Public House beer scouting report

You’d have to be a very, very picky drinker not to find an acceptable brew among the new Public House’s two dozen taps and a similar number of bottles. More challenging, perhaps, is figuring out which beers are best at different times of the day and which beers match best with what you plan to eat. Here are a few tips to get you headed in the right direction. Keep in mind that although these beers are well chosen and represent a broad range of styles, many of the taps are likely to rotate over time.
Percentages refer to abv, or alcohol by volume. Remember that a lot of these beers are higher in alcohol than the typical American lagers and should be treated with respect. But high alcohol does not necessary connote more flavor.
Rule of thumb: when the seagulls start swarming as they do in this picture, it's time to think about an Old Rasputin.

Beer keg tapping.
Public House alert:
Magnolia brewer, David McLean, has created a cask ale just for Public House!

We will be tapping it for the first time today, April 7 at 5pm. Come join us to celebrate and try out this exclusive ale paired with some of our favorite menu items.


These refreshing, thirst-quenching lagers and ales are relatively low in alcohol and great for warm days in the park. They pair very well with a variety of foods. Try a Belgian pale ale or saison with a burrito or a Cha-Cha Bowl, or even with sushi for instance. If you’re accustomed to drinking American lagers, Trumer Pils is a good first step up, as are wit beers like Allagash from Portland, Maine, and hefeweizens. If you like hoppy beers, go for an IPA or an American pale ale. They’re perfect with grilled sausages and meats.


Trumer Pils (German-style pilsner) 4.8%
Anchor Steam (California common lager) 4.9%
Ommegang Belgian-style pale ale 6.2%
Valley Brewing London Tavern English Mild 4.8%
Marin Brewing Tiburon Blonde (American blonde ale) 5.1%
Speakeasy Big Daddy (American IPA) 6.5%
Allagash White (Belgian style wit bier) 5.2%
Bear Republic Racer 5 (American IPA) 6.8%
Firestone Walker Pale 31 (American pale ale) 4.6%
Sierra Nevada Cristalweiss (filtered wheat beer) 4.4%
Stella Artois (European pale lager) 5%


Saison Dupont (Belgian farmhouse ale) 6.5%
Hopf Helle Weiss (hefeweizen) 5.3%
Schonramer Gold (Marzen/Oktoberfest) 6%
Pinkus Pilsner (pilsner) 5.1%
Georg Schneider Edel-Weisse (hefeweizen) 5.4%
Zatec Pils (Czech pilsner) 4.8%
21st Amendment Watermelon Wheat (fruit flavored wheat beer) 4.9%
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (American pale ale) 5.6%
Pacifico (American adjunct lager) 4.8%


The following beers are a little more full-bodied and complex and would work well in the early evening right before the first pitch and during the first half of the game. Some of them are relatively high in alcohol. Pale and red ales stand up well to spicy foods.


Port Midnight Sessions Lager (dark lager) 5.5%
Guinness Draught (Irish stout) 4.2%
Anchor Liberty Ale (American pale ale) 6%
Moylans Kilt Lifter Scotch Ale (Scotch ale/wee heavy) 8%
Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale (American red ale) 6.8%
Lost Abbey Devotion (Belgian-style pale ale) 6.2%
*Firestone Walker Unfiltered Double Barrel Ale (American pale ale) 5%
*Magnolia (a special cask-conditioned English ale brewed especially for Public House) probably under 5%

*The last two are hand-pumped from a cask the old-fashioned way. They’ll be low in carbonation and not as cold as beer from a regular keg.


Orval (Belgian pale ale) 6.9%
Chimay White (Belgian tripel) 8%
Witkap Pater Singel (Belgian pale ale) 6%
Kasteel Geuze Fond 6%
Reutberger Dunkel (Munch dunkel lager) 5.3%
Wiehenstephaner Korbinian (dopplebock) 7.4%
Fullers 1845 (English strong ale) 5.9%
Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale (English brown ale) 5%


These beers are heavier, darker, higher in alcohol and more suited for the late innings of night games. If you’re driving, be careful with these beers and drink some water afterward.


North Coast Old Rasputin (imperial stout) 9%
Lost Abbey Judgment Day (quadruppel) 10.5%
Deschutes Black Butte (porter) 5.2%
Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Ale (American strong ale) 8.7%


La Trappe Isid’or (Belgian pale ale) 7.5%
Rochefort 10 (quadruppel) 11.3%
Westmalle Trappist Tripel (Belgian tripel) 9.5%
Trappist Achel 8° Brune (Belgian dubbel) 9.5%
Rodenbach Grand Cru (Flanders red ale) 6%

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24 Willie Mays Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94107

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