If you’re a SERIOUS beer fan visiting NorCal, you do NOT just hit Almanac and 21st Amendment and Rare Barrel and Anchor. PLAN a day to drive out I-580, to eastern Livermore, just across from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Park your butt on a stool at Altamont and prepare to be seriously, Bend-scale WOWED.
This is simply one of the best beers from anywhere in the US that I’ve tasted in a solid fifteen years and an absolute Achievement in cross-cultural brewing in America.
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