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ThirstyBear Brewing
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661 Howard Street
San Francisco CA 94105
Telephone: +1 415-974-0905
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm, Friday 11:30am-midnight, Saturday noon-midnight, Sunday 5:00pm-10:00pm.
Brewer: Ron Silberstein
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Notes

Visited: September 5, 1997

Opened: 1996

Annual Production: 2,500 bbl

Contributors: Arash Shahzadi, mark, Rex Mandel

Good beer and Spanish food on Howard Street between Second and Third.

Updated: July 9, 2009

Beer List

  • Awards:

    • Date: September 5, 1997 (#2205)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red-brown, low carbonation, big head. Roasty hints in the nose. Smooth, sweet, just roasty enough. Sweet brown finish.

    • Date: September 5, 1997 (#2203)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden, very low carbonation, nice head. Lots of vanilla aroma. Sweet, huge vanilla flavor. Tasty with a white chocolate dessert, maybe.

  • Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
    • Date: September 5, 1997 (#2208)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Very very dark red. Thick tan head. Faint coffee aroma. Pretty thin, big coffee taste. Dry late.

  • English-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter
    • Date: September 5, 1997 (#2206)
      Package: nitrogenated
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Amber-brown, flat, thick head. Very clean aroma. Thick, flat, fruity, with a nice malt balance. Served from a nitro-tap.

  • American Lager/Ale or Cream Ale

  • Thirsty IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale

  • Valencia Wheat
    Belgian Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat