The Five New Breweries to Try During SF Beer Week 2018

 February 2, 2018
Posted by jenn

Check out these new stand out breweries this upcoming Bay Area Beer Week!

Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery, San Francisco Beer isn’t even Seven Stills’ main hustle. The San Francisco company, founded in 2016 by Tim Obert and Clint Potter, is primarily known as a distillery, and for distilling whiskey from craft beer. So far, it has worked with prominent breweries like Bottle Logic, Libertine and Almanac, but almost two years after opening, Seven Stills’ own fresh beers — often big, bold and a little experimental — are beginning to cultivate a fan base of trend-seeking beer drinkers all on their own. The beer menu at its Bayview taproom, designed by Obert to feature murals and a few indoor porch swings, offers beers like Crude Oil, a viscous 14.3 percent barrel-aged Russian imperial stout, and Kahuna Shake, a tropical “milkshake” IPA brewed with lactose, mango and pineapple.

Corralitos Brewing Co. label

Corralitos Brewing Co. label

Corralitos Brewing Co., Watsonville Corralitos Brewing Co., a Watsonville brewery just a few miles east of Monterey Bay, isn’t new to the brewing game — founders Luke Taylor and Mike Smith have been pouring beer at private events for years — but the company opened its 800-square-foot taproom in February 2015, thanks to a last-minute silent partner. Since then, the brewery has gone on to turn even more heads, culminating in a gold medal win in the Fruited Wood and Barrel-Aged Sour Beer category at the Great American Beer Festival. Corralitos has found favor with drinkers who favor tart and pucker-inducing wine barrel-aged saisons, but their rotating imperial stouts, IPAs and pale ales generate excitement, too.

Taken from SF Gate