Put your game face on—we’re about to do some serious beer tasting. The craft brewing scene in San Francisco is electric and changing by the day. This small-group tour through the San Francisco districts features award-winning beers served up in new-urban style. Our tour changes from time to time—here are the Spring/Summer 2018 highlights.
“Dogpatch” is man’s best friend. “Dogpatch” is the fresh new scene for craft and micro-brewing in San Francisco. Triple Voodoo is the quintessential urban brew pub—ridiculously small and rowdy. Sixteen rotating beers on tap. If the Eagle Rare Barrel Aged King Leo Belgian stout or the Just Because oatmeal pale ale are available—try them!
Urban brew masters. It’s a short trip over to the Central Waterfront district to visit our next all-star. When you arrive at the appropriately-named Harmonic Brewing, look for a seat at the bar. The Yonder Wall Wit, Cold Press Stout and Harmonic Kolsch are fan favorites. Some of the experimental brews reach 8% alcohol, so sip carefully! Need a little snack, try an order of the Good-to-go-dumplings. Amazing!
Back to the future. Before Anchor Brewing became a full-fledged commercial brewery, it was a billiards saloon. One hundred and twenty years later, the establishment is new again. Across from their Potrero Hill brewery, Public Taps is home to The Potrero Project—a collection of beers brewed and served exclusively for on-site patrons. We tried and loved Od'Vi Strong Ale, Peach P'Weisse and the Double Trouble IPA. Hungry? Try the food trucks in the parking lot.
What’s your gastrological sign? Our last stop is a downtown gastropub that captures the essence of San Francisco—both old and new. Bartlett Hall has a broad selection of beverages including its own house-brewed beer. If your body is saying its dinnertime, go ahead and hang. The Bartlett’s friendly staff have designed a seasonally-driven menu that’s both approachable and forward-thinking.
Tour is available on Saturdays only. Approximate time 2:00pm - 6:30pm. You need to be 21 or over in order to join the tour and participate in tastings. First tour date is May 12, 2018.