Thursday, August 2, 2012

Magnolia: on the Haight

   If they could make a year a National Park, a zeitgeist preserved as it were, the corner of Haight and Asbury in San Francisco would be its 1967 headquarters.  OK, no more puns, but just a block away, at the corner of Haight and Masonic, the Magnolia Brewing Co. is serving up groovy beer. 
That's Paul and Linda (last seen on this blog in Raleigh), who flew all the way out from San Francisco to join some old friends for a great weekend, and the three of us launched it with brunch at Magnolia.  I had to try the Kolsch-and-scrapple combo mentioned in the Great American Ale Trail, and was pleased to see them serving Kolsch in the proper glasses.
   The board listed a nice choice of styles, and the menu had some off-the-beaten path items.  We tried  beer ice cream, a scoop of vanilla-ish sweetness floating in a cup of stout. The Humphrey Slocombe Ice Cream folks really make this with some malts from the brewery here.
Visited 7/27/12)

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