Celebrating Beer Week With A Bike Ride To Marin Brewing Company!

| February 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
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It’s now officially Beer Week in the Bay Area, and there’s nothing my cycling friends love more than their bicycles than beer (well, perhaps coffee is a close second.)

The local bike shop pushbike organized a fun social ride to the Marin Brewing Company in Larkspur, and over 30 of us gathered to make the 40-mile round trip to the brewery. It was also a benefit ride for the local cap maker and home brewer Kachusha “Chuey” Munkanta.

amanda and chava

bridge

jorge

After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, we stopped at Cibo in Sausalito for some caffeine (like I said, we love our coffee.)

cibo

Cibo’s the home of 2girl Coffee, which has some clever descriptions for their assortment of beans.

2girls coffee

cappucino

After getting fueled up, we headed onwards to “Paradise Loop,” a scenic and popular route located just past Tiburon.

chuey

bridget

bay 3

pamela

group ride

bridge

Marin Brewing Company was packed to capacity as it was a beautiful Saturday afternoon.

marin brewing company

marin brewing company

interior marin brewing company

bar

Just behind the bar, there’s a window where you can see their selection of fresh beer currently stored on the premises.

brewery

They also serve up the usual array of bar food including burgers, sandwiches and wood-fired pizza.

kitchen

veggie burger

club sandwich

veggie pizza

I ordered their Platypus Venom, a strong 10% ABV Imperial Stout (which I had to try since the platypus is my favorite animal) seasoned with star anise and blackstrap molasses. It’s a pretty hefty brew that would go well with a dark chocolate dessert.

platypus beer

After a leisurely lunch, most folks opted to take the ferry home afterwards from Larkspur.

group at marin

eating 2

But a small group of us slowly rolled back to SF — after waiting for our beer buzzes to wear off – so we could spend more time in the warm winter sunshine. Bicycles + beer = bliss!

ride home

Marin Brewing Company
Address: 1809 Larkspur Landing Circle map
Larkspur, CA 94939
Ph:(415) 461-4677

Facebook: Marin Brewing Company
Twitter: @MarinBrewingCo

Chuey is also participating in a free event at the Cervecería de MateVeza this upcoming Monday.

Cerveceria & Chuey Collaboration Benefiting the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation
February 11
5:00pm – 9:00pm
“Our good friend and prolific homebrewer Kachusha “Chuey” Munkanta came over to brew a Falconer’s Flight hopped, yerba mate infused collaboration beer. We brewed only 20 gallons, so get it while you can! Proceeds of our collaboration will benefit the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation, a non-profit organization created to commemorate and celebrate the life, interests, and good works of a well-loved and leading Northwest brewer.”

Address: map
Cervecería de MateVeza
3801 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Ph: (415) 273-9295

Admission: Free

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Jenny is happy to wear multiple hats at KQED; she works as an Interactive Producer for the Science & Environment unit and blogs for Bay Area Bites, KQED's popular food blog. Jenny graduated with honors from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Film and Television program and has worked for WNET/PBS, The Learning Channel, Sundance Channel and HBO.