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Top South Bay Events for SF Beer Week 2018, Part 2

20 beer taps at 20twenty cheese bar in Willow Glen

Below is the rest of the roundup of select, mostly South Bay events scheduled to take place the second half of SF Beer Week 2018, from Thursday, Feb. 15 to Sunday, Feb. 18.

As previously stated in Part 1 covering the first half of SF Beer Week, it’s great to see so many options, especially since we all have our own preferences.

Thurs., Feb. 15: San Diego Night at Tap Room at Whole Foods Market Santa Clara

  • What: Special treats and good, old favorites from San Diego breweries – including Modern Times, Mike Hess, Pizza Port, Coronado, Lost Abbey and more – are taking over the taps. 11am-7pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 2732 Augustine Dr., Ste. 1600, Santa Clara

Thurs., Feb. 15: The South Bay’s Favorite SF IPA at Steins Beer Garden Cupertino

  • What: San Francisco breweries – including Laughing Monk, Almanac, Fort Point, 21st Amendment and more – will be sending their favorite IPAs. Steins will be serving blind flights and asking you to vote for your favorite with the winner announced at 8pm. Brewery reps. will be on hand to answer questions. 11am-8pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 10088 N. Wolfe Rd., Ste. 130, Cupertino

Thurs., Feb. 15: Beer & Cheese Pairing at 20twenty cheese bar

  • What: Sample four unique beers paired selectively with four varieties of cheese, a tasting led by 20twenty’s very own cheesemonger. 5-9pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 1389 Lincoln Ave., San Jose

Thurs., Feb. 15: Alvarado Street 10 Tap Takeover at South Winchester BBQ

  • What: Alvarado Street owner and head brewer JC Hill will be in the house as his beers take over the entire tap list, including Double Dry Hopped Mai Tai, Double Dry Hopped, Minesweeper, Contains No Juice, Delorean Dust, Triple Haole Punch, Double Cone, Hopres Ski, Motor Oil and more. 5-10pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 1362 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose

Thurs., Feb. 15: Dustbowl Brewing Special Release – Maple Coffee Black Blizzard Russian Imperial Stout at The Halford

  • What: The exclusive, small-batch Maple Coffee Black Blizzard Russian Imperial Stout is being released outside the brewery for the first time and only at The Halford for SF Beer Week. Also on tap will be the GABF gold medal winner Public Enemy Baltic Porter, a fresh batch of Confused Therapist, Fruit Tramp Kettle Sour and Change Order IPA. 6-11pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 1494 Halford Ave., Santa Clara

Fri., Feb. 16: The Flying Tomahawp Dunk at IBU Taproom & Bottle Shop

  • What: Seven Stills Distillery and Alvarado Street Brewery teamed up to make a super dry hopped, hazy, juicy, delicious beer, and they canned it. We will have cans of Tomahawp DIPA and Bayview Haze (Tomahawp with Pomegranate) as well as a keg on tap. 2-11pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 1422 Dempsey Rd., Milpitas

Fri., Feb. 16: Alesmith Speedway to the 5th at Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant Mountain View

  • What:  We’re going deep into our hidden stash and bringing out some special kegs for you! We’ve been saving these Alesmith Speedway kegs for a day like today as well as to celebrate our 5th year in Mountain View! We’ve lined up: Hammerhead, Hawaiian, Vietnamese, & Thai. 4pm-12am. SFBW page.
  • Where: 895 Villa St., Mountain View

Fri., Feb. 16: Name That IPA at TAP’T Beer & Kitchen

  • What: Try six IPAs blind and be able to ‘Name That IPA?’ to take home a prize. Hint: all breweries are in the SF area. Also vote for your favorite of the six, and TAP’T will have it on tap for the rest of the month. 5-8pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 259 W. Washington Ave., Sunnyvale

Fri., Feb. 16: Oysters and Stout at Strike Brewing Company

  • What: The Oyster Man will be at Strike from 5-8pm (while supplies last). Strike will have their 2017 and 2018 versions of Big Wall Imperial Stout on draft as well as their 2017 Big Wall on Nitro. Look for a special release of the Big Wall Double Vanilla Imperial Stout variant. 5-9pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 2099 S. 10th St., San Jose

Fri., Feb. 16: Sour Ciders, Sour Beers at The Cider Junction

  • What: The Cider Junction will be featuring a variety of sour ciders and beers. Some on draft, some in bottles and available in special flights as well as by the glass, including Finnriver Cider: Berry Barrel Aged, Lambic style sour cider (only available at The Cider Junction, nowhere else in CA); 101 Cider: 2 unique releases aged in port barrels and co-fermented with grape skins; The Lost Abbey Cuvee du Tomme (2018 release), BarrelHouse Brewing 2014 Wild Dapple Fire; Hermitage Brewing SF Beer Week Pineapple Ophion; BareBottle Brewing Pomegranate Kettle Sour; Ratel Cider Apricot hopped sour cider and Red Branch Cider Sour Cider. 5-9pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 820 Willow St., Ste. 100, San Jose

Fri., Feb. 16: New Glory Tap Takeover at Nom Burger

  • What: It’s a New Glory tap takeover, including Dank Juice, Make It Rain, Dimed Out, Word Cloud DIPA, Lite Dream and Batter Up. 5-10pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 251 W. Washington Ave., Sunnyvale

Fri., Feb. 16: Check Out the 916 at Harry’s Hofbrau San Leandro

  • What: The Harry’s Hofbrau San Leandro location will be hosting a number of Sacramento area breweries, including the brand new brewery Moksa out of Rocklin. Other featured breweries include Moonraker, Mraz, Claimstake, New Glory and Track 7. Look for some of the brewers to be in attendance. 6-11pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 14900 E. 14st St., San Leandro

Fri., Feb. 16: Lunar Near Year Featuring Karoke & Hapa’s Brewing Tap Takeover at 7 Bamboo Lounge

  • What: Celebrate the Lunar New Year with karaoke and a Hapa’s Brewing Company tap takeover. 9pm-2am. SFBW page.
  • Where: 162 Jackson St., San Jose

Sat., Feb. 17: Sour Fest 10.0 at Original Gravity Public House

  • What: Their 10th bi-annual Sour Fest features over 20 sour, tart and funky beers on draft and specialty bottles as well. On tap: Almanac – Splendid Population, Avery – Raspberry Sour, Bear Republic – Tartare Rouge, Bruery – Sour in the Rye (POG), Calicraft – Barrel Project: Sour Peach, Cascade – Figaro (2015), Drake’s – Papa Roy’s Peche, E9 – Wild Tacoma Black Currant, Fieldwork – De Colores, Firestone Walker (Barrelworks) – Krieky Bones, Jolly Pumpkin / Monkish – Apocolocynopsis, Lost Abbey – Red Poppy (2017), Mikkeller – SpontanCassis, Modern Times – World Tree, Paradox Beer Co – Passion of the Fruit (Skully #51), Pure Project – Saison D’ Sabio, Soquel Fermentation Projec – Red #1, The Good Beer Co – Old Fortified, Upland – Kiwi and more. 12-11:30pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 66 S. 1st St., San Jose

Sat., Feb. 17: 9th Annual Meet the Brewers at Hermitage Brewing Company

  • What: Celebrate the best local beer from Monterey to Livermore, and all points in between. 30+ local breweries, within 150 miles of San Jose. Live music and mobile eats. 1-5pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 1627 S. 7th St., San Jose

Sat., Feb. 17: Stone Brewing Night at Armadillo Willy’s BBQ Los Altos

  • What: Stone Brewing takes over along with free Stone Brewing glassware (while supplies last) and a free raffle at 7pm for an Arrogant Bastard LED, beanies, Berlin Magnum Bottles and specialty glassware. Pouring: 02.02.02 Vertical Epic, 6th Anniversary Porter, Double Bastard 2016, Loral & Dr. Rudi’s Inevitable Adventure, Merc Machine DIPA, Vengeful Spirit IPA, w00tstout 2017 and more. 5-9:30pm. SFBW page
  • Where: 1031 N. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos

Sat., Feb. 17: Barrel-Aged Love at TAP’T Beer & Kitchen

  • What: TAP’T will be dedicating eight taps (that’s 1/3 of them) to barrel-aged beers for one night. 8-11pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 259 W. Washington Ave., Sunnyvale

Sun., Feb. 18: IPA Day at Harry’s Hofbrau

  • What: IPAs, DIPAs and TIPAs. 11am-9pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 390 Saratoga Ave., San Jose

Sun., Feb. 18: Sour Sunday at Nom Burger

  • What: Join Nom Burger for six sours on tap at once, including from Almanac, Hermitage, Calicraft and more. Try flights of three so you can try all six. 11am-9:30pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 251 W. Washington Ave., Sunnyvale

Top South Bay Events for SF Beer Week 2018, Part 1

Alum Rock NE DIPA from Santa Clara Valley Brewing will be back in time for SF Beer Week, available on draft and in 16-oz. cans

The 10th annual SF Beer Week is coming up quickly, with the Opening Gala kicking off the festivities on Friday, Feb. 9 in San Francisco.

A quick check of the SF Beer Week Schedule page shows over 100 events taking place in the South Bay region – which includes the Peninsula – and hundreds more throughout the rest of the Bay Area.

