Outpost 1706 brings craft beers and laid-back vibes to Old Town Plaza

Rumors of a craft beer taproom coming to the heart of Old Town began circulating early this year, then died down, then revved back up, went quiet, and finally came to fruition back during the Balloon Fiesta when Outpost 1706 opened briefly. Now the taproom is fully open, and after making a stealth visit with…

A different kind of tale for Lizard Tail starts in Nob Hill

I went over to the new Nob Hill location of Lizard Tail at 3417 Central Ave NE Suite C (formerly home to Poké Poké) to celebrate a friend’s new job, and unexpectedly ran into Rich Montoya, now one of the owners of Lizard Tail Brewing. Our super awesome server Laura had sent him my way…

Tin Can Alley partially opens in a socially distant world

All of us in the Crew have been waiting to see when Tin Can Alley, the new complex at Alameda and San Pedro that includes a Santa Fe Brewing taproom, would open under the current lockdown rules. This weekend, it finally opened, though it is not totally open. After all, people cannot sit anywhere inside,…

Boxing Bear opens its new Tramway taproom for beer to-go sales

Among the things we expected to find on the good old internet on Saturday were updates on the coronavirus, people waxing rhapsodic about the sporting events they attended on this date years ago, and breweries kindly asking customers to come on by for beer and/or food to-go orders. What we did not expects was an…