As lovers of fine food and fine beer, Craig and Beth often wondered about the lack of a beer specific retail and tasting bar in their much loved city of San Francisco. Often they questioned the inability to mix and match a six pack, why must one be committed six times over asked Craig to Beth?  Living in a wine swept environment, the beer couple wondered if perhaps a beer bar- based upon a wine bar model- had legs.  While traveling in a foreign land the idea of a beer niche retail and tasting bar was born.  City Beer Store opened its doors in May 2006.

Our vision was to create a friendly community gathering spot to sip a beer while you browse the shelves.  Each customer is deserving of a unique individual shopping encounter rather than a formula sell, and we work closely with our staff to provide this experience. Our hope is for beer to be treated with the same respect as a fine wine or fine bourbon.  We will continue to source and seek out the finest offerings for our splendid City Beer Store community; thank you for the support and kindness!
Craig and Beth Wathen
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