Tag Archives: San Francisco

• You no longer have to live without these: Beer Jelly Bellies

You no longer have to live without these: Beer Jelly Bellies

If there’s one thing that Jelly Belly is good at (besides feeding our sugar addictions) is putting unexpectedly accurate flavors into their candies. Yes, these jelly beans taste just like draft beer. Sadly, they’re non-alcoholic.

• Top 10 American Gangsters And Their Drinks

Top 10 American Gangsters And Their Drinks

Last month, American gangster Al Capone’s cocktail shaker sold at a Sotheby’s auction in London for £50,000, widely exceeding its estimate of just £1,000-1,500. Engraved “To a regular guy from the boys, 1932”, the shaker’s high hammer price illustrates the fascination still held with Prohibition era gangsters, who have been portrayed on the silver screen […]

• Pisco Exudes The Spirit Of Peru

Pisco Exudes The Spirit Of Peru

Peruvians are passionate about pisco — and no one exudes that passion like Johnny Schuler, master distiller of Portón pisco. “The essence of pisco is tradition, history, beauty, time and dedication,” he said. “In my opinion, pisco is the best spirit in the world.” Every bottle of this colorless liquor is seeped in strong history, […]

• What the hell wine do you drink with chicken? Chef’s suggest

What the hell wine do you drink with chicken? Chef’s suggest

A search for the perfect wine to drink with the bird that is considered to go well with pretty much anything. OYSTERS ARE commonly served with Champagne and lamb is considered a match for Bordeaux, but with chicken it seems that anything goes. Chicken is not only the most commonly suggested food pairing on the […]

• Top 10 Baseball Stadiums For Craft Beer

Top 10 Baseball Stadiums For Craft Beer

With Major League Baseball’s 2014 opening day around the corner one of the hottest topics for baseball lovers is beer. Teams are building new state of the art stadiums and fans tastes are becoming more discerning and here in San Francisco that is reflected in the libations offered at AT&T Park. Specifically, craft beer has become a big […]

• About time! Jelly Belly Unveils Beer-Flavored Jelly Bean

About time! Jelly Belly Unveils Beer-Flavored Jelly Bean

Jelly Belly unveiled one of its latest flavors this weekend – beer. The Fairfield-based candy giant says a beer bean has been sought after by fans for years, so Jelly Belly decided to deliver. Three years went into finding the right flavor for Draft Beer, according to development manager Ambrose Lee. Since there are as […]

• Best U.S. Airports For Great Beer

Best U.S. Airports For Great Beer

The quality of economy air travel deteriorates every year, bar one glimmering area where things’ve actually improved: airport watering holes. No longer forced to settle in with a can of Coors Light, today’s travelers have access to local breweries that’ve set up camp to pour craft suds — one even doing the brewing on-site. We […]

• Celebrate Golden State of Cocktails coming to L.A. this January!

Celebrate Golden State of Cocktails coming to L.A. this January!

Golden State of Cocktails is the creation of a group of West Coast cocktail industry professionals and enthusiasts whose intent is to educate and celebrate California’s cocktail culture. California’s long awaited large-scale cocktail event is finally here: Announcing Golden State of Cocktails! Staged in Los Angeles, the West Coast’s largest city and California’s anchor, Golden […]

• It’s Happy Grenache Day Today! A Guide To Help You Celebrate

It’s Happy Grenache Day Today! A Guide To Help You Celebrate

Today is International Grenache Day, which is designed to raise the recognition for what is widely believed to be an underrated grape variety. Set up by the Grenache Association the goal of today is to increase awareness of this widely-planted grape, which, it says, is the “most adaptable food-pairing wine in the world.” Grenache Association […]

• Rye Bother? An Inside-The-Barrel Look At American Whiskeys

Rye Bother? An Inside-The-Barrel Look At American Whiskeys

Ten years ago rye whiskey was on the brink of extinction. Despite its venerable history as the whiskey made by , only a handful of distillers were bottling this quintessentially American spirit. And you definitely couldn’t order a rye Manhattan at your local cocktail lounge. My, how times have changed. Now craft distilleries have popped […]

• Going to a big wine tasting? Here are five tasting survival tips

Going to a big wine tasting? Here are five tasting survival tips

“As a wine writer, I get asked all the time how I navigate the bigger wine events, such as August’s Family Winemakers in San Francisco, which features 250 wineries pouring about 800 wines. There are some tricks. Particularly in the summer, when many events take place under the hot sun, it’s important to follow some […]

• Happy! Chaya Downtown Opens Its Summer Beer Garden

Happy! Chaya Downtown Opens Its Summer Beer Garden

The other night I had the pleasure of hanging out at the freshly opened Chaya Beer Garden and it felt like a little bit of ‘someplace’ else right there in downtown. Colorful lanterns strung brightly over the patio and the heady smell of the outdoor barbeque lures you in like a curious puppy. The flight […]

• Think pink – a bumper crop of rosé this year

Think pink – a bumper crop of rosé this year

No one in the Food & Wine office could avoid The Pile. Everyone who walked by The Pile commented on it. “Is there really that much rosé?” Yes. Yes, there is. “Are you going to taste all of that?” Quite a lot of it, in fact. “Why so much?” Why indeed, dear reader? In recent […]

• San Francisco Craft Spirits Carnival June 15/16

San Francisco Craft Spirits Carnival June 15/16

Come one, Come all, to the new San Francisco Craft Spirits Carnival to Try & Buy over 100 spirits brands of all tastes, shapes and sizes: Mescal, Absinthe, Whiskey, Bourbon, Vodka, Tequila, Grappa … too many to list. All tastings are included in price of admission. Enjoy an edgy Vaudville-style Carnival Spectacular – with a […]

• Chicago Craft Beer Week Starts May 16!

Chicago Craft Beer Week Starts May 16!

What It’s All About Welcome to the 4th Annual Chicago Craft Beer Week! This year’s theme is “Chicago: A City of Neighborhoods.” We invite you to explore our city via great beer venues. The goal of Chicago Craft Beer Week is as always, to entice patrons to explore the depth and breadth of local craft […]