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Best microbreweries in the bay

jachadwick May 25, 2008 10:08 PM

Looking for advice on the best microbreweries in the bay (particularly on the peninsula). Having hit the anchor, pyramid etc hotspots i wondered which of the smaller breweries I just can't afford to miss.

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  1. wolfe RE: jachadwick May 25, 2008 10:11 PM

    Recent thread on beers in Bay area.

    1. Robert Lauriston RE: jachadwick May 26, 2008 09:31 AM

      Steelhead in Burlingame has the best beer of the brewpubs I've been to on the Peninsula. They have two hand pumps.

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        Reuel RE: Robert Lauriston May 26, 2008 11:46 AM

        Robert, all due respect, but the OP said "microbreweries" not brewpubs. Microbreweries bottle and sell beer, Anchor and Pyramid are two fine examples. I love em all and am particularly fond of the OTIS now on tap and soon to be in the bottle at another penninsula brewpub, Firehouse in Sunnyvale. OTIS is a very limited Imperial Stout that was casked in an old bourbon barrel.



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        Nancy Berry RE: jachadwick May 26, 2008 01:06 PM

        On the coast, I like Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. I know that it's a brewpub, but they bottle (and serve on tap) their Mavericks Ale and serve their other very good brews on tap.


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          Nancy Berry RE: Nancy Berry May 26, 2008 01:09 PM


          Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
          390 Capistrano Rd., Princeton, CA 94019

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          Kenji RE: jachadwick May 26, 2008 01:08 PM

          I used to like the Magnolia Pub on Haight, specifically their Stout of Circumstance and Proving Grond IPA.

          It's possible they're still closed for remodeling though.

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            wolfe RE: Kenji May 26, 2008 01:13 PM

            Very recent thread.

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