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Lovers of craft beer in the Bay Area are currently deep in their element as we head towards the middle of Craft Beer Week throughout San Francisco and surrounding region. Beginning on February 7th, Craft Beer Week features hundreds of different events all around San Francisco but also stretching southward to Monterey County, northward up into Sonoma, and as far east as the Tri-Valley area. In other words, from San Francisco, you can head hours in any direction and still find yourself within the scope of the Bay Area’s stunning, legendary, and totally tasty Craft Beer Week.
Chocolate. The word alone is enough to cause mouths to salivate, to cause eyes to glaze over, and to spur a burst of delight in the souls of wild beasts. It seems almost a crime for there to exist something so creamy and chocolaty. Something so delicious, something so decadent. How is one supposed to resist?
Food and San Francisco go hand in hand. From its humble beginnings as a port on the Pacific, San Francisco has become one of the primary cities to watch for new trends in art, politics, film, and, yes, food. Considering how many unique cultures call the city by the bay their home, and considering how many people from these various cultures are heavily engaged in their own food traditions, it is no wonder that food in our city has reached a unique place of fusion, elevation, and exploration.
When craft beer really burst onto the scene in the early 2000’s, the beverage world was turned upside down by the introduction of something lovely and unexpected into a world that had been, up until that point, fairly predictable and droll. Instead of needing to choose between Bud Light and Corona, beer lovers were provided with a wealth of stunning options, leading to a massive surge in craft brewers, which led to even more exciting things to try, which led to even more people deciding to go and brew beer.
So, we’re thinking that it might not be a bad idea to keep going with our “Best Places to Grab A Drink in San Francisco” thing because, let’s admit it, the world has become a very dark and gloomy place and sometimes there’s not much else one can do other than grab a beer or a cocktail and snuggle up with some friends in a place that lets us pretend that everything is okay with society.
We’ve said it many, many times, and we’re here to say it again: if you love beer, then you love San Francisco. While the city and the surrounding areas (particularly Sonoma & Napa Valley) are world famous for their wine production, the Bay Area itself has accepted its poorer-quality terroir with aplomb and decided to focus its energies on the brewing and distribution of a different sort of liquid elixir.
If you enjoy wine, beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay, and amazing discounts then you will not want to miss the upcoming Spring Wine Pour at Pier 39 that is happening on May 18th. A great way to get out and enjoy the most refreshing of all seasons, the Pier 39 Spring Wine Pour will be an event focusing on something that northern California knows very well: wine. And if you like wine, well, you will want to make sure that you mark your calendar because in only a few weeks you will have the opportunity to really dig in to that passion.
Are you looking for some good outdoor events to go to in the Lake County area in the next couple months? Well we have a couple of events that just might make your list. Lake County houses some of our area’s best wineries, so expect these events to feature some of your favorite drinks. However, these events are appropriate for everybody in the family, get away from the city and out into nature.
Sonoma County is a place that any wine enthusiast in America should be aware of. It’s home to 60,000 acres of vineyards. On that acreage is a staggering 425 wineries, all producing the wine that we all love so much. That being said, if you whatever your interest level, making Sonoma County a part of your visit to San Francisco is an absolute must. You have a wealth of options when it comes to how you tackle your wine country tour. We’re here to give you some ideas about where your adventure can take you.
San Francisco is known for a lot of things. The stunning bay, the breweries, the wineries of Napa Valley, the startups of Silicon Valley, and the Giants. You wouldn’t be shocked at all if I told you that we are known for our food. San Francisco is a hip and urban place to live, so our food definitely reflects that. For those of you that have a sweet tooth, instead of an urge to visit the latest Fusion restaurant with a good review on Yelp, let us recommend some great local places you can go to get your chocolate fix.