[Craft beer, friends,] and football! That’s what [California] does!

It was a beer and football kind of weekend in Northern California. On Saturday we went to the Cal game and watched them obliterate Sacramento State. It was so much fun to walk through fraternity tailgates and spend a bit of time outside with friends. Watching “my” football teams is one of my favorite ways to feel connected to a city.

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Just another Saturday, hanging with a bear statue

photo 2-6Afterwards we went to Alameda to pursue Faction Brewing’s Anomaly at their tasting room and while we failed in our mission of getting more of that awesome beer, we did have a blast drinking beer outside with our friends and watching the sun set over the San Francisco skyline.

Solid view for drinking beer with friends

Solid view for drinking beer with friends

On Sunday we slept in and decided on a whim to google “Steelers Bar” and see what we could find. We found Giordano’s, the most Pittsburgh-feeling place outside of the ‘Burgh itself. Sandwiches with coleslaw and fries? Check! Black and gold as far as the eye could see? Check! The Pittsburgh Polka at the end of a winning game? Check! Check! Check! It was so awesome to have a home away from home.

How we documented the Steelers Bar to share with Pittsburgh friends who have moved and were watching all over the country.

How we documented the Steelers Bar to share with Pittsburgh friends who have moved and were watching all over the country.

If this is what our Fall weekends are going to look like in Northern California, I’ll take it!

 

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