On 4/19 (a day early!) we'll have the good folks from Lagunitas at ODM for their yearly Waldo's Special Ale release. Waldo's Special is their DANKEST Double IPA of the year and is a celebration the whole "420" thing. We'll also be pouring their Dark Swan sour and Davey Murray's Best Scotch ale, as well as 17 other awesome beers from other breweries! Also, the Bay Area Beer Shares Meetup group will be on hand, so definitely come if you enjoy meeting new beer geeks. See you there from 5-midnight!
Aren't you sick of beer yet? We're definitely ready for a cocktail...maybe even a fancy beer cocktail or paired boilermaker. It's SPIRITOUS SUNDAY at ODM, y'all!
We're comfortable saying that ODM is one of the best, if not the very best, beer bar in SF that also has the hard stuff. So why not come in for some whisky, rum, or whatever tickles your fancy? We'll be whipping up special beer cocktails (and not just the b.s. kind where Pilsner replaces soda water), our regular fancy cocktails, and we'll be giving folks a sneak peak of our paired boilermaker menu that we will be releasing in the near future.
On top of all that, loads of insanely great beer left from half a dozen events all week will still be on draft (the sloppy seconds continue!). So whether you are or are not sick of beer yet, we've got you very much covered.
Update: the Eye of the Avocado pop up will be serving brunchy egg sandos at ODM from 12-3!
It's ODM's Sloppy Seconds Sour Saturday Sh1tstorm!
Seriously though, come get you some of the insanely great sours and other barrel aged goodies left over from a looooong week of amazing beer at ODM. We'll be swapping out 8-16 kegs per night every day of SF Beer Week. There will be LOTS of killer stuff left near the end. We're creating an institution around what many beer geeks already know about SF Beer Week events: go the day after a big event, when the crowds are gone, and you'll usually find a lot of the great beer is still available on draft! Sloppy seconds!
To boot, Freewheel Brewing will be on hand with two cask ales and a third on draft. The Freewheel team will be there to meet and greet their drinking public. ODM and our regulars LOVE Freewheel and tear through their casks of wonderful English ales at a prodigious rate. Come and share the love with us and have yourself an Imperial Pint of something sessionable.
Avoid the huge crowds elsewhere and appreciate all that good stuff you missed at ODM all week long! Plus Freewheel! What else do you need to know?
Almanac Beer Co & Fernet Francisco are two truly Fantastic Beasts...and you can find them at ODM!
We will be pouring the full Almanac line up of sours and barrel aged beasts, plus a few special picks from Almanac's archives. Here's what we've got lined up so far:
- Fernet Francisco Barrel Aged Sour (Name TBD)
- Valley of the Hearts Delight
- Blueberry Jack
- Don't Call it Frisco DIPA
- Sunshine & Opportunity
- Grand Cru Red
- Grand Cru White
- Farmer's Reserve Strawberry
We'll have bottles of the Almanac barrel aged Fernet Francisco, Malbec barrel aged FF, and regular FF on draft (as always!). We'll have Almanac + Fernet Francisco boilermakers and special Fernet Francisco cocktails such as the Frankie Old Fashioned, Hanky Panky, and Mission Mule. We're even doing a special FF Oyster Rockefeller Po Boy, so come hungry.
The producers from both Almanac and Fernet Francisco will be on hand to meet the public.
Admission will be $20 at the door (or bar) for 5 tickets. 1 ticket gets you a 4oz pour of any Almanac beer. 2 tickets gets you a shot of Fernet Francisco. You can pay with cash or card at the bar.
North Bay beer culture has always been strong, but it has exploded over the past year or two and we don't always see some of their best stuff in SF. Come celebrate the North Bay with us, we'll have draft selections from the likes of:
* Mad Fritz (Napa, CA)
* Plow (Santa Rosa, CA)
* WoodFour (Sebastopol, CA)
* Lagunitas (Petaluma, CA) (2017 High Westified BA Imp Stout!)
* Marin Brewing (Marin, CA)
* HenHouse (Santa Rosa, CA)
* Bear Republic (Healdsburg, CA)
Get a taste of the East Bay! We're featuring kegs from our favorite breweries over yonder. We'll have a bunch of draft selections from:
* The Rare Barrel (Berkeley, CA)
* Temescal Brewing (Oakland, CA)
* Fieldwork Brewing (Berkeley, CA)
* Plus more, including Drake's Black Label triple IPA!
The good folks from Temescal Brewing will be on hand to meet and greet.
Also, Sneaky's BBQ will be dishing up the smokey meaty goodness, so come hungry!
All profits from this event will go to the Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research (imbcr.org). Tickets available here.
Bring your sweetheart to Old Devil Moon for a truly special Valentine's Day dinner where you get to skip straight to dessert! Wicked Pete Slosberg & Chris Cohen have prepared a fabulous beer and chocolate pairing event for you at ODM. They'll introduce and discuss each of 8 wonderful and nuanced pairings. Pete is making several chocolates for the event and we're excited to be working with Berkeley's TCHO chocolate for the others.
