by joanne... Oct 15, 2018

Join us for good vibrations in the Sunset, as Sunset Reservoir Brewing Co. hosts our monthly Meet the Brewersnight (MTB), and the Drink SF Beer shuttles will be circling around to all brewpubs and taprooms in the neighborhood throughout the night.

As MTB host, Sunset Reservoir will be holding a Brewer Q&A at 5:30pm with their new brewer Luke Roberts, who’s past stops include Knee Deep Brewing and stints in the Oregon craft brewing scene. As part of the fun, Sunset Reservoir will hold a tasty beer naming contest:

  • Sunset Reservoir’s Cascadia Dark Ale
    The beer in question is known as a “C.D.A” or Cascadian dark ale. Read a little history about this style here. This brew features a darker grain bill than a typical IPA, with this version emphasizing hop aroma and taste rather than bitterness (ABV 5.4%, 26.2 IBUs) compared to the traditional profile of this Northwest CDA style. Appropriately for the contest, names associated with the Sunset district or its history will have an edge. Put your thinkin’ caps on!

Starting at 6:30pm, party buses will be looping nonstop between Sunset ReservoirSocial Kitchen, Beach Chalet, Woods Outboundand Seven Stills Lawton until 10:30pm.

Each will have no small number of fresh brews on tap, with great food options in the mix. One particular noteworthy release is this one from Social Kitchen:

  • A beer using cacao nibs in place of hops
    Social Kitchen – In Lieu Saison 
    As a fun and educational tasting experience, every glass of In Lieu Saisonwill be served with a piece of Costa Esmeraldas chocolatefrom Dandelion Chocolate Company. This beer was brewed with the same nibs used in making this chocolate, and being a new experiment from Social, you may not be surprised to hear that these cocoa nibs were used “in lieu” of hops as the bittering element.The beer was also made using lots of small batch malted rye from Copper Fox Distillery, and fermented in barrels with a blend of Wallonian Saison yeasts and Brettanomyces. The result is a very intriguing beer with notes of strawberry preserves spread on toasted honey wheat bread, light roast coffee, earth and red wine.

Nothing says summer like June, and for us that means a trip to the Sunset…

#DrinkSFBeer shuttles are FREE, stopping every 10 minutes at each venue and running through 10:30pm. See the complete 2018 shuttle schedule at:  drinksfbeer.com

There’s never been a better time to visit this neighborhood, with all the beer making at all these breweries dialed in and the route an easy-going one, providing plenty of time to visit and enjoy fresh craft beer and great food.