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Dining, SFoodie The Definitive Outside Lands Drinking Guide

The Definitive Outside Lands Drinking Guide

There's that age-old adage about moderation: the whole "marathon, not a sprint" thing. While most clichés induce eye-rolling dismissal, it will behoove you to hold this one to heart as you navigate the id-filled excesses populating the Outside Lands Festival…
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Dining, SFoodie Which Beers to Pair With Your Outside Lands 2014 Experience

Which Beers to Pair With Your Outside Lands 2014 Experience

The scale of Outside Lands can be a little daunting. Festival maps are crucial to find your way around, but even more so is defining a boomerang spot — a location everyone returns to when you loose people in…
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SF Weekly Letters July 9-15, 2014

Smoke Out New fire pit rules extinguish all the fun: Geez, I can't remember how many times we would get the "free" wood pallets from behind Safeway and drag them down to the beach, light them up and hang out…
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Dining, Eat Top 5 Beers to Try at Outside Lands

Top 5 Beers to Try at Outside Lands

Last year, Outside Lands sent a very clear message to the music festival industry: concert-goers can have nice things. The Bay Area won't settle for soggy fries doused in neon nacho "cheese." When we reach for crispy taters at one…
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Dining, SFoodie S.F.'s Brewpub Explosion: Local Brewing Co.

S.F.'s Brewpub Explosion: Local Brewing Co.

Regan and Sarah might sound like a pop-punk band with roots in New Wave, but actually they're part of the next wave of San Francisco craft brewers who plan to launch Local Brewing Co. What began as a hobby six…
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Dining, SFoodie What to Drink at This Weekend's Eat Real Festival

What to Drink at This Weekend's Eat Real Festival

SFoodie has already passed along tips for navigating this weekend's Eat Real Festival (which kicks off this afternoon across the Bay in Jack London Square), but don't think we'd forget to break down some of the drinking deets. The beverage…
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Dining, SFoodie What's a Homebrew Contest without Taco Beers?

What's a Homebrew Contest without Taco Beers?

For the second annual Eat Real, not only is the Beer Shed returning but organizers have also implemented a homebrew competition, since what's urban homesteading without homebrewing? Having said that, while there will be 26 local brewers contributing to the…
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Dining, SFoodie Ask a Brewer: Dave McLean of Magnolia Pub and Brewery

Ask a Brewer: Dave McLean of Magnolia Pub and Brewery

Since 1997, Upper Haight's Magnolia Pub and Brewery has been elevating beer culture with authentic Belgian, German, and especially British styles, including several cask-conditioned real ales. (Actually, "authentic" depends on the context, as founder and brewmaster Dave McLean explains.) And…
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Dining, SFoodie Alembic Rolling Out Barrel-Aged Beer Menu

Alembic Rolling Out Barrel-Aged Beer Menu

The Alembic is a respite from Upper Haight's head shops and spare changers with adorable pit bull mutts. But the bar known primarily for distinguished cocktails and tasty vittles will soon be offering up a little change of its own.…
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Dining, SFoodie Spoiler Alert: Magnolia's Dave McLean Reveals Name of Cask Beer He's Brewing for Public House

Spoiler Alert: Magnolia's Dave McLean Reveals Name of Cask Beer He's Brewing for Public House

We tipped you earlier to tomorrow's public tapping ― and naming ― of the house brew at Public House. It's a cask-conditioned beer from Magnolia's Dave McLean, who just finished revealing the name to us (sorry Traci). Ready? It's Billy…
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Dining, SFoodie SF Weekly's Seven-Day Dish

SF Weekly's Seven-Day Dish

Around Town: Magnolia Pub & Brewery (1398 Haight at Masonic) has brought in a new chef, Brandon Jew, and plans a revamp of its menu to push the boundaries of gastropub fare. Magnolia is going whole hog — literally…
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