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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Bay Area Craft Brews

March 06, 2017

Unleash your inner leprechaun this year with a new American tradition: the craft brew. With more than 5,000 breweries in America alone, it’s no wonder that a rich and diverse craft brew culture has taken hold, and continues to grow and thrive.


In an effort to find “the best of the best,” TimeOut Magazine collected recommendations from the highest-regarded experts in the industry for their article, “The 25 Most Important American Craft Beers Ever Brewed.” Not surprisingly, many of their top recommendations include several bay area brews. Read on to find out who made the cut!

6. Anchor Liberty Ale, Anchor Brewing Company

7. Russian River Pliny the Elder, Santa Rosa CA

10. New Albion Ale, Sonama CA

11. Anchor Steam, Anchor Brewing Company

12. Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

17. Anchor Christmas Ale, Anchor Brewing Company

21. Anchor Porter, Anchor Brewing Company


While some craft beer aficionados may disagree with the experts regarding their selections, no one can argue with the honor and prestige bestowed on the Bay area’s local and regional brewers.

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