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Old 01-24-2008, 03:42 PM   #1
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I've got a short trip to CA coming up next month. First a couple days to visit family in Davis, then off to Stanford for a conference.

I'm planning on heading to either Russian River or Lagunitas for a tour/sampling, but probably not both. I'm leaning towards Russian River since I can't get their beers out here in PA.

I'm also looking for a good beer bar/brewpub near the university in Stanford. Suggestions?

thanks,
Jon

 
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:48 PM   #2
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If you are going to be around SF you can check out the 21st Amendment... just make sure you hide all your GPS/laptop goodies... we got our car broken into there. Kind of a drive, but I really enjoyed their beer.

I highly recommend trying their Double Trouble Imperial I.P.A.

http://www.21st-amendment.com/beerlist/

Oh... if you are in SF you HAVE to get garlic fries!
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:53 PM   #3
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Sounds like a great place, but I'd prefer something walking distance to the hotel in Stanford

 
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:55 PM   #4
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Will you have a car? Stanford is a desert in the craft beer ocean. The only brewpub is Gordon Biersch. Old Pro is for trendies. Your best bet might be to go to Whole Foods on Emerson St. and stock up. It's a shame the BART isn't down that far.
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:08 PM   #5
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When in the SF area Toronado is a MUST do

 
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:09 PM   #6
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no car, but might run into some locals with transportation.

 
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:14 PM   #7
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Quote:
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The only brewpub is Gordon Biersch.
can this be right?
http://www.gordonbiersch.com/brewery/beer/index.html
they only make 1 ale and its a Hefe? aaaack!

 
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:26 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jelsas
can this be right?
http://www.gordonbiersch.com/brewery/beer/index.html
they only make 1 ale and its a Hefe? aaaack!
I made the mistake of ordering one at Dodger Stadium. OVERWHELMING banana flavor and aroma. It tasted like a banana smoothie. Never again.

 
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:25 PM   #9
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Dude, you don't have to go far! Sudwerks in Davis is pretty good, Rubicon in Sacramento is pretty good too. I've not been in either place in a few years, but I do hear of them often around these parts. Good stuff.
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:31 PM   #10
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There are those Yard House's all around Cali...they have like 120-240+ beers on tap or something crazy like that

 
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