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Thirsty Bear Brewing Company

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Thirsty Bear Brewing CompanyThirsty Bear Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.6/5
Based on:
21 Beers
283 Ratings
Place Score: 85
Ratings: 87
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: n/a
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Cask: N
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

661 Howard Street
San Francisco, California, 94105
United States
phone: (415) 974-0905

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Reviews by hotglassmama:
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

On vacation in San Francisco and using my phone's navigator to find a brewpub nearby, we landed at the Thirsty Bear. The first very pleasant surprise- everything they brew is organic! I was inclined to try the sampler, having never heard of their brews before. After trying the seven regular beers and a double sample of the seasonal brew, I settled on a Kozlov Stout. It was very tasty and quite nitrogenized. I was not as impressed with the Meyer E.S.B., which was good as a sample but proved too bitter for my taste after the Kozlov. Running short on time, we vowed to return the next day for dinner. On this second trip I stuck to the Kozlov, since it stood alone at the top of my list (after all, the Golden Vanilla sample just really didn't do it for me!). I ordered the house smoked baby back ribs with brown bear ale BBQ sauce and was quite pleased. They were fall off the bone tender and very tasty. The portion was just right and I felt satisfied with the value. Will I go there again next trip? Maybe, but only after I check Beer Advocate first to see what else is out there, a tactic that hadn't occured to me previously (thanks to the friends who pointed this strategy out).

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3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
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Thirsty Bear Brewing Company in San Francisco, CA
85 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.