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Beer Wine & Spirits

Au Coquelet Explains Some Throwback Bar Terminology

A drinker’s guide to well drinks, call drinks, classic cocktails, and premium or specialty cocktails with a little help from Au Coquelet.
February 21, 2020

Nosh Box: Ten Days a Week in February

Twelve years old, 10 days long, and featuring more than 100 events in five Bay Area counties — including many in the East Bay — Beer Week celebrates an anniversary this month. The events promise larger, more detailed, and varied demonstrations of the brewers’ art, Feb. 7-16. Producers claim local brewers “… have brainstormed with bands, artists, restaurants, community groups, as partners for Beer Week.”
February 01, 2020

First Edition Is Oakland’s First Comic-Themed Bar

It’s not the first vintage-y venture for co-owners Javier Ortiz and Cory Hunt of San Francisco bar Jackalope.
January 24, 2020

Lucia’s Pays Attention to Color in Cocktails

Research shows intensely colored drinks are considered by most consumers to be especially enticing because they promise intense flavors.
January 17, 2020

Drinking by the Clock

Which drinks are appropriate when, and why.
December 13, 2019

Nosh Box: Saddle Up Your Holiday Gift-Horse

Pondering what to buy for the foodie or gourmand on you holiday list? Check out the selections below that seek to avoid the trite and true, and include suggestions for every taste and budget.
December 01, 2019

Get to Know Alameda’s Spirits Alley

Glimpses of San Francisco skyline greet those sipping and tripping around for wine, spirits, and brew with a view.
November 27, 2019

Exploring the Alameda Malt Flats

Admiral Maltings brings the process of malting out of the shadows.
November 15, 2019

Welcome to the East Bay’s Wine Bars

Your wine adventure and education are just minutes away on a corner near you.
November 12, 2019

Mixologists Are the New Herbalists

More cocktail designers are working with herbs, not necessarily for any psychoactive attributes, but rather for their distinct flavors and beauty as garnishes.
October 11, 2019