This post is waaaaaaay overdue. But hey, that’s how I roll…tardy, bitches!
At the end of May, I was in San Francisco for WordCamp and to visit the mother ship of the company I work for, Voce Communications. The latter part is important because that’s how I met Richard Brewer-Hay. He’s a client of ours and the man behind the eBay Ink blog. But, most importantly, he is the proprietor of Elizabeth Street Brewery.
Elizabeth Street Brewery is not what first pops into your mind when you think of a brewery, but it is probably better than most breweries you’ve been to. ESB as it is called, is “a pub for the people, by the people” housed in what is the back end of Alyson and Richard’s garage at their house in Noe Valley. Lest you think this is just part of a garage, this is just part of a garage that TLC’s While You Were Out made it into a pub. They brew on the weekends (check their blog or @esbale on Twitter for details) and usually welcome visitors in for a pint. This is where they hone their brewing skills while scouting out a location for a “real” brewery and pub in the area.
Richard and Alyson were kind enough to open the pub for us after a long day at WordCamp and Richard shared his beers and stories with us. Time and maybe a few too many beers before and during our visit have made my memory a little foggy as to what we had, but I do remember the beer being great and the stories even better. If you’re in the area, be sure to check out what they are doing and ESB and stop by for a pint.
Here’s some photos from our night: