Archive for June, 2010

Posted on June 29th, 2010 by by Jesse

CUESA Sausage & Beer Party

It’s summer, and that means time to break out the grill and throw down a few sausages.  While beer and sausage is as cliched a pairing as there is, it’s one ripe with possibilities.  Sausages go way beyond some ground pork or beef and a casing.  As the chefs on display at CUESA’s Sausage & […]

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Posted on June 24th, 2010 by by Jesse

Cheese Making Lab

Local: Mission Eatery wants to be much more than a restaurant. It’s a combination of a sandwich shop, bakery, cookbook library, pop-up restaurant, and cooking class space.  I’ve tried most of these iterations – the brioche at Knead is outstanding, the braised lamb sandwich is my favorite, the prix fixe dinner is an outstanding deal […]

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Posted on June 23rd, 2010 by by Jesse

Black Star Beer & Parcel BBQ

Black Star is a classic American Pilsner, with a light dry hopping touch.  It’s crisp, clean, and great for a summer day.  It’s interesting to see a craft take on a style so thoroughly consumed by corporate beer behemoths.   Chad Newton’s Parcel BBQ is exactly what it claims to be – classic american BBQ, […]

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Posted on June 18th, 2010 by by Jesse

Hapa Ramen

Opening day of Hapa Ramen seemed to go smoothly.  Water boiled easily, and three hundred servings of ramen went out the door without incident (OK, maybe a few plastic things were melted.  but that’s a sign of too much heat, and that’s a happy problem is have under the circumstances.) My bowl was rich and […]

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Posted on June 15th, 2010 by by Jesse

Clara St Brewing Collective

On Thursday nights on Clara street, you can smell a wisp of malt aroma drifting through SOMA.  Follow the aroma down a thin alley street, by garage doors and parked cars, and you’ll find an open garage as the source.  Poke inside and you’ll find  Patrick Horn of Pacific Brewing Laboratories and Bryan Hermannsson of […]

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Posted on June 7th, 2010 by by Jesse

Screen Door, Portland OR

One last post on my epic Portland adventure, then it’s back to business as usual at ye ‘ol SF beer blog.  Luckily, this last one is a great one.  For our last brunch in Portland, we headed over to Screen Door.  I was forewarned that I would be getting the chicken and waffles.  They were right.

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Posted on June 1st, 2010 by by Jesse

Cascade Brewing

When I planned my trip up to Portland, there was one brewery above all others I was interested in visiting: Cascade Brewing at the Raccoon Lodge.  They brew inspired, sour ales that are uniquely American. Their beers have slowly been creeping into San Francisco area by way of City Beer Store and Beer Revolution (You […]