Russian River Brewing Company Honors Toronado with 25th Anniversary Ale
Toronado, the staple Lower Haight dive bar with an acclaimed beer selection and a reputation for surly bartenders, turned 25 on Saturday with a day-long bash featuring the debut of Russian River Brewing Company’s Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale. The brew is made up of six component beers that were brewed separately with distinctly different processes, the final blend of which was chosen by Toronado owners, Vinnie and Dave Keene. Vinnie describes the blend as a "sour barrel-aged disproportionate blend of 6 different beers."
As Haighteration reports, a line wrapped around the bar at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday morning, over an hour before the bar was set to open. Toronado's Twitter feed notes that the famous Tamale Lady made an appearance at the party and that on Sunday morning the bar "[w]oke up in bed" with its neighbor, Molotov's: "What the holy hell happened last night?"
Beer Lovers Flock to Toronado’s 25th [Haighteration]