Today, we welcome the arrival of summer as the June Solstice marks the longest day of the year. Along with taking advantage of warm weather and vacation days, many Americans will also enjoy celebrating their relaxation time with good food and drink. While we often consider how we source our food products, thanks in part to the locavore movement, do we take the same actions when it comes to choosing an alcoholic beverage?
Turn any corner in San Francisco, and you’ll see restaurants and eateries that boast about where they buy their products. The same now goes for bars and pubs, who are taking advantage of local craft beers and distilleries that are driving the city’s vibrant drinking culture. At a recent Commonwealth Club event, San Francisco’s most well known distillers and brewers gathered to discuss why drinking locally should be an important part of our culinary rituals.