The perfect beer for drinking in the park.
One of the core beers brewed by San Francisco’s Fort Point Beer Company is Park, a hoppy wheat beer.
Formally named Drinking in the Park, the nickname Park was adopted when the full name wouldn’t quite fit on the beer can!
Like any beer designed for outdoor enjoyment, Park is super crushable (at 4.7% abv) and super portable in its sleek, sexy can.
It’s also super thirst quenching. Single-hopped with Citra, refreshing citrusy hop aromas and flavors dance on top of a malt bill of Pilsner and wheat malt and the Biere de Garde yeast used provides a crisp, dry finish.
Proud of their home-turf, Fort Point Beer Company is San Francisco-focused, through-and-through – from their name, after the fortification built in the 1850s to protect the San Francisco Bay from naval attack; to their branding, inspired by the Fort’s design; to their pioneering focus on innovation, which the city has been known for since the days of the Gold Rush.
So where’s the perfect local spot to enjoy your can of Park? Dolores Park, of course! On a sunny day, this 16-acre hillscape in the Mission District attracts residents from across the city looking to soak up some sun.
It’s still a little chilly out now, but in a few months, grab a blanket and a 6-pack and go enjoy Drinking in the Park.
I wanted to take a moment to give a big shout out to Colleen Fredricks and Mike Schnebeck, Fort Point Beer Company’s marketing director and brewer, respectively, for showing me and a few friends around the brewery back in December, and to Jim Woods of Woods Beer Co. for connecting us.
Next time you’re in San Francisco, a visit to Fort Point’s new Ferry Building Tap Room is a must!
Image sources: Thumbnail, Fort Point Beer Company beer cans & branding, Fort Point Lighthouse, Fort Point and the Golden Gate Bridge