Drink of the Week: Limited edition dry-hopped Anchor Steam at Bender’s

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We stopped by for a pint last night and it was pretty cool. A rare twist on one of the most classic (and consistent) tastes in SF (and the world).

[Photo by Bender's on Instagram]

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Drink of the Week: Lo-Fi Aperitifs’ dry vermouth on the rocks (while watching the Goonies at Film Night in the Park)

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Those exact circumstances might be hard to duplicate — but you can definitely pick up Lo-Fi Aperitifs products at Royal Cuckoo Market on 19th Street, just a couple blocks from the park, which gets you about halfway there. Here’s what the bottle looks like:

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And here’s a closeup of the label, which gives you a nice hint of what to expect:

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And all those ingredients are local! Read all about it, and Lo-Fi Aperitifs’ other fine products, here.

Note also that this stuff goes really good in cocktails, like this one my pal Jess had:

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(That photo is by Jess.)

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Drink of the Week: ‘Fruity, yet dry’ blackberry cider by Two Rivers

At Shotwell’s starting tonight:

Here’s a photo:

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[Photo by Amy K.]

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Drink of the Week: Radeberger Zwickel, for the first time in the US

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It’s a Radeberger beer that’s not just regular ol’ Radeberger! It’s still a pilsner, but it’s unfiltered! And really good. And so tall, I couldn’t fit the whole thing in the picture!

Available now at Schmidt’s.

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Drink of the Week: This seriously well-dressed Tecate

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[via Alamo Drafthouse SF on Instagram]

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Drink of the Week: Pube Dog IPA

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Local hop-head David Enos hipped us to this new brew:

There is a new dog in town, hailing from Sonoma County – this is not a lap dog we have here. He is the dog that bites you in a hateful way and does not let go until you say “Uncle”.

Read on for more.

Drink of the Week: Ferrari shots

Half Fernet, half Campari. All good.

Drink of the Week: Shot of Chartreuse with a creamy root beer back

Old Bus Tavern, man. Do it.

I’m not gonna be able to walk past that place without popping in for a round of these. (And probably the cheeseburger too.)

Drink of the Week: Baby Daddy

I’d never seen a can with a different color top before. Pretty trippy.

Drink of the Week: Anchor Liberty Ale

Yesterday I drank the second half of a bottle of Liberty that had been sitting open on my kitchen table since Tuesday afternoon — and it was absolutely delicious. How many beers could you say that about? I reckon not many.

Everybody’s so gaga over Anchor California Lager these days, but hopefully not at the expense of good ‘ol Liberty, a true San Francisco original:

The champagne-like bubbles, distinctive hop bouquet, and balanced character of Liberty Ale® revives centuries-old ale brewing traditions that are now more relevant than ever. First introduced in 1975, Liberty Ale® is brewed strictly according to traditional craft brewing methods, and uses only natural ingredients — pale malted barley, fresh whole-cone Cascade hops and a special top-fermenting yeast, and water.

The yeast used during fermentation produces many of Liberty Ale’s subtle flavors and characteristics. A natural process called “bunging” creates gentle carbonation, and the practice of dry hopping (adding fresh hops to the brew during aging), revived by Anchor, creates its unique aroma.

Liberty Ale® was first brewed to celebrate the bicentennial of Paul Revere’s historic ride. As the first modern American IPA brewed after prohibition and the first modern American single-hop ale and dry-hopped ale, Anchor’s Liberty Ale® is the original craft brewed ale and the historic beer that started a revolution. [link]