Which Bay Area Craft Beer Are You?

Answer a few fun questions to see which of four awesome Bay Area breweries connects with your style. Share the results with your beer buddies and see where they match up too!

Ale.Industries
On Jun 13, 2016

Where would you be found drinking beer?

How do you make your selection?

Which Bay Area craft beer events might you be found at?

What sounds good to eat with your beer?

How often do you update your clothing style?

Finish this sentence: "My favorite bartender..."

Fieldwork Brewing Co. - Meloncotte

Fieldwork Brewing Co. - Meloncotte

You are Meloncotte from Fieldwork Brewing! You always have your finger on the pulse of the brewing community and constantly manage to taste those rare beers that others only dream about!

"Always having fun and trying new things, Meloncotté is the result of brewing a Tart Apricot Saison, and then using a hefty dose of our Salted Watermelon Brett Gose to kick-off fermentation. The Gose brings with it loads of watermelon, our four different house Brettanomyces strains, and two Saison strains that give this beer very citrus forward yeast esters with a nice background hay-like brett funk. The aroma initially tells the story of the Gose with notes of watermelon surrounding it, quickly transitioning into an apricot bomb with the first sip. The fruit flavors eventually marry along with the bright yeast and funk notes, giving way to adequate tartness and acidity to create a complex and juicy beast of a Saison."

Anchor Brewing Company - Anchor Steam Beer

Anchor Brewing Company - Anchor Steam Beer

You are Anchor Steam Beer from Anchor Brewing Company! You recognize the perfection in tradition. Never worried about the newest beer fad, you know what you like and know where to find it.

"San Francisco's famous Anchor Steam®, the classic of American brewing tradition since 1896, is virtually handmade, with an exceptional respect for the ancient art of brewing. The deep amber color, thick creamy head, and rich flavor all testify to our traditional brewing methods. Anchor Steam is unique, for our brewing process has evolved over many decades and is like no other in the world. Anchor Steam derives its unusual name from the 19th century when "steam" seems to have been a nickname for beer brewed on the West Coast of America under primitive conditions and without ice. The brewing methods of those days are a mystery and, although there are many theories, no one can say with certainty why the word "steam" came to be associated with beer. For many decades Anchor alone has used this quaint name for its unique beer. In modern times, "Steam" has become a trademark of Anchor Brewing. "

Drakes - Jolly Rodger 2016

Drakes - Jolly Rodger 2016

You are Jolly Rodger 2015 from Drake's Brewing Company. You manage to reinvent yourself each year, but retain the same awesome qualities that make you a favorite amongst friends.

"This year’s Jolly release is a special collaboration with Oakland’s own Highwire Coffee company. We brewed an Imperial Coffee Porter with Highwire’s carefully selected roast from the Huila region of Columbia: Colombia Huila Finca La Ilusion Natural – a naturally processed Colombian coffee grown at high altitude and featuring intense raspberry aromatics. To best showcase the coffee flavor, we’ve built a balanced Imperial Porter that enhances the fruit notes without burying it under excessive roast. "

Mikkeller - 1000 IPA

Mikkeller - 1000 IPA

The name IBU 1000 refers to the theoretical IBU of this beer. There are physical limits to how much bitterness beer can soak up. For the benefit of those especially interested in the process of brewing we can tell you that 6½ kilogram of alpha-acid extract was used og 10 kilograms of simcoe-pellets per 1000 liters beer! This means that ”easy to drink” is only for the hardcore hopheads!

The Bruery - Tart of Darkness

The Bruery - Tart of Darkness

Tart of Darkness is a traditional stout that we aged in used oak barrels from The Bruery that had previously housed beers such as Cuivre™ or Black Tuesday®. We then brought them over to Bruery Terreux, added our special blend of souring bacterias and wild yeasts and watched nature take its course. The result is a perfectly tart yet awesomely dark and roasty, sour stout. Not a style you will see very often, and in our opinion, not a style seen often enough. This unique stout has notes of tart plums, roasted coffee, vanilla and oak.

The Rare Barrel - Cosmic Dust

The Rare Barrel - Cosmic Dust

Jester King Brewery - Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout

Jester King Brewery - Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout

Black Metal, a.k.a. Iron Sword, a.k.a. Blackened Death, a.k.a. El Martillo del Muerte, is a cruel and punishing beer fermented by the sheer force of its awesome will. Black Metal is dry, roasty, and fermented with farmhouse yeast.

Founders Brewing Co. - Breakfast Sout

Founders Brewing Co. - Breakfast Sout

The coffee lover’s consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and Sumatra and Kona coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.