Sunday 31 January 2010

The Hop Press: San Francisco Baby!

On Thursday I fly to San Francisco for a week of drinking beer, but I’m guessing you already knew that... This week’s Hop Press post is asking for local knowledge, trying to find the best places to go, the best places to eat, things like that.

I’ve got a map of all the main and well-known bars, breweries and stores and I’ve got an idea of my itinerary and the events I will be doing for Beer Week (which has the most amazing line-up of beer stuff going on). I just want to know the insider news on where the best burgers are, who does the best breakfast, the best place to drink a beer and chill out, and so on.

I’ve made a list of my must-find beers too. The top 5 (because I’m sad and geeky enough to do that), in no particular order, are: Pliny the Younger (it’s released once a year for about a week and I’ll be nearby when it launches so of course I will be having this), Pliny the Elder (it’s awesome and I want to see how it is from the keg), Anchor Steam (the beer which is integral to the kick start of craft brewing in America), Racer 5 (the beer I was drinking the night of the BGBW awards and the day after, so I want to drink it at the brewpub) and any Russian River sours, hopefully Supplication (just because). It’s not a ridiculous list and it’s not unachievable. Beyond these I just want to drink whatever is good in wherever I am.

If you know anything that I should know before going out there then tell me about it!

1 comment:

  1. Dominic, Marble Brewery31 January 2010 at 16:07

    Pho Phu Quoc Vietnamese Restaurant in the Inner Sunset - 1816 Irving Street. Just go get some Beef pho. It's the best ever.