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Beer Available At City Beer (arranged by most recent)
Xbeeriment Copper Snow 91, Gigantic Massive! 83, Sonoma Springs Summer Alt , Alpine Beer Magnificent Seven 98, Almanac Farmers Reserve 3 98, Hangar 24 Barrel Roll No. 04: Hammerhead - Barrel Aged Barley Wine 98, HenHouse Saison 73, Peak Organic Summer Session Ale 51, Verhaeghe Echt Kriekenbier 91, Moonlight Reality Czeck 95, XXX Imperial IPA , Peak Organic Oak Aged Mocha Stout 94, AleSmith YuleSmith (Summer) India Pale Ale 100, Dogfish Head Life & Limb Rhizing Bines 90, Deschutes Conflux No. 1 - Collage 99, Speakeasy Ales and Lagers Accomplice , Prairie Artisan Ales Merica 98, Prairie Artisan Ales Somewhere 96, BrewDog Punk IPA (5.6%) 98, The Bruery The Wanderer 99
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brianprentiss (32) Portland, Oregon | November 15, 2007| Updated October 17, 2008
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
great little place that you could walk right by without seeing. itís tiny but itís architecturally thoughtful and laid out well. there are lots of belgiums and a very finely chosen lot of american micros. this place is not about volume but having the right beers that only a few other stores in the bay area carries. and, the staff is great.
As of 10/08 they have a decent selection of Port/Lost Abbey Brewing, AleSmith IPA, and some Russian River. Iíve only found these things at Ledgerís in Berkeley otherwise.
AgentSteve (77) SF Bay Area, California | November 11, 2007| Updated September 28, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place is smaller than my family room, but what a selection! Great, knowledgeable owners Craig and Beth. She has suggested a few to me that have ALL been winners. Like I said, this place is tiny, but they donít have one macro in site. They also always have 3-4 on tap to try. Great spot that I now frequent.
GG (14) NorCal, California | October 9, 2007| Updated June 11, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Another, MUST STOP if you are anywhere near the SF area. Really easy to get to from the freeways (of course, the traffic ON the freeways still sucks ass). Once you are there, the selection of beer is simply outstanding and Craig is really knowledgeable, very nice and the few beer taps that they have usually has something really nice on. With anything in SF, the prices are a little higher, but itís well worth it to keep a gem of a store like this in business and keeping the micros coming.
DYCSoccer17 (277) Woodland, California | September 30, 2007| Updated June 11, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Ok, this place rules. Located in a small little basement, this place is not going to wow you with itís size or appearance. Thankfully, the bottled beer selection and tap selection more than make up for it. On top of that, the other regulars are this place are totally cool. The bartender/owner is a really good guy with a nice sense of humor. They had a lot of beers I really wanted to buy and bring back with me, but I unfortunately did not have the room. I did have a couple of glasses of Old Viscosity, which was on tap. A must visit. I also think they have a cheese platter that someone ordered. I have no clue what itís like, though.
mreeves (36) Sammamish, Washington | September 19, 2007| Updated June 11, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Great little place. I had a beer on tap and browsed the great selection. Picked up a few beers I canít get in Seattle, which was great, and had a nice chat with both of the owners, who were extremely nice and willing to help. I saw them helping other customers and really going out of their way to explain the beers. A wonderful place to pick up some great beers!
ABUSEDGOAT (57) California | September 7, 2007| Updated January 26, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Small store in a basement, very well organized. Selection is a few hundred bottles, no BMC stuff unless you are counting stuff like Red Hook. Best selection in a beer store in Frisco. Constantly getting new inventory. My ígo toí place.
drawde (4) San Francisco, California | September 2, 2007| Updated September 3, 2007
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
Honestly. It doesnít get better. Craig not only listens he responds. Hes not (1) ignorant, as are most bar-tends or (2) pretentious--he doesnít give a shit whatever syle of beer you are into--he will have something to please you. This place is a gem.
after4ever (213) Brier, Washington | August 24, 2007| Updated September 3, 2007
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Chose this place for the SF stop, from among the many options (mostly because there was space in the backseat for a couple of cases of bottles). Small, and not a lot of storage, but whatís there is well-chosen and well-stored. Dark and cool throughout, so even whatís on the shelves is safe. Lots of imports, actually more import than California stuff. San Diego and LA breweries not as well represented as I dreamed, but that could have been unrealistic expectations of just a down day for socal stock. Great store, great visit, definitely going back someday.
lb4lb (26) Austin, Texas | July 23, 2007| Updated September 3, 2007
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
I read about this place all the way in Austin, and on my next trip to SF I was dying to stop by. After doing the Anchor brewery tour, we went straight here and had a great time. I talked at length with a couple other people who were in the store, and tried maybe 5 or 6 beers on tap while in the store. Everybody, including Craig, the owner, was extremely friendly, helpful, laid back and it all made for an awesome experience. The place was even smaller than I had pictured in my mind, but there are still plenty of new beers to be found here. I picked up about 15 beers not available in my area to try and am looking forward to them, and to visiting again one day. This is the type of place I wish was in my city or even better, neighborhood.
Flyer (50) Hartland, Wisconsin | July 2, 2007| Updated September 3, 2007
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Basically a basement, with a bare concrete floor and concrete block walls (though itís only half a flight down, so it does have windows). I point this out only to make the case that a placeís "atmosphere" has a lot more to do with the attitude, the people, and of course great beer than it does with the physical surroundings, and the atmsophere here is great. This was the best beer bar experience I had in San Francisco. A fairly good-sized and discerning collection of beers, most in coolers for on- or off-premise drinking, plus a few great choices on tap. My drinking companion was new to world of craft beer, and he came away genuinely excited by the friendliness of Craig and all the patrons, and the non-intimidating way they answered all his questions. Iím going to make it a point to visit City Beer every time I go to SF.
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