Last time we visited Alcatraz it was for the night tour, while this was an interesting experience, it does limit the time you can stay on the island and the places you can go.
This time we took an early sailing across and, although the Agave trail was still closed due to nesting season, we were able to wander around a little more of the island and explore at our leisure.
After spending the morning on the island we found a new bar on Pier 39 – Beer 39 – serving a range of locally produced craft beers and providing a selection of themed samplers, each comprising of three different ales with tasting notes. Linked to an Italian restaurant next door, it also provided some good food to soak up the alcohol.
Later on we took a wander South of Market, first visiting Thirsty Bear, with only minor changes to the house beer list from our previous visit and now claiming Certified Organic status. Following our stop here we carried on walking to 21st Amendment for a couple more drinks before jumping in a Taxi and home to bed.