Shaun was at Chez Panisse in Berkeley on Monday to give the staff a talk on craft beer and a tasting. Chez Panisse, started by Alice Waters,  is the venerable restaurant and founder of California cuisine and named by Restaurant Magazine as one of the top fifty restaurants in the World and a huge supporter of the Slow Food movement. This was the first time that a brewer has come into the restaurant to do a talk on beer and tasting. The staff asked a lot of great questions and everyone tasted some fabulous beer. Chez Panisse serves some great craft beers at their location on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley. 

The beers we tasted:

21st Amendment's Brew Free! or Die IPA (out of a can)
Lagunitas Pils
Anchor Steam
Bear Republic Red Rocket
Deschutes Black Butter Porter
Sierra Nevada Harvest Ale
Russian River Brewery Sanctification
North Coast Old Rasputin
Anderson Valley's Brother David
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