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Beers At City Beer

NameABVEntered
Stillwater Insetto5%6/30/2017
Goose Island Cooper Project No. 1: Scotch Ale8.7%6/30/2017
Alvarado Street Cool Runoffs8.1%6/27/2017
Rhinegeist Bourbon Barrel Aged Penguin9.8%6/18/2017
Alvarado Street Killer Dismount6.9%6/17/2017
Claimstake Logan’s Beer Run5.2%6/17/2017
Claimstake Silent Shawn5.2%6/17/2017
Garage Project Rosé de la Vallee9%6/16/2017
Claimstake Cherry Mash7.3%6/14/2017
Claimstake Jesse Likes IPAs Now7.3%6/14/2017
Deschutes Black Butte XXVI10.8%6/3/2017
Caldera Old Growth Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout8.8%6/2/2017
Caldera Mogli - Bourbon Barrel Aged8.5%6/2/2017
Caldera Mogli8.5%6/2/2017
Russian River Salvation9%5/15/2017
Against the Grain London Balling12.5%5/9/2017
Faction Something Different IPA6.8%5/9/2017
AleSmith Spezial Pils4.9%5/9/2017
Stone Bastard’s Midnight Brunch12.7%4/29/2017
Garage Project Day Of The Dead6.7%4/28/2017
Oskar Blues Death By Coconut6.5%4/26/2017
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Coffee13.4%4/16/2017
Lagunitas The Waldos’ Special Ale11.9%4/16/2017
Drakes Duck Puppy11.8%4/15/2017
Cascade Sang du Chêne9.6%4/15/2017
Societe The Heiress5.3%4/15/2017
Deschutes Black Butte XXVIII11.5%4/5/2017
Midnight Sun Berserker12.7%3/12/2017
American Solera Money Blend6%3/11/2017
American Solera Foeder Gold5.6%3/9/2017
Phantom Carriage Broadacres - Tart Cherry3.7%3/9/2017
Half Acre GoneAway IPA7%3/9/2017
Altamont Beer Works Scarcity IPA311%3/9/2017
AleSmith Noble Empire11%3/9/2017
Fieldwork Coconut Milk8%3/9/2017
Cascade Tangerine Dream NW11%3/5/2017
Sante Adairius Capitola Sunset5.7%3/4/2017
Oskar Blues Ten FIDY - Barrel Aged12.9%3/4/2017
Drakes Hopocalypse DIPA (Green Label)9.3%2/26/2017
Drakes Hopocalypse Triple IPA (Black Label)12.5%2/26/2017
Drakes Aroma Therapy10.2%2/20/2017
Drakes Hopocalypse Imperial White IPA (White Label)8.4%2/19/2017
Midnight Sun 2014 Alaskana Series: Mudflats10%2/19/2017
Midnight Sun Big Fish: Just the Tip5.5%2/19/2017
Fieldwork Pulp6.9%2/14/2017
Finback Stellar Wind10%2/14/2017
Kern River Citra Double IPA8%2/14/2017
Sante Adairius Southern Sunrise0%2/13/2017
Urban Family Death to Cereal7.4%2/13/2017
Pizza Port Dusk Till Dawn10.5%2/13/2017
The Bruery 8 Maids-A-Milking11.3%2/13/2017
Perennial Sump10.5%2/13/2017
AleSmith Speedway Stout - Bourbon Barrel Aged: Vietnamese Coffee12%2/13/2017
De Garde Petit Blanc7.1%2/12/2017
Hop Dogma Fides In Fermento Imperial Stout10.4%2/9/2017
Hop Dogma Beaudacious8.5%2/6/2017
Lagunitas High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout12.2%2/6/2017
Deschutes The Abyss11%2/4/2017
Lagunitas Willett Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout11.7%2/2/2017
Alvarado Street / Council Humming Wires6.5%2/2/2017
Drakes Coconut Kitten Party6.8%1/29/2017
Alvarado Street Contains No Juice8.1%1/28/2017
Lagunitas Special Farmhouse sour City Beer Store Blend7.8%1/26/2017
Crux [BANISHED] Tough Love11.5%1/24/2017
Mikkeller Kaffestout6%1/24/2017
Gigantic Massive!12%1/13/2017
Blackberry Farm / Evil Twin From Tennessee With Smoke6.3%1/2/2017
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Regal Rye Barrel13.5%12/28/2016
AleSmith Evil Dead Red6.66%12/20/2016
Avery Pump[KY]n16.54%11/29/2016
Ommegang Game of Thrones #7 - Valar Dohaeris9%11/26/2016
Fieldwork Orchard Street 6.8%11/14/2016
Altamont Beer Works Maui Waui - Pineapple6.5%10/7/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 5th Anniversary IPA8.5%10/2/2016
Grimm Super Spruce4.7%9/27/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 10th Anniversary IPA10%9/24/2016
Chris Banker / Insurgente / Stone Xocoveza Mocha Stout - Charred10%9/21/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 12th Anniv. Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout9.2%9/15/2016
Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale8.9%9/12/2016
Lagunitas Sucks8%9/7/2016
Lagunitas Pils6%9/6/2016
Lagunitas Lucky 138.56%9/5/2016
Lagunitas Sonoma Farmhouse Hop Stoopid8%9/4/2016
Lagunitas India Pale Ale (IPA)6.2%9/3/2016
Almanac San Francisco IPA6.5%9/2/2016
Modern Times Monsters’ Park - Bourbon Barrel13%8/31/2016
Anchor Porter5.6%8/30/2016
Almanac Hoppy Sour: El Dorado 7%8/15/2016
Almanac Lavender Honey de Brettaville6.5%8/10/2016
Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods: Barrel-Aged Maple Scotch Style Ale11%8/3/2016
Lagunitas Fusion XXXVII5.7%8/1/2016
Dogfish Head Higher Math17%7/31/2016
Drakes Gooseberry Michelada3.8%7/28/2016
Triple Voodoo Barrel Aged Shadow Boxing11.5%7/28/2016
Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza Grand Reserve - Leap Year Biere (2016)8%7/24/2016
Sierra Nevada City Beer 10 Year Anniversary Ale9.1%7/21/2016
Port Brewing Old Viscosity10%7/17/2016
Bruery Terreux Quadrupel Tonnellerie10.2%7/14/2016
The Bruery Share This: Coffee11.9%7/14/2016
Sante Adairius Quality of Life8.1%7/14/2016


