Friday, January 30, 2009

Don't tell anybody

but, thanks to our fiendish machinations, Russian River Pliny the Elder is back for a very limited time. Come by soon for your hop infusion.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Topsham Pantsuit Will Be Crowded.

Topsham Pantsuit is still on for next Wednesday, February 4, with a terrific lineup of comics who have been nice enough to do a free show at our humble little bar. These noble souls include Kristen Schaal, Gabe & Jenny, John Marshall, Rob Paravonian, Michael Kupperman, and Ted Travelstead.

The main purpose of this announcement is to give you folks advance warning that you should come VERY EARLY if you want to be sure to get seats. We're almost certain we'll run out of space in the back room at some point, since there's been a lot of word-of-mouth and print publicity about this event, and it is, after all, free. But if we all squeeze in patiently, nobody will get hurt. See you soon!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ommegang Obamagang Inauguration Ale

is now in stock. The words:

Ommegang Obamagang Inauguration Ale (Cooperstown, NY; $7/12 oz). This celebratory ale is a cross between a porter and a stout, with a bit of Belgian Kriek yeast and a touch of chocolate blended in, and an underlying cherry fruitiness. Ommegang will donate a percentage of sales to charities in the respective cities where the beer is sold. 6.7% ABV.

Cattaneo Bros. Beef Jerky now in stock!

We are desperately excited to announce that we now have Cattaneo Bros. beef jerky at Pacific Standard. We've loved this San Luis Obispo jerky since we were kids; it puts that artificial, sugary corner-store jerky to shame. The incredibly juicy, thin slices are marinated in apple cider vinegar, and dried in old-fashioned smokehouse ovens. Since 1947, Cattaneo Bros. has been one of the only true jerky factories in the world, making all-natural, handmade jerky that's also 97% fat free and has no carbs or sugar.

Come here quick and enjoy a package (it's $6 for a bag that makes a great snack for two or three people), or we're going to eat it all and test the limits of individual beefiness in ways other than our manly good looks.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hangar One Vodkas and Anchor Junipero Gin.

We're happy to announce that we've finally made good on one of our long-standing promises and acquired bottles of an earth-shatteringly good vodka from the East Bay (Alameda, specifically), Hangar One, in both the regular and Kaffir Lime varieties. It's a true artisanal vodka, which really shows up in the subtle, complex flavors.

Another new Bay Area addition is Anchor's Junipero Gin, which has garnered all kinds of praise for being one of the best American gins available. Eric Asimov from the New York Times:

“Smooth, clean and very dry with assertive, classic flavors of juniper and citrus: a martini with one eyebrow raised."

Come by and try one of these spirits; they both stand up amazingly by themselves, or in a well-mixed cocktail (we're developing a new list including these two, and the Rogue rums we got in stock a few weeks ago).

Details on Our Inauguration Day Party Tuesday, January 20.

As many of you know, we'll be opening at 11 am on Tuesday, January 20 to show Barack Hussein Obama's inauguration on our two big projection screens. We'll have inaugural decorations (bunting!) and a potluck of various food items for people to graze on. Drink-wise, we'll have fresh-made pint-size Bloody Marys for $7, $3 pints of a couple different varieties of microbrew all day/night (since it is a Tuesday), and our usual $1 off happy hour from the time we open until 8 pm. In other words, we're going to inaugurate the crap out of this place. See you next week.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Comedy is back on February 4!

Join us at Pacific Standard in Park Slope for a pleasant evening of comedy in a book-lined and couch-filled room.


Free (Every Other) Wednesday Night Comedy Starting February 4

With Host Ritch Duncan.

Pacific Standard
82 4th Ave (b/w St. Marks and Bergen)
8 pm, Free


KRISTEN SCHAAL (Flight of the Conchords, The Daily Show)

GABE & JENNY (Big Terrific, Superdeluxe, VH1)

JOHN MARSHALL (Writer for The Chris Rock Show, Tough Crowd)

ROB PARAVONIAN (Comedy Central, VH1)


MICHAEL KUPPERMAN (Tales Designed To Thrizzle, Snake 'n' Bacon's Cartoon Cabaret) presents his cartoons, and

TED TRAVELSTEAD (Radar Magazine and "Mordechai" in Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice) offers a dramatic reading of a piece by Mike Sacks (The New Yorker, Vanity Fair)

Russian River Blind Pig and Pliny the Elder are back!

Come soon to grab a big bottle of basically our favorite beer in the world (really).

Friday, January 9, 2009

Chin Music returns Jan. 22.

Chin Music: The Pacific Standard Reading Series
"Changes"—Special Inauguration Week Cross-Genre Night
Thursday, January 22nd, 7:00pm

Featured Writers/Performers

Novelist Rivka Galchen (ATMOSPHERIC DISTURBANCES; "A dense, fractally complex first novel."—Time)

Poet Thomas Sayers Ellis (THE MAVERICK ROOM; "Ellis works the page the way his musical subjects…work a room: with rhythm, sass, and self-deprecating wit." Cate Marvin, Ploughshares)

Singer/guitarist Simon Beins of The Fisherman Three and The Wowz (mystical country and blues)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The BCS National Championship and the Super Bowl.

This Thursday, January 8, we'll have the national championship game at 8:15 pm. On Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, we'll have the big thingy-thing at 6 pm. You should not only come to enjoy these epic football events on our massive projection screen televisions, but also because we'll pour pitchers of many of our excellent microbrews at a discount. Both events are free, so no cover charge or reservations are needed, but you should, as always, come early to get the best seats.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Beer list for Bear Republic event January 15th.

Here's the final beer list for our awesome Bear Republic event on January 15 at 7 pm:


Bear Republic Big Bear Stout
Bear Republic Late Harvest
Bear Republic American Wheat
Bear Republic Apex
Bear Republic Double Rocket


Bear Republic Red Rocket

As you can see, we'll have quite a good liquid portion of Fort Bragg, California, here that night. We're really looking forward to it; Bear Republic has some of the best beers around and these are styles only found very rarely on the East Coast.