I finally made it to Novel Brewing in North Oakland. Really great beers … I was impressed!
I love all their decor and their cute book beer tasters.
My fav was the Black Rye IPA and the New England Style IPA… SO delish!
It is dog-friendly and a great neighborhood spot.
It is almost that time of the year again…beer lovers across the bay unite for some of the most unique beer events.
The SF Beer Week list can be daunting, so I have a few tips for you to overcome FOMO ( fear of missing out).
If you can get this beer regularly, I wouldn’t go out of my way to get it during beer week. Save your beer week belly for unique brews that you can’t get normally.
DO support local business and friends when you can. My friends band is playing at SF Beer Week’s Battle of the Bands Kickoff Festival – so naturally I am being supportive and going… I would however, normally try and steer clear of all you can drink events.
My last tip is to seek out opportunities that are outside of the norm or more rare. Beer Week is a great time to try new beers, meet brewers and other beer lovas and have a great time doing it!
….When you aren’t drinking beer during these next couple weeks I reccomend planning a few workouts, drinking plenty of water and throwing in some greens every few days!
Happy Drinking! Cheers!
I usually like to do a ‘Things I Love’ post but this month I realized everything I wanted to share was BEER… so here we have the Beers I am Loving in January 2017.
Fort Point is a brewery local to San Francisco and I have to say that the packaging is what first caught my eye in the refrigerator case at Whole Foods. We have many choices when selecting a beer at the store these days so packaging matters. I love the simplistic design and I am also a big fan of the no label, label… that being said, Manzanita made its way into my cart, home and heart. At 6.5% this Smoked Altbier brewed with charred manzanita is easy to drink but bold at the same time. As it was released in limited edition ( or so I read… ) I need to hop to the store and get a few more bottles soon.
Chromatic Coffee in Santa Clara is a great little spot ( in a strip mall!) to hang out with friends or get some work done on the free wifi. I worked from there one afternoon and wetted my appetite with a brew from Camino Brewing and a meat charcuterie board… I really enjoyed my lunch at the time but found myself to be extremely, EXTREMELY thirsty afterwards.
One of my newest hometown, central coast finds is Libertine… I have been a wild ale fan for a few years now and every beer of theirs I have tried has been AMAZING!
Freddy Got Finger Limed which was on tap at the end of November has left me wanting more… coffee and lime may sound like a weird combo but they work together really well in this sour.
Of course I had to take a little bit to go with me ( love the packaging!)… Libertine is a must stop for me every time I am on the Central Coast.
As we gear up for the release of Pliny the Younger, my friend and I were lucky enough to get the last two bottles of Pliny the Elder at Oak and Rye on a Friday night. People can talk about how overrated Pliny is till they are blue in the face… but as soon as I smell those hoppy notes and indulge in my first sip I find myself falling in love all over again.
Reminiscing over these delightful beers has me jonesing for another delicious brew!
Lucky for me Firebrand bakery is right next to my office. I am OBSESSED. It is so delicious.
This was a ginger cookie with REAL chunks of ginger! I also purchased a golden raisin and fennel baguette which we paired with Pumpkin goat cheese… and let me tell you it was a real dream.
Dinner party thrown by my amazingly talented friend. The cheese board started it all!
Finally tried Brown Sugar Kitchen last weekend. Everyone that worked there was super friendly but I have to say that I wasn’t overly impressed with the food! Maybe it was too hyped up – I still think you should try it, but have realistic expectations.
Went to a Pumpkin Patch, it is definitely easier to get Pumpkins at the grocery store but much more fun to go to the patch!
I have been working out at my company’s baby gym and loving it. It is nice not fighting for equipment!
Loved this Stone Collab. It is from last year…so if you haven’t tried it yet I highly reccomend you do!
Can keep the doctor away! Don’t take my word for it.. read this awesome article from the weeklypint.com
We already knew that wine was good for us… but beer has health benefits too?!
My standard glass of red wine with dinner might be swapped for an IPA more often now!