80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Snojerk321  (54) San Diego, California | September 24, 2010
A pretty cool little shop, good selection but nothing amazing. Very cool how you can crack any bottle there for an extra dollar.
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 19/20
theisti  (884) Kansas | September 7, 2010| Updated September 8, 2014

Overall: this is the type of place I would love to own, or have located really close to me.

Visited on early evening on a Wednesday. It was a hot day in San Francisco, and the place was crowded with folks enjoying beers and shopping. It was hot in the store, but not overly so (I am sure this is pretty rate). As others have noted, its a small bar, a couple of tables, and surrounding shelves and coolers of beer. I love the focus of the 6 tap options, as well as how well chosen the bottles are. Whether you stay or go, this place is really chock-ful of options. I stayed for three taps, and had a cheese place. The service was great, really friendly and comfortable. I just really loved this place.

94 = ★★★★½ (World class)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77  (430) Reno, Nevada | September 3, 2010| Updated August 20, 2015
one of the better beer stores on the west coast. crappy part of town, but inside it’s cool. a few nice taps always going and an awesome bottle selection. I’ve downgraded a touch as they have their overpriced drink only here "rare" beer cooler. Don’t care for that s---. Still a cool place :)
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
JCB  (289) Durham, North Carolina | August 15, 2010
Trekked down here with my stepfather on a lovely Sunday afternoon, and the small space was filled with happy folks browsing, noshing, and quaffing. A small bar with a few tables tucked in between coolers and shelves overflowing with beer. Get it poured on tap, get your bottle cracked for you, however you’d like it. Seems like one of the only places you can consistently find Alesmith, fwiw. Beth was really cool, giving pointers, suggestions, etc. Totally unpretentious place, could easily make this a regular if I lived in town. Bottle prices might have been a shade higher than some other places, but nothing outrageous at all. Fabulous selection of West Coast stuff with other regions well represented too.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
JaBier  (100) Capital City, Ohio | August 14, 2010
Stopped in here on 8/4/10 after the Anchor tour. Very small place, but awesome selection with both warm and cold options and a few taps. The lady working was very knowledgeable about the product. I asked how fresh the Sculpin was and she said it had just come and then proceeded to tell me how it was one of those that’s considered a seasonal, but BP just releases it whenever they want. Ended up leaving with that one, Older Viscosity, Alesmith Anvil, and Midnight Sun Sockeye and Arctic Rhino. Small place, but they make the most of the space they have to work with.
78
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
MartinT  (521) Montreal, Quebec | August 4, 2010
I really didn’t expect such a tiny beer shop! Apart from that, I liked their selection, but I would have liked a few more breweries to be well covered. They have a few taps, but they weren’t running the day I visited. The ambiance doesn’t really call for sitting down here and enjoying a few brews, unless you like to do that in your usual convenience store, but I admit these taps might make a nice icebreaker with the friendly owners. There doesn’t seem to be many more good beer stores in SF proper, so I would definitely come back here, but when you compare it to Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa (for example), this one might be disappointing.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
JK81  (39) California | July 20, 2010
Nice place to stop by if you r in the area, they have few rare stuff too try, I had fantom dark white when was there, good selection of rare beers too. Most then I already had so not too exciting.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
WeeHeavySD  (111) Portland, Oregon | July 3, 2010
Nice to finally make it here, after hearing about it for so long. Seems to be the place to go for Alesmith. Nice vibe, solid draft list, and a nice selection for such a small space. Prices are a little high on some things, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they had stuff other places don’t have. Picked up MS Mayhem, Fantome Dark White, and an ipa from NW.
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Samma  (38) Fitzroy, Australia | June 15, 2010
For out-of-towners (indeed, out-of-hemispherers), this was a sensational introduction to West Coast craftbrwers. A veritable smorgasboard of options... all of which delighted. Well worth seeking out in SF.
72
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Sammy  (694) Toronto, Ontario | May 28, 2010
Looks like a grocery store when you first pass by. I need parking if you want me to buy multi-bottles. Enter, and 2 coolers and several shelves of beer; a few tables, a small bar. What’s on tap? Had to ask tap by tap, gave up quickly, as objective was to get several bottles for hotel room stay. Bout half the bottles were Belgians, Quebec beers I have had. The other half included some very hard-to-gets had had me drooling. Took the best of the lot, a small percentage of my wish list. Almost everything was sold out, the Net List being quickly out of date.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Rusty  (12) Mesa, Arizona | April 28, 2010
City Beer was sort of hard to find for an out of towner, and smaller than I envisioned but well worth the visit. RacerX, AND Marin Brass Knuckle on Tap! A fantastic SOCAL and NORCAL bottle selection including RR Temptation, and several Cascade Beers. A must visit when in SF.

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