Check it out, SoMa workers and Design District denizens: You've got a new after-work beer bar to check out. Blueprint Taproom just debuted in the space at 680 8th Street (near Brannan) that was recently home to the short-lived Gung Ho. As Thrillist reports, they're serving some good-looking bar bites like double-fried wings, bacon mac-and-cheese, and a fried chicken sandwich with slaw on a Sriracha bun. And that's not all.

The Cali-centric beer selection includes cult favorites like Sculpin IPA and 101 North Brewing's Golden Naked, as well as now standard taps like Racer 5 and Anchor's California Lager.

To the delight of bros and beer geeks alike, it's been quite the year for beer, what with the opening of Speakeasy's new Bayview taproom, the huge new Mikkeller Bar at Market and Mason, Golden Gate Tap Room at Union Square, Beer Hall at Polk and Market, Hog's Apothecary and several new beer gardens in Oakland, last summer's opening of Abbot's Cellar, and this fall's upcoming opening of Magnolia's big Dogpatch brewery.

Add to that existing mainstays like Magnolia's original brewpub, City Beer Store, Toronado, Monk's Kettle, and Social Kitchen & Brewery, Public House, the Trappist, and Beer Revolution in Oakland, and you really can't throw a rock without hitting a beer haven these days.

Here's to packing on a winter beer belly.