Local participating breweries include:

  • Alpha Acid Brewing Company
  • Blue Oak Brewing Company
  • Campbell Brewing Company
  • Clandestine Brewing
  • Das Brew
  • Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company
  • El Toro Brewing Compant
  • Freewheel Brewing Company
  • Golden State Brewery
  • Gordon Biersch Brewing Company
  • Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
  • Hapa’s Brewing Company
  • Hermitage Brewing Company
  • Highway 1 Brewing
  • Hop Dogma Brewing Company
  • Loma Brewing Company
  • Palo Alto Brewing Company
  • Sacrilege Brewing + Kitchen
  • Santa Clara Valley Brewing
  • Strike Brewing Company
  • Uproar Brewing Company

Local establishments and organizations hosting events include:

  • 7 Bamboo Lounge
  • 20twenty cheese bar
  • Ale Arsenal
  • Armadillo Willy’s BBQ Foster City
  • Armadillo Willy’s BBQ Los Altos
  • Armadillo Willy’s BBQ San Jose
  • Armadillo Willy’s BBQ Sunnyvale
  • Beach Hut Deli (San Felipe Rd., San Jose)
  • Beerwalk
  • Fibbar Magees
  • Gourmet Haus Staudt
  • Grape & Grain
  • Harry’s Hofbrau Redwood City
  • Harry’s Hofbrau San Jose
  • IBU Taproom & Bottle Shop
  • Jack’s Bar & Lounge
  • Jane’s Beer Store
  • Nom Burger
  • Original Gravity Public House
  • San Jose Walks & Talks
  • SmokeEaters Santa Clara
  • South Winchester BBQ
  • Spread Deli & Bottles
  • Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant Mountain View
  • Taplands
  • TAP’T Beer & Kitchen
  • The Cider Junction
  • The Halford
  • The Refuge Menlo Park
  • The Refuge San Carlos
  • The Rose and Crown
  • Timber & Salt

Below is a roundup of some standout, South Bay-centric events scheduled to take place the first half of Beer Week through Wed., Feb. 14. I’ll post Part 2 with the rest of the roundup in a few days.

It’s great to see so many options, especially since we all have our own preferences. Don’t forget that there will be even more events sure to be added in the coming days.

Sat., Feb. 10: Wake & Break(fast) at Taplands

  • What: Taplands will be offering special foods to pair with a growing lineup of hearty breakfast and coffee beers in a variety of styles. It’s their most popular event of the year. 10am-1pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 1171 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara

Sat., Feb. 10: 17th Double IPA Festival at The Bistro

  • What: The original kickoff to SF Beer Week, over 60 Double and 30 Triple IPAs on tap. A professional competition with awards ceremony at 3 pm. Live music on 2 stages, cheese tastings, grilled sausages and frickles. A bunch of South Bay folks head up 880 for this event. 11-4pm. $55. SFBW page.
  • Where: 1001 B St., Hayward

Sat., Feb. 10: Alum Rock Double IPA Can Release at Santa Clara Valley Brewing

  • What: Alum Rock NE DIPA will be back on draft and in 16-oz. cans. This limited beer is juicy and hazy, and features tropical fruit notes complemented by citrus-like hop flavors and aroma. Food from Emergency BBQ Company will be available for purchase, including ribs, tri-tip, mac-n-cheese and slow-smoked pulled pork. 12-8pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 101 E. Alma Ave., San Jose

Sat., Feb. 10: Clandestine Brewing Grand Opening

  • What: Featured events include a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the City of San Jose, limited-release beers, food truck and prize give-aways throughout the day, including a grand prize of a membership into their exclusive Secret Agent growler club. Prizes are only for those present. Hours extended from 12-10pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 980 S. 1st St., San Jose

Sat., Feb. 10: South Winchester BBQ Hosts Triple Threat: Cellarmaker, Green Cheek & Highland Park

  • What: Come talk beer with the founders/brewers of all three breweries while enjoying one of several culinary collaborations, including Vastness of Space BBQ Sauce, Chicken Chorizo IPA Sausage, and Mac & (Beer) Cheese. Cellarmaker beers: New Beer Smell – Pale Ale, Dobis + – IPA, Coffee and Cigarettes – Smoked Porter and Bourbon Vanilla Latte Vastness of Space. Other brewery beers TBD. 12pm-5pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 1362 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose

Sat., Feb. 10: Downtown San Jose Beerwalk

  • What: Explore the unique shops, studios and restaurants in downtown San Jose while sipping on great beers and enjoying the social enthusiasm of shopkeepers and beer lovers alike. 1-4pm. $35-40. The Beerwalk website.
  • Where: Check-in at Local Color, 27 S. 1st St.

Sat., Feb. 10: Beer and Cookies at Strike Brewing Company

  • What: Join Strike Brewing for an afternoon tasting of four Strike beers, each paired with a Girl Scout cookie. There will be a special release of two of their Big Wall Imperial Stout variants and their newest release Willie Haze, a NE style IPA. 2-6pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 2099 S. 10th St., San Jose

Sat., Feb. 10: 2 Towns Cider Tap Takeover and Release at The Cider Junction

  • What: 2 Towns Cider is taking over 8: New cider release Pacific Pineapple, special and rare barrel-aged Nice & Naughty, special Traditions Series cider Riverwood, two seasonal ciders Hop & Stalk and Serious Scrump, limited release cider Man Goh and two flagship ciders. Flights and single pour specials. 5-9pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 820 Willow St., Ste. 100, San Jose

Sat., Feb. 10: A Bay of Our Own Release – SF Beer Week 2018 Collaboration, Monterey Bay at The Halford

  • What: The Halford hosts a special beer release: A Bay Of Our Own (Salted Caramel Stout), one of the official SF Beer Week 2018 collaboration beers bringing together a dozen breweries from the Monterey Bay and Santa Cruz areas, including New Bohemia Brewing, East Cliff Brewing, Uncommon Brewers, Brewery Twenty Five, Alvarado Street Brewery, Corralitos Brewing, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, Shanty Shack Brewing, Humble Sea Brewing, Steel Bonnet Brewing Company, Seabright Brewery and Discretion Brewing. Look for a small-bites food menu for the event. 7pm-12am. SFBW page.
  • Where: 1494 Halford Ave., Santa Clara

Sat., Feb. 10: Blind Barrel-Aged Beer Takeover at Harry’s Hofbrau Redwood City

  • What: Two days of a unique event to blindly taste some of the best barrel-aged beers in the country. Flights will be available. Consumers can vote for their favorites. Beers to be revealed Sunday evening at 7pm as well as the top vote getters. SFBW page.
  • Where: 1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City

Sun., Feb. 11: Barrel Aged Sundae at SmokeEaters Santa Clara

  • What: No mimosas today. Just some full-bodied stouts that have been aging for quite some time. Order any of the following beers for a scoop of vanilla ice cream: Dogfish Head World Wide Stout ’16, Dogfish Head Vanilla World Wide Stout ’17, Oskar Blues Java Ten Fidy ’15, Founders CBS ’17 & KBS ’17 and more. SFBW page.
  • Where: 3175 Mission College Blvd.

Sun., Feb. 11: Breakside Brewery at Taplands

  • What: Taplands serves as the launch site for Breakside Brewery in the South Bay. Brewers will be on hand from 2-4pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 1171 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara

Sun., Feb. 11: Historic Breweries, Bars & Brothel Tour in Downtown San Jose

  • What: Take a walk back in time, when San Jose lived up to its reputation as a drinking town. An alcohol-themed walking tour will cover San Jose’s drinking past and introduce what’s brewing in the present. This interactive stroll will visit former brewery locations, introduce famous brews and infamous drinkers. The tour has sold out in the past so sign up early to avoid the wait list. You MUST register in advance to receive the exact starting point for the tour. 2-4pm. $15. Evenbrite page.
  • Where: TBD – see above.

