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WorryWort

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Hi,

I'm heading to San Fran for 5 days at the end of March and I hope to hit a few breweries and brewpubs.

Any recommendations? (I already know about 21A, and plan on going there!)

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Here you go:

Breweries / brewpubs:

  • Magnolia
  • San Francisco Brewing Company
  • Speakeasy
  • Thirsty Bear
  • Rogue Ales

Bars and restaurants specializing in beer:
  • La Trappe (specializes in Belgian beers, their beer menu is inch thick)
  • Church Key
  • Monk's Kettle
  • City Beer Store

Definitely schedule a tour of Anchor Brewery if you can. And if you are here on Sunday, get out to Santa Rosa to Russian River Brewpub for an all day happy hour - the only place you'll find 12oz of Consecration for $3.25.
 

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Don't forget Anchor Brewing. I don't know if this is a regular thing, but I went there and enjoyed a free tour complete with a free beer tasting session which included 6 different beers, each in an 8-ounce glass. :drunk:
 

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If you get to the North Bay, a great day would start with Moylan's for lunch: Untitled Document
then stop by at Lagunitas tour every weekday at 3:00 PM (they don't advertise, but show up and get free beer) Lagunitas Brewing Company
and end the tour at Russian River for dinner: Russian River Brewing Company
This tour will give you some of the best beer in Northern Ca.
 

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mmmm...Russian River Brewing Company...good beer and good pizza.
 

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Russian River is up north, in Wine country. Should you wander that direction, definitely hit it up.
 

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WorryWort

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Thanks to everyone for helping out.

I am going to wine country, Yountville specifically, to satisfy my other passions - wine and food. So I'd like to get to Russian River if I can.

I can't hit them all, but if I remember to do it I will post back my thoughts when I return.

Thanks again!
 

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Stop by bear republic for the beer and come out to the winery I work at David Coffaro and I will taste you through wine if there on the weekend. I make wine there and would be more than happy to give you a taste of the good stuff.

Since you are going to napa, hit up Napa Aleworks(?) or something like that. It is a brewery on that side of the mountain, but of course Napa is a great place for Auto parts, Sonoma county is a great place for wine ;)
 
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Thanks Matt! But I'm only in the area for a day, and most of that is already planned up in Yountville. So it might have to be next time.
 

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+1 million on going to Russian River brewing. I was just there for the 1st time and Pliney the Elder is absolutely the best beer I have ever had. I highly suggest making the trip up there and the Pizza was awesome to boot, you could also run over to Third Street aleworks while your in Santa Rosa.

Enjoy!!:mug:

Edit: of course you can probably get Pliney the Elder at one of the pubs in San Fran.
 
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Well, I'm back now. I spent about 6 hours (consecutively) in Toronado, and all told roughly $80 on beer and sausages (sausages from next door). I even bought a magnum of Chimay Blue.

Anyway, damn great pub and I'll be back everytime I go.
 
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