Links of Interest: Strong Beer Month, Some MTA Meeting, and More!
First off, is of course what I've been looking forward to, Strong Beer Month, at Magnolia Brewery (conveniently located on the 71, 6, and 43 lines) and 21st Amendment (a short walk from the N stop by the ballpark).
Given how potent these beers are, you'll want to take a bus or cab home. Over at 21st Amendment, they have as one of the (many) selections a special "strong" version of Elizabeth Street Brewery's Imperial Jack. Loyal Reader Nina and I had a chance to try a variant of this at the ESB headquarters and it's REALLY good. Plus if you get a punch card and try all 12 beers, you get a commemorative glass. How cool is that?
Don't forget that San Francisco Beer Week also starts up on Friday the 5th. There are so many events with so many great things going on, you need to check out their site. They even have an iPhone app to keep you apprised of what's going on.
Continuing the beer theme, if you are at all an aficionado of true Australian beer (Foster's is actually made in Georgia and Texas now), and you live in San Francisco, you can buy Victoria Bitter in the only location in the entire North American continent at the Cellar 360 store in Ghiradelli Square. They even have a club you can join where you can get several cases reserved for you to pick up. If you've ever had this, you'll want to take a 19 Polk over there and pick up some.
I also recently discovered the SF Noobs site, courtesy of a post at my friend and neighbor Julie's awesome I live here: SF photo blog. I've also been reading the Uptown Almanac blog, which never fails to entertain me.
Finally, some Muni trauma. Eric at Transbay Blog has possibly one of the best summations of how badly certain folks at City Hall and the MTA want to hose your daily lives as much as possible. Read it, then go attend a public hearing, and give the powers that be a hard time.