Sun., Feb. 11: Yeast Class – Lecture & Tasting at Santa Clara Valley Brewing

  • What: John LaPolla, NYC craft beer pioneer and owner of Brooklyn’s Bitter & Esters Homebrew and Brew On Premises, will be explaining everything you’ve always wanted to know about yeast. Did you know that most of the flavor of beer comes from the strain of yeast used in fermentation? In this class we will delve into the wonderful world of brewers yeast, including a history and usage of yeast and how it affects the flavor of your beer. Tastings and discussions to take place after the talk. 2-5pm. $70. Eventbrite page.
  • Where: 101 E. Alma Ave., San Jose

Mon., Feb. 12: Drake’s Hopocalypse Event at Wicked Chicken

  • What: 6 kegs from Drake’s to be tapped, including Black Label Hopocalypse, Green Label Hopocalypse, Cherryland Sour, Rye Robustito Barrel Aged Porter and Papa Roy’s Peche. 2-11pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 2565 The Alameda, Santa Clara

Mon., Feb. 12: From Our Cellar with Love at Good Karma Artisan Ales & Cafe

  • What: Join Good Karma as they dig into their cellar for beers from The Bruery/Terreux, including Sour in the Rye w/Passionfruit, Orange & Guava, 2016 Wanderer, Vindictive II, Zesty Mounds, 2015 Oude Tart, 2015 Tart of Darkness, Bouffon (collab w/ Jester King), White Chocolate and more. Look for specialty paired pizza as well. 3-10pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 37 S. 1st St., San Jose

Mon., Feb. 12: Half Moon Bay Brewing Takeover at Taplands

  • What: Taplands will be featuring single, double, and triple IPAs – all made in collaboration with other Bay Area breweries – along with a few special releases from Half Moon Bay Brewing. 5-10pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 1171 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara

Mon., Feb. 12: An Evening with Our Pals Temescal Brewing at Original Gravity Public House

  • What: Fresh offerings from Oakland’s Temescal Brewing, plus Original Gravity will be the first to pour – even before he brewery – a very special pre-release SFBW beer on draft. Current beer lineup for the event: Lite Idea – Blonde Ale w/ Mosaic, Mandarina Bavaria & Motueka, Neon Gold (Hoppy Blonde Ale w/ Mosaic & Ekuanot), Settle In (Robust Porter), Around Town (IPA w/ Zeus, Chinook, Crystal & Comet), Wonder Why (IPA w/ Citra, Simcoe & Laurel) and Big News Imperial IPA w/ Mosaic & Motueka. 6-10pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 66 S. 1st St., San Jose

Mon., Feb. 12: Hops Class – Lecture & Tasting at Santa Clara Valley Brewing

  • What: NYC craft beer pioneer John LaPolla will be explaining everything you’ve always wanted to know about hops. Hops are wonderfully diverse and are used for multiple purposes. Each variety imparts a uniquely different scent and flavor – from spicy, citrusy, pine-like, earthy to floral. Learn how hops are used for flavoring, bittering, and preserving beer and leave with a deeper appreciation for the world of hops. Afterwards we will taste four beer samples and discuss the hops role in the flavor profile of each beer. 7-10pm. $70. Eventbrite page.
  • Where: 101 E. Alma Ave., San Jose

Tues, Feb. 13: Nuclear Meltdown on Dempsey at IBU Taproom & Bottle Shop

  • What: IBU hosts an event featuring El Segundo Brewing Company and their hop-forward offerings. On tap: Power Plant TIPA, Nuclear Power Plant TIPA, Blurred Lines Hybrid IPA and Cerveza Fresca IPA (Hazy w/ Guava). 3-10pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 1422 Dempsey Rd., Milpitas

Tues., Feb. 13: Beers around the Bay at Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant Mountain View

  • What: Steins Mountain View will be showcasing offerings from local Bay Area breweries, including Fieldwork, Fort Point, Barebottle and Altamont.
  • Where: 895 Villa St.

Tues., Feb. 13: Drakeslands at Taplands

  • What: Taplands will transform into Drakeslands and will be pouring both familiar and specialty beers from San Leandro’s Drake’s Brewing Company, including a limited amount of a special collaboration between Taplands and Drake’s. 5-10pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 1171 Homestead Rd., Santa Clara

Tues., Feb. 13: Beer Can Cornhole Tournament at Jack’s Bar & Lounge

  • What: Have fun while competing in teams for giveaways and prizes. 6-9pm. $10. Eventbright page.
  • Where: 167 E. Taylor St., San Jose

Tues., Feb. 13: Trivia Tuesday – Beer Edition at 20twenty cheese bar

  • What: Test your beer knowledge and compete for prizes galore. 7-9pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 1389 Lincoln Ave., San Jose

Wed., Feb. 14: IPA Day at The Rose & Crown

  • What: The Rose & Crown will be showcasing the art and the styles of the IPA, including singles, ryes, doubles, and even triples. This is also the day they tap a very special brew, for which a line forms early (usually 8am). 11:30-7:30pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 547 Emerson St., Palo Alto

Wed., Feb. 14: I <3 MWS at Clandestine Brewing

  • What: Make Clandestine Brewing your date on Valentine’s Day. They will be featuring at least 10 different versions of Milky Way Stout: Coffee MWS, Peanut Butter MWS and Barrel Aged MWS, to name a few. 4-10pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 980 S. 1st St., San Jose

Wed., Feb. 14: Barebottle Homebrew Competition at Floodcraft Brewing Company at Whole Foods Market on The Alameda

  • What: Have a say in picking the winner between two contenders in Barebottle’s “Magic in a Bottle” contest. Every customer that orders the two-beer flight will get to vote for their favorite beer. 5-10pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 777 The Alameda, San Jose

Wed., Feb. 14: Beer, Chocolate and Love – My Favorite Things at Fibbar Magees

  • What: Per Fibbar Magges: “Come join us in the Abyss where our hearts are black and our beer is blacker. There will be nothing sweet about this vertical flight of Abyss Imperial Stouts except the dessert we pair with it.” On tap will be Deschutes Abyss 2014, Deschutes Abyss 2015, Deschutes Abyss 2016, Deschutes Sav Pinot and other delicious tasty treats from Deschutes. Vertical flight of Abyss comes with a tasty chocolate cake until supplies last. 6-10pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 156 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale

Wed., Feb. 14: Stouts & Sweets – Mini-Beerwalk in Downtown Campbell

  • What: Celebrate Valentine’s Day by tasting 4 different stouts paired with 4 different sweets from local shops while visiting 4 different watering holes, including the first public look at Boiler Maker (formerly Liquid Bread Gastropub). 6-9pm. The Beerwalk website.
  • Where: 193 E. Campbell Ave.

Wed., Feb. 14: Fall Brewing & Fieldwork – California Love at Original Gravity Public House

  • What: Per Fieldwork’s special request, Fall Brewing from North Park in San Diego will also be joining in on the fun as Original Gravity will have 5 beers on draft from each brewery and some sweet treats to pair with their beer. 6-11:30pm. SFBW page.
  • Where: 66 S. 1st St., San Jose

South Bay Breweries Confirmed for Opening Gala at 10th Annual SF Beer Week

SF Beer Week 2018 – presented by the San Francisco Brewers Guild – takes place in less than a month, from Friday, Feb. 9 through Sunday, Feb. 18.

Visitors to the SF Beer Week website can browse the Schedule and search by day and time, event type and region, including San Francisco, East Bay, North Bay, South Bay – 40 events are scheduled so far for the South Bay, which includes the peninsula – and Monterey Bay/Santa Cruz.

Folks can then register an account on the site, select their preferred events and decide to create and share their itinerary.

Expect many, many more events to be added between now and the start of Beer Week.

SF Beer Week Opening Gala

SF Beer Week kicks off each year with the well-regarded Opening Gala. This year’s Gala is set for Friday, Feb. 9, 6pm-10:30pm on the SF waterfront at Pier 35.

SF Beer Week announced yesterday that over 120 breweries have confirmed their attendance.

Among the San Jose breweries pouring for the first time at the Gala are Clandestine Brewing and Hapa’s Brewing Company.

South Bay Breweries

  • Alpha Acid Brewing Co.
  • Armstrong Brewing Co.
  • Blue Oak Brewing Co.
  • Campbell Brewing Co.
  • Clandestine Brewing
  • Das Brew
  • El Toro Brewing Co
  • Freewheel Brewing Co.
  • Golden State Brewery
  • Gordon Biersch Brewing Co.
  • Half Moon Bay Brewing Co.
  • Hapa’s Brewing Co.
  • Hermitage Brewing Co.
  • Highway 1 Brewing
  • Hop Dogma Brewing Co.
  • Loma Brewing Co.
  • Pedro Point Brewing
  • Santa Clara Valley Brewing
  • Sacrilege Brewery + Kitchen
  • Strike Brewing Co.

San Francisco Breweries

  • 21st Amendment Brewery
  • Almanac Beer Co.
  • Barebottle Brewing
  • Barrel Head Brewhouse
  • Bartlett Hall
  • Beach Chalet Restaurant & Brewery
  • Black Hammer Brewing
  • Black Sands Brewery
  • Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
  • Ferment.Drink.Repeat
  • Fort Point Beer Co.
  • Harmonic Brewing
  • Headlands Brewing Co.
  • Holy Craft Brewery
  • Laughing Monk Brewing Co.
  • Local Brewing Co.
  • Magnolia Brewing Co.
  • Old Bus Tavern
  • Pine Street Brewery
  • San Francisco Brewing Co.
  • Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery
  • Social Kitchen & Brewery
  • Southpaw BBQ & Brewery
  • Speakeasy Ales and Lagers
  • Standard Deviant Brewing
  • Sufferfest Beer Co.
  • Sunset Reservoir Brewing Co.
  • ThirstyBear Organic Brewery
  • Triple Voodoo Brewery
  • Woods Beer Co.

East Bay Breweries

  • Alameda Island Brewing Co.
  • Ale Industries
  • Altamont Beer Works
  • Armistice Brewing Co.
  • Benoit-Casper Brewing Co.
  • Buffalo Bill’s Brewery
  • Calicraft Brewing Co
  • Cleophus Quealy Beer Co
  • Danville Brewing Co.
  • Del Cielo Brewing Co.
  • Drake’s Brewing
  • East Brother Beer Co.
  • Eight Bridges Brewing, Inc.
  • Elevation 66 Brewing Co.
  • Epidemic Ales
  • Ghost Town Brewing
  • Gilman Brewing
  • High Water Brewing
  • Lucky Devil Brewing
  • Novel Brewing Co.
  • Oakland United Beerworks
  • Ocean View Brew Works
  • Old Kan Beer & Co.
  • Original Pattern Brewing Co.
  • The Rare Barrel
  • Shadow Puppet Brewing Co.
  • Temescal Brewing
  • Trumer Brewery
  • Working Man Brewing Co.

