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Hitachino Beer in San Francisco?

Ryan X Nov 6, 2006 03:46 AM

Has anybody found either a bar or store that sells Hitachino beers? Particularly Red Rice Ale or White Ale? Thanks!

  1. Stephanie Wong Apr 5, 2011 05:58 PM

    Barbacco - Hitachino is still listed on the last page of their wine list:


    and if you're in the Grand Lake area, try Boot and Shoe Service (sorry no link that's working for me at the moment).

    230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

    1. staple Apr 5, 2011 01:32 PM

      I was going to say Whole Foods, but someone already beat me to it. They also have Coedo if you're into that too. Mmm...

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        sylphi Apr 5, 2011 12:24 PM

        Whole Foods in SOMA had it. I saw the larger bottles near the hot food deli.

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          carfeng Apr 5, 2011 11:58 AM

          City Beer Store on Folsom.

          Saw the white one at Bar Crudo a while back (not sure now). Don't think they are that uncommon anymore.

          Bar Crudo
          655 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

          City Beer Store
          1168 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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            Fig Newton Apr 5, 2011 11:36 AM

            This site - beer menus -- is awesome for tracking down specific beers.


            I've also seen Hitachino at Jug Shop and at that liquor store that's at Fell / Divisadero.

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              slurnik Apr 5, 2011 10:48 AM

              They have Red and White Hitachino at YUZU on Fillmore and Chestnut.

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              1. re: slurnik
                Melanie Wong Apr 5, 2011 11:05 AM

                How's the food at Yuzu? Walked by many times but haven't eaten there yet.

                3347 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

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                barndog Nov 6, 2006 11:33 PM

                I know that BevMo on Geary has the White Ale, for about $9.00 for a 22oz bottle. I imagine that the other locations probably do, too. As far a bars, maybe the bars At Tsunami or Nihon _might_ have it, but I'm not sure.

                1. twocents Nov 6, 2006 08:01 AM

                  I have bought the Red Rice Ale at True Sake in Hayes Valley (Hayes near Laguna). I believe they have at least one other of their beers as well.

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