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2 Days in San Fran. What Breweries to visit?

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by waddellc2, Apr 18, 2013.

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  1. waddellc2

    waddellc2 Crusader (719) Aug 23, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    I am traveling to San Fran in early May for work and want to squeeze in some brewery visits in the 2 days I don’t have to work. Looking for Suggestions/tips/advice.

    I am currently planning on renting a car and driving up to Russian River and maybe Bear Republic.

    Actually in San Fran the only ones I am familiar with are 21st Amendment and Anchor.

    What else am I missing????? Thanks!!
  2. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Zealot (500) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

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  3. LegalBrew87

    LegalBrew87 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2012 California

    Lagunitas and Drakes
  4. beerspotting

    beerspotting Initiate (0) May 24, 2012 California

    Just brewery's or great places to get a beer? Magnolia is in SF, brewery brew pub. Good beer, good food. If you also want places with good taps, let me know cause i can give you a pretty good run down of bay area suggestions.Just an fyi, if your hoping for tours, rrbc doesnt offer that, Lagunitas and Drakes do. Anchor usually has a 3 month in advance list to go one their tours.
  5. teamizm

    teamizm Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2005 California

  6. waddellc2

    waddellc2 Crusader (719) Aug 23, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Thanks guys!! Great suggestions
  7. Cboat

    Cboat Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 California

    Speakeasy brewery just opened their new tap room in Dogpatch/bayview area in SF. Supposed to be real cool. Magnolia, as suggested above is awesome also. Another good suggestion if you're driving is to check out Beer Revolution in Oakland.
  8. Mark

    Mark Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2001 California

    I agree with Cboat about Magnolia, espescially if you love real ale. As for Speakeasy, no thanks. I wouldn't send anyone in to that area for their below average beer.
  9. waddellc2

    waddellc2 Crusader (719) Aug 23, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Any suggestions on bottle shops so I can ship some goodies home?
  10. DOTU

    DOTU Aspirant (232) Feb 11, 2011 California

  11. MastaShonuf

    MastaShonuf Devotee (493) Jan 21, 2013 California
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    Lagunitas, RR, and Moylans are all in a row heading out of SF. Taps in Petaluma is a good place to stop with decent food and a great selection (they do breakfast). If you are feeling adventurous then drive up to Bear Republic too in Healdsburg

    It would be smart to find a place to stay as that is a lot of good beer to drink.
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  12. rmdownward

    rmdownward Aspirant (295) Feb 10, 2007 California

  13. SaigonDaze

    SaigonDaze Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 California

    If you make it over to Oakland, check out Pacific Coast Brewing.
  14. Cboat

    Cboat Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 California

    lol I certainly wouldn't take public transit there. To go there one would definitely need a DD (I doubt a cab would even come pick you up in that hood...). Not to say I'm the biggest fan of their beers, I've just heard from my friends that the new tap room is supposed to pretty cool.
  15. Cboat

    Cboat Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 California

    City Beer Store in SOMA (8th and Folsom) is in my opinion the best bottle shop. Awesome selection and everyone who works there is super geeky about their beer and know their stuff. Definitely worth checking out.
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  16. BSzucs

    BSzucs Initiate (0) May 15, 2011 California

    Speakeasy in SF.

    Drakes in Oakland.

    City Beer as bottle shop.
  17. BSzucs

    BSzucs Initiate (0) May 15, 2011 California

    It also really depends on if you like pump it up, which is down the street.
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