With over 300 events in a ten day span, we hardly scratched the surface of everything on offer during SF Beer Week. But at just about every stop we made, it seemed clear the brewers had gone out of their way to tap their stores for the unique, the rare, the strong, and sometimes the strange. Check out the slideshow for 8 of our most memorable sips from SF Beer Week.
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The Mammoth Festival of Beers in Mammoth Lakes, California is a bit like an endurance test. At 8000+ feet above sea level, one of the nation's highest-altitude beer festivals features some of the finest breweries and brew pubs west of the Mississippi, wrapped around three days of world class blues music. From American sours to double IPAs, the festival features limited-edition brews from some of the country's cutting edge sudsters (including such stars as Russian River and The Lost Abbey.) We sipped and sampled and enjoyed ourselves—here are the finest brews the festival had to offer.