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Beer sellers: City Beer Store, San Francisco

First published in Beers of the World February 2008

San Francisco is a vibrant and cosmopolitan place with a reputation for both alternative lifestyles and fine food and drink, and a major tourist destination located in the heart of the one of the world’s most innovative and exciting beer regions. So it’s curious that city […]

Stone Ruination IPA

Beer Sellers: City Beer Store, San Francisco

ABV: 7.7% Origin: Escondido, California, USA Website: www.stonebrew.com

Stone Ruination IPA. With lots of hops.

Stone is one of the most prominent and successful of new generation Californian micros, thanks to the quality of its beers and to a risky and slightly macho but ultimately rather savvy […]

Russian River Damnation Golden Ale

Beer Sellers: City Beer Store, San Francisco

ABV: 7.7% Origin: Santa Rosa, California, USA Website: www.russianriverbrewing.com

Russian River Damnation Golden Ale

This was the first Belgian-inspired bottle conditioned beer I tried from one of California’s leading micros, a strong golden ale broadly in the style of Duvel that’s claimed three GABF medals so far. […]

Port Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale

Beer sellers: City Beer Store, San Francisco

ABV: 6.7% Origin: San Marcos, California, USA Website: www.lostabbey.com

Port The Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale

This is one of Port’s Lost Abbey range of Belgian-style ales, though it began life as a plain Port beer, SPF45. Red Barn pays tribute to a rustic saison, though with […]

North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

Beer Sellers: City Beer Store, San Francisco

ABV: 9% Origin: Fort Bragg, California, USA Website: www.northcoastbrewing.com

North Coast Old Rasputin Imperial Russian Stout

“Сердечный друг не родится вдруг,” reads the Russian inscription on the label of this multi-award winning Imperial Stout named after the notorious associate of the last Russian tsarina — “A dear […]

Bear Republic Racer 5 India Pale Ale

Beer sellers: City Beer Store, San Francisco

ABV: 7% Origin: Healdsburg, California, USA Website: http://www.bearrepublic.com/

Bear Republic Racer 5 India Pale Ale

The fame of Northern California’s Sonoma County is now second only to neighbouring Napa among wine lovers, but the area round Healdsburg was once hop growing country, a fact which father and […]