Black Hammer Brewing Company
544 Bryant St
San Francisco, California
Visited on October 30, 2017
Located just down the street from both Local Brewing Company and 21st Amendment, Black Hammer makes a nice trifecta for the area. Actually, I’d have to say it was probably my favorite of the three.
Local has an amazingly local feel to it (go figure) and 21st Amendment was is a pioneer, but Black Hammer just felt more my style. The interior is a trendy type of industrial, with a gorgeous U-shaped bar and a front facade that somehow actually calls to mind an old-school metal smithery.
The one drawback is the lack of a decent sample sized pour, as a flight of four winds up coming at you with 32 ounces of beer. Normally this wouldn’t be an issue for me, but after spending a few hours at Local, I was starting to get full, and dinner plans crept up on me. So I ended up abusing my alcohol and leaving some behind, but I rather enjoyed everything that was poured.
There were a couple of hoppy options, including the now-ubiquitous New England IPA, that were perfectly drinkable. But my favorites once again trended toward the lagers. The Octoberfest was solid, and Dopplebock was simply everything I want in a beer.
I regret not getting to spend more time here and really dig into the beers, so I think I’ll make that a priority when I return to town in March. Until then…
Total: 76 (of 80)