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What’s On Tap today at City Beer Store…

By William Brand
Thursday, March 20th, 2008 at 2:41 pm in Uncategorized.

If you’ve never heard of City Beer, 1168 Folsom St., San Francisco, 415-503-1033, it’s a place worth a visit. The owner Craig Wathens. has a unique ABC liquor license. It’s an on-and-off-sale license. You can go in, choose from a large stock of bottled beer. He’ll split a beer for you and a friend at the cost of the beer,

If you like it, you can buy some to take home. Prices are fair. Someone I know who’s into numbers says his prices tend to be perhaps 10 percent above BevMo. And believe me, he has beers you’ll never see at BevMo.

Tonight, beginning at 5 p.m. (and running until about 10 p.m.) he’ll be pouring Stone Imperial Russian Harviestoun Old Engine OldStout 2007 and 2008. Pay by the drink.

Also: he has several constantly rotating taps as well. Here’s what’s on tap today:

Allagash White
Eel River Organic Extra Pale Ale
Meantime London Porter
E.J. Phair Stout
New Belgium Abbey Ale
Moylans Irish Red

His newest bottled beers are three from Harviestoun Brewery in Alva, Scotland: Old Dubh, aged in a variety of Scotch whiskey casks. The beer starts out as 11 percent Old Engine Oil. Whew. One’s aged in 12-year-old barrels, one in 16 year barrels and one in 30 year barrels.

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  • William Brand

    Oh hell. Wouldn;t you know. Damn,. l just ran and grabbed. Should have known better. Will call ’em tomorrow and find out wha they do have. Thanks for the info. Damn. b