I wrote yesterday about a new list of the twelve best breweries in San Diego, and the limits of any "best of" list. Then last night in the Financial Times' Weekend edition I see it has an article on the five best* craft beer outlets in San Francisco. I have no problem with the five breweries in the story: 21st Amendment, Anchor Brewing, Almanac Beer Co., Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, and Magnolia Pub & Brewery. But any "best of" list of San Francisco craft brewers that excludes Cellarmaker Brewing invalidates the entire list. The two authors clearly did not fully research San Francisco's craft brewers.
* The print edition states that the list is the "five best," while the on-line headline states that the list is "five of the best," giving the authors some flexibility.