S.F. Named Top Beer City in America by GQ

Categories: Beer

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Pat yourselves on the back, everyone: The beer guide in GQ's October issue says that San Francisco is one of the top five beer cities in the country. The story praises local favorites like Almanac, Pacific Brewing Lab, and Moonlight for their innovative uses of local ingredients.

What makes San Francisco unlike any other beer haven is its hyper-experimental, foodie-focused beers made by a new breed of Bay Area micro and nano breweries.

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- Pairing Beer with Argentinean Cuisine at Lolinda


S.F. is joined on the list by Denver ("Brewtown, U.S.A."), Philly ("Home of the Perfect Pub Crawl"), Cleveland ("old-school beertown"), and Los Angeles ("the new frontier of beer"). Our only question is why they left off Portland with its 50+ breweries within the city limits, but hey, as authors of these types of lists in the past, we know that variety sometimes trumps logic.

In terms of Bay Area beer coverage, the magazine also lists the Mission's Cerveceria de MateVeza in a roundup of the top 12 beer bars in the country, The Slanted Door as one of the top five beer-and-food pairing restaurants, and a Q&A with new Master Cicerone Nicole Erny of Oakland.

What do you think -- would those be your picks? What did the folks at GQ leave out?

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Cerveceria De MateVeza

3801 18th St., San Francisco, CA

Category: Music

The Slanted Door

1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA

Category: Restaurant

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Pauline Stavaris
Pauline Stavaris

Agreed, Toronado for selection, Abbots Cellar for beer and food pairing. Their selection is fantastic too.

J.j. Lasne
J.j. Lasne

Doubt it. Seattle or Portland come before Sf.

Sean Cronin
Sean Cronin

Toronado for the selection, Magnolia for the craft beer

miyukimaruyama
miyukimaruyama

@toshi_otsuka あ!しかも、元の記事(GQ)に使われてるヘイトアシュベリーのbreweryはホントに大好き!

Kathi Inness-Paquette
Kathi Inness-Paquette

I agree. As much as I love the City by the Bay, leaving Portland off the list was a gross oversight.

miyukimaruyama
miyukimaruyama

@toshi_otsuka 地ビール大好き!ナパまでいって地ビールやでビール飲んだくらい笑

toshi_otsuka
toshi_otsuka

@miyukimaruyama いいね!次のCG飲み会はBrewery巡りとか?^^

toshi_otsuka
toshi_otsuka

@miyukimaruyama へー、ナパに地ビール屋があるんだ。どこ?

miyukimaruyama
miyukimaruyama

@toshi_otsuka ナパのダウンタウンにありました!なんかフラリと立ち寄ったら、Brewery! て書いてあったので、ナパなのにビール?て?たぶんここだったかと思います、http://t.co/6vhQTWZ6

toshi_otsuka
toshi_otsuka

@miyukimaruyama 今度ナパに行ったらチェックしてみるよ

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