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Pop-Up at Fast Food Français

2nd pop-up night featuring unique seasonal cocktails!

Two weeks ago, Fast Food Français in Sausalito, CA hosted a pop-up night featuring Brian Felley and Mo Hodges of Encinal Spirits. The two bar aficionados showcased a seasonal menu of six cocktails for guests that paired with a dish or appetizer representative of the restaurants “playful American fast food classics with a hint of French inspiration”. Some of the featured cocktails included the Marin County Cocktail with whiskey, Cognac, dry vermouth, chocolate and grapefruit bitters, garnished with a grapefruit twist; the Pompeii Fizz with gin, lemon, Pamplemousse Liqueur, Lillet Blanc and egg white; and the Marty Sour with barrel aged gin, citrus vermouth, Maraschino Liqueur and orange bitters. Read More

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1760 Restaurant: Straying away from the classics

Modern, ingredient-driven meals in San Francisco, CA.

A chef, a bartender and a wine guy… oh my! These are the dudes behind 1760 restaurant in San Francisco, CA. 1760 recently opened their doors in early September and have been dishing out some truly creative and unique food and cocktail items. Read More

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Blackbird Bar’s Fall Cocktail Menu

Themed drinks and seasonal beers!

Blackbird Bar of San Francisco, CA recently launched their new cocktail menu for the fall. The new menu consists of 3 seasonal beers and two fall-forward cocktails. Warm up with one of these new spiced drinks and take in one of the best seasons of the year!
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Chambers Eat + Drink: New Happy Hour

$5 drinks and Bar Bites!

Last week, Chambers Eat + Drink, in San Francisco, CA announced the start of their new Happy Hour! Every Tuesday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. join them for a delicious new menu of “Bar Bites” and drinks. Read More

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Blackbird Bar Launches Indian Summer Drink Menu

Start sippin’ on Sunday, August 11th.

It’s mid summer and we’re in the mood for a great cocktail! This Sunday, Blackbird Bar in San Francisco, CA will be launching their new Indian Summer menu featuring an array of uniquely concocted drinks that will satisfy the taste buds of any “parched” individual.  Read More

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A Happy Birthday to Blackbird Bar!

The San Francisco bar turns 4!

This month, in celebration of their 4-year anniversary, Blackbird Bar in San Francisco, CA will introduce a newly expanded wine list as well as a sleek and sophisticated interior redesign! Read More

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Wine Riot Hits San Francisco, CA

Take a crash course on vino, by the glass!

Get excited folks! Wine Riot is cruising to San Francisco, CA this Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th! Let’s be honest, sometimes making a trip to the vineyards in Napa can be a little intimidating. Want to learn the ins and outs of wine in a more casual atmosphere? Get your ticket to Wine Riot!

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Foreign Cinema to Host Plough Wine Group

A special, one-time event. Thursday, June 6th 2013.

Need an excuse to wine and dine yourself this Thursday? We’ve got one for you! Foreign Cinema in San Francisco, CA will be hosting Plough Wine Group as guest sommeliers to feature their extensive collection of premium wines. Come join in on the exclusive, one-time event! Read More

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SF Bars Host Negroni Week

Funds raised to support Oklahoma Tornado Relief!

We’ve all heard about the recent tornadoes that have hit Oklahoma this past week and the devastation that they’ve caused. We’re glad to hear that some efforts to help aid the many victims are being made throughout the Bay Area as we speak. How can you get in on the action? Johnny Raglin (born and raised in Oklahoma) of Comstock Saloon is partnering with bars around the Bay Area, Campari America, Martini-Barcardi USA, Beefeater, Fernet Branca, Carpano Antica, Punt e Mes and Plymouth Gin to help raise funds that will contribute to the relief.  Read More

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Brian Hunt of Moonlight Brewing’s philosophy on beer styles

'Why bother making beer that's not delicious'

Santa Rosa-based Moonlight Brewing Company was created by Brian Hunt back in 1992. Twenty years later, still small, and local. So small, it doesn’t even have a tasting room, let alone a brewery tour. Brian brews about 1,000 barrels of beer per year, not much considering Sierra Nevada outputted nearly 850,000 barrels in 2011. Which is exactly what Brian intended for his brewery to be, micro, keeping the distribution within the Bay Area, selling beers in kegs exclusively. Thus making it almost impossible to find anywhere else in the country. Taste Terminal host, Jace Milstead caught up with the whimsical Brian Hunt at the Opening Celebration of San Francisco Beer Week and asked him about his philosophy on beer styles. Read More

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An inside look at the plethora of Bay Area breweries at the ‘Opening Celebration’ of S.F. Beer Week 2012

See host Jace Milstead interview some heavy hitters of S.F. craft beer

2012′s beer week, now underway, will have over 300 events spread around the Bay Area. A monumental growth from four years ago when beer week only had a few dozen events. Since last year, “basically everything has doubled in size,” S.F. Beer Week Communications Director, Brian Stechschulte tells us.

Over 68 Bay Area-based breweries flexed their brewing muscles at the “Opening Celebration” of San Francisco Beer Week last weekend, from old school outfits like Anchor Brewing to newcomer, Almanac Beer Company. The festival, presented by the San Francisco Brewers Guild was held at the Concourse Exhibition Center and drew over 2,600 beer lovers to officially welcome ten days of beer celebration. Read More

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5 questions with 21st Amendment’s head brewer Zambo

Plus a list of all Zambo's must visit S.F. destinations

San Francisco Beer Week is just around the corner (February 10 – 19) and with over 400 events, navigating San Francisco as a first timer, or even as a local, can be a bit overwhelming. We asked S.F.’s own 21st Amendment Brewery‘s (best known for their unorthodox can beers like the Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer) head brewer Zambo five questions to help you better understand what the beer week is all about. He’s also tipped us on some must-visit locations! Read More

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21st Amendment now brewing their seasonal ‘Bitter American’ year-round

Just days after it was named “Top 10 Beers of 2011” by the Washington Post, 21st Amendment is bringing back Bitter American and offering it all year. “People were “Bitter” when we ran out last year. Yep I said it, Bitter!,” said 21st Amendment Brewery co-founder, Nico Freccia.

Here’s what Brewmaster Shaun says about the beer, “when we first brewed this beer it really scratched the lower-alcohol-session-beer-itch that I would get when I was tired of drinking barley wines, imperial stouts and other stronger hoppy beers. I wanted and I think a lot of good beer drinkers want a session beer where you can enjoy a few pints of a beer with huge flavor but without all the alcohol. Bitter American is a mere 4.4% ABV. It’s got all the flavor and you can keep moving.”

The growth of beer sommeliers in the U.S.

For years wine experts have been acknowledged by the Court of Master Sommeliers. Now, the same degree of acknowledgement has been given to the beer experts. For the past four years, beer industry veteran Ray Daniels has been running the Cicerone Certification Program for people working in the beer industry, ranging from bartenders to brewers. There are three levels of certification: Certified Beer Server, Certified Cicerone and Master Cicerone. Read the rest of the story on TasteTerminal National.