San Francisco 2011 Details

Explore Your Craft: San Francisco

Saturday, August 13th 2011
The Great American Music Hall


Widmer Beers

San Francisco Featured Beers:

  • Hefeweizen
  • Drifter Pale Ale
  • Rotator IPA: X-114
  • Citra Blonde
  • W’11: KGB Imperial Stout
  • Pitch Black IPA
  • Nelson Imperial IPA
  • Galaxy Barleywine
  • Brrbon




  • Feta & Goats Cheese Paired with Hefeweizen Beer
  • Cheddar Cheese Paired with Rotator IPA
  • Sage Derby Cheese Paired with Galaxy Barleywine
  • Spicy Nuts Paired with Galaxy Barley Wine
        (Mixture of Warmed Pecans, Almonds, Walnuts, Cashew Nuts & Peanuts Roasted & Candied with Honey, Chili Powder & Black Pepper)


  • Ginger Lemongrass Mussels Paired with Pitch Black IPA
        (Fresh Mussels Steamed in a Pitch Black Coconut Milk Broth with Hints of Ginger and Lemongrass)
  • Snapper Ceviche Served with Plantain Chips Paired with Pitch Black IPA
  • Fish & Chips Paired with Citra Blonde
        (Bite-size portion of snapper, deep fried in a Citra Blonde Beer Batter and served on a Kanabec Potato Chip Topped with Classic Tartare Sauce)
  • Clam Chowder Soup Shot Paired with Citra Blonde


  • Spanish BBQ Baby Back Ribs Paired with Drifter Pale Ale
        (Coriander BBQ Spiced Baby Back Ribs Slow Cooked to Perfection!)
  • Carne Asada Skewer Paired with Drifter Pale Ale
  • Chicken Mole Paired with KGB Russian Imperial Stout
        (Slow Roasted Chicken Tossed in a Classic Mexican Sauce with Deep Flavors of Chili, Garlic and Spicy Chocolate, Served on a Plantain Chip)
  • Achiote Chicken Slider Paired with W’11 KGB Russian Imperial Stout


  • Butterscotch Pudding Paired with Barrel Aged Brrrbon
        (Individually Portioned Homemade Vanilla Butterscotch Pudding)
  • Raspberry Truffle Paired with Nelson Imperial IPA
        (Dark Chocolate Truffle with Raspberry Filling)
  • Coffee Chocolate Brownie Bite Paired with Barrel Aged Brrbon
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries Paired with Nelson Imperial IPA


James Whitmore

James Whitmore
James Whitmore’s obsession with the culinary arts began as a young child when his grandmother – a Le Cordon Bleu Paris trained cook – laid a plate of escargot in front of him and requested he try it. While most children would balk at the sight, James dug in and never looked back. He moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from San Diego to pursue a career in the kitchen, attending the California Culinary Academy where he was classically trained in French cuisine. After graduating in 2003, he worked his way up the ranks in various kitchens around the Bay Area, learning everything he could about cooking styles and techniques from his peers.

In 2005 James joined the Great American Music Hall’s kitchen staff and was quickly taken under the wing of the club’s then head chef Eric Adema, who taught him what it took to run a kitchen from top to bottom and within a few years he went from Line Cook to Executive Chef, a position he’s flourished in since 2010.

Whitmore’s menu emphasises fresh, sustainable local ingredients, offering his own personalized take on classic bar food and BBQ with dishes like buttermilk fried chicken, beer can chicken and pulled pork as well as his own unique creations such as baked polenta pizza and the achiote chicken sandwich.


Phillip McInturff
Phillip McInturff

I have a strong commitment to great design that delivers a sense of understanding. In short, the “ahh” of design. Whether you are designing a brochure, website, print ad, or family photos, there is a right and wrong answer for the client, the piece, and the environment in which the piece will sit. I have worked hard to maintain a sense of integrity in my design and photography, offering creative answers to client’s needs and wants while remaining true to strong design principals. This has come from actively listening to my clients and understanding projects deeply, then working with them to arrive at the best solution. I am interested in working with your company as a Graphic Designer / Photographer to help bring the “ahh factor” to your clients.

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