When I read in the Chron this morning that a new bar in the works in the Marina was boasting they would have "the largest American craft beer selection in town" I laughed. Bigger than Toronado's? Surely you jest.
San Francisco is a city that loves its libations. So it's probably not really surprising that we're hosting a few Prohibition-repeal events, namely a parade this afternoon led by the 21st Amendment Brewery folks. Details on the events behind the jump.
Slow Food SF and the San Francisco Brewer's Guild are having a shindig in Golden Gate Park this weekend. The Slow Beer Festival event postcard caught my eye when I was at the Beach Chalet last weekend. It reminded me of 20 Tank's big mug o'beer. (R.I.P.)
I won't be attending tho it looks like a good time, with 25 local beers, Hog Island oysters, sausage and charcuterie from Fatted Calf and assorted artisan cheeses. The pricing is in line with the local wine tastings I've attended; unfortunately, I can only drink 1.5 pints of beer before I am too full and sleepy to drink more. Even sticking to tiny samplers, I just would not be able to get through enough to justify the cost, especially since I'm not an oyster slurper...
Slow Beer Festival
When: Saturday, March 1st, 2008 12 noon to 4 PM
Where: County Fair Building - Golden Gate Park Lincoln Way and 9th Avenue San Francisco
Tickets: $50 includes tasting of local beer and local food products. $75 VIP ticket-includes Goodie Bag and tour of one the local breweries. http://brownpapertickets.com