Marc and I have moments when we just don’t want to do anything but stay home, order food in, and snuggle up to a great movie. Plus, we’ve been dating for so long, we often run out of ideas of what to do on dates (anyone else have this problem?).
When Raquel of See. Eat. Love. invited Marc and I to do a Beer and Sausage Tour in Oakland, we were super excited because it was something new for us to enjoy together. We had so much fun exploring The Town, meeting new people, and learning more about Oakland.
Our first stop was the Warehouse District’s Beer Revolution on 3rd & Broadway, where we got to sample, well more like drink because they pour generously, an exclusive beer flight. We sat in their outdoor patio area and enjoyed the beautiful SF Bay Area weather. Funny how we’ve never actually been to this pub even though Marc and I are big beer fans and we’re always hanging out in this area.
After the beer “tasting” and walking around 6 blocks, we made our way to Old Oakland for sausages at Rosamunde on Washington & 9th. We got to sample the wild boar, beer sausage and bratwurst. I’m a “sauce” person (my friends know how much I love ketchup!) and they have this amazing curry ketchup that is a must-try with your sausage. Marc and I have been to Rosamunde several times in the past and one tip I do have is if you’re in a hurry (or extra hungry), call in your order and by the time you get to Rosamunde, your sausage is ready for you, fresh off the grill!
Our third stop was in one of Uptown’s latest addition, Woods Bar & Brewery on Telegraph and 17th. Personally, I was grateful for the walk because at this point, I was STUFFED! We met owner Jim Woods who shared with us his story of how he got into brewing his own beer (which by the way, he started doing in HIGH SCHOOL in his parents’ garage). Marc especially enjoyed Woods’ yerba mate-infused brew (among other awesome beer) and we can definitely see ourselves coming back and bringing our fellow beer-obsessed friends.
Our last stop was Lost & Found where we got to enjoy their beautiful beer garden and ate delicious food. Hands down, our favorite was the corn. Don’t get me wrong, everything was great but there is just something about that darn corn!
We were also suppose to go to Good Hop Bottle Shop but honestly, the generous pours and food samplings made me too full (and plus we had dinner plans). This food and drink tour was such a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Thank you so much for inviting us Raquel and we’re looking forward to checking out your future tours!
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Urban Wine Trail $65
Saturday December 6th or Saturday December 13th
The ramshackle wooden wharves of Jack London’s day are gone for good, and so are the lawless men who worked on them. Now this historic waterfront location is home to freshly-renovated public spaces, a constantly evolving food scene and some of the most amazing urban wine cellars. Our Urban Wine Trail expedition takes you on a walk from Jack London Square through Oakland’s surrounding arteries, tasting exquisite wines made from grapes sourced from stellar wine regions such as Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties.
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