Article featured image

Throughout the fall we have been taking a look at the beer scenes in cities representing all 32 NFL teams — from local brewers to beer-centric bars to the finest beer shops. One thing is for sure, football fans are drinking very well. And if you’re not into sports but enjoy a quality imperial oatmeal stout, then read on anyway to see how cities across the country are taking their suds more seriously than ever. Up next, the San Francisco 49ers.

Lagunitas A Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Pale Wheat Ale: The acclaimed Petaluma, Calif.-based brewery’s pale wheat ale is full of hoppy, citrusy character, with a subtle fruity wheat note in the background.

Anchor Porter: Pouring dark in the glass with a creamy head, the San Francisco brewery’s porter is characterized by the typical flavors of roasted malt, molasses and chocolate, yet somehow manages to stand out from the porter crowd.

Bear Republic Racer 5 India Pale Ale: Acting as the workhorse beer for the Healdsburg-based microbrewery, this aromatic IPA is floral, piney and citrusy. A fruity, malty sweetness rounds it out.

The Trappist: Modeled on the classic Northern European pub, two separate bars stock more than 100 Belgian, Dutch, Scandinavian and American beers, with 28 on tap. Draft options are mostly Belgian, local and domestic craft. 460 8th Street, Oakland, 510-238-8900,

Beer Revolution: Husband-and-wife team Mark Martone (a.k.a. Fraggle) and Rebecca Boyles are behind this well-stocked beer bar. With nearly 50 draft lines, which they guarantee are always kept clean and at 36º, and hundreds more bottles, you are sure to find your brew of choice here. 464 3rd Street, Oakland, 510-452-BEER,

The Monk’s Kettle: The Mission District gastropub features 24 taps, plus another 180 bottles, including a number of vintage offerings. Belgian and local craft beer are the focus here, and regular beer-pairing dinners are hosted. 3141 16th Street, San Francisco, 415-865-9523,

City Beer Store: It’s also a tasting room where you can drink on premise, but as a beer store, it’s unparalleled. More than 300 beers from around the world can be found and “mix & match” six-packs are encouraged. 1168 Folsom Street, suite 101, San Francisco, 415-503-1033,

More Beer Around The NFL on Food Republic: