Food & Drink

Cheers to Cellarmaker’s Beer Guide

Fall for floral, sour, and citrus brews

This season the secret to a good meal is in the suds.

No one knows the ins and outs of ales like South of Market’s newest star, Cellarmaker Brewing Company. Founder Connor Casey took his history with hops (Marin Brewing Company, City Beer Store) and transformed it into a tasting room that offers house-made small-batch brews on tap and to go (1-liter or 64-ounce growlers).

We invited the local beer guru to give us the lager lowdown. Here, he shares his seasonal favorites, and sought-after meat specialist David Golovin (Nopa) offers his ideal pairings. Bottoms up!


Petit Sour
Pucker up with a sour, straw-colored brew that complements salty foods while serving as a palette cleanser for a meal full of flavors.
Partner with: kale and hazelnut salad with anchovy vinaigrette and Parmesan.

Coquette Grisette
A light, floral beer with a wheat base and a bit of spice.
Partner with: roasted pumpkin soup with brown butter chestnuts.

Dobis Pale Ale
The hoppy brew has Scottish Golden Promise malt and a subtle citrus element. Translation: It can stand up to meaty flavors without overwhelming lighter fare.
Partner with: Maryland striped bass with caramelized Brussels sprouts and bacon lardon.

Hop Slangin’ IPA
An in-your-face beer crafted to hold its own against rich, flavorful main dishes.
Partner with: sage sausage-stuffed turkey with gravy and dressing.

Imperial Coffee Porter
A roasted, dark chocolaty flavor and a hint of bitterness make this one a no-brainer for desserts.
Partner with: maple cake with quince.

Cellarmaker Brewing Company, 1150 Howard Street, bteween 7th and 8th Streets (415-863-3940 or cellarmakerbrewing.com)


Photos: Aubrie Pick for DailyCandy

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1150 Howard St
bt 7th & 8th Sts
San Francisco, CA 94103