Cellarmaker Brewing Company
One of Nor Cal’s hottest beer spots, this small-batch brewery keeps a constant rotation of experimental brews running through its fermenters. Find one of eight beers on tap at the SoMa outpost, where you can fill your growler or sip pints at one of the communal tables. These hop-driven ales are perfect for the adventurous drinker, with brews aged in batches of red wine, white wine, and bourbon barrels.
Cellarmaker is quite possibly the most popular of all the San Francisco breweries, and it’s not because they make an excellent flagship beer. It’s the exact opposite. The owners/brewers at Cellarmaker are constantly producing small batches of experimental beers. There are 12 beers on tap in the cozy tasting room, and although you can’t count on drinking whatever it is you loved the last time you were in, you can count on three to four of the taps pouring some of the best hoppy IPAs you’ll ever drink. Bring your growler if you want to take some home. Head to Cellarmaker House of Pizza in the Mission, where there are 10-plus beers on tap if you’d like to pair SF’s best Detroit-style pizza.