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Old 07-18-2013, 04:13 AM   #1
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hey guys,

i'm heading over to the U.S and am gonna be spending some time in sexy san fran. just wanted to ask where is the best brew shop?

i'm looking to get some purchases for my kettle and other gear for my set up (spigot and stainless steel accessories blah blah etc) cos it's a sh!tload cheaper over there than here in australia. any place you know of that could help me out?

as well as that...what are the best brewery/bars to check out?! i love a good craft beer.

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Old 07-18-2013, 03:05 PM   #2
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Will you have a car available? http://morebeer.com/ has a location in Concord and Los Altos (probably easier to get to from SF).


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Old 07-18-2013, 03:12 PM   #3
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DO NOT MISS-Toronado, one of the best beer bars Ive ever been to.

Will you have a car, I'll have other recommendations if you will.

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Old 07-18-2013, 05:58 PM   #4
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yup morebeer for your brewing stuff.

As far as places to get a beer, toronado is good. There are a few breweries around. In Oakland you have the Trappist and Beer Revolution. Lots of others.

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Old 07-18-2013, 06:01 PM   #5
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Not to mention all the great bottle shops around. City Beer, etc..
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:10 PM   #6
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Take a 30 min drive up to Petaluma and hit up lagunitas or Santa Rosa and grab some awesome russian river brews.

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Old 07-18-2013, 09:56 PM   #7
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thanks guys!! much appreciated. not 100% on a car yet but should have one...i'll get the lovely wife to drive haha. toronado sounds like a definite so far!
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:58 PM   #8
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Very Cool. And if you are at Toronado, may as well wander on over to Magnolia. While the food can bee a bit over priced, it's really good and the cask ales are pretty awesome.
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:44 AM   #9
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Take a 30 min drive up to Petaluma and hit up lagunitas or Santa Rosa and grab some awesome russian river brews.
nice!! organised to venture up to those places. the couple we're staying with organised this and toronado already. very cool
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:58 AM   #10
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Try to get up to Santa Rosa and Russian River. Lovely drive, especially if you take the death-defying coastal path. Take my word for it, don't look down.


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