Portland may still be leading the world in number of breweries per capita -- there are 53 and counting within the city limits -- but S.F.'s recently been doing some catching up. In young 2014 alone we've seen a number of breweries and beer bars open, and it seems like there's a new one announced every day. Last month Almanac co-owner Jesse Friedman wrote a great essay for SFoodie calling out S.F.'s beer scene for resting on its past and reputation. We definitely have a ways to go before it reaches the heights of Portland's or San Diego's, but at least we're slowly making progress.