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Bobby G’s has been sold

Just when we’ve gotten used to Perdition being closed, there’s another (more subtle, we hope) change coming to the beer spots of downtown Berkeley. Bobby G’s Pizzeria has been sold. Owner Robert Gaustad explained on the Bobby G’s Facebook page: … Continue reading

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Keep an eye on Fieldwork Brewing

I’m late on this one — not just because the beers have been pouring since February, but because I like putting my next-big-brewery predictions in writing early. Here it is: get excited about Fieldwork Brewing in Berkeley. It’s possible you’re … Continue reading

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Beer Class of ’14: Perdition Smokehouse

The rumblings started in February. Chuck Stilphen — co-owner of Trappist, ØL, 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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Rare Barrel taproom draws sour fans to Berkeley

Stop the presses: an alcohol business opened on schedule in California. The guys at the Rare Barrel wanted their taproom open by the end of the year, and they made it with days to spare. Fans of the ever-widening “sour” … Continue reading

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Build Pizzeria brings another beer option to Berkeley

Build (the official name is BUILD Pizzeria Roma but I don’t like shouting) opened in April in downtown Berkeley, a stone’s throw from BART, Triple Rock, and plenty of other things I love. I don’t get out much so I … Continue reading

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Berkeley’s premature Prohibition

It was a different Berkeley then. Flip through newspaper articles from 100 years ago and you’ll see. Stray dogs roaming the streets. Gypsy camps throwing all-night parties. Yet divorces made the paper (scandal!) and you could be arrested for riding … Continue reading

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The Rare Barrel: all sour, all the time

I’m generally against hyping up breweries whose beers I haven’t tasted yet, but how can you not be excited about an upcoming all-sour start-up in the Bay Area? Impossible. The Rare Barrel is setting up shop at 937 Carleton Street … Continue reading

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