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Tap Into New Brews

Did you know that when West Oakland’s Linden Street Brewery opened back in 2009, that it was the first production brewery to open in Oakland in 40 years? Five years later, that little fun fact is even harder to believe, given the explosion of activity in the city’s beer-making scene. Here are the newest players in Oakland’s burgeoning brewing renaissance.

A Booklover’s Guide to East Bay Bookstores

Our 15 favorite literary haunts for browsing, buying, selling, and just hanging out.

More Wine, Less Whine

More Wine, Less Whine

A new generation of winemakers introduces their vintages to the Bay Area.

Pucker Up for Sour Suds

Pucker Up for Sour Suds

Tart and bright, sour beers are wildly popular.

Cider Is Coming On Hard

It’s too early for cideries here, but their products are landing.

Tap Into New Brews

A brewing renaissance shapes up in the East Bay.

Sipping Around the Pacific Rim

Sipping Around the Pacific Rim

Shochu, soju, and other Asian spirits are gaining widespread attention at long last.