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Dining, SFoodie Tonight: Cherry Voodoo Launches Boozy Beers at Church Key

Tonight: Cherry Voodoo Launches Boozy Beers at Church Key

Tonight, amid more than…
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Dining, SFoodie Getting a Taste of PDX During SFBW

Getting a Taste of PDX During SFBW

Bridgetown, aka Beervana, aka Portland has much to brag about when it comes to beer culture, but it doesn't yet have a Portland Beer Week (with stress on the "yet"). So some of Oregon's savvier breweries put some flowers in…
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Dining, SFoodie Sunday: S.F.'s Most Elaborate Beer Run

Sunday: S.F.'s Most Elaborate Beer Run

Much about beer is subjective, like what style/brewery/IBUs/glassware is best, or if a beer should taste great or be less filling. But there are a few universal truths when it comes to beer, including a) that it is awesome, and…
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Dining, SFoodie Will S.F. Ever Get a Beer Truck Like Portland's?

Will S.F. Ever Get a Beer Truck Like Portland's?

Former SFoodie beer contributor Brian Yaeger recently moved to Portland, where he's combating instant-onset S.A.D. with ― you guessed it ― beer. Portland's pods ― those clusters of food carts that nourish so many lumberjack look-alikes ― sprout up across…
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Dining, SFoodie The Year's Best Christmas Beer? L'Chaim!

The Year's Best Christmas Beer? L'Chaim!

From the Romans gorging themselves on strong brews during Saturnalia to the Vikings drinking themselves blotto during Yule, pre-Christians took their winter intoxication seriously, as a way to commune with deities and supernatural spirits. While the guests of honor at…
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Dining, SFoodie In Chico, a Craft Beer Pioneer Turns 30

In Chico, a Craft Beer Pioneer Turns 30

Nov. 15, 1980: Twenty-six-year-old Ken Grossman brews his first commercial beer. Last night, Grossman briefly took the stage at the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s 30th anniversary party in Chico where it all began. Thirty different beers ― most of which…
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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 S.F.'s Brewpub Explosion: Fulton Street Brewpub

S.F.'s Brewpub Explosion: Fulton Street Brewpub

Nopa residents, USF students, and 5-Fulton-riding beer lovers should be drinking and dining while it's still 2011 at a second brewpub headed our way, provided the new venture lands in its planned location at Fulton and Masonic. Ivan Hopkinson ―…
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Dining, SFoodie S.F.'s Brewpub Explosion: Southern Pacific Brewing

S.F.'s Brewpub Explosion: Southern Pacific Brewing

To the north, the Oregon Brewers Guild lists almost 30 different breweries operating in the Portland metro area, thereby earning the city its nom de bière, Beervana. Down south, the San Diego Brewers Guild rattles off 25 distinct breweries operating…
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Dining, SFoodie Mission Gastroclub: Underground Eatery Fuses Home-Cooked and Homebrewed

Mission Gastroclub: Underground Eatery Fuses Home-Cooked and Homebrewed

What to do when there's a dearth of brewpubs in San Francisco yet underground restaurants are raging? The answer, as demonstrated by a D.C. transplant and homebrewer named Eric and an ex-Ad Hoc cook named Neil Davidson, is to create…
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Dining, SFoodie No Cream or Sugar: Rating the Best Coffee Beers

No Cream or Sugar: Rating the Best Coffee Beers

The pairing of roasted barley with roasted coffee is so natural, it's almost surprising these stouts and porters didn't catch on sooner. But coffee beers didn't really start to percolate until the mid-90s, and even now they are far from…
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Dining, SFoodie Today: Organic Brewers Converge on Ferry Building for Eco Tasting

Today: Organic Brewers Converge on Ferry Building for Eco Tasting

Between the World Series and Halloween we've got a lot to be excited about 'round here. If you have time between getting your Snooki or The Situation costume together and painting a sign with clever wordplay involving Jonathan Sanchez, take…
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Dining, SFoodie Trio of Events Keeps Oktoberfest Alive

Trio of Events Keeps Oktoberfest Alive

Oktoberfest is dead. Long live Oktoberfest. The original Oktoberfest in Munich ends today, but that doesn't mean you can't still get your polka on. For three days in a row this week, starting in the city, moving up to the…
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Dining, SFoodie Tasting Blind, Great Pumpkin Edition

Tasting Blind, Great Pumpkin Edition

Seasonal offerings from breweries have reached a fever pitch. It seems you can't experience a solstice, equinox, change in barometric pressure, or Hallmark-sponsored holiday without a slurry of commemorative beers hitting the shelves. But what seasonal beer outsells them all?…
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Dining, SFoodie With Old Oak Beer Co., Local Beer Blogger Turns Brewmaster

With Old Oak Beer Co., Local Beer Blogger Turns Brewmaster

Old Oak Beer Co. is on course to be licensed by the ABC (Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control) one of these days. Founded by Beer & Nosh blogger/beer dinner purveyor/beer porn photog Jesse Friedman ― along with partner Damian Fagan,…
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Dining, SFoodie Tour de Fat: Beer-Soaked Bikefest Rolls Saturday

Tour de Fat: Beer-Soaked Bikefest Rolls Saturday

What do a 6-foot-tall carrot, Sasquatch, and a gang of nuns on bicycles have in common? Tour de Fat, New Belgium Brewing's annual lovefest for all things bicycle (and yeah, some beer). The Tour pedals into Golden Gate Park tomorrow…
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Dining, SFoodie NorCal Brewers Score Big at the Great American Beer Festival

NorCal Brewers Score Big at the Great American Beer Festival

As the 51-week wait for next year's 30th Great American Beer Festival begins, let's look back at the last few days in Denver, where 462 breweries converged inside the Colorado Convention Center, and even more of the 1,625 American breweries…
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Dining, SFoodie Tonight: Launch Party for Nirvino Beer-Rating iPhone App

Tonight: Launch Party for Nirvino Beer-Rating iPhone App

We knew we wanted to join the legion of smartphone users when we discovered Shazam, the application which tells you what song you're hearing so you never again have to say, "Oh man, I wish I knew who sings this…
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Dining, SFoodie Great American Beer Festival Takes Over Denver, with Plenty of Bay Area Contenders

Great American Beer Festival Takes Over Denver, with Plenty of Bay Area Contenders

Thursday marks the beginning of the three-day, mind-blowing, liver-busting, gut-expanding extravaganza known as the Great American Beer Festival, now in its 29th year. Sponsored by the Brewers Association, the celebration of American enterprise and brewing expertise hosts 462 brewers this…
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Brewing Network Debuts Cooking Podcasts with Homebrew Chef Sean Z. Paxton

Ever noticed the problem with most cooking shows on the telly? They're races. Whether producing cupcakes or four-course dinners, chefs and bakers on TV are in a mad dash to win. If you're interested in picking up tips, how…
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