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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.”

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

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.

Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant Hosts SF Brewer’s Guild Tap Takeover

Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant
Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant

Steins Beer Garden & Restaurant (895 Villa Street, Mountain View), led by owner and beer aficionado Ted Kim and Executive Chef Colby M. Reade, will be hosting the San Francisco Brewer’s Guild later today for a Tap Takeover event starting at 5 p.m. featuring 10 member breweries.

The event is also an opportunity for guests to meet the brewers and/or representatives who will be at Steins from 5:30-7:00 p.m. to answer any questions guests might have about the brewery and the beer.

The list of breweries and beers is below.

  • 21st Amendment – Fireside Chat