Monterey Bay Breweries

  • Alvarado Street Brewery
  • Brewery Twenty Five
  • Corralitos Brewing Co.
  • Discretion Brewing
  • Elkhorn Slough Brewing Co.
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
  • Humble Sea Brewing Co.
  • New Bohemia Brewing Co
  • Peter B’s Brewpub
  • Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
  • Seabright Brewery
  • Uncommon Brewers

North Bay Breweries

  • 101 north brewing co
  • Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
  • Barrel Brothers Brewing Co.
  • Bear Republic Brewing Co.
  • Cloverdale Ale Brewing Co.
  • Cooperage Brewing Co.
  • Dempsey’s Restaurant & Brewery
  • Eel River Brewing Co.
  • Fogbelt Brewing Co.
  • Grav South Brew Co
  • HenHouse Brewing Co.
  • Heretic Brewing Co.
  • Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
  • Lost Coast Brewery
  • Mad Fritz Brewing Co
  • Marin Brewing Co.
  • Moylan’s Brewing Co.
  • Napa Smith Brewery
  • North Coast Brewing Co.
  • Plow Brewing Co.
  • Russian River Brewing Co.
  • Seismic Brewing Co.
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
  • Sonoma Springs Brewing Co.
  • St. Florian’s Brewery
  • Stumptown Brewery
  • Third Street Aleworks
  • Trade Brewing
  • The Woodfour Brewing Co.

Look for these breweries to bring their best offerings. Food will be available for purchase.

For additional information about the Opening Gala – and to purchase tickets ($80 General Admission, $120 VIP) – visit the Gala’s Eventbrite page.

About SF Beer Week

SF Beer Week is one of the longest-running regional craft beer events of its kind. Starting with 140 events in 2009, last year’s SF Beer Week consisted of over 900 events in venues from Monterey to Sonoma.

About the San Francisco Brewers Guild

Founded in 2004, the San Francisco Brewers Guild is a non-profit organization for the region’s independent craft breweries. “Our mission is to preserve the Greater Bay Area’s brewing heritage; advocate on behalf of our members; partner with artisan producers in the food, beverage, hospitality and agricultural industries; educate the greater public; and unite those who make local beer with those who love it.”

San Jose Beer Events during SF Beer Week 2017

Good Karma Artisan Ales & Cafe
Good Karma Artisan Ales & Cafe

Though the weekend festivities kickstarting beer week have come to a close, there are still plenty of San Jose-based SF Beer Week events remaining in the coming week and through next weekend.

Monday, Feb. 13

  • 4pm-10pm, Sierra Nevada Flight Night at The Farmers Union, 151 W. Santa Clara St. – Enjoy a flight of four 5-oz. pours of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s more unique beers. A special beer week menu will accompany the flight featuring beer-centric appetizers from executive chef Alex Jimenez.
  • 4pm-10pm, Santa Clara Valley Brewing Takeover at Taplands, 1171 Homestead Rd., #110, Santa Clara – It’s a tap takeover featuring San Jose’s SCV Brewing at Santa Clara’s Taplands. Look for flights of Loma Prieta Oatmeal Rye Imperial Stout, Bourbon Barrel Aged Loma Prieta and Rye Barrel Aged Loma Prieta, along with other SCV Brewing favorites.
  • 5pm-10m, Good Tidings We Bring, to You of Good Beer (Co.) at Good Karma Artisan Ales & Cafe, 37 S. 1st St. – The Good Beer Company specializes in mixed culture and Belgian-influenced farmhouse ales. Their unique releases, often one-off variations on these favorite styles, will take center stage.
  • 5pm-9pm, Karl Strauss Night at Armadillo Willy’s BBQ, 878 Blossom Hill Rd. – The beer list features Aurora Hoppyalis, Barrel-Aged Wreck Alley Imperial Stout, Pintail Pale Ale, Queen of Tarts, Red Trolley Ale and Tower 10 IPA with free glassware while supplies last.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

  • 12pm-11:30pm, Pucker Up! Sour Fest 8.0 at Original Gravity Public House, 66 S. 1st St. – The 8th biannual Sour Fest features over 20+ sour beers on draft and some very special bottle releases. Check their website for the latest beer lineup.
  • 4:30pm-9:30pm, Local Love ft. SJ Breweries at Nom Burger, 251 W. Washington Ave., Sunnyvale – This event at Sunnyvale’s Nom burger features San Jose-based breweries Camino Brewing, GearTooth Alewerks, Santa Clara Valley Brewing and Strike Brewing with Almanac Brewing and Golden State Brewery.
  • 5pm-9pm, Beer Lover’s Delight ft. Alvarado at South Winchester BBQ, 1362 S. Winchester Blvd. – Alvarado Street Brewery tap takeover features Triple Cone, When Dove’s Cryo (Cellarmaker Collab.), Run The Juice, Motor Oil, Trios Cabrones (Amplified Collab), Kettle Cooler and Chinook XPA.
  • 6pm-9pm, Taco Tuesday Cornhole Tournament at Jack’s Bar & Lounge, 167 E. Taylor St. – Hosted by Firestone Walker, you’ll need to register your team of two for $15, which includes two Firestone Walker canned beers and two tacos. There’ll be a taco stand and other drink specials, plus giveaways and prizes.
  • 6pm-10pm, Valentine’s Day Sweets with Beer + Wine Pairings at Mission Creek Brewing at Whole Foods,777 The Alameda – Enjoy sweets like cheesecakes, cookies and chocolates paired with your favorite beer and wine.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

  • 5pm-10pm, Wine Wednesday: Beer with Wine Influences at 20twenty cheese bar, 1389 Lincoln Ave. – Taking over their taps will be beers with a wine aspect, whether it is some juice from grapes or beer aged in wine barrels. Flight and draft specials all night.
  • 5pm-8pm, Meet the Fort Point Family at Pizza Antica, 334 Santana Row – Along with other Fort Point offerings, look for the exclusive New Frontier kolsch-style beer – uniquely flavored with satsuma citrus and douglas fir – to pair with two dishes chef Bradley Ceynowa has created especially for SF Beer Week: pork belly arancini with tomato conserva and lucanica sausage, served with warm potato salad, savoy cabbage, and whole-grain mustard. Head brewer Mike Schnebeck will be on hand as well.
  • 6pm-11pm, Modern Times Takeover at Harry’s Hofbrau San Jose, 390 Saratoga Ave. – Look for Bourbon Barrel-Aged Monsters’ Park with Vanilla, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Monsters’ Park, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Devil’s Teeth, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Devil’s Teeth with ?, Nitro Black House with Coconut and Cocoa Nibs, Triton Project, new hazy DIPA and more.

Thursday, Feb. 16

  • 11am-10pm, Movie Day & Night at the Tap Room at Mission Creek Brewing at Whole Foods, 777 The Alameda – Enjoy films and different varieties of popcorn that complement different beers.
  • 3pm-9pm, Annual Firestone Walker Night of Barrels at Harry’s Hofbrau San Jose, 390 Saratoga Ave. – On tap: XX Anniversary, XIX Anniversary, Krieky Bones, 2017 Bravo, 2016 Parabola, 2016 Stickee Monkee, 2016 Helldorado and 2016 Velvet Merkin.
  • 5pm-10pm, East Bay Breweries at Smoke Eaters Almaden, 5018 Almaden Expwy – Featuring Fieldwork, Faction and Altamont, the tap list is set to include Scarcity, Juice Above the Clouds, Salty Rita, Hop Arsenal, Hella Revised, Hop Soup and Faction Pale.
  • 6pm-11pm, Meet the Brewer – Altamont Beer Works at Original Gravity Public House, 66 S. 1st St. – Check their website for the latest lineup. Brewer Steve Sartori will be on hand as well.
  • 6pm-10pm, High West Loves Beer and Beer Loves High West at Fibbar Magees, 156 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale – High West has supplied multiple breweries with used whiskey barrels to create some phenomenal barrel aged beers. Fibbars will serve Lagunitas 2015 and 2016 High Westified Imperial Coffee Stout aged in Rye Barrels, two of Santa Clara Valley Brewing’s Loma Prieta Imperial Oatmeal Stouts (one aged in Rye, one in Bourbon) and Drake’s Barrel Aged Drakonic aged in Bourbon Barrels. They will also have High West’s American Prairie Bourbon, Double Rye, Rendezvous Rye and Campfire Whiskey.
  • 7pm-12am, Karoke & Coedo Brewery Tap Takeover at 7 Bamboo Lounge, 162 Jackson St. – Featuring offerings from Japan’s Coedo Brewery, there’ll be plenty of sake and japanese whiskey along with free karaoke.

