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Monday, January 27, 2014

Hide Your Livers -- It's Strong Beer Month

Posted By on Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 4:30 PM

  • 21st Amendment

Last week we recommended girding your liver with Triple IPAs in anticipation of SF Beer Week. This week, we'll bolster your Beer Week training regimen with a slew of heavy hitting, high-ABV offerings.

Beginning February 1, Magnolia and 21st Amendment will each tap six strong beers (8.5 percent ABV is the minimum cutoff). Try all 12 beers and get your card punched, and you'll walk away with a commemorative glass, a profound sense of accomplishment, and possibly a crushing headache.

See also: Bay Area Brewers Unleash Triple IPAs

Beer of the Week: Cellarmaker J-17 Pale

Beer of the Week: Mikkeller Sally's Field

(Note that beers are not guaranteed to last all month, and glassware is only available while supplies last.)

This year will see some brand new brews, and the return of some old favorites, such as Magnolia Smokestack Lightning (which coincides with the opening of the new Magnolia Brewery and Smokestack BBQ in Dogpatch at the end of February). See below for a complete listing of your liver's new adversaries:


Rye Rye Rocco- Rye Brown Ale- 8.8%

Let It Rauch- German-influenced Smoked Beer- 8.1%

Promised Land Imperial IPA- Imperial (Double) IPA- 11.2%

Smokestack Lightning Imperial Stout- Imperial Stout- 9.7%

Quadlibet For Tenderfeet- Belgian Abbey-style Quadrupel 8.0%

Old Thunderpussy Barleywine- Barleywine- 10.6%

21st Amendment

Framboise Forte d'Or - Belgian-style Raspberry Golden Ale - 10.2%

Dub Step - Imperial IPA - 10.2%

Beast of Burden - American-Belgo Imperial IPA - 9.9%

Red Titan - Giant Red Ale - 12.8%

Bike Lane Hopper - Imperial Black IPA - 9.6%

Hendrik's Imperial Stout - Imperial Stout - 9.3%

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