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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company – Berkeley Torpedo Room

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company crafts their ubiquitous beer in Chico, California, of course. But the Craft Beer Gods smiled upon Berkeley greatly when Ken & Co. launched the Torpedo Room on West Berkeley’s hipster/yupster-friendly Fourth Street.

We love Sierra for many reasons – innovation, consistency, freshness – but perhaps most importantly convenience (can you tell we’re from New York?!). You can find Sierra practically everywhere you turn, and for a fairly reasonable price! Similarly, if you happen upon the City of Berkeley, you know you’ll find the freshest and finest Sierra craft beer at the Torpedo Room each and every visit. Many of Sierra Nevada’s beers are available only in the Torpedo Room or up in Chico, so feel free to try a bunch! They offer generous tasters for as little as a couple-to-three bucks and change each. Pair a beer flight with a local artisanal cheese plate!

While there is no brewing performed on premises (yet), all of Sierra Nevada’s latest and greatest flow from the multitude of taps at this Beer Mecca extension. We topped off our latest trip with one of Sierra’s year round offerings – Hop Hunter IPA, brewed with hop oil distilled right in the fields of the brewer’s Chico farm. That’s farm-to-bottle freshness right in Berkeley! CHEERS!

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Rogue Ales & Spirits Portland

Rogue Ales & Spirits was founded in Ashland, California in 1988 by Nike alumni Bob Woodell, Rob Strasser and Jack Joyce with a mission “to brew the finest varietal ales & spirits in the world!” Mission accomplished! Rogue Ales holds a special place in our hearts, embodying all we love in a brewery – farm to bottle freshness, community beer and a revolutionary spirit.

Rogue has come a long way since their original Ashland location…all the way to Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District! Today’s beer flight at the brewpub = Issaquah White Frog Ale (Witbier), Double Chocolate Stout, Wasted Sea Star Purple Ale (brewed with purple corn nectar!) and Morimoto Soba (Buckwheat) Ale! Cheers!

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