Where – 450 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94107 – (415) 552-1155
So on top of writing reviews on the IPAs I drink, I also wanted to write about the places to drink them. Naturally, my first such post is about the place we likely grab drinks most often, Steep Brew.
Steep Brew is one of my favorite places to go put back a few IPAs. Location is a factor as it is close to home, but the constantly rotating taps is another huge draw.
We tend to go to Steep Brew at least three times a month for drinks and a light dinner or apps. The taps rotate fairly frequently, and they oftentimes have “tap takeovers” where one brewery will be featured and have several, sometimes harder to find, brews on tap.
Every visit I make starts with a flight. This is the flight I had for National IPA Day:
The flights are $10 ($9 during Happy Hour, which is all day Sunday and between 5 and 7 on weekdays) and a healthy pour for each of the 4 beers. Typically, I am able to get 4 IPAs, and sometimes I can even get a second flight with 4 different IPAs. The selection is usually pretty solid, and oftentimes I will find a beer from a brewery I have not had before.
Occasionally they will have a “tap takeover” where there will be several beers from one brewery.
They also typically have 2 beers on cask.
The staff is also great and tend to have solid beer knowledge and recommendations. One of the other great perks is that if you enjoy a beer, chances are you can run upstairs to Whole Foods and buy it to take home!
Food is also generally good. Our favorite thing to get is the Southwestern Egg Rolls, and the truffle fried are hard to resist. Alternatively, you can grab grub upstairs and eat at the bar.
For all these reasons Steep Brew is one of my favorite places to get a few IPAs. The opportunity to taste something new is a huge draw, and it is easy to get to and has good food. My wife tends to like the wine choices they have as well!