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Brews on the Bay: Foodtruck Roundup

Brews on the Bay: Foodtruck Roundup

This past Saturday in Fisherman’s Wharf marked the 8th annual Brews on the Bay Beer Festival and it was, as always, a raucous success. New to the event this year were several local foodtrucks, helping to bring some added flavor to the festivities.

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Beer Review: Buffalo Bill’s Brewery Pumpkin Ale

Beer Review: Buffalo Bill’s Brewery Pumpkin Ale

September is that transitional month when we bid summer a farewell and welcome fall. With it, comes cold weather, the yellowing of trees and fall brews!

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Beer Review: Stone/Baird Brewing Japanese Green Tea IPA

Beer Review: Stone/Baird Brewing Japanese Green Tea IPA

This week I decided to keep going with the collaboration ales. There seem to be many interesting varieties out there, and one of them that struck me in particular is Stone and Baird Brewing’s Japanese Green Tea IPA (yes, back to the IPAs, too).

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Beer Review: Abita Andygator Helles Doppelbock

Beer Review: Abita Andygator Helles Doppelbock

I often find myself drinking lots of IPAs or variations of IPAs, or just strong ales, since craft brewers tend to have lots of fun with those . This week I got a craving for European hops, German hops specifically, and decided upon a bottle…

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Beer Review: Deschutes Conflux No.2 Belgian IPA

Beer Review: Deschutes Conflux No.2 Belgian IPA

This month City Beer Store has special collaboration ales on tap. Among them is Deschutes and Boulevard Brewing Conflux No.2 Belgian style IPA.

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Beer Review: Dust Bowl Brewing Hops of Wrath IPA

Beer Review: Dust Bowl Brewing Hops of Wrath IPA

Get ready to fill your pint glass with one of American craft brewers’ favorites, because today is National IPA Day! Think of it as an echo of last month’s Independence Day and support your local breweries.

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Beer Review: Burning Oak Black Lager

Beer Review: Burning Oak Black Lager

Last night I went out to a mixer at a coffee shop with Linden Street Brewery’s Burning Oak Black Lager on tap. Because I haven’t gotten around to checking out their brewpub in Oakland, I instantly chose a pint of this one in support of…

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Beer Review: Stillwater Stateside Saison

Beer Review: Stillwater Stateside Saison

Belgians get the seasonal brews right with their golden Saison ales. Fortunately for us, American craft brewers often come up with their own special recipes that are equally thirst quenching and exciting. This week I picked up a bottle of Stillwater Artisanal Ale’s Stateside Saison:…

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Beer Review: Stone Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout

Beer Review: Stone Belgo Anise Imperial Russian Stout

Stone Brewing is known for making some intense beers with regards to flavor and hop bitterness. This week I came across Stone’s Belgo-Anise Imperial Russian Stout (IRS). As a big Stone fan, I was excited to see how this would turn out.

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Beer Review: Rogue Dad’s Little Helper Black IPA

Beer Review: Rogue Dad’s Little Helper Black IPA

With last Sunday being Father’s Day, I decided to take my dad to Beer Revolution (incidentally where I would normally be were it any other Sunday) where I found Rogue’s extra special black IPA for the occasion called Dad’s Little Helper.

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Beer Review: Iron Springs Pub and Brewery JC Flyer IPA

Beer Review: Iron Springs Pub and Brewery JC Flyer IPA

I reviewed a Kölsch from Iron Springs a while back and although I wasn’t particularly impressed I came across their JC Flyer IPA: a British style IPA.

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Beer Review: City Beer/SF Brewer’s Guild Agent Orange IPA

Beer Review: City Beer/SF Brewer’s Guild Agent Orange IPA

Recently City Beer Store celebrated its fifth anniversary and with it came special beers for the occasion. Among the array of experimental ales was a particularly zesty IPA brewed over at Speakeasy by City Beer and San Francisco Brewer’s Guild.

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