Friday, Feb. 17

  • 1pm-7pm, Ice Cream Social at 20twenty cheesebar, 1389 Lincoln Ave. – The event features stout, porter and Belgian ale floats alongside cider, Not Your Father’s root beer, ginger ale and vanilla cream ale floats.
  • 4pm-9pm, Night of the Barrels 2017 at The Taproom at Whole Foods, 1146 Blossom Hill Rd. – It’s nothing but barrel aged beers, both tart and sour, and thick and boozy. Special flights will also be available just on this night.
  • 6pm-11pm, Bourbon County Tapping + Takeover at Harry’s Hofbrau San Jose, 390 Saratoga Ave. – Look for the only keg of Coffee Bourbon County in San Jose, as well as Bourbon County Barleywine and a two-year vertical of Bourbon County Stout. There’ll be additional offerings as well, including Lolita, Madame Rose and Juliet.

Saturday, Feb. 18

  • 11am-11pm, Annual Double and Triple IPA Day at Harry’s Hofbrau San Jose, 390 Saratoga Ave. – All 31 taps will feature Double or Triple IPAs. Check their Facebook page for updates on whether they will have a certain Triple IPA from Santa Rosa.
  • 11am-4pm, Sierra Nevada Burger Bash at Armadillo Willy’s BBQ, 878 Blossom Hill Rd. – Look for half-price burgers and free glassware while supplies last. On tap will be 2017 Beer Camp Golden IPA, Audition Double IPA, Black IPA, German IPA, Peach IPA and Sidecar Orange Pale Ale. Ryan from Sierra Nevada will be hanging out with additional giveaways.
  • 11am-11pm, Hops for Hope at Smoke Eaters, 5018 Almaden Expwy – 15% of the total sales for the day will be donated to Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. The current tap list includes Pliny the Younger (Russian River – limited tickets sold day of event, first-come, first-served), Pliny the Elder (Russian River), No Stems No Seeds IIIPA (Knee Deep), Doom Bloom IIIPA (Barebottle), All Hops on Deck (Moonraker), Alpha Tide (Moonraker), Scarcity IIIPA (Altamont), Green Label Hopocalypse (Drake’s), Hop Nookie IIIPA (Kern River), RPM (Boneyard), Diablo Rojo (Boneyard), Pineapple Express (Barebottle) and Citraholic (Beachwood BBQ).
  • 1pm-5pm, 8th Annual Meet the Brewers Beer Festival at Hermitage Brewing Company, 1627 S. 7th St. – There’ll be live music and mobile eats along with the featured 30+ local breweries at this year’s Meet the Brewers beer fest. Tickets are $45.
  • 6pm-11:30pm, Get with the Modern Times at Original Gravity Public House, 66 S. 1st St. – Check their website for the tap lineup.

Sunday, Feb. 19

  • Bloody Beers & Bloody Marys with Ballast Point Spirits & 10-Tap Takeover at Jack’s Bar & Lounge, 167 E. Taylor St. – It’s a tap takeover featuring Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits, including Bloody Beers (BP Longfin Lager & BP Bloody Mary Mix), Bloody Marys (BP Fugu Vodka and BP Bloody Mary Mix), Beermosas (Longfin Lager or Sculpin and OJ), plus other BP spirits and additional draft beers. Free BBQ as well.

Week-Long Specials

  • Tues., 2/14 to Sat., 2/18: Lock, Stock & Thirty Smoking Barrels – A Barrel Aged Beer Event at O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub, 25 N. San Pedro St. – On tap will be 30 barrel-aged beers. Check out their website for the current list.




South Bay Breweries Confirmed for SF Beer Week 2017 ‘Opening Gala’

Credit: SF Beer Week
Credit: SF Beer Week

This year’s SF Beer Week Opening Gala is right around the corner, set for Friday, Feb. 10 at SF’s Pier 48.

The Opening Gala kicks off SF Beer Week and features many breweries from throughout Northern California. It’s a very well-run, well-regarded beer festival. Breweries consistently bring their finest offerings.

The San Francisco Brewers Guild recently announced the lineup of the more than 125 participating breweries. Among them are breweries from the South Bay that’ll be pouring at the Gala for the first time, including:

  • Camino Brewing Company
  • Golden State Brewery
  • Loma Brewing Company

Additional South Bay (and nearby) breweries include:

  • Campbell Brewing Company
  • El Toro Brewing Company
  • Freewheel Brewing Company
  • Hermitage Brewing Company
  • Palo Alto Brewing Company
  • Santa Clara Valley Brewing
  • Strike Brewing Co.
  • Tied House Brewery & Cafe

Tickets to the Opening Gala (General Admission: $80; VIP: $120) are available for purchase at sfbeerweek.org.

The list of confirmed breweries are below:

South Bay

Alpha Acid Brewing Co., Alvarado Street Brewing & Grill, Armstrong Brewing Co., Blue Oak Brewing Company, LLC, Camino Brewing Co., Campbell Brewing Co., DasBrew, Inc., Devil’s Canyon Brewing Co., Discretion Brewing, El Toro Brewing Co., Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Freewheel Brewing Co., Golden State Brewery, Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., Hermitage Brewing Co., Hop Dogma Brewing Co., Loma Brewing Co., New Bohemia Brewing Co., Palo Alto Brewing Co., Santa Clara Valley Brewing, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, Strike Brewing Co., Tied House Brewery & Cafe and Uncommon Brewers.

San Francisco

21st Amendment Brewery, Almanac Beer Co., Anchor Brewing Co., Barebottle Brew Co., Barrel Head Brewhouse, Bartlett Hall Brewing, Beach Chalet Brewing & Restaurant, Black Hammer Brewing Co., Black Sands Brewery, Cellarmaker Brewing Co., Ferment. Drink. Repeat, Fort Point Beer Co., Harmonic Brewing, Headlands Brewing Co., Holy Craft Brewery, Laughing Monk Brewing Co., Local Brewing Co., Magnolia Brewing Co., Old Bus Tavern, Pine Street Brewery, San Francisco Brewing Co., Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery, Social Kitchen & Brewery, Southern Pacific Brewing Co., Southpaw BBQ, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, Standard Deviant Brewing LLC, Sufferfest Beer Co., Sunset Reservoir Brewing Co., ThirstyBear Organic Brewery, Triple Voodoo Brewery & Tap Room and Woods Beer Co.

East Bay

Alameda Island Brewing Co., Ale Industries, Altamont Beer Works, Auburn Alehouse, Benoit-Casper Brewing Co., Berryessa Brewing Co., Bison Brewing Co., Black Diamond Brewery, Calicraft Brewing Co., Cleophus Quealy Beer Co., Diving Dog Brewhouse, Drake’s Brewing Co., E.J. Phair Brewing Co., East Brother Brewing Co., Eight Bridges Brewing, Elevation 66 Brewing Co., Epidemic Ales, Farm Creek Brewing Company, Federation Brewing, Ghost Town Brewing, Heretic Brewing Co., High Water Brewing, Hoppy Brewing Co., Knee Deep Brewing Co., Lucky Devil Brewing, Mare Island Brewing Co., New Helvetia Brewing Co., Novel Brewing Co., Ol’ Republic Brewery, Pacific Coast Brewing Co., Rubicon Brewing Co., Ruhstaller Brewing & Taproom, Schubros Brewery, Sudwerk Brewing, Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co., Temescal Brewing Co., The Rare Barrel, Track 7 Brewing Co., Triple Rock Brewing Co., Trumer Brauerei and Working Man Brewing Co.

North Bay

101 North Brewing Co., Anderson Valley Brewing Co., Bear Republic Brewing Co., Cooperage Brewing Co., Eel River Brewing Co., Fogbelt Brewing Co., HenHouse Brewing Co., Iron Springs Pub & Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Lost Coast Brewery, Mad Fritz Beer, Mad River Brewing Co., Moonlight Brewing Co., Moylan’s Brewing Co., Napa Smith Brewery, North Coast Brewing Co., Old Redwood Brewing Co., Petaluma Hills Brewing Co., Plow Brewing Co., Russian River Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Sonoma Springs Brewing Co., St. Florian’s Brewery, Stumptown Brewery, Third Street Aleworks and Woodfour Brewing Co.



SF Beer Week 2017, Feb. 10-19, to Feature Hundreds of South Bay Beer Events, Opening Gala Tickets Selling Quickly

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Photo from San Francisco Beer Week Opening Gala, Jan. 2016

This year’s San Francisco Beer Week (SFBW) – presented by the San Francisco Brewers Guild and Whole Foods Market – takes place Fri., Feb. 10 through Sun., Feb. 19, and eager beer fans have already begun perusing the SFBW website to plan their tentative beer week schedules.

Per the usual, the SFBW Schedule page is organized into four regions – San Francisco, East Bay, North Bay and South Bay – and a quick count of just the South Bay region indicates over 50 scheduled events so far.

Visitors can create an account on the SFBW website, browse the Schedule and then create an itinerary. Note that hundreds of events will be added between now and the start of beer week.

