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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Another Beer Bar Opening Near Union Square Next Week

Posted By on Wed, Dec 3, 2014 at 12:22 PM

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Long the land of overpriced Guinness and Stella Artois, Union Square is getting yet another beer bar next week: Hogwash. The new bar, scheduled to open Thursday, Dec. 11 at Sutter and Mason, will offer a menu of house-cured sausages and such along with a long tap list.

That list will be curated by owner Paula Thompson and Master Cicerone Rich Higgens, and will " satisfy beer nerds, casual beer goers, tourists (plenty of European specialty beers), and even folks who just want something familiar," writes Thompson in an email. Beers will be available in fishbowls — communal vessels that Thompson likens to those big German glass boots — along with beer floats and tableside-tapped pony kegs.

On the food side, expect inventive dishes like lamb merguez with blue cheese sauce, pickled cabbage, and beet relish, or a "hogless" saussage made with butternut squash and barley, paired with sage, creme fraiche, cherry tomato, and pickled cabbage.

Hogwash joins Golden Gate Tap Room, Hopewater Distribution, Mikkeller, and Tap(415) all of which have opened in the past year and a half. Chances that Union Square will become our next brewing district? Stranger things have happened. At least now there are places to take out-of-towners in the meantime.

Hogwash, 582 Sutter, 361-­5500.
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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.

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