What To Drink at Outside Lands This Weekend

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Mumford and Sons, Wilco, Hot Chip, Sir Elton John will all be taking the stage in San Francisco this weekend at the city’s annual Outside Lands Festival. If you’re headed to Golden Gate Park this weekend for the festivities, then you should not only start planning your concert schedule (if you don’t already have an iron-clad plan), but what you plan on drinking as well.

As always, this year the festival has a pretty epic Beer Lands and Wine Lands lineup. Both have a number of awesome libations planned. Wine Lands this year (located in Lindley Meadow) is also trying out a new cashless payment system. Your wristband for the festival will work not only as your ticket into the park for the festival, but also as your digital wallet while sipping on vino in Wine Lands. You can add cash to your bracelet via top up stations in the park, or online before you get there. If you plan on drinking a lot of wine this weekend, the festival is also offering a $5 bonus for every $75 you add to your bracelet. What you don’t use will be refunded back to your card at the end of the festival, minus a $3.50 processing fee.

Curious about what options you’ll have this weekend? Here’s the official wine and beer lineup. We’ve put our top 5 in each category in bold, if you’re looking for suggestions on where to start your planning.


Beer Lands 2015

21st Amendment Brewery
Ace Cider
Almanac Beer Co.
Anchor Brewing Company
Anderson Valley
Bear Republic Brewing Company
Calicraft Brewing Co.
 Drake’s Brewing
Faction Brewing
Fieldwork Brewing Company
 Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Fort Point Beer Co.
Golden Road Brewing
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
HenHouse Brewing Company
High Water Brewing
Iron Springs Brewery
Linden Street Brewery
Local Brewing Co.
Lost Coast Brewery
Mad River Brewing
Magnolia Brewery
Mendocino Brewing Company
Napa Smith Brewery
North Coast Brewing
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Social Kitchen & Brewery
Sonoma Cider
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Stone Brewing Co. 
Strongbow Hard Ciders
Triple Voodoo Brewing Company


5 Beers You Need to Drink at Outside Lands

Outside Lands Saison
  Sierra Nevada
You’ll only be able to get this saison by Sierra Nevada at this year’s Outside Lands festival. A staple of the music festival, the beer is brewed with Pilsner and Maris Otter malts, and a must-have for anyone looking for an exclusive brew this weekend.

Craft Forty
Linden Street Brewing
A play off your traditional malt liquor, Linder Street has created an awesome malt-forward brew for this year’s festival.

Tryna Wheat
Triple Voodoo Brewing
Another exclusive to this year’s festival, the Tryna Wheat is wheat beer brewed with pilsner malt and hopped with Hallertau. Add in a bit of orange peel, coriander, and pink peppercorn, and you’ve got yourself an amazing beer perfect for sipping on while enjoying some jams in the sun.

Calicaft
Buzzerkeley
The name is slightly misspelled on the sign at the festival, but Calicraft’s Buzzerkeley is definitely on point. The Belgian strong ale is a mix of beer brewed with champagne yeast and Belgian year resulting in a easy-to-drink beer perfect for a little day drinking.

Meyer Lemon Gose
Almanac Brewing Company
It’s the closest you can get to drinking a lemonade while enjoying a beer. Almanac has its Lemon Gose on tap at Beer Lands this year. The tart beer is definitely a tasty treat for a little daytime drinking, and can make a great dessert beer to cap off your lunch or kick off your day in style.

Wine Lands 2015

AP Vin
Banshee
Bluxome Street Winery
Broc Cellars
Buena Vista
Calder Wine Company
Cannonball Wine Company
Chateau Montelena
Claypool Cellars
CrossBarn by Paul Hobbs
Dashe Cellars
Ghost Pines
Hobo Wine Company
Idell Family Vineyard
Idelwild / Ryme / Jolie-Laide
Jamieson Ranch Winery
Long Meadow Ranch
Marietta Cellars
Medlock Ames
Menage a Trois
Mouton Noir
Pellegrini Wine Company
Preston Farm and Winery
The Prisoner Wine Company
Red Car
Ridge Vineyards
Robert Sinskey Vineyards
SakéOne
Scharffenberger Cellars
Scribe
Swanson
Tin Barn
Turley Wine Cellars
Union Wine Co.
Wind Gap

What are you most excited about drinking this weekend? Let us know in the comments!

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