Whether you have opinions on mosaic versus cascade hops or you don’t know IBUs from IPAs, check out Gebhard’s. They have a bunch of beers on tap that you definitely won’t find on the shelves at Whole Foods, and the dark space works well for a low-key drink with a couple friends. If you don’t feel like staring into pint glasses and wondering about fermentation processes, you can play darts or foosball instead.
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