Fort Point Beer Company takes inspiration from its Presidio setting to produce three staple brews: The KSA Kölsch-style ale, the Westfalia Nuremberg red ale and the Park hoppy wheat. Brothers and cofounders Tyler and Justin Catalana, along with head brewer Mike Schnebeck, have grown the brand from hyperlocal to a major California craftbrew player producing approachable quality beers with relatively low alcohol by volume (ABV). Whatever your style of choice, Fort Point's brews will pair equally well with an upscale meal or a football game.
Though the Bay Area may be better known for its classic homegrown cocktails (think Irish Coffee and Pisco Punch), for more than 50 years San Francisco breweries have been at the center of the craft beer revolution. Following in the footsteps of small-batch pioneer Anchor Brewing, dozens of excellent independent breweries now grace SF, Oakland, Berkeley and other regions of the Bay. Taste everything from experimental milkshake IPAs to smokey pilsners to breakfast-cereal and maple syrup stouts at the 10 best San Francisco breweries.
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