While its cool labels and allusions to Brooklyn may signal hipsterdom, Brooklyn West is in fact a casual, welcoming place catering to people new or somewhat unfamiliar to the world of wine.
SF Beer Week starts Friday Feb. 10, and with it come countless parties, tap takeovers and other over-the-top events. Here's what we think is the best of what's on tap.
We've got news on two Oakland-grown drinking establishments set to grow this year.
The industrial, yet cozy, bar in the Rockridge restaurant is a great place to wait out the next storm.
The brewery is currently open Thursdays through Sundays with at least six different beers on tap.
We've greatly expanded our East Bay drinks map. Look here first before you choose your next happy-hour location.
Oakland's got two new bars from the folks who own Drexl — The Miranda cocktail lounge and Fort Green, an updated sports bar.
John Fox, who confessed to running a wine Ponzi scheme from his Berkeley store, Premier Cru, was sentenced to six and a half years in prison for his crimes.
John Fox, the former owner of Premier Cru, was not a very good criminal, according to the government, but his cooperation with them may see him served fewer years in prison.
An expert in counterfeiting is concerned that the sale of old bottles and wooden crates from Premier Cru will help wine counterfeiters.