Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is again brewing and selling beer! Though the tap room remains closed as the company awaits new ownership (read about the brewery’s future), eight employees are working hard to keep the beer flowing and on tap at bars and restaurants. As a result, Speakeasy’s first new beer of 2017, Murky Business APA, has been released!
Join the Speakeasy team for a Murky Business APA Release Party this Thursday, March 30, at City Beer Store. The beer will start pouring at 6pm and staff from the brewery will be on hand to talk about Murky Business APA, and anything else you would like to know about the brewery. We would love to meet and thank all of the dedicated Speakeasy fans that have shared their love and support during this transition.
Murky Business APA is not your father’s malty American Pale Ale. The almighty hop takes center stage with a big juicy punch of tropical fruit. Notes of pineapple, grapefruit, papaya, and lychee dominate the beer’s aroma and flavor. A small amount of white wheat and flaked oats were added to give the beer some body, while a touch of rye and Maris Otter provide a hint of spice and lightly toasted malt. Straw to pale gold in color, Murky Business APA is dry with no caramel sweetness, and finished at 5.3% alcohol by volume.
On International Women’s Day (March 8), Laughing Monk Brewing‘s sister Robin, sister Amelia and other members of the Pink Boots Society Bay Area Chapter got together to brew a special beer in honor of the occasion.
This year’s theme was “Honey,” so the ale brewed included some, plus a bit of Lady Grey tea and lactose sugar. The brew was aptly christened Pink Boots Prophetess.
P.B. Prophetess is now being released, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to the Pink Boots Society. Starting at 3pm on March 31, come check this brew out.
Anchor Brewing’s Firkin Friday events are always treats and this month is no exception: a Chocolate Cherry Porter.
Anytime you’re starting with the smooth, dark and velvety Anchor Porter as your base, you know you’re in for a treat. To this brew, Anchor brewers have added tart red cherries, cherry blossom, and Central American cacao nibs. Think decadent chocolate soufflés topped with a cascading compote of deep red cherries.
This one-off specialty cask beer won’t last, so don’t miss it. Stop by for a taste and meet your local Anchor brewers. A DJ will be spinning, and Belcampo’s tasty grub is nearby, plus over 20 Anchor beers will be on tap. Sounds like a perfect Friday to us.
Join the gang at Magnolia Brewing for Beer, BBQ and DIY Easter craft day. The event is being held in the Magnolia loading dock event space, just around the corner from Smokestack (or straight through to the back). It’s a perfect day for the whole family. Adult admission includes BBQ, Magnolia beers for adults — non-alcoholic beverages for the kids — and full access to craft stations. Children under 3 are free. Get tickets here.
Laughing Monk Brewing launched a year ago, so it’s time to celebrate their first year in business and raise a glass for many more years to come. The crew will be releasing special barrel aged beers and have some firkins to tap for the occasion.
That day, the 2017 Southside Festival will also be happening — so music will be flowing all day long, with local made sausages from Meitheal Meats and Philly cheesesteaks from the Liberty Cheesesteak foodtruck nearby. More details to come; keep an eye on the Facebook event page.
Run for stress relief, run for fitness, run for fun… just run. If you love the feeling of the pavement flying by beneath your feet — and a well-deserved celebration afterward — a City Beer Runs 5K / 10K is for you.
Each of these fully supported runs follows a route through the city’s streets, allowing you to soak up SF while getting in those miles. These runs aren’t timed, which means you can go all out or lope along at a leisurely pace as you see fit. But don’t dawdle too long; the finish line is at one of San Francisco’s bars or breweries, which means you’ll discover instant gratification in the form of a frosty beer. Fill those wobbly legs with a delicious drink and the blissful buzz of accomplishment — and make a toast to guilt-free fun.
Visit the website to sign up. Each run features raffle prizes and a post race beer from an awesome SF brewery:
5/6 – Speakeasy Ales & Lagers (Facebook page)
6/10 – Standard Deviant Brewing
7/1 – Triple Voodoo Brewery
10/14 – Black Hammer Brewing
11/11 – Barebottle Brewing