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Brad Japhe

Brad Japhe

I enjoy my whiskey neat, my beer hoppy, and my meat medium rare. I have been covering craft spirits, suds, and gourmet cuisine for a decade, with work published from New York, across Montana, and up and down the Pacific Coast.
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    Dining, Eat A Peat Primer: Learning to Appreciate Scotch

    A Peat Primer: Learning to Appreciate Scotch

    Like all great things in life, Scotch is often misunderstood. An alarming number of casual drinkers actually fear the liquid, assuming it to be a smoky spirit, its flavor akin to licking the working end of a chimney. This unshakable…
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    Bar: Drinking Your Way Through Paso Robles

    Heralded as the epicenter of Central Coast viticulture for nearly two decades, Paso Robles has long enjoyed its fair share of wine tourism. It's to be expected when you count close to 30,000 acres of planted vineyard — or one…
    Dining, Eat Where to Drink Eau de Vie

    Where to Drink Eau de Vie

    Although the regenerative effects of alcohol have been debated around the world for generations, the French have long made it clear where they stand. In their native tongue, spirits are known as "eau de vie," which translates as "water of…
    Dining, Eat Drink: Picking a Japanese Whisky

    Drink: Picking a Japanese Whisky

    Japanese whisky is among the most sought-after booze on the planet. It's also some of the most intimidating. And how could it not inspire uneasiness, when a 35-year-old bottle of the stuff can fetch northwards of $28,000? But not all…
    Dining, Eat Bar: What to Get Drunk on in 2016

    Bar: What to Get Drunk on in 2016

    FromSF Beer Weeknear the start of the calendar year to Outside Lands' Beer Landsto December's spirited holiday releases, the Bay Area ceaselessly fills your glass with world-class libations. For your drinking pleasure, here are the best recently released beveragesto seek…
    Dining, Eat Cuba Libre: Drinking like Hemingway

    Cuba Libre: Drinking like Hemingway

    When the U.S. announced the normalization of relations with Cuba, much attention was focused on the economic boon it would bring to the beleaguered nation. But the Caribbean's largest isle is hardly the sole benefactor. Americans now have the opportunity…
    Dining, Eat Sours and the City: The Sour Beer Craze

    Sours and the City: The Sour Beer Craze

    Ever ahead of the curve, San Francisco was thirsty for sour beers long before they became cool. A landscape defined by adventurous drinkers allowed daring brewers to pursue a style that can easily intimidate casual consumers elsewhere. As a result,…

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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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