San Francisco's dedication to its beer craft and history has earned this bay area recognition nationwide. CNN recently named the city the second best beer town in America, and it's an honor, well deserved. Micro- and nano-breweries have taken experimentation among the masses to a whole other level. These breweriesblend nearby products and the area's history with its brews—no easy feat for companies attempting to make beer a more “personable” experience. Take, for example, Almanac, Moonlight Brewing Company, and Anchor Steam Brewery, which produce seasonal brews, incorporate nearby nature (such as twigs, bark, etc.), and celebrate its long-lived history, respectively, for each of its crafts. Of course, if you're a stout-lover, don't forget to enjoy more San Francisco beer during Beer Week or International Beer Fest. These two festivals culminate the bay area's tribute to Americans' long-standing fascination with the finest ales and lagers, beginning with beer's history from the 1900s onward. Celebrate the history of beer and appreciate its finer qualities on the ever-popular West Coast.