In honor of SF Beer Week, this bit of beer geekery appeared in the Chronicle this past weekend, asking some of their writers what they thought were the 4 most iconic beers ever made in the Bay Area. The “Mount Rushmore” of Bay Area beers.
Paulista’s list looks like this:
Anchor Steam – That’s an easy one. No Anchor Steam, no craft beer, no Paulista.
Lagunitas IPA – For years this was THE IPA in the Bay Area. In fact people would walk into a bar, and just order an “IPA” because they thought that there was only one.
Pliny The Younger – If people camp out overnight in the rain for a beer, it gets to be on Mount Rushmore.
Bombay By Boat IPA – Our top 3 picks are rather obvious, but here’s our underground pick. Moonlight Brewing started making this beer back in 1992! One of the first IPAs made in the U.S. And you can still get it today.
Okay future and fellow Paulista beer nerds, what’s on your Mount Rushmore of Bay Area beers?