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San Francisco’s Hills Are Winning the Game Against Overloaded Beer Trucks

The pre-Super Bowl delivery struggle is real.

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Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

On Sunday millions of American football fans will huddle around televisions to watch the Carolina Panthers duke it out against the Denver Broncos in hopes of bringing home a shiny trophy and some gaudy championship rings. Many of these same fans will also likely be consuming copious amounts of beer (though not as much as some outlets have reported) to wash down their nachos, hot wings, and other comestibles.

In order to feed the mania, at this moment, tractor-trailers across the country are delivering watery beers to neighborhood taverns and liquor stores — some with more success than others.

As it turns out, Super Bowl 50's Bay Area turf isn't too friendly to beer deliveries. NBC reports that at least three separate beer trucks hauling Bud Light, Miller Light, and Coors Light have bottomed out and become stuck on San Francisco's notoriously hilly streets. The intersection of Jones and California Street appears to be particularly treacherous.

Perhaps San Franciscans would be better off sticking with craft beer.