by joanne... Aug 3, 2017

On Sept. 20, the Drink SF Beer shuttle revisits the Bayview neighborhood along with sister ‘hoods Portola and Bernal Heights, where you’ll find the youngest upstarts of the SF craft beer scene (the oldest brewery on this route is barely a year and a half!).

Hosting Meet the Brewers night is Ferment.Drink.Repeat, which turned one year old just last month. Launched by owners Kevin and Shea Inglin, FDR, as it’s colloquially called, planted roots as a homebrew shop while building out the brewery, and it’s still a great place to learn to brew. In addition to enjoying tasty FDR brews and frequent live music in the tasting room, FDR still runs the homebrew shop and hosts many educational sessions and brews days, generously offering up time and expertise to the community while sharing their passion for craft beer.

Starting at 7pm, Kevin will be showcasing both the neighborhood and the season for a fun multi-part Brewer Q&A at FDR:

Explore the Brewmuda Triangle
Brewers from Bayview, Bernal Heights and Portola — aka the Brewmuda Triangle — will reveal new dark beer releases brewed specifically for this Sept. 20 Drink SF Beer shuttle. FDR will briefly talk about the styles being showcased and share secrets of dark malt brewing.

Fresh Hops Here – Beer’s Superstar Ingredient and How to Brew with Them
Fresh hops are a rare seasonal treat — the window to use freshly picked hop cones is exceedingly small (and happens to be right now!), and how they are handled in the brewing process can pose a challenge for unfamiliar brewers. Join FDR for this educational session about fresh hops, and learn about FDR’s new fresh hop release, Hyper-local Fresh Hop Ale and the upcoming Portola Garden Tour, where many of the hops used in this beer were grown. FDR will be pouring tasting samples of this highly limited beer during the discussion in addition to offering pints for sale at the bar.

Brewery & Homebrew Shop Tour
Kevin will wrap up the session with a tour of his brewery’s setup and in-house homebrew shop.

Meanwhile the #DrinkSFBeer shuttle will have kicked in at 6:30pm and will run until 10:30pm, looping between FDR, Barebottle Brewing Co., Laughing Monk Brewing Co. and Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery.

Come join us and check out these emerging neighborhood craft beer scenes.


The #DrinkSFBeer shuttle is FREE, and stops at each venue every 10 min. Just hop on, hop off anywhere on the route (no need to reserve a seat). Riders can download the Chariot app on iTunes or Google Play, register, then track the shuttle in real time, too.