There’s not much of greater importance, beverage-wise, in San Francisco, than Anchor Steam beer. The brewery that appeared in Frank Norris’s 1899 classic, McTeague, helped launch the micro-brew renaissance in the 1980s and whose beer Jarvis Cocker handed into the audience at his Fillmore appearance in April, has produced a gin that is just now being slowly released into the San Francisco cocktail world.
Local booze guru Camper English reports in his Alcademics blog that, while the company has a 700-bottle stockpile of Genevieve genever, it is releasing the beverage in small batches to only a few locations. Comments on Alcademics indicate the spirit is available at Plumpjack Wines and Bourbon and Branch.
We don’t actually like gin very much, but from this venerable spirit-maker, it’s worth at least a martini or two.
I’ve got good booze and bad news… [Alcademics]