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Highlights from San Francisco Beer Week 2013

Slideshow SLIDESHOW: Highlights from San Francisco Beer Week 2013

[Photographs: Maggie Hoffman, Mike Reis, and Lauren Sloss]

We may not get over our Beer Week hangovers anytime soon. But man, was it worth it—for seven days countless breweries converged in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area for tap takeovers, beer paired dinners, and a whole lot of drinking.

While many beer weeks offer a chance to try beers from around the nation, this week allowed the local scene to shine, featuring special super-limited releases and one-offs, time to chat with brewers who are based down the block and just north or south of the city. We got to know other beer lovers while waiting in line for a sip of Pliny the Younger, and got to chat with up-and-coming brewers about their experiments and growth. We tried 7 oyster beers and a brew modeled after BiRite's salted caramel ice cream.

Check out the slideshow for some of our favorite sips and bites from this year's SF Beer Week. And tell us—did you hit any of these events? Were there others we should try to go to next year? What were your best sips of the week?

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