We plan to hit Napa Valley, but I'm a beer snob too, and want to try some local brews. Any suggestions for microbreweries?
For a less mainstream experience, check out the San Francisco Brewing Company on Columbus Ave in the North Beach neighborhood. I've never been, but it sounds pretty eclectic. You could probably get more info. by "googling" their website.
Have a great time!!
the Beach Chalet is a restaurant & brewery located where golden gate park meets the pacific ocean. they have great food handcrafted beers and live music on occaision. http://beachchalet.com
Thirsy Bear is a really trendy brewery/restaurant with great beer and a "small plates" menu. it's located south of market across the street from the W hotel. dinner can segway into dj dancing and playing pool on the weekends. http://www.thirstybear.com/