South Bay Region

A quick check of the Schedule’s South Bay region shows a number of local establishments – including those along the peninsula – that have already signed on to host beer-related events, including San Jose spots like Good Karma Artisan Ales & Cafe, Original Gravity Public House, Wine Affairs, Mission Creek Brewing at the Whole Foods Market on The Alameda, Jack’s Bar & Lounge, 20twenty cheese bar and 7 Bamboo Lounge, along with Spread Deli & Bottles in Campbell, Brew Hub at the Whole Foods Market in Cupertino, Tap Room at the Whole Foods Market in Santa Clara, Armadillo Willy’s BBQ (multiple locations), Chromatic Coffee in Santa Clara and Ale Arsenal in San Carlos.

Expect many more South Bay restaurants and breweries to sign up to host SFBW events in the coming weeks.

Also, expect many of the South Bay breweries to be pouring their best offerings at the very popular and well-regarded SF Beer Week Opening Gala.

SF Beer Week Opening Gala

The Opening Gala officially kicks off SF Beer Week each year and is a highlight for many. The Gala is a beer festival that features the latest releases, rare selections and classics from many of Northern California’s brewing community.

This year’s Opening Gala takes place in SF at Pier 48 on Friday, Feb. 10 from 6pm-10:30pm. The brewery lineup is yet to be announced, but expect over 120 breweries from throughout the Bay Area to participate.

Opening Gala tickets – which went on sale last month – have sold out quickly in recent years, so consider purchasing tickets sooner than later

General Admissions tickets are $80. VIP tickets – good for early entry at 5pm and an SF Beer Week t-shirt – are $120.

Visit the Opening Gala Eventbrite page for additional information.

About San Francisco Brewers Guild

The San Francisco Brewers Guild formed in 2004 as a non-profit 501(c)(6) during a renaissance in American craft brewing. Our mission is to restore and preserve San Francisco’s brewing heritage and unite those who make local beer with those who love it. The Guild achieves this by educating the public about craft beer, organizing and hosting events such as SF Beer Week, Brews on the Bay and Meet the Brewers, advocating for the craft beer industry in city government, donating services and product to local charities, and partnering with artisan producers in the food, beverage, hospitality and agricultural industries.



SF Beer Week 2016, Jan. 22-31, to Feature Hundreds of South Bay Beer Events

Photo from SF Beer Week Opening Gala, Feb. 2015
Photo from SF Beer Week Opening Gala, Feb. 2015

The main benefit – as I see it – of Santa Clara hosting the Super Bowl on Feb. 7 is that local beer fans will have the opportunity to experience SF Beer Week earlier than usual, Jan. 22-31.

Eager folks can start planning their calendar now as the San Francisco Brewers Guild recently launched the first round of beer-related events on sfbeerweek.org. Website visitors can create an account, browse the Schedule for the list of events and create an itinerary. Note that hundreds of events will be added between now and the start of beer week.

South Bay Region

A quick check of the Schedule’s South Bay region already shows a number of local events scheduled to take place, including events featuring Santa Clara Valley Brewing, Hermitage Brewing, Harry’s Hofbrau (both the San Jose and Redwood City locations), Original Gravity Public House, Wine Affairs, The Beerwalk, Stuft Pizza Milpitas, Fibbar MaGees, Devil’s Canyon Brewing, Ale Arsenal and Armadillo Willy’s.

A few early event highlights include annual mainstays, like The Beerwalk in San Jose’s Japantown (Sat., Jan. 23, 2pm-6pm), Wine Affairs’ Double Blind Double IPA (Sat., Jan. 23, 5pm-9:30pm), DIPA Festival at The Standby (Tues., Jan. 26, 5pm-11pm), Firestone Walker Roots of Anniversary Ale with the Brewmaster at Harry’s Hofbrau (Thurs., Jan. 28, 3pm-11:30pm), Sour Fest at Original Gravity (Sat., Jan. 30, 12pm-11:30pm) and the South Bay’s annual crown jewel Meet the Brewers Beer Festival at Hermitage (Sat., Jan. 30, 1pm-5pm).

Santa Clara Valley Brewing (SCVB), in particular, has embraced this year’s beer week with a whole host of unique events, including, among others, SCVB Collaboration Release at Original Gravity (Sat., Jan. 23, 12pm-11:30pm), SCVB Beer Tasting and Homebrew Info. Session with Peter at Wine Affairs (Mon., Jan. 25, 5pm-9pm) and SCVB Beer Dinner (Wed., Jan. 27, 7pm-9pm).

SF Beer Week Opening Gala

The Opening Gala officially kicks off SF Beer Week each year and is a highlight for many. The Gala is a beer festival that features the latest releases, rare selections and classics from Northern California’s brewing community. This year’s Opening Gala takes place at Pier 35 (1454 Embarcadero, SF) on Jan. 22, 6pm-10pm. The lineup of the more than 100 breweries confirmed to participate was announced earlier this week.

San Francisco:
21st Amendment Brewery, Almanac Beer, Anchor Brewing, Barrel Head Brewhouse, Bartlett Hall, Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant, Black Hammer Brewing, Black Sands Brewery, Cellarmaker Brewing, Fort Point Beer, Harmonic Brewing, Holy Craft Brewery, Laughing Monk, Local Brewing, Magnolia Brewing, Old Bus Tavern, Pine Street Brewery, Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing, San Francisco Brewing, Social Kitchen & Brewery, Southern Pacific Brewing, Southpaw BBQ, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, Sunset Reservoir Brewing, ThirstyBear Organic Brewery, Triple Voodoo Brewing & Tap Room and Woods Beer.

East Bay:
Alameda Island Brewing, Ale Industries, Altamont Beer Works, Auburn Alehouse, Benoit-Casper Brewing, Berryessa Brewing, Bison Brewing, Buffalo Bills Brewery, Calicraft Brewing, Cleophus Quealy Beer, DasBrew, Inc., Diving Dog Brewhouse, Drake’s Brewing, Dust Bowl Brewing, Eight Bridges Brewing, Elevation 66 Brewing, Epidemic Ales, Federation Brewing, Ghost Town Brewing, Heretic Brewing, High Water Brewing, Hoppy Brewing, Knee Deep Brewing, Hew Helvetia Brewing, Ol’ Republic Brewing, Pacific Coast Brewing, Rubicon Brewing, Ruhstaller Brewery & Taproom, Schubros Brewery, Tahoe Mountain Brewing, The Rare Barrel, Track 7 Brewing, Triple Rock Brewing, Trumer Brauerei and Working Man Brewing.

North Bay:
101 North Brewing, Anderson Valley Brewing, Baeltane Brewing, Bear Republic Brewing, Cooperage Brewing, Eel River Brewing, Fogbelt Brewing, HenHouse Brewing, Iron Springs Pub & Brewery, Lost Coast Brewery, Mad River Brewing, Marin Brewing, Mendocino Brewing, Moonlight Brewing, Moylan’s Brewing, Napa Smith Brewery, North Coast Brewing, Petaluma Hills Brewing, Russian River Brewing, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Sonoma Springs Brewing, St. Florian’s Brewery, Third Street Aleworks and Woodfour Brewing.

South Bay:
Alpha Acid Brewing, Armstrong Brewing, Devil’s Canyon Brewing, Discretion Brewing, El Toro Brewing, Faultline Brewing, Firestone Walker Brewing, Freewheel Brewing, Gordon Biersch Brewing, Half Moon Bay Brewing, Hermitage Brewing, Highway 1 Brewing, Hop Dogma Brewing, Palo Alto Brewing, Santa Clara Valley Brewing, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing, Strike Brewing, Tied House Brewery & Cafe and Uncommon Brewers.

Local food vendors include Alicia’s Tamales, Bacon Bacon, The Boneyard, The Chairman, Del Popolo, El Sur, Good Foods Catering, Rosemunde and Whole Foods Market.

Consider purchasing tickets sooner than later, as tickets to the Opening Gala have sold out quickly in recent years. Visit the Opening Gala Eventbrite page for additional information and to purchase tickets ($80).

About SF Beer Week

Every year since the San Francisco Brewers Guild launched one of the country’s first beer weeks (2009), the celebrated Bay Area institution has upped the ante in curating standout Northern California craft beer events featuring the 25 Guild breweries and additional Northern California-based breweries. SF Beer Week has evolved into a top international destination with hundreds of events hosted by renowned breweries, acclaimed restaurants, bars, and retailers spanning the greater San Francisco Bay Area from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa.

About San Francisco Brewers Guild

The San Francisco Brewers Guild formed in 2004 as a non-profit 501 (c)(6) during a renaissance in American craft brewing. Our mission is to restore and preserve San Francisco’s brewing heritage and unite those who make local beer with those who love it. The Guild achieves this by educating the public about craft beer, organizing and hosting events such as SF Beer Week, Brews on the Bay and Meet the Brewers, advocating for the craft beer industry in city government, donating services and product to local charities, and partnering with artisan producers in the food, beverage, hospitality and agricultural industries.

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Roundup of Top South Bay Beer Events for SF Beer Week 2015, Part 2

South Bay banners at SF Beer Week 2015 Opening Gala
South Bay banners at SF Beer Week 2015 Opening Gala

Let us get right to it. SF Beer Week runs through Sun., Feb. 15, and as the opening weekend comes to a close, below is a list of some of the standout, predominantly South Bay-centric events scheduled from Monday through Wednesday.

Note: Some of the events will likely be crowded and have long lines. Some of them will require tickets to be purchased ahead of time. Visit the SF Beer Week website for the complete schedule of events.

