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Title: Thirsty Bear
Post by: oscarvan on November 26, 2010, 05:04:19 PM
Going to be in San Fran Saturday, have reservations at the Thirsty Bear Brewing Co. Any recommendations?
Title: Re: Thirsty Bear
Post by: jeffy on November 26, 2010, 08:05:04 PM
They had good appetizers when I visited a few years ago, but the beers were average back then IMHO.  Get over to 21st Amendment.  It's not far.
Title: Re: Thirsty Bear
Post by: hopfenundmalz on November 26, 2010, 08:23:54 PM
Have had some ok to good tapas there.  The beers were hit or miss.

The other place that I know south of Market is City Beer.  A craft beer store with taps, so you can have a pint or 2.  You can also buy anything in the store and drink it there for a $1 corkage fee.

Title: Re: Thirsty Bear
Post by: oscarvan on November 28, 2010, 04:07:42 PM
Well, you guys hit it on the head. Good tapas at the Thirsty Bear. Beers average, although they do get points for a hand pumped  not over chilled cask ale, it was tasty. 21st Amendment had a strong ale month going and was selling $7 13 ounce Belgian inspired ales and porters..... AHA membership card to the rescue! I found the black ales a little too chocolaty for my taste. But a beer called St Lupulin, billed as a Belgian Imperial Ale was quite tasty.