midnight. The SF Beer Shuttle will run between Local Brewing, Black Hammer Brewing, ThirstyBear Organic Brewing, Cellarmaker Brewing, Bartlett Hall, and 21st Amendment Brewery (on 2nd St.) from 7 p.m. to 11:35 p.m. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Local Brewing will host a Meet the Brewers night, featuring several members of the Brewers Guild in the flesh and 16 taps flowing with house brews. // Various locations (Union Square + SoMa), drinksfbeer.com/shuttle

Post-IKEA Beer & Ramen Pairing

If you've been considering a trip to IKEA in Emeryville, Saturday morning might be the best time to go. Not because of anything IKEA is doing, mind you, but because there's a reward at the end, at Emeryville Public Market. Neighbors Shiba Ramen and Fieldwork Brewing Co. are teaming up for an afternoon of tastings, beer flights and, of course, lots of ramen noodles. Shiba will be offering a small snack of Shiba wings, salad ramen, or okonomiyaki (savory Japanese pancake) to pair with three 5-ounce beers from Fieldworks. Representatives from both establishments will be on hand to answer any vexing questions about beer or ramen. The pairings will be available Saturday only from 2 to 5 p.m. at Shiba Ramen. // 5959 Shellmound St. Kiosk #10 (Emeryville), shibaramen.com

Midsummer Sour Festival at Monk's Kettle

Feeling sour about SF's cold summer weather? Monk's Kettle has a cure for that. The 2nd Annual Midsummer Sour Festival is slated for this Saturday starting at noon. Guests can choose from 15 different sour beers on tap, ranging from Russian River Supplication to Freigeist Salzspeicher Raspberry to Allagash Tiarna 2015. They'll also be serving brunch, so feel free to show up hungry. // 3141 16t St. (Mission), monkskettle.com

Pretend It's Summer at Dolores Park Cafe

If you can brave the cold to hang out in Dolores Park, you deserve an Aprés Park cocktail across the street at Dolores Park Café. Choose from three Sake-Tinis: sake pear-tini, sake cosmo, and sake lemon sour. If soju is more your style, try the frozen fresh fruit margaritas in classic mango and strawberry flavors. Garden Micheladas are also available, made with Corona, vegetable juice, cilantro, and fresh pepper. The Aprés Park cocktails will be available all day, with or without summer weather. // 501 Dolores St. (Mission), doloresparkcafe.com

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