Breweries in California


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  • Bonaventure Brewing Co.
    Nestled inside the Bonaventure Hotel, experienced masseuses maintain 10,000 square feet of pure serenity spread across 11 treatment rooms. Cordoned off into sections for men and women, the facility flaunts amenities such as hydro-jet showers with seven pulsing showerheads and saunas fogged with soothing vapor instead of fog machines stolen from middle-school dances. Bonaventure Club plucks massage techniques from all over the globe, including Thailand where therapists stretch frames with their hands, knees, and feet to amplify the client's flexibility and energy. Pre- or post-treament, clients can unwind in a relaxation lounge stocked with Perrier water, jasmine-rose tea, and snacks, while flipping through magazines or watching a big-screen TV.
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    404 S Figueroa St.
    Los Angeles, CA US
  • Mission Brewery
    The early 20th century birthed the first incarnation of Mission Brewery, in which California newsboys and other pre–Jazz Era scallywags tossed back their sudsy concoctions before Prohibition closed its doors. Despite its short tenure since its reestablishment in 2007, Mission Brewery has already snatched medals from the Great American Beer Festival and other competitions for its pantheon of brews. In its tasting room, patrons claim bottles or sample draft beers that include the Bavarian-style hefeweizen with hints of banana, clove, and pear; a russian imperial stout; or the Shipwrecked Double IPA, a strong concoction that, like walking on hot coals, benefits from a liberal use of hops. Located just a few blocks from the San Diego Padre's Petco Park, guests can enjoy tours through the rows of gleaming vats in the brewing chambers, which are housed in the historic Wonder Bread Building, rumored to be haunted by multicolored polka dots.
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    1441 L Street
    San Diego, CA US
  • Gordon Biersch
    For a mouth-watering collection of American classics, Gordon Biersch serves traditional, no-frills fare. For those avoiding fat and gluten, there's still plenty of tasty items on Gordon Biersch's menu that can cater to your needs. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — Gordon Biersch has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to Gordon Biersch — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks. Gordon Biersch offers patio seating in the warmer months. If space is what you're looking for, Gordon Biersch has plenty of room for larger parties. Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations. The dress code is strictly casual at Gordon Biersch, so come as you are (and as you are comfortable). For the tastes of Gordon Biersch from the comfort of your next party, the restaurant also offers catering services. Getting your food to go is also an option. The restaurant offers free parking in the lot next door. Gordon Biersch is a mid-priced establishment, with the average meal costing under $30. Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
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    33 E San Fernando St
    San Jose, CA US
  • Anchor Brewing Co.
    The Three Faces of Anchor Brewing Company San Francisco Legacy Since 1896 Since the brewery poured its first pint back in 1896, the business has changed hands, shut down, reopened, relocated, and retooled countless times. The first brewers, Ernst F. Baruth and his son-in-law Otto Schinkel, Jr., ran the original location for about a decade. Then it all fell apart—Baruth died unexpectedly, a fire destroyed the brewery, and Schinkel was killed by a streetcar. The bad luck didn’t stop there; the next generation had to weather Prohibition, effectively ending Anchor's operations for 13 years. The brewery then operated from 1933 until 1959, when it shut down yet again due to the rising popularity of mass-produced national beers, which were systematically pushing out local brewers. The lean times and sudden upheavals finally began to level out in 1965, when Stanford graduate and Anchor aficionado Fritz Maytag rescued the operation from the clutches of bankruptcy. From then until his retirement in 2010, Maytag carried the business onward and upward, expanding its selection, hiring a larger staff, and even opening an in-house distillery. Today, Anchor operates out of same Mariposa Street location it opened in 1979. Refined Brewing Methods Anchor's iconic copper brewhouse hybridizes hundreds of years of traditions and wisdom. The machinery itself is handmade and decades old, but the quality-control systems are anything but dated. Brewers use state-of-the-art methods, including open fermentation, to ensure the beers are as pure and fresh as possible. Still, they manage to marry both the antique and the modern by using an ancient process called dry hopping. A process akin to steeping tea, dry hopping is the art of adding bagged hops to maturing ales—a practice that’s existed for centuries but has just recently come back into vogue. Pioneering Beers In 1973, when Anchor only brewed one type of beer, visionary owner Fritz Maytag was seeing the future. Mark Carpenter, Anchor's brewmaster for more than 40 years, recited Maytag's prophetic vision to SF Station: "Down the road there are going to be hundreds of little beers around the country and I don’t just want to be known for Anchor Steam—I want to be known for Anchor Steam, and porter and ale [and so on]." And indeed, since then they've led the microbrewery revolution. "So many of our beers that were the first of their varieties in the U.S. have gone on to be huge,” continues Carpenter, “Liberty Ale is probably the most copied beer in the world—cascade hops are used everywhere now, and we were the first. Old Foghorn barley wine was the first barley wine in the U.S., and we created the first wheat beer."
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    1705 Mariposa St
    San Francisco, CA US
  • BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
    What started as a great recipe for deep-dish pizza has since transformed into one of California’s finest dining establishments. BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery offers the best of the old world – a pub-like atmosphere where everyone is welcome – with the best of the new – pizza, burgers, and all your favorite American fare. Whether you visit BJ’s Pizza & Grill, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery, or BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, you’re sure to receive the best food and handcrafted beers that money can buy. Everyone at BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery – from the chefs to the servers – do their best to make your dining experience into a great memory.
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    715 E Shaw Ave
    Fresno, CA US
  • River City Brewing Company
    Find some fast American favorites at River City Brewing Company. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at River City Brewing Company, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. Ready for a drink to unwind? At River City Brewing Company, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar. The whole family can enjoy a meal at River City Brewing Company with its kid-friendly fare. Plan your next big gathering at River City Brewing Company — patrons will appreciate the spacious interior, and there's even a private room for special occasions. Wifi is on the house at River City Brewing Company, so bring along your tablet or laptop. Dine under the sun (or stars) at River City Brewing Company with their charming outdoor seating. Friendly pooches can come on in at River City Brewing Company, which welcomes dogs as well as their owners. Relaxed attire is perfectly fine at River City Brewing Company, known for its laid-back ambience. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have River City Brewing Company cater for you. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. null River City Brewing Company offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person.
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    545 Downtown Plz
    Sacramento, CA US

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