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Beer Review: Big Daddy IPA

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With finals right around the corner, fun and frivolous social outings are put on the back burner. I can’t imagine a better time for a beer or two. I’ve always heard great things about Speakeasy Brewery. Considering both the brewery and myself are located in San Francisco, I thought it would be almost like I was there if I reviewed one of their ales for this week’s blog!

I was able to pick up a … Read more

XP Pale Ale: Bear Republic Brewing Company

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Nestled among posh restaurants and shops lies one of Healdsburg’s greatest gems, the Bear Republic Brewing Company.  The Bear is a microbrewery that produces exciting and rich house ales, all of which have been awarded prestigious honors from beer competitions from around the country. The brewery also produces limit sale seasonal brews that are always
awaited with great anticipation.

Last week, I had room in my schedule to make a little visit to the brewery. … Read more

Pliny the Elder

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On the weekends, I often leave the hustle and bustle of San Francisco and head for home in the beautiful Sonoma County.

While so many think of wine when they head to this vineyard-clad area, I have come to think beer. Sonoma County has stellar breweries that offer complex versions of the beer varietals we have all come to know and love. That being said, I had the pick of the litter in terms of … Read more

The Cure For Your Winter Blues!

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With spring and summer fast approaching, I find myself craving sunshine and citrusy cocktails. Although I still love a salt-rimmed margarita or a hoppy I.P.A., I have been dying to try the hybrid that is the beer cocktail.

Beer cocktails are becoming increasingly popular and because I have never tried one, I decided to do one better and make my own. I followed a recipe from epicurious.com for a cocktail called “The Cure.” The aptly-named … Read more

Social Kitchen & Brewery

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San Francisco has a lot to offer in terms of food and drink with almost every street in the city’s 49-square miles filled with restaurants and bars. The best part? Some of those bars are breweries, too!

I decided to take a trip to the less-known Social Kitchen & Brewery and I am definitely glad I did. Social Kitchen is a semi-recent addition to the Inner Sunset district. Not even two-years old, it brings some … Read more