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POSTED BY Josh Koenig on November 7, 2009

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beer geeks unite?

We talked about in DC ... but their beer scene is not that exiting :/

We talked about it in paris ... but the frenchies dont make beer ;)

Now were gonna be in SF so heres an good opportunity for us beer geek to gather and hopefully some locals could set it up:

Could someone Give us the tour of the local brew scene and some of the really good local microbrewerys (and no not just a bar that have heiniken, carlsberg & leffe) that taste so good youll never wanna leave.


here are a couple spots known for their good beers:

The Toronado (Lower Haight)

Zeitgesit (Mission)

This place is also fun:
Benders (Mission)

venue capacity

After hours are always fun... except those times in DC when a fun place fills up with only 80 people inside.

Yes to beer

I say yes to beer, local spots, and microbrews.

Yes to Microbreweries

Microbreweries are always great fun. I'm all for that. Ideally ones with large space that can fit lots of people. Many breweries I've been to have function rooms. Perhaps we should book one?

mm beer

I'd be down for a microbrewery

Do not like beer, but good

Do not like beer, but good wishes for you.

Twelve tours of Bay Area food and drink manufacturers

I found this on the web and would be down to gather info on rides or transportaton. Also Thirsty Bear is right next to the conf. so it would be a great lunch spot and/or last stop.

1. Anchor Steam Brewery Brewed in San Francisco since 1896, Anchor Steam beer is way more San Franciscan than Rice-a-Roni. Make reservations three to six weeks in advance. Tour: two hours. Taste: a sample of each beer, from lightest to strongest; seconds offered upon request. Mon.-Fri., 1 p.m., 1705 Mariposa, S.F. Free. (415) 863-8350.

2. Anheuser-Busch Brewery If Budweiser is the King of Beers, then this is its palace. Tour: 45 minutes. Taste: two 10-ounce samples. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (on the hour), 3101 Busch Dr., Fairfield. Free. (707) 429-7595.

3. Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant The somewhat pricey tours of the brewery at this historic landmark are lead by the brew master. By appointment only. Tour: 45 minutes. Taste: sample any (and we recommend all) of 7 to 10 beers. 1000 Great Highway, S.F. $125 for a group of up to 10. (415) 386-8439.

4. Bison Brewing Co. Visitors touch and taste the raw ingredients of beer at this organic Berkeley brewery. By appointment only. Tour: 30 to 45 minutes. Taste: four to six six-ounce samples. 2598 Telegraph, Berk. Free. (510) 812-5996.

5. Herman Goelitz Jelly Belly Factory Learn what separates the 'Belly from the bean. Tour: 35 minutes. Taste: a small bag of Jelly Bellies. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (every 15 minutes), 2400 N. Watney Way, Fairfield. Free. (707) 428-2838.

6. Marin French Cheese Factory Bring your own Two Buck Chuck and crackers to complement the samples. Tour: 15 minutes. Taste: free samples. Wed.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-noon (on the hour), 7500 Red Hill Rd., Petaluma. Free. 1-800-292-6001.

7. Pyramid Ale House Tours are led by the bartenders. Tour: 45 minutes. Taste: up to four three-ounce samples. Mon.-Fri., 5:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 2 and 4 p.m., 901 Gilman, Berk. Free. (510) 528-9880.

8. San Francisco Brewing Co. This North Beach brewery's beer is unpasteurized and unfiltered, requiring that it always be served fresh. Reservations recommended. Tour: 30 minutes. Taste: pay as you go. Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., 155 Columbus, S.F. Free. (415) 434-3344.

9. Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker You don't need a golden ticket to take this tour. Reservations strongly recommended. Tour: one hour. Taste: free samples. Daily, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 and 3:30 p.m., 914 Heinz, Berk. Free. (510) 981-4066,

10. Speakeasy Ales and Lagers Home of Prohibition Ale, Big Daddy IPA, Untouchable Pale Ale, and more. Call ahead to schedule. Tour: one hour. Taste: four to five six-ounce samples. Usually Friday afternoons, 1195 Evans, S.F. Free. (415) 642-3371.

11. Takara Sake Takara features a museum rather than an actual tour, but visitors can watch sake production from a window. Taste: choose from the tasting-room selection; refrain from sake bombing. Daily, noon-6 p.m., 708 Addison, Berk. Free. (510) 540-8250.

12. Thirsty Bear Brewery There's no formal schedule, but if brewers are available, they can lead tours, usually on weekdays. Call ahead and ask for a manager. Taste: one- to two-ounce samples of the brewery's nine beers. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 661 Howard, S.F. Free. (415) 974-5624.

great idea

sounds good, lets def make this happen

No more beer o'clock breaks

I'm definitely down for some beer-time in SF, especially since we won't be having our beer o'clock breaks that we had in Paris.

Other good links include:
Beer Advocate
I'm a big fan of Rogue and it looks like they have a pub not far from Moscone.



Chieftain pub

Chieftain Irish Pub
5th and Howard, near Moscone Center

Nice place to drink - also has food.
Can get crowded and noisy. Because it's a nice place to drink :)


Count me in! Some of the spots mentioned sound great!

Saturday Night Drinks

Hi, I'll be in San Francisco on Saturday (April 17). Anyone want to grab a pre-conference beer or two that night?

Saturday Night

Jeff, I'm up for Saturday night drinks. The Thirsty Bear and Rickhouse look promising.

To add a few to the list:

To add a few to the list:

Thirsty Bear

21st Amendment

Rogue Ale House

Monk's Kettle

Magnolia Brewing Company


@ Brian - hey Brian, sounds like a plan.

I get to san francisco tomorrow morning. are you a local?

anyway, send me an email and we could coordinate from there.


talk to you soon!


@ Brian - hey Brian, sounds like a plan.

I get to san francisco tomorrow morning. are you a local?

anyway, send me an email and we could coordinate from there.


talk to you soon!


@ Brian - hey Brian, sounds like a plan.

I get to san francisco tomorrow morning. are you a local?

anyway, send me an email and we could coordinate from there.

Email: jeff[at]

talk to you soon!

Great hang-out bar in San Francisco

I think a bar on Folsom street called Wish is probably one of the best evening hang-out bars in San Francisco. Their service is unbelievable. When you get a great service with good value it is hard to top, or compete with. Check it out guys, you won’t be disappointed… online medicine Hey, I forgot to mention, the décor is very inviting also.


when we have arrange the functions for the beers then i hope lot of my friends come here but at the spot very less come here therefore brewereries and beers have a lot of fun to perform there and all look happy and satisfied from this
overall drupal wallpapers i have seen and save it for my uni functions