The Craft Beer Scene Booms in San Francisco

Even before the growing craft beer trend exploded on the national stage, San Francisco has always had a vibrant beer scene, surrounded by craft pioneers such as Anchor Steam Brewing Co. and Sierra Nevada.  Yet today, even with San Francisco’s long legacy of local breweries, the growth of craft beer in the city is unprecedented. 

Over the last several years, a number of new craft breweries and taprooms have begun popping up all over San Francisco, offering consumers a variety of styles of beer to enjoy.  Recently, the growing number of breweries opening in the Bay Area has reached such heights that it is reported that both San Francisco and Oakland are on track to nearly double their number of breweries next year.

And this craft beer explosion is not just limited to breweries as a number of local restaurants have also begun capitalizing on the increasing consumer demand.  Many local bars and restaurants are now featuring rotating tap handles of some of the city’s top craft brewers and many have also begun to give their beer lists as much attention as their wine lists.  

Learn more about San Francisco’s craft beer boom here

A Roundup of the Best Breweries in Berkeley & Oakland

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Because there are a seemingly endless amount of food & beverage options in the San Francisco area, this rundown of breweries only includes Oakland and Berkeley. 

Each brewery brings its own spin to the production process, influencing flavor and depth. If your palate speaks to sour profiles, perhaps The Rare Barrel in Berkeley is more your thing: The Wise Guise, as 7x7 reports, is a beer that’s been aged in oak barrels with raspberries. Also in Berkeley, for the gluten-free drinkers, is Jupiter, which offers a broad selection of brews, including GF options.

To check out the full roundup of the area’s best breweries, you can read more here.