beer


February 26, 2014

Event Recap: Japan Beer Fest 2014

by Melissa Gordon

UmamiMart + The Trappist, Japanese Beer Fest 2/14

San Francisco Beer Week 2014 took place February 6th-16th, celebrating the Bay Area craft-beer scene with events, dinners, talks, and good times.

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January 24, 2014

Upcoming Event: Japan Beer Fest (OAK)

by Kayoko


We are ECSTATIC to announce our first partnership with The Trappist, our wonderful neighbor, and one of the Bay Area’s most revered beer bars.

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December 9, 2013

Fridgin’ Out: A Tale of Four Refrigerators

by Umamimart Guest

By Audrey Luk

My husband, Chris, has an unusual vice: buying refrigerators. “You’re so patient with me,” he says as he slices open another big box.

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November 27, 2013

Upcoming Event: Latkes + Lager: 2nd Annual Umami Mart Hannukah Party (SF)

by Kayoko


Last year we hosted a Hannukah party with Erin of The Forest Feast, and her husband Rabbi Jon, in our first year of business in Oakland.

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December 7, 2012

The PDT Project: Black Flip

by Payman Bahmani

Categorically speaking, a flip is a cocktail in which a whole egg is deployed, the reason being to impart a richness, body, and a silky texture to a drink.

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September 14, 2012

The PDT Project: Beer Cassis

by Payman Bahmani

A simple blend of Byrrh (a fortified aromatized wine similar to a sweet vermouth with quinine), Crème de Cassis (a black currant liqueur), and soda water, the Byrrh Cassis was among a number of light aperitif style cocktails that were in vogue in Europe during the early 20th century, especially during the spring and summer months.

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September 7, 2012

The PDT Project: Beer and a Smoke

by Payman Bahmani

After a long hard day of work, sometimes all you want is a beer and a smoke. Unfortunately it’s no longer possible to enjoy those two pleasures simultaneously if you’re in a bar (at least in most American cities), so Jim Meehan of PDT devised a clever way of joining them together in a drink that’s aptly named Beer and a Smoke.

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September 27, 2011

Slightly Peckish: Oktoberfest 2011 (München)

by Sakura

Slightly Peckish: Oktoberfest 10

This summer has been a whirl of social engagements, what with friends visiting, me visiting friends and everyone congregating in London.

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July 15, 2011

Tap This: Central American Beer

by CJ

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I’ve traveled around most Central American countries over the past few years on surf trips and have tried pretty much all the local beers in each country I’ve visited.

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April 27, 2011

Tap This: Stag Dining’s Brewmasters Dinner with Magnolia (SF)

by CJ

If you are not convinced that beer pairings work with upscale dining, this post may change your mind. Recently I attended an amazing event put on by Stag Dining Group who partnered with Magnolia Brewery to create The Brewmasters Dinner.

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