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Fun and (Bar) Games in the East Bay

Many bars and restaurants rely on games—from video poker to arcade and board games—to help us kill time while we’re killing time. In the East Bay, such bar games are experiencing a revival, with gaming options abounding in dive bars and upscale joints alike.
December 1, 2014

Cider Is Coming On Hard

For centuries in colonial and early America, cider—not that unfiltered syrupy apple juice you knew in childhood, but hard cider, fermented from bitter apples—was the dominant adult beverage, more popular than beer or wine. But starting in the late 19th century—thanks first to beer-loving German immigrants, then Prohibition—cider abruptly fell from grace.
November 15, 2014

Tap Into New Brews

Did you know that when West Oakland’s Linden Street Brewery opened back in 2009, that it was the first production brewery to open in Oakland in 40 years? Five years later, that little fun fact is even harder to believe, given the explosion of activity in the city’s beer-making scene. Here are the newest players in Oakland’s burgeoning brewing renaissance.
November 8, 2014

More Wine, Less Whine

November 2, 2014

More Wine, Less Whine

A new generation of winemakers introduces their vintages to the Bay Area.
November 2, 2014

Pucker Up for Sour Suds

November 2, 2014

Pucker Up for Sour Suds

Tart and bright, sour beers are wildly popular.
November 2, 2014

Park Street, Pickled

November 2, 2014

Park Street, Pickled

Drinking from one side of Alameda to the other.
November 2, 2014

Cider Is Coming On Hard

It’s too early for cideries here, but their products are landing.
November 2, 2014