Get “off the beaten path” and enjoy an afternoon of great beer and outstanding food at places you maybe never heard of in this eclectic city that is San Francisco.
What the hell is the “Ing-Xcels-Ola” you ask? It’s our made-up word to direct you to the INGleside, eXCELSsior, and portOLA neighborhoods along the southern edge of the city. We may be a bit off the beaten path, but once you find us, you’ll realize we’re worth the trip, and a lot closer to where you normally grab craft beers than you may have originally thought.
This event is structured as a “Progressive Tasting” but you can start anywhere along the route if you wish. What the hell is a Progressive Tasting you ask? It’s where you enjoy food and craft beer pairings at one location, then “progressively” move along the route to enjoy more food and craft beer pairings at other locations. Our Progressive Tasting event will get you to FIVE locations, and the best part is we’ll shuttle you along the route for FREE!
For our Progressive Tasting, you’ll enjoy food paired with beers by Ferment.Drink.Repeat at FIVE different, unique locations. Starting at 12:30pm at The Ave Bar on Ingleside's Ocean Avenue (www.theavebar.com), you’ll get a beer-infused cocktail crafted with an FDR beer at this watering hole that features craft beers and has been welcoming Ingleside residents for years. From there you’ll make the short walk down to Ocean Ale House (www.oceanalehouse.com) where you’ll pair delicious food with multiple FDR beers at this inviting, craft beer mecca. Starting at 2:30pm, our FREE shuttle will then begin moving folks to the Excelsior to get more outstanding food paired with FDR beer at The Dark Horse Inn (www.darkhorsesf.com), an oasis on Geneva Avenue that has been featuring locally-produced craft beer for the past seven years, as well as the newly opened Witch Doctor’s Lounge (www.witchdoctorslounge.com) on Mission Street. For your last stop, you’ll again take our FREE shuttle to Ferment.Drink.Repeat, the Portola Neighborhood’s first craft brewery (www.fermentdrinkrepeat.com), where you’ll get even more beer, this time paired with a delectable dessert prepared for us by The Dark Horse Inn. FDR will also be prepared to provide tours of the brewery, where all the beers paired for this event were brewed!
Mark your SF Beer Week itinerary for this can’t miss event … check back here often, we’ll post more information as we finalize our food and beer pairing menu. Shake up the routine and get “off the beaten path” … you won’t be disappointed!
12:30pm – Progressive Tasting starts with beer-infused cocktail at The Ave Bar
2:30pm – 7:40pm – FREE Shuttle Service runs a continuous loop between four venues on route: Ocean Ale House - Dark Horse Inn - Witch Doctor's Lounge - FDR
Planned Departure Times from Each Venue*
Ocean Ale House (OAH) --> Dark Horse Inn (DHI)
2:30pm 3:30pm 4pm 4:30pm 5pm 5:30pm 6pm 7pm
Dark Horse Inn (DHI) --> Witch Doctor's Lounge (WDL)
2:45pm 3:45pm 4:15pm 4:45pm 5:15pm 5:45pm 6:15pm 7:15pm
Witch Doctor's Lounge (WDL) --> Ferment.Drink.Repeat (FDR)
2:55pm 3:55pm 4:25pm 4:55pm 5:25pm 5:55pm 6:25pm 7:25pm
Ferment.Drink.Repeat (FDR) --> Ocean Ale House (OAH)
3:10pm 4:10pm 4:40pm 5:10pm 5:40pm 6:10pm 6:40pm 7:40pm
*Shuttle times subject to change based on traffic, weather, and acts of God.