City Beer Store

San Francisco, California

Owners Craig and Beth Wathen are usually working the bar at their encyclopedic store. They can point you toward bottles of Goose Island’s Bourbon County Stout, one of the nation’s first and best bourbon-barrel beers. Brewed in Chicago and black as tar, it tastes of cinnamon and raisin, toasted coconut, and sweet pipe smoke. At the in-store bar, the on-tap list changes weekly, but you might find Firestone Walker’s Abacus, a bourbon-barreled barley wine laced with silky fig, brandy, and butter. Order some cheeses and chocolates and you’ve got yourself a meal.

Last Reviewed
May 2015


1168 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94103