Pete Slosberg is a legend in craft beer and artisanal chocolate. He founded Pete’s Brewing Company, producer of the famed "Pete's Wicked Ale" that was one of the 80's and 90's biggest names in craft beer. He followed that up with "Cocoa Pete's Chocolate Adventures." Pete's efforts over several decades have been instrumental in educating people about great beer and chocolate. Needless to say, Pete is an expert in both, including pairing them.
Chris Cohen is a partner at Old Devil Moon, one of 27 Advanced Cicerones, a National BJCP judge, co-founder of the SF Homebrewers Guild, and the author of the Beer Scholar Study Guides for the Cicerone Exams. He can't wait to host you at ODM during SF Beer Week 2017!
This is ODM's only ticketed Beer Week event, we will open for business to the public at the end of the event. Attendees are invited to remain on hand after the tasting for more great beer, cocktails, and NOLA-inspired bites.
Mr. Rogers told us to be good neighbors and at ODM we're totally on board. Lots of excellent new breweries have opened in SF over the last year and we're excited to feature a bunch of them so you can taste the goods all in one place! We'll be featuring fresh kegs from our friends at:
* Barebottle - Doom Bloom (Northeast style *triple* IPA!)
* Ferment Drink Repeat - English Brown Porter on Raspberries
* Old Bus Tavern - Wookie's Delight IIPA
* Black Sands - Citra SMaSH IPA
* Laughing Monk - Coffee & Cream
Also, the good folks from Old Bus Tavern & Black Sands will be on hand to hang out and meet the drinking public!
P.S. Don't forget, our other 15 handles will be pouring all the sloppy seconds from the previous nights, too. Oh yeah, we also do cocktails plus great NOLA-influenced po boys, hush puppies, and bread pudding. Yum!
At ODM we're huge fans of what's going on with the SoCal brewing scene right now and you see that reflected in our draft list every day. So while this may be SF Beer Week, we think SoCal deserves a night all to themselves. Here's what we'll be putting on draft this evening:
Phantom Carriage - Cell 14-D
Phantom Carriage - Centennial Muis
Lost Abbey - Cuvee de Tomme
Bruery - Humulus Terreux
Modern Times - Fruitlands
Modern Times - Golden Pineapple IPA
Eagle Rock - Tarte Noir
Eagle Rock - La Suerte
Stone - Old Guardian 2013
Toolbox - Cucumberliner
Green Flash - Sepia Frumento
Update: the Eye of the Avocado pop up will be serving brunchy egg sandos at ODM from 12-3!
Start SF Beer Week off right with hella sours! We have kegs lined up from a veritable sh!tstorm of incredible breweries, with more to be announced!
* Sante Adairius (Capitola, CA)
* The Rare Barrel (Berkeley, CA)
* Mad Fritz (Napa, CA in their debut at an SF bar!)
* Grimm Artisanal (Brooklyn, NY)
* Toolbox (San Diego, CA)
* Panil (Italy)
* Paradox (CO)
* Flat Tail (OR)
* Propolis (OR)
* Phantom Carriage (LA, CA)
* Almanac (SF, CA)
* The Lost Abbey (San Marcos, CA) (Cuvée de Tomme!)
* Libertine (SLO, CA)
* We'll be doing bottle pours of some vintage sours in addition to the many draft options
* More to come!
ODM is opening early for this special event. We'll be open from noon to 2AM.
We'll be selling 5 tickets for 4oz pours for $20 at the door (or at the bar for those without cash). Further pours will be available for $4 each at the bar for those who want to sample more. 10 oz pours will also be available for all beers, plus pints of non-sour palate cleansers.
FYI this is a BYO antacids event ;)
Old Devil Moon accepts cash or cards. Don't forget to tip your bartender!
On Monday, Nov 14th, the biggest Supermoon for a generation will be peeking up from the horizon. Check it out from the big windows in the front of ODM, from our patio, or come down for a hot drink after seeing it from the top of Bernal Hill!
We'll be pouring hot mulled wine all night to keep you warm and cozy.
We'll also be doing our Delirium for Two boilermaker, because full moons make you crazy! For that we take two 10 oz glasses, rinse them with Fernet, pour 1 oz gin in the glass, then pour Delirium Tremens golden Belgian strong ale over it.
Science Alert says: If you only see one astronomical event this year, make it the November supermoon, when the Moon will be the closest to Earth it’s been since January 1948. During the event, which will happen on the eve of November 14, the Moon will appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an average full moon. This is the closest the Moon will get to Earth until 25 November 2034, so you really don’t want to miss this one.
Fernet is one of San Francisco's favorite bitter liquors and here at Old Devi Moon we love us some Fernet Francisco. We love it so much we always have it on tap! Fernet Francisco loves us back, so they'll be at ODM this Friday night to release their untra-limited (90 cases total) new Highway 12 Winery Malbec barrel aged Fernet Francisco for you to try. ODM will be doing a special menu of cocktails, a beer & shot special, and a special sando. Check it out:
The Argentine: FF, cola, cardamom bitters
Frankie Old Fashioned: FF, JM Sirop, cardamom bitters
Hanky Panky: gin, sweet vermouth, FF
Mission Mule: FF, tequila, lime, ginger beer
Special $10 beer & shot combo: Almanac Pils + Fernet Francisco
Po Frankie sando - ODM's Oyster Rockefeller Po Boy with a twist - fried gulf oysters, crispy Avedano's tasso, a special Fernet Francisco-spinach-butter sauce and parmesan cheese on toasted French bread
Come get your Fernet on, San Francisco!
Come celebrate (or cry) with ODM this Election Day! We'll have full election coverage on our 100 inch screen and projector.
If you're like the rest of us, you're constantly suppressing the urge to grab your drink by the p*$$#, so ODM's Election Night special is the $10 Hanky Panky: gin, sweet vermouth, and Fernet Francisco. It's been a long time coming, let's do this, ladies!
Halloween is our fave holiday at Old Devil Moon! We'll be even creepier than usual all week, starting on Monday, Oct 23rd and lasting through Halloween. Come check out the ODM haunted mansion! Enjoy the fun all week but come in costume on Friday and Saturday night for our 1st Annual ODM Halloween Party! We'll be doing a special beer list that'll include a slate of our favorite pumpkin beers (don't hate!) and other Fall seasonals, plus some special cocktails which may, or may not, contain floating eyeballs. Hot mulled wine will also be on the menu.
Come join Lagunitas for the release of their ultra-fresh Born Yesterday Pale Ale! You'll get a free glass with purchase! We'll also have their Willets Bourbon Barrel aged stout on hand, pints of Little Sumpin', and cans of their 12th of Never session IPA. Release starts at 5 and goes until close at midnight. See you there!
This weekend ODM will feature several taps of great German beer not typically found at US craft beer joints. Try a helles, Germany's most popular beer, a rich dense doppelbock, an intensely smokey rauchbier, and a copper dunkles weissbier on draft, among others. We'll have bratwurst po boys and pretzels to pair.
The Almanac Beer Co gang will be at Old Devil Moon in full force this Friday with a slate of their special new sours, barrel aged goodies, a new super fresh DIPA, plus a special dark sour from their cellared archive! Check out this killer list, each of which will be available in 4 oz tasters or 10 oz full pours, plus full 16 oz pints in the case of the Craft Pilsner:
Truthful Statement 2015 (9% ABV) - This vintage dark sour was originally released in 2015 and has been aging gracefully in Almanac’s cellar. Truthful Statement was inspired by the flavors of the classic Old Fashioned cocktail. This imperial stout has been soured and aged in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels with sweet Bing cherries and freshly zested oranges for a rich and tart dark sour beer. We encourage you to pair Truthful Statement with ODM’s roast beef po boy.
Farmer's Reserve Raspberry (6.8% ABV) - This sour blonde ale is aged in wine barrels with raspberries to create Almanac’s version of the classic Framboise. They sourced the raspberries from farms in the Santa Cruz mountain area, where the warm days and cool nights result in perfect fruit with complex flavor and a ruby red-color. The final product highlights big fruit flavor from Coastal California and it’s a real treat. We encourage you to pair this with ODM’s fried Gulf oyster po boy.
Hoppy Sour Amarillo (6.8% ABV) - The latest in their hoppy sour series, Almanac’s Hoppy Sour Amarillo is a brettanomyces farmhouse ale fermented in large wood foedres and then dosed with an intense IPA-style dry hopping prior to kegging and bottling. The result is a pale sour with huge bursts of peach, pineapple and tangerine aroma and flavors that blend perfectly with the Brett funkiness. We encourage you to pair this with ODM’s fried Gulf shrimp po boy.
Never Say Never Double IPA (8% ABV) - Once upon a time you wouldn't think of Almanac when you thought "IPA," but as they discovered, "never say you won’t brew an IPA." Lucky for us, they went for it and their regular release IPA and this special release Never Say Never Double IPA are amazing! Almanac dry-hopped the hell out of the Never Say Never DIPA with Mosaic, Equinox, and Motueka for huge bursts of mango, citrus, blueberry and papaya aroma. We encourage you to pair Never Say Never with ODM's roast beef po boy.
Barbary Barrel Noir (10.2% ABV) - For this Barrel Noir release Almanac aged their imperial stout in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels with chili peppers, cocoa nibs, vanilla, and sea salt. This is a decadent, oaky, dense-bodied beer that we encourage you to pair with ODM's bread pudding with chicory anglaise.
Lavender Honey de Brettaville (6.5% ABV) - This oak-fermented Brett golden base beer is finished with lavender from Eatwell Farms in Dixon, California and aromatic wildflower honey for a funky, floral pale sour. With a nose of meyer lemons, aromatic botanicals, and bosc pear, this is an easy drinking delight. We recommend you pair this with ODM’s hush puppies with whipped honey butter.
Craft Pilsner (4.8% ABV) - Almanac makes one of the best new Pilsners around and we're proud to have it available at ODM at all times, whether on draft or in cans! It's a fabulously crisp and crushable palate cleanser we encourage you to sip between doses of their flavorful sours and dense Noir. Almanac makes their Craft Pilsner with 100% pils malt but adds a West Coast twist by dry hopping it with Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe, and Mandarina Bavaria hops for melon and citrus on the nose.