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Atlas Obscura
History of Beer in the Bay Area
Tuesday, May 28
Join us for an evening exploring the city's beer brewing history and heritage with local experts, aficionados, and brew masters.
"From man's sweat and God's love, beer came into the world." --Saint Arnold of Metz, The patron Saint of Brewers

In 1849, San Francisco's first brewery opened. Before the close of the 19th century, there were over a thousand breweries in San Francisco alone and a brand new style of beer was being consumed: the California Common Lager, AKA "Steam beer".

What, besides Prohibition, killed the brewing community in the Bay Area?

Who, besides Anchor Steam, is currently crafting heritage California Lagers (in Oakland)?

Join the Obscura Society while we hop our way through the History of Beer in the Bay Area, featuring exclusive clips from the upcoming documentary, "Brewers by the Bay"!