All of us in the Bay Area are currently coming off of our Beer Week high. I went out of town for the weekend ( I know my bad) so I missed quite a few events but the places I did get to check out were nothing short of amazing.
I tried the Supplication Sour with Cherries, the Consecration Sour with Currants and the Erudition Saison.
All were amazing but the Saison was out of the world! Flavor, smell – just thinking about it makes me dreamy.
Next stop, Zeitgeist. This is probably my favorite outdoor beer drinking spot in the city, has been since day one. They did not disappoint with their Beer Week showcase. They had over 15 beers from Almanac. I was able to try most of them since I went with a bunch of folks. If you have the chance to try Almanac – DO IT! They use locally sourced fruit and their (slogan?) is ‘Farm to Barrel’ LOVE it. Every beer I tried I enjoyed.
My favorites were the Bourbon Sour Porter, Sourdough Wild Ale and Dogpatch Strawberry.
Next night, we went to Cellarmaker. They have an awesome tasting room.
I had the Red Wine Jezebel, Bourbon Barrel Vastness of Space and I see a DANKNESS.
For dinner, we had THE holy grail of dinners. You have to GO next year ( I will be) and dreaming about it every night until then.
The food was out of this world and the pairings were so on par that my friends and I couldn’t believe how wonderful the meal was.
Even though, you missed out on the pairing this year you should still go to MaMa Ji’s. I love this place.
I hope you enjoyed Beer Week and will try to check out some of these awesome places and brews.