I am a native San Francisco and love nothing more than to support local beers, bars, and brew stores around the bay area. For my very first beer store posting I am proud to introduce CITY BEER, located in downtown San Francisco, only three blocks from home. My brother, sister and I decided to walk down and check out the store as well as pick up a case of Scrimshaw, a pilsner style beer from North Coast Brewery (review for that coming soon). City beer is not your typical beer or liquor store. When you walk in, you will notice the very casual and relaxed feel as the place is set up with two or three tall tables and a kitchen area that has an island with two or three beer taps. As you walk through the store/bar, you will get to the back shelf where any beer enthusiast’s mouth would drop.
The selection of individual beers was over-whelming (with joy, of course). It was a small shelf area but that amount of beers neatly organized on the shelf could compete with any major beer store. I would recommend any beer lover in the bay area to at least go and visit this store to see for yourself. You can go in for a beer or two before you purchase beer to bring home. I will definitely be going back in the near future.