Best of August

By The Editors
August 30, 2013 9:00 am

VW geek Erik Hormann’s got your luxury ride to the North Bay’s best breweries: a perfectly restored ‘71 Transporter Deluxe called Lillie. Beer, beer and more beer – classic van-style in the pristine North Bay. Check it out.

In an effort to get you on the water before these warm days are a bittersweet memory, here’s a selection of boats to suit just about any taste. Fill the cooler, landlubber. It’s time to weigh anchor. Check it out.

Oakland Surf Club
Oakland’s finest surf gear is no longer just for locals and conquistador commuters. It’s now within reach for anyone with a computer — and a credit card. From shirts to shorts to boards, you’re covered. Check it out.

GPS that helps you get where you’re going without telling you how to get there — that’s novel. You’re not a machine, and you don’t have to navigate like one. Doesn’t mean a little pointer now and again isn’t welcome. Check it out.

Lost & Found
Free your inner barkeep with tools of the trade from Rockridge’s Lost & Found — featuring the new and the vintage accoutrements side by side, from strainers and glassware to the travelling barman’s medicine bag. Check it out.

And from our Beards and Beverages department:

Man of the MonthMan of the Month
Ever consider that headphones could help 275 million people with hearing loss? This guy did. Meet Joe Huff, InsideHook’s Man of the Month for August. Check it out.


Summer Cocktail Quarterly
While the weather’s still nice, have a round on us: here are eleven sun-filled cocktails, devised by some of our favorite barkeeps. Check it out.

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