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First keg of New Albion Ale headed to Toronado and other pubs in San Francisco Friday

By William Brand
Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 at 8:48 pm in Uncategorized.

Here’s a bit of a news flash. If you can’t make it to the Bistro Saturday for the Double IPA fest and tapping of a keg of the new New Albion Ale. (See my post below.), Don Barkley, the guy who brewed it back in the 1970s and again this year is bringing a keg to the Toronado , 547 Haight St., San Francisco, on Friday. This news comes from Toronado GM Steve Bruce:

  • I just wanted to let you know that Don is coming to the Toronado on Friday for a “High Noon” first tapping of the New Albion Ale, he’s going to tell some stories, sign some Celebrators, and continue on a pub crawl around the city, tapping the beer at all of the locations that were fortunate enough to get some, finishing at the Anchor Kickoff event that evening.  Magnolia is working out the details of the pub crawl and will probably send out a newsflash about it later today.

My comment:  Don Barkley ways it’s “just a pale ale.: I say: Hot damn. Go SF Beer Week.

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  • http://geology.about.com Andrew Alden

    I have a strong and fond recollection of New Albion Ale, not just from the bottles with their lovely label, but from a visit to the brewery where Jack McAuliffe served me a pint that was the best thing I had ever tasted, back in 1980. I will do my best to get to the Toronado.

  • danny

    can you post a list of the other places getting it?

    hopefully SF City beer store!

  • paul

    attention Albion fans and future fans! first fresh keg now on tap and pouring at the Bistro in Hayward as of 2pm today thursday 2/5 ! Come n git it!

  • fraggle

    Albion was listed today as available at City Beer

  • Will

    Monk’s Kettle while have a keg tomorrow:
    http://www.sfbeerweek.org/feb7.html

  • Scott B.

    It’s also going to be available at 21st Amendment, Magnolia, Rogue, and Alembic (and a few other places that I’m forgetting).