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Trappist Beer forever: Pub opens in Oakland, restaurant-bar in San Francisco

By William Brand
Wednesday, December 26th, 2007 at 9:17 pm in Uncategorized.

La Trappe SFHooray for Belgium. As readers of this blog know, the Trappist Beer Cafe & Specialty Beer Bar, is open now at
460 8th St. in downtown Oakland. It’s like being in Belgium, thick printed “beer” menu, tiny, crowded. Specials on a chalk board. Love it.

Now the Bay Area has a second Trappist spot – La Trappe, 800 Greenwich St., in San Francisco’s North Beach. 415-440-8727, opened last Friday. The owners, There are 15 Belgian and Belgian-style beers on tap, including La Chouffe, Maredsous10, the big, strong tripel from Moortgaat, the maker of Duvel. And yes, there’s Duvel in the bottle and many other bottled Belgians.

Partners John Lawton and Mike Azzilini said they also have a full-service restaurant, offering, Belgian specialities. Headed over there Thursday p.m. Will let you know how it goes. Visited it already? Post a comment here and let us know what to expect.

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