MONDAY, FEB. 9

Mission Creek Brewing Company, 777 The Alameda, San Jose: Lagunitas Huge Tap Takeover and SF Beer Week Fusion Beer Release Party, 4:20-11pm. It is a CouchTrippin’ party as Lagunitas takes over all 19 taps with a special cask release of SF Beer Week Fusion. Replete with food pop-ups.

Good Karma Artisan Ales & Café, 37 S. First St., San Jose: To Feel Dank & Rustic After a Good Meal, 6-11:30pm. Good Karma is proud to showcase a number of offerings from Sante Adairius and Cellarmaker, including, among others, Saison Bernice, West Ashley, Christopher Riwaka, Bangerang and their collaboration beer I See a Dankness.

The Table, 1110 Willow St., San Jose: Brewmaster Dinner: David Walker of Firestone Walker, 6-9pm. David Walker, co-founder of Firestone Walker Brewing Company, hosts a 4-course tasting menu featuring Pivo Pilsner, Opal Dry-Hopped Saison, Wookey Jack Unfiltered Black Rye IPA, Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout and Lil’ Opal Barrel-Aged Saison. Seating is limited and by reservation only. $75 (excluding tax & gratuity).

TUESDAY, FEB. 10

Brew Hub (inside Whole Foods Market Cupertino), 20955 Stevens Creek Blvd.: Faction Brewing Take Over, 11am-10pm. An all-day tap event with 5 rotating taps from Alameda-based brewery Faction Brewing open to close.

Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant, 895 Villa St., Mountain View: Tap It Event, 5-9pm. Steins hosts San Luis Obispo’s Tap It Brewing Company with a lineup of their IPA, 3 on the Tree Triple IPA, Rimfire Red, a specialty cask beer plus their new pilsner.

Harry’s Hofbrau Redwood City, 1909 El Camino Real: Hangar 24 Takeover with Pugachev’s Cobra!, 5-11pm. Hangar 24 will be bring special beers, including their 19% ABV beer Pugachev’s Cobra.

Fibbar Magees, 156 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale: Trivia Night with Karl Strauss. It is trivia night and Karl Strauss Day with the opportunity to meet the owner Chris Cramer! There will be special kegs as well as a Karl Strauss question round for prizes.

O’Malley’s Sports Pub & Grub, 2135 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View: Heretic Tap Takeover Night, 5-11:30pm. O’Malley’s will present a whole roster of Heretic beers, including Evil Cousin, Evil Twin, Chocolate Porter, Petite Rouge, Tafelbully, Shallow Grave, Torment and Evil Bee. Beer flights will be available.

Good Karma Artisan Ales & Café (37 S. 1st. St., San Jose) and Original Gravity Public House (66 S. 1st. St., San Jose). Almanac Sour Pub Crawl, approx. 5-11pm. Join Good Karma, Original Gravity and ISO: Beers (75 E. Santa Clara St.) for a downtown San Jose beer crawl featuring Almanac Beer Company. Good Karma will pour Devil’s Advocate, Cerise Sour Blonde and Dogpatch Strawberry. OG is set to pour Farmer’s Reserve: Pluot, Farmer’s Reserve: Citrus and Farmer’s Reserve: Blueberry, while ISO will pour Valley of the Heart’s Delight, Farmer’s Reserve: Blackberry and Dogpatch Sour. Each stop is offering 3-oz. individual samples as well as flights of all three for $3 and $9, respectively.

Kukar’s House of Pizza, 257 S. Almaden Ave., San Jose. Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company Tap Takeover, 6-11pm. Enjoy offerings from Tahoe Mountain Brewing, including Passion Pale Ale, Hop Song IPA (Amarillo Dry-Hopped), Party Boy Farmhouse Style IPA (fermented entirely with a Brettanomyces), Viejo Rojo American Wild Ale and Ms. Coco and Delicate Oatsters Oatmeal Stout.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 11

Wicked Chicken, 2565 The Alameda, Santa Clara: Altamont Beer Works, 11am-11pm. Wicked Chicken routinely features South Bay and nearby local breweries. Up next will be Livermore’s Altamont Beer Works.

Rose & Crown Pub, 547 Emerson St., Palo Ato: Pliny the Younger/IPA Day, 11:30am-11:30pm. Rose & Crown has been celebrating SF Beer Week longer than most local establishments. They host their 6th annual Pliny the Younger event, which will also feature IPAs from Russian River, Palo Alto Brewing, Drake’s, Auburn Alehouse, Bear Republic, Faction and others. Follow them on Twitter (@PaloAloBrewing) for additional information.

O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub, 25 N. San Pedro St., San Jose: Stone Cold Trivia Night, 6-11:30pm. Trivia Night will consist of 12 Stone beers on tap and 12 beer-centric trivia questions. Beers on tap will include: Arrogant Bastard Ale, Stone IPA, Stone Pale Ale, Stone Delicious IPA, Passion Project, Baird/Ishii/Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA, Enjoy by 2.14.15, 2013 Barrel Aged Old Guardian Barley Wine, 10 Barrel/Blue Jacket/Stone Suede Imperial Porter, Bang Bang and 2016 Double Bastard Ale.

Original Gravity Public House, 66 S. 1st St. California Craft Throw Down and Blind Double IPA Contest!, 6-10:30pm. Original Gravity will host a contest to determine which of the 11 participating breweries will be voted to having the best Double IPA. Doors open at 6pm. The contest begins at 7:30pm, and results will be announced at 9pm. Tickets are $30 and available online, and include one full draft beer of your choice and bar snacks, including house-made BBQ meat balls, baked panko mac and cheese and duck fat blanched green beans with bacon and roasted garlic. Additional beers and food can be purchased at the bar.

Brewery representatives will bring brewery swag, including glassware and other beer-related packages. In addition to the Double IPAs, most breweries will bring two other offerings: one core beer and one specialty or seasonal offering.

Greg Robles (Owner), Altamont Beer Works, Livermore
– Hella Lite
– Hella Revolutionary (Beer Revolution Anniversary Collab.)

John Gillooly (BrewMaster), Drake’s, San Leandro
– Dry Stout (Nitro)
– Hopocalypse (Green Label)
– Special TBA

Steve Donohue (Owner/BrewMaster), Santa Clara Valley Brewing, San Jose
– Electric Tower
– Heart’s Delight

Antoine Riffis (Senior Sales Manager), Firestone Walker, Paso Robles
– Pivo Pils
– Double DBA (2014)

Jamil Zainasheff (Owner/BrewMaster), Heretic Brewing, Fairfield
– Evil3
– Evil Bee

Kim Lutz (BrewMaster), St. Archer, San Diego
– White Ale
– Coffee Brown

David Johnson (Director of Distribution), Port Brewing, San Diego
– Shark Attack
– Barrel Aged Santa’s Little Helper (2014)

Gordon Brown (Brewery Rep.), Coronado Brewing, Coronado,
– Orange Ave Wit
– German Chocolate Cake

Jeb Taylor (Pilot Brewer), Knee Deep, Auburn
– Citra Pale Ale
– Hella Deep (Altamont Collab)

Aaron Justus (Brewing Manager), Ballast Point, San Diego
– Grunion
– Sculpin (Nitro)

Jeremy Marshall (BrewMaster), Lagunitas, Petaluma
– Day Time
– Fusion 27
– Special TBA

Week-Long Specials

Little Wine Counter, 1875 S. Bascom Ave., Suite 560: Little Local Beer Contest. Little Wine Counter has teamed with South Bay breweries Santa Clara Valley Brewing, Strike and Hermitage to provide opportunities to win prizes by earning points. Visit the contest website for the details.

SmokeEaters Cupertino, 10650 S. De Anza Blvd.: 36 IPA Tap Takeover. On tap all week will be IPAs of the single, double, triple and quad varieties, including Altamont Scarcity (Triple), Knee Deep Hop-De-Ranged, (Quad), Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin, Ballast Point Sculpin Nitro, Drake’s Hopocalypse, Lagunitas Fusion 27, Altamont Hella Deep and Stone Delicious IPA.

Mixx, 420 Castro St., Mountain View: Mixxing with Firestone: 4 Course Pairing Menu. Chef Joel Whitaker will prepare four courses to pair with four of Firestone Walker beers, including Pale 31 baby crab cake with Pale 31, butter lettuce wedge with mustard vinaigrette with Double Barrel Ale, salmon with Thai curry with Union Jack IPA and a scoop of housemade Wookie Jack sorbet with spiced cake bite with Wookie Jack. $40.

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, 390 Capistrano Rd.: Beer and Dessert Pairing. Each dessert bite created by chef Gaston Alfaro has been paired with one of brewmaster James Costa’s seasonal beers (4-oz.), including Mavericks gingersnap mascarpone tart paired with Brown Ale, mini bleu cheese cheesecake with candied bacon and a maple bourbon reduction paired with Double Bore IPA, spiced poached pears paired with PaPa Juice Barleywine and beeramisu paired with Calf-eine Coffee Milk Stout. $20.

