Monthly Archives: November 2014

Beer Class of ’14: Perdition Smokehouse

The rumblings started in February. Chuck Stilphen — co-owner of Trappist, ├śL, Trappist Provisions and Mikkeller SF — was opening a place in downtown Berkeley, this time with Mikkeller executive chef Michael O’Brian. I heard a lot of reactions like, … Continue reading

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Beer class of ’14: Hoi Polloi

South Berkeley has long had some fun drinking options: Irish pub and music venue the Starry Plough and neighborhood karaoke bar Nick’s Lounge spring to mind. And the beer at those places, because we live in Northern California, is better … Continue reading

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A second CommonWealth is (still) coming to Emeryville

CommonWealth Cafe & Public House has become such an Oakland fixture it’s hard to believe it’s only been open since 2010. News came down earlier this year that it was expanding…by going smaller. CommonWealth’s owners Ross and Ahna Adair are … Continue reading

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