Author Archives: Eric Pietras

SF Beer Week in Review

SF Beer Week 2014 ended for me Saturday night. SF Water And Health Food Week begins presently. All told, I managed to carve my own little festival out of the huge number of events, and had a damn good bit … Continue reading

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SFBW 2014 gala: in pictures

If a picture is worth a thousand words, it’s probably a good thing because my camera contains the greater part of my beer list from Friday’s gala once I became too lazy/inebriated to take useful notes, instead resorting to pointing … Continue reading

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SF Photo Sunday: Southern Pacific Brewing

A Saturday evening winds up Mission-side at Southern Pacific Brewing. SoPac’s been open a shade longer than a year and a half and the mostly West Coast-styled beer lineup (as well occasional barrel-aged releases and a nice interpretation of a … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Shotwells

Typical scene for this (underrated) Mission District beer bar on a weekend evening. Good tap and bottle selection, knowledgeable barkeeps, never too crowded but definitely not dead. The off-the-main-thoroughfare corner location always reminds me of my favorite low-key Chicago haunts … Continue reading

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Photo Sunday: Ein Dunkles, bitte!

Munich Dunkel on the boil at Rick and Jen’s. It’s a fairly under-represented style that I’d love to see more of in the Bay Area. In the meantime, might as well brew our own…

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Saturday Afternoon Picture Show: It Begins

And so it was that at the stroke of 6 last night (or 5, depending), SF Beer Week 2013 began in earnest with the Opening Celebration at the Concourse. It was, of course, an excellent, beery time, and despite a … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Yesterday’s East Bay Beer

Jen’s been doing a considerable amount of historical digging for an upcoming special feature on Oakland and Berkeley’s pre-Prohibition breweries. Last Saturday I trekked with her through the East Bay, camera in hand, as we visited the places where these … Continue reading

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Photo Wednesday: Happy New Year

It’s not quite Friday yet, but an early post is called for. Hope you all had a great New Year’s Eve (if not the next day). As for us, we made our way to Triple Rock to kick 2012 out … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Something for Christmas

It’s the holidays, so it’s off to the Midwest with me (and not the parts where fun beer photos will be taken, alas). So here’s a little photographic holiday memory from 2010 I unearthed in my archive: My wife and … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Tuns of Fun in San Francisco

Monday marked the annual UCSF Brewers’ Guild meetup at Anchor Brewing. Yes, it may seem initially surprising that this somewhat dull-ish UC branch across the bay from the more spry Berkeley campus might contain such awesomeness. But then again, UCSF … Continue reading

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