Speakeasy Brewery turned sweet 16 this weekend and had a big ol' birthday bash to celebrate at their San Francisco brewery and tap room. Here are a few of the brand-new and limited-release beers we tried.
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Beers from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers seems to have a tap handle in just about every bar around San Francisco. We visited with Kushal Hall, Speakeasy's head brewer, to get a look at the brewing facility, and find out a little about his career in beer—from the time he accidentally emptied the mash tun onto the floor, to the newest beers he's brewing at Speakeasy right now.
Amber ale is pale ale's easy drinking yet slightly beefier big brother. These beers have a fuller body with a rich caramel malt profile. We tried thirteen of California's amber ales—do you have a favorite?