SAN FRANCISCO — New beers are out all over the bay this week including some IPAs, a Pilsner and a specialty Oktoberfest brew. With these last few warm weekends, take advantage of the beautiful weather and a beer.
Fieldwork Brewing Company — Now on tap at the Berkeley taproom is Pulp Northeast IPA. This brew has over-ripened peaches to go with the hops that are also in the beer. “PULP is what happens when we take our Pulp Free IPA and package it without any fining agents, leaving it turbid and creamy,” Fieldwork explained on Facebook. “High protein grains are used to guarantee not just body, but also that trademark haze we have come to enjoy from the beasts of the east.”
Uncommon Brewers — The brewery’s new canned beer is a Czech-style pilsner called Japonica Pils. It was brewed with wasabi root and ginger. “We hit a delicious balance between the pilsner malt body, grassy Bohemian hops, and the subtle mustard heat of wasabi on the finish,” the brewery said in a social media post.
New Bohemia Brewing Company — One of two new beers is at this brewery for a limited time is called Pepper Pils. At 5.2 percent alcohol and an IBU of 52, it has ingredients from Watsonville including Rocoto Peppers. The brewery posted that they are only pouring four ounce glasses.
The second beer is Red”Dank”ulous at 6 percent alcohol with 63 IBUs. This brew has Chinook wet hops also from Watsonville.
Alvarado Street Brewery & Grill — This brewery also has two new beers out on tap. The first, Danktoberfest which is described on Facebook as a “traditional German recipe.”
The next beer is known as the “OG IPA” named Minesweeper is flowing, and it is back at this brewery. In a Facebook post they said this beer has both Simcoe and Citra hops. Both beers can be found at their Monterey and Salinas locations.
Local Brewing Company — Local Brewing has an IPA back on tap called Glen Park.. Hopped with El Dorado and Centennial, the beer features fruity flavors of “bright grapefruit, apricot nectarine and mango.”
Moylan’s Brewing Company — The Novato-based brewery tapped a new beer called Oktoberfest Bier at 5.8 percent alcohol with an IBU of 24. On for a limited time, the brewery is also releasing the beer in bottled form throughout Bay Area retailers.