As San Francisco’s much-loved Beer Week comes to a close today, many of the city’s residents are contentedly treating their hangovers and gearing up for one last hoorah (at least until next year). This ten-day celebration of hops and barley includes over 400 individual events and is considered by many residents an unofficial city holiday.
Our good friends and Lower Haight neighborhood bars, Toronado, Noc Noc, Molotov’s and Mad Dog in the Fog have had a helluva run. We spoke to the good people over at Mad Dog and they’re floating on a cloud. “It’s been amazing!” They exclaimed. This Foggy bar has had good reason to be excited; to celebrate this Beer Week, they’ve brought in a special array of delicious craft brews to pour on tap. These mouthwatering selections include five options from Firestone Walker Brewing Co. and at least four from Goose Island Beer Co., including their Bourbon County Brand Stout that boasts a whopping sixteen percent alcohol content. “It’s like whiskey!” the Mad Dog folks told me gleefully.
Our neighbors are going out with a barley wine celebration that you wouldn’t want to miss. Mad Dog is hosting an all-day barley wine festival, Noc Noc has put together excellent flights of barley wine (to make you barley wine level=expert in no time), and Toronado will knock your socks off with 50+ selections of craft brewed barley wines on draft.
If you’re a bit shy of the stuff, fear not! Molotov’s has got your back with their all-day ‘barley wine break.’ They’ll be featuring a broad selection of popular and rare brews from much-loved Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
This is how the week ends, this is how the week ends, not with a bang, but with a lager…