Chuck and Aaron just opened their new location, a beer store called Provisions in North Oakland. For those of you already familiar with their downtown location, simply called the Trappist, you know what kind of beer they serve: nothing cheap, nothing common, nothing crappy. This place is a beer church. Unlike The Trappist, you can buy bottles here.

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Steve is the manager, a great guy who will steer you in the right direction if you get confused by Dutch names like I do.

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Artist John Casey. His art graces the walls. Two large pieces: Hoppy Bear and Barley Bison.

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Chef Fred Sassen, who makes the delicious, pictured duck and pork pâté is opening his new restaurant Homestead, on Piedmont Ave. next month.

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That is Aaron, one of the owners, on the label of Evil Twins new brew.

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