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Roundup of Top South Bay Beer Events for SF Beer Week 2015, Part 1

Japantown beerwalkers in 2012
Japantown beerwalkers in 2012

SF Beer Week kicks off this Fri., Feb. 6 with the Opening Gala at SF’s Fort Mason Center, Herbst Pavilion, where over 80 Bay Area breweries will be pouring their finest offerings. As a testament to the Opening Gala’s popularity, tickets sold out in just twelve days back in December. Participating South Bay breweries include:

  • Campbell Brewing Company
  • El Toro Brewing Company (Morgan Hill)
  • Gordon Biersch Brewing Company (San Jose)
  • Hermitage Brewing Company (San Jose)
  • Palo Alto Brewing Company
  • Santa Clara Valley Brewing Company (San Jose)
  • Strike Brewing Company (San Jose)

SF Beer Week runs through Sun., Feb. 15 and features hundreds of beer-related events, over 700 at last count. As in years past, there is a plethora of beer-related events taking place in the South Bay.

The following is a list of some of the standout, predominantly South Bay-centric events scheduled throughout this opening weekend. These are the events that I would love to attend if I could clone myself.

Note: Some of the events will require tickets to be purchased ahead of time. Visit the SF Beer Week website for the complete schedule of events.

SATURDAY, FEB. 7

Fibbar Magees, 156 South Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale: Lagunitas Extravaganza, 11am-11:30pm. A tap takeover features 15 Lagunitas offerings, including a vintage Imperial Stout (2013) and the release of their annual special SFBW Fusion beer (Fusion 27).

Market Beer Company, 100 N. Almaden Ave., San Jose: Walker’s Wild Ride, 11:30am-1:30pm. Market Beer Company, located inside the San Pedro Square Market, is the first Bay Area stop for Firestone Walker co-proprietor David Walker and barrelmeister Jeffers Richardson. They are bringing their collection of specialty Barrelworks sour beers.

Rose & Crown, 547 Emerson St., Palo Alto: Sour Sunday in PA (Part 1), 11:30am-11:30pm. Get pucker faced with Rose & Crown yet again at their annual sour beer event, with offerings from Russian River, Bear Republic, Palo Alto Brewing, The Bruery, plus more on tap and in bottles.

Beerwalk: Japantown, Jackson St., San Jose: Japantown Beerwalk, 2-6pm. The award-winning Beerwalk series returns triumphantly to Japantown, the site of the first ever Beerwalk three years ago, and will feature offerings from a number of local breweries, including Hermitage, Santa Clara Valley Brewing, Strike, Gordon Biersch, Faultline, FireHouse and more. The first 60 to check in the day of the event will receive a complimentary tour of the nearby Gordon Biersch bottling and production facility. Tickets are $30 if purchased in advance at Jack’s Bar & Lounge or online.

Wine Affairs, 1435 The Alameda, San Jose: 6th Annual Double Blind Double IPA, 2-8pm. Always a fun event, come out and blind taste 8 Double IPAs and help determine the best in show. Admission is $15 per person.

Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company, 935 Washington St., San Carlos: Mavericks Brewing Tunnel Vision IPA Release, 2-5pm. Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company hosts the 2nd Annual West Coast Craft Can Invitational (16 confirmed breweries) which will showcase some of the Bay Area’s finest canned beers. A special beer launch features Half Moon Bay’s Mavericks Brewing and their newest canned beer Tunnel Vision IPA in 16-oz. cans. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online.

Harry’s Hofbrau, 390 Saratoga Ave., San Jose: Annual Stone Tap Takeover with Secret Ruination Firkin! 5-11:30pm. A special tap list of Stone beers will include a cask of Ruination conditioned with secret ingredients for which you will have to come out to find out.

SUNDAY, FEB. 8

Mission Creek Brewing Company, 777 The Alameda, San Jose: Bangers and Beer: An Ode to the Perfect Pair, 12-4pm. Mission Creek Brewing, California’s first Whole Foods store with in-store brewery, looks to honor the perfect pairing that is sausage and beer by pouring their own Mission Creek beers, along with other local beers, to be paired with items from an exclusive menu highlighting their made-in-house sausages.

Oak & Rye, 303 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos: Pizza & Beer Pairing, 12-3pm. The popular and well-regarded restaurant Oak & Rye will be making special pies (all you can eat) to pair with offerings from Firestone Walker, Oskar Blues and Ballast Point. Tickets are $30 and gets you unlimited food and 8-oz. pours of up to 9 beers. Tickets can be purchased online.

Bierhaus, 383 Castro St., Mountain View: Meet the Brewers: Clandestine Brewing, 1-5pm. Meet the founders of Clandestine Brewing and enjoy an afternoon of their beers. Plus there will be raffle prizes.

San Pedro Square Market, 87 N. San Pedro St., San Jose: Lagunitas Beer Parade, 1-4:30pm. Enjoy offerings from Lagunitas inside the Market or out in the patio as you roll through the Market Bar (1-2pm), Garage Bar (2-3pm) and Market Beer Company (3-4:20pm) for special releases that are typically available only at the brewery. There will be live music and giveaways.

The Brew Hub inside Whole Foods Market Cupertino, 2099 Stevens Creek Blvd.: Sierra Nevada Off-Flavor Tasting Panel, 1:30-6pm. Expand your skills towards understanding beer flavors and aromatics by participating in this sensory training event. Registration is $35 and includes beer for the flavor tasting and two Sierra Nevada beers: barrel-aged Torpedo and barrel-aged Narwhal (6 oz.). Tickets can be purchased online.

Santa Teresa Golf Club, 260 Bernal Road, San Jose: Meet Strike Brewing – A Talk and Tasting, 3-5pm. Come learn more about Strike Brewing Company, including how they built their business and what the future holds. A $5 tasting fee includes 4-oz. samples of 5 of their beers. There will be $4 pints and bottles of their beers as well.

WEEK-LONG SPECIALS

Several establishments are celebrating SF Beer Week with week-long specials. Highlights include:

Mixx, 420 Castro St., Mountain View: Mixxing with Firestone: 4 Course Pairing Menu. Chef Joel Whitaker will prepare four courses to pair with four of Firestone Walker beers, including Pale 31 baby crab cake with Pale 31, butter lettuce wedge with mustard vinaigrette with Double Barrel Ale, salmon with Thai curry with Union Jack IPA and a scoop of housemade Wookie Jack sorbet with spiced cake bite with Wookie Jack. $40.

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, 390 Capistrano Rd.: Beer and Dessert Pairing. Each dessert bite created by chef Gaston Alfaro has been paired with one of brewmaster James Costa’s seasonal beers (4-oz.), including Mavericks gingersnap mascarpone tart paired with Brown Ale, mini bleu cheese cheesecake with candied bacon and a maple bourbon reduction paired with Double Bore IPA, spiced poached pears paired with PaPa Juice Barleywine and beeramisu paired with Calf-eine Coffee Milk Stout. $20.

Psycho Donuts, 2006 S. Winchester Blvd., Campbell: A Psycho Donut Walks into a Firestone… Firestone Walker, Hella Hot Hot Sauce and Psycho Donuts are teaming up to create an 805 Apricot Blonde Ghost, Union Jack Glazed and Chocolate Merkin.

As you can see, there are options galore. What SF Beer Week events do you plan to attend this weekend?

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SF Beer Week 2015 Opening Gala Tickets Now Available, Selling Quickly

SF Beer Week Opening Gala 2014
SF Beer Week Opening Gala 2014

San Francisco Beer Week 2015 kicks off with the Opening Gala, the Bay Area’s premier beer event taking place Fri., Feb. 6 from 6-10pm at the spacious Fort Mason Center – Herbst Pavilion in San Francisco.

The SF Beer Week Opening Gala cannot come quickly enough for beer fans, and many have already purchased their tickets which recently became available online.

The Opening Gala welcomes over 80 Bay Area breweries and features many of their finest offerings. South Bay breweries include:

  • Campbell Brewing Company
  • El Toro Brewing Company (Morgan Hill)
  • Gordon Biersch Brewing Company (San Jose)
  • Hermitage Brewing Company (San Jose)
  • Palo Alto Brewing Company
  • Santa Clara Valley Brewing Company (San Jose)
  • Strike Brewing Company (San Jose)

Campbell Brewing will participate in the Opening Gala for the first time, providing those new to the brewery the opportunity to sample beers from brewmaster Jim Turturici, winner of recent, consecutive medals from the prestigious Great American Beer Festival (GABF) and the World Beer Cup.

Opening Gala tickets are $75 and include a commemorative glass with which to enjoy unlimited four-oz. samples of brewery offerings. Local food will be available for purchase from Alicia’s Tamales, Belly Burgers, Good Foods Catering, Kung Fu Tacos, Rosamunde Sausage Grill, Soul Groove and Curry Up Now.

Visit the Opening Gala Eventbrite page to purchase tickets and for event details, including ticket policies and notices and the current list of participating breweries. As in recent years, expect tickets to sell out quickly.

SF Beer Week, presented by the SF Brewers Guild, runs through Sun., Feb. 17. Visitors to the SF Beer Week website will see the just-released schedules for the first wave of beer-related events taking place throughout the Bay Area and can conduct searches for events by regions – San Francisco, East Bay, North Bay and South Bay. South Bay beer fans need not worry; many more events will show up in the coming days and weeks.

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