Hey there. Did you know that in addition to the usual restaurant review and food stories, this week's issue of SF Weekly had a special pullout section devoted to boozing? There are some great stories in it: SFoodie beer writer Jason Henry dives into the recent craze for sour beer, including some details on a few upcoming local projects devoted to the tart arts. Drinks writer Lou Bustamante explores the new bar trend of barrel-aging cocktails, and breaks down where to get an aged bevvy if you so choose. Wine writer Stevie Stacionis looks into interesting small-batch wines from California winemakers that go far beyond the usual grapes and styles. Plus there are listings galore. Pick up a hard copy with the paper, or check out DRINK 2013 landing page with all the stories in one place.
See also: Sour Beer Gets Its Due
Even better news, the annual SF Weekly DRINK party is happening on Saturday at the Metreon (3-6 p.m.). $35 admission gets you all you can drink during the event -- check out the list of participants on the event's website -- plus you get to watch a bartenders compete to make the best cocktail based on a secret ingredient. Bottoms up!