While many beer weeks offer a chance to try beers from around the nation, the recent San Francisco Beer 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.
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While I was traveling this month I missed the release of Almanac Beer Company's new series of California Table Beers, but that doesn't mean you should miss the beers, which are now selling in four-packs at Whole Foods, Bev Mo, and specialty beer shops around the Bay Area.