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Dining, SFoodie What to Drink at Outside Lands

What to Drink at Outside Lands

It's August in San Francisco. Which means it's time for the annual urban ritual that is Outside Lands. On the eve of its ninth rendition, it's a festival above the rest: a premiere destination for all things food and drink.…
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Dining, SFoodie Budweiser — Fuck Yeah!

Budweiser — Fuck Yeah!

“Howdy, partner. What’ll it be?” “An ice-cold bottle of America.” Strange as it reads, conversations like that may play out all across this country starting May 23, when Anheuser-Busch InBev replaces “Budweiser”— we shit you not — with the…
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Dining, SFoodie Hard Frescos blends cultures, gets you drunk

Hard Frescos blends cultures, gets you drunk

The Mexican version of Saint Patrick’s Day, Cinco De Mayo is an adopted holiday chiefly recognized by Caucasian-Americans looking for one more excuse to get drunk in the middle of the week. Hard Frescos, a new beverage concept that…
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Dining, SFoodie A <i>Dazed and Confused</i> Screening With Themed Anchor Beer Pairings? Alright, Alright, Alright!

A Dazed and Confused Screening With Themed Anchor Beer Pairings? Alright, Alright, Alright!

"Alright you little San Franciscans .... AIR RAID! That was pathetic! Let's try it again...that means get up you lazy San Franciscans! AIR RAID! Get UP! UP! UP! UP! AIR RAID!!!!" OK, you get the idea. Some Dazed &…
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Dining, SFoodie SATURDAY: The Bacon and Beer Classic Combines Life's Greatest Pleasures

SATURDAY: The Bacon and Beer Classic Combines Life's Greatest Pleasures

Wars haven't been fought over them the way they have over pepper and cinnamon, but few things unite ordinary joes with the snootiest fancy-pantses like bacon and beer. Having sold out previous events twice last year, the Bacon and…
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Dining, SFoodie 10 Bay Area Beers You Must Seek Out During Beer Week

10 Bay Area Beers You Must Seek Out During Beer Week

SF Beer Week is here! This might be the first time I've been sober since Friday, and I'm not sure how long this clarity will last. So before I start the marvelous cycle that'll be all too familiar for…
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Dining, SFoodie Five SF Beer Week Events That You Gotta Go To

Five SF Beer Week Events That You Gotta Go To

The schedule for the Eighth Annual SF Beer Week has been announced and the 10-day celebration keeps getting bigger each year. Starting with the Beer Week Gala on Jan. 22, Bay Area bars, breweries, restaurants and more will be putting…
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Dining, SFoodie 2015 Christmas Ale Highlights Anchor's Winter Releases

2015 Christmas Ale Highlights Anchor's Winter Releases

Anchor Brewing's winter offerings are officially on shelves and taps. Anchor's slate features the 41st edition of their annual Christmas Ale, a Winter Wheat Ale and the accompanying Anchor Christmas spirit, made from many of the same ingredients as…
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Dining, SFoodie Foraged Beer Tasting Offers Chance to Drink in Nature

Foraged Beer Tasting Offers Chance to Drink in Nature

Mugwort, sage, madrone bark, and manzanita. Spotlighted ingredients at the upcoming "Beers Made By Walking" Tapping sound like things you’d pick out of the treads of a hiking boot for good reason. During the summer, local breweries concocted seven…
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Dining, SFoodie An "Evening of Beer and Soul" Dinner Coming to Miss Ollie's Next Week

An "Evening of Beer and Soul" Dinner Coming to Miss Ollie's Next Week

Two of Oakland's finest food and drink personalities are teaming of an "Evening of Beer and Soul" at Miss Ollie's next Tuesday, Nov. 17. Chef Sarah Kirnon is the owner and executive chef at Miss Ollie's, while certified cicerone…
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Dining, SFoodie 18th Annual Sausage and Suds Music Festival Hits San Leandro

18th Annual Sausage and Suds Music Festival Hits San Leandro

In keeping with this season of Oktoberfests everywhere, what better place to enjoy a beer festival than San Leandro, the new craft-brewing capital of the East Bay? The 18th Annual Sausage and Suds Music Festival features over forty varieties…
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Dining, SFoodie Sours and the City: All About the Latest Beer Craze

Sours and the City: All About the Latest 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 often intimidating to the casual consumer. As a result,…
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Dining, SFoodie Come Fly with Me: Longbranch Saloon Offers a Crash Course in Selecting Spirits

Come Fly with Me: Longbranch Saloon Offers a Crash Course in Selecting Spirits

On approaching the bar of the Longbranch Saloon, I immediately pull out a chair and take a seat alongside the stretching smooth slab of wood. The shelves and shelves of bottles and long row of taps in front of…
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Dining, SFoodie SATURDAY: 21st Amendment's "Toaster Pastry" Launch Party

SATURDAY: 21st Amendment's "Toaster Pastry" Launch Party

Not long after openings its 95,000-square-foot brewery in San Leandro, 21st Amendment is set to release the facility's inaugural beer. Toaster Pastry sounds like a Pop Tart but it's an India-Style Red Ale that comes in a tall boy.…
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Dining, SFoodie All-Day Par-tay at Drake’s Dealership in Oakland

All-Day Par-tay at Drake’s Dealership in Oakland

I attended a media preview for Drake’s Dealership several weeks back. A new beer and bites establishment in Uptown’s mixed-use Hive space off of 23rd and Broadway, the former Dodge dealership now serves as a taproom for Drake’s San Leandro brewery. Drake’s pays homage to…
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Dining, SFoodie Beer Finder: Two Restaurants to Quench Your Thirst

Beer Finder: Two Restaurants to Quench Your Thirst

For some, summer is beach dates and camping trips; for me, it is a season of increased beer cravings. There’s just something about languidly enjoying an ice-cold pint of the good stuff that makes it feel like summer. For…
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Dining, SFoodie Talking Steam Week With Anchor Brewing's Brewmaster and CEO

Talking Steam Week With Anchor Brewing's Brewmaster and CEO

When Fritz Maytag purchased Anchor Brewing 50 years ago this month, he had no intention of starting the craft beer revolution. But in August 1965, there were only 100 businesses in the country that fit the definitions of a…
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Dining, SFoodie ThirstyBear Celebrates Brews, Ewes and BBQs with Nose-to-Tail Lamb

ThirstyBear Celebrates Brews, Ewes and BBQs with Nose-to-Tail Lamb

Precious, little lambs. They are so cuddly and adorable. And delicious! But as one of the world's most heavily consumed meats, lamb is surprisingly underrepresented on American dinner plates. Seeking to change that, the American Lamb Board (yes, that's…
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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 A Dive That's Also a Garage: Ernie's Tin Bar in Petaluma

A Dive That's Also a Garage: Ernie's Tin Bar in Petaluma

If you’ve ever gone a-wine tasting north of here and quickly reached your fill of unctuous recitations of obscure tasting notes or replica chateaus, consider driving a little out of the  way for a bracing dose of reality at…
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