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availability of Israeli beer in San Francisco Bay Area?

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robertjm May 6, 2010 01:09 PM

Looking for a store that sells Israeli beer here in the San Francisco Bay Area. I realize we're probably only talking about a couple of brands (Goldstar and maccabee), but at least it's beer and not that non-alcoholic stuff they make Red Star and Malty!

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    NicaP RE: robertjm May 6, 2010 02:05 PM

    Try Beer Revolution in Oakland. 3rd and Broadway in the Jack London Area

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    Beer Revolution
    464 3rd St, Oakland, CA 94607

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      milklady RE: robertjm May 6, 2010 03:39 PM

      Have you checked any of the kosher stores, e.g. Oakland Kosher Foods or Tel Aviv Kosher in SF?

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      Oakland Kosher Foods
      3419 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

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        robertjm RE: milklady May 6, 2010 05:10 PM

        Thanks for the suggestions. I called Oakland Kosher Foods and the only stuff they had was the non-alcoholic stuff. I think it's called Red Star. This kind of surprised me because they've got a large wine selection there. Didn't call Tel Aviv Kosher Meats Deli & Restaurant as I was hoping not to go to San Francisco, if possible.

        Just called Beer Revolution. Unfortunately, they don't have it either.

        Tel Aviv Kosher is currently out, but will have it in stock late next week so it looks like I'll be going to SFO.

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        Oakland Kosher Foods
        3419 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

        Beer Revolution
        464 3rd St, Oakland, CA 94607

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          rob133 RE: robertjm May 6, 2010 05:41 PM

          I might be wrong but I think Holy Land on college ave in Berkeley has some of what you are looking for?

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            toothforaneye RE: rob133 May 7, 2010 03:07 AM

            City Beer Store -- 1168 Folsom Street
            (415) 503-1033

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

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        kmelt RE: robertjm Aug 1, 2012 04:09 PM

        Full Retail List of Goldstar Lager in California: http://www.eurobrews.com/go.php?page=...

        Better late than never, no? :)

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          bbulkow RE: kmelt Aug 2, 2012 06:38 AM

          Most of the beer I had in Israel was Carlesberg, the only local was Goldstar, which I found to be both sweet and watery. No wonder most people were drinking Carlesberg.

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