Sunday, December 9, 2012

Streets of San Francisco

Thanks to the November issue of San Francisco magazine, last Friday found us walking the streets of our favorite city to find those breweries, gastro/brew pubs and dive bars mentioned in that issue. First  we were in the Valencia neighborhood, 16th to 24th streets, which has a surprising number of establishments offering a variety of good beers (and eats to go with them) on tap. Passing the bakeries and chocolate shops that have sprung up in recent years, our first destination was St. Vincents, 1270 Valencia. Let the tasting begin!

 L - R: 
Sawed-Off Saison, Twist of Fate, Urban People's Common Lager and  1903 Pre Prohibition-Style Lager. With the exception of Twist of Fate, all were new to me. The food special of the day was an Irish Stew with lamb and fingerling potatoes so we paired that. The Twist of Fate was the winner in the food pairing, the lagers, tho good, didn't hold up. The Saison 's spice did not complement, so we're not sure what food would work well with it. Good reason to try it again!

For more beer info, read the menu below:

Beers offered as of December 7. They change often.

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