Sunday, 1:20 pm: The San Francisco Baseball Giants were depressingly continuing their early season streak of being down in the first inning while a mostly oblivious crowd of thirsty San Franciscans and Bay Area visitors filled Cellarmaker Brewing’s SoMa taproom. Having snuck in five minutes after their 1:00 opening... Read more →
Come in and have a seat. This may be one of our most genuine breweries out there: its brewer/co-founder—moonlighting as an EMT/high school batting practice pitcher/graphic designer—who has been solely responsible for their very cool labels all this time; the bar manager who’s been there for 21 years who harasses you... Read more →
Bear Republic brewed over 100 different beers in 2018—about average output over the last few years. Warning: some beers reviewed below might not be currently available. Unfortunately, this is the case for three of the four Legacy Beers: Hop Rod Rye, Peter Brown, and Red Rocket. As two of my drinking partner and my favorite beers... Read more →
Our ongoing series on the essential craft beers that everyone ought to know. I recently traveled to Denver for my brother-in-law’s bachelor party. It had been 25 years since I last visited Denver before this trip and so much had changed. Denver has blossomed from a ho-hum Rocky Mountain town (and home to Mork & Mindy)... Read more →
Do you folks like coffee? Real coffee from the hills of Colombia¹? Then prepare for the ultimate fermentation sanctification when you drink up HALF ACRE’s Shrub Tundra, a deeply satisfying hybrid malt beverage from the long-time northside-of-Chicago brewing geniuses, consisting of ninety-five percent brown ale PLUS a whopping five... Read more →
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