Today kicks off a weeks worth of Bay Area Jerry-related events that feature WORKINGMAN’S ALE, a Jerry Garcia-inspired collaboration between Magnolia Brewing Company & High Water Brewing.
Jerry was a true working musician, compelled to play out constantly with the Grateful Dead and countless side bands, setting him apart from most peers of his era. Coming from a multi-generation San Francisco family, Jerry’s Grandmother was a union organizer, and his Father ran a blue-collar bar beside Maritime Hall that served the ship & sailing trades. Following the death of Jerry’s Father, his Mother gathered herself, tied on an apron and ran the bar.
With a respectful eye toward Jerry’s blue-collar family history and his own hardworking attitude, this drinkable, mostly pale session ale features all-American hops, but has roots in the bitters and milds of the industrial midlands of England.
WORKINGMAN’S ALE will be carried at just a small handful of Jerry-related events over the following weeks; and it premiers right here at Magnolia Brewery on Haight & Masonic for our very own JERRY DAY. Hopefully you’ll have a chance to try this very rare & interesting brew.
Today’s the day! We’re pouring along with our Brewer’s Guild brethren at Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival in Golden Gate Park at Hellman Hollow from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Join us at the Brewers’ Hall for a pint or three, some eats & local music. More info here: http://chipotle.com/cultivate/SanFrancisco.aspx#brewers-hall.
Yes, they’re back. But do you know why?
1. To help people with Anatidaephobia - The Fear That Somewhere, Somehow You are Being Watched by a Duck
2. Because we need to see what happens when wings are slow cooked in duck fat, deep fried, tossed in fish sauce, sugar, rice wine vinegar, garlic, and chili flakes.
3. Because what happens is after eating Magnolia duck wings you will feel like this guy:
4. Because we miss the slaw. Our wings are served over a slaw of sliced celery root, carrots, red onion and celery leaf that we tossed in a vinaigrette of blue cheese, champagne vinegar, and olive oil.
5. Popular. Demand.
QUACK IT, TWEET IT, JUST DON’T FORGET TO EAT IT.