burger bar SF, rogue wet hop

tap selection at burger bar sf

on friday AP and I went over to the burger bar (inside of macy’s at union square) opening night to see if we could score some burgers and good brews.

  • I was a big fan of the burger bar in vegas, so I had pretty high expectations right off the bat.
  • when we got there, the place was packed (not surprisingly), so we left to get food elsewhere and came back a few hours later (after 10pm) to meet CB and TG for a round.
  • the place was still pretty crowded, but CB and TG had managed to grab a couple bar stools.
  • unfortunately, although the tap selection seemed decent (with a lot of local representation), the bottle selection was slim at best.
  • when I later overheard the bartender describing avery’s white rascal as “sort of an amber, like an oktoberfest,” we all urged TG to finish his pint of duvel green/draft so we could get out of there.

tap selection at burger bar sf

a little irritated by our experience at burger bar, we all rolled over to a safe bet, rogue pub.

rogue halloween setup

  • I had a score to settle, so right off the bat I ordered up a dry hop red on draft to compare to my last review.  I hate to say it, but my initial comments still stand – weak malt backbone and little hop aroma.
  • while we were relaxing on rogue’s great back patio, TG came back with a round of rogue’s wet hop offering.  the beer had a great mellow hop aroma and could easily stand it’s ground with the other wet hop beers we tried last wednesday at toronado.
  • according to this link, the wet hop brew comes from chatoe rogue, a spinoff that uses proprietary hops and malts and that will be putting out other beers such as “Pinot Envy Ale, Dirtoir Ale, Single Malt Ale, and OREgasmic Ale.”  sounds interesting.

beers on the rogue patio

wet hop ale inside rogue

wet hop ale with bomber

catching up on celebrator at rogue

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