Tuesday, March 17, 2015

PUBlication: Brew Detective

Magnolia | SF | Proving Ground IPA
Haight and Masonic are more than just crossroads, they are threads woven into the historic patterns of San Francisco's rich cultural tapestry. Standing at this intersection today is Magnolia Pub & Brewery, a modern institution of draught libations. Not only do they brew some amazing beer, they're also purveyors of fine food and an infinitely cool scene.

Proving Ground is a draught-only, Bay-Area inspired IPA. Columbus and Cascade hops initiate the piney and citrus characteristics one should expect, spicing it up a bit are the Czech Saaz hops. This IPA embodies a lively malt feature, helping to assuage its assertiveness up front. This tasty ale is is one of my favorite from Magnolia

Magnolia has grown, opening a second location in the Dogpatch. This new space pleases the senses. I recommend filling up a growler with Proving Ground, Blue Bell Bitter (4.5%), or their Kalifornia Kölsch (4.7%). The Growlers are quite ornate and more than worthy of being added to any collection. Be sure to treat yourself to an afternoon or evening with Magnolia. Life's short, enjoy good beer. Drink responsibly. Happy St. Patrick's Day!


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