The torpedo of taps at Barrel Head Brewhouse. Photo: Dana Eastland. © tablehopper.com.
~BARTLETT HALL~ in downtown is now brewing and serving their own beer. Christopher Wike, the brewmaster, is working on beers that will appeal to both beer snobs and newbies, including the Hoppy Scotsman, a hop-driven Scotch ale, or the In the Barrel, a West Coast pilsner that’s finished Kölsch style. You can pair the beers with Emmanuel Eng’s updated pub fare, like chicken wings with fermented pepper sauce, kimchi, and bacon aioli, plus a selection of pizzas, and larger plates including a burger made with kobe beef and served with rarebit and caramelized onions (whoa Nelly). Hours are 11am-2am daily. 242 O’Farrell St. at Cyril Magnin, 415-433-4332.
In case you missed the news during the World Cup, ~BARREL HEAD BREWHOUSE~ is now pouring their house-brewed beers as well. They’ve got three new varieties of beer, in addition to guest taps. 1785 Fulton St. at Masonic, 415-416-6989.
~THE ABBOT’S CELLAR~ has been holding down Valencia Street for two years now, and they are having a beer cellar sale to celebrate! Many of the beers they’ve been tucking away are now ready to enjoy, and will be for sale on Saturday July 26th from 11am-1pm. They’ve put together boxed sets of various beers, including verticals that will allow you to try various vintages of the same beer (like the Deschutes Mirror Mirror from 2009-2014 for $50). You can also check out collaboration sets and some limited sets from Russian River Brewing, to name just a few of the choices.