This Week Only: Nine East Bay Spots Pouring The Best Beer In The World

It’s SF Beer Week! And they don’t get to have all the fun! Over the years, the loosely-associated event has extended in all directions, and there’s plenty of fun new beers to try this week in the East Bay. As a proud Santa Rosa, CA native, I’m delighted to point you toward what has become the biggest attraction of the almost two-week long festivities: Russian River Brewing Company’s annual, extremely-limited-edition, ultra-double-IPA, Pliny The Younger!

You can find the North Bay brewer’s Elder version (also an exquisite hop-heavy beverage) in pubs and even Whole Foods stores around the country, but it’s younger offspring — which only makes an appearance once a year — is so good, Beer Advocate has basically called it the best beer that America has to offer.

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So, there are plenty of places in SF, but where to find the smooth, sweet Imperial in the East Bay? After some serious sleuthing, I’ve thrown together what I think is a pretty good registry of who’s pouring this week (some right now!). Get there early, expect lines, and beer bragging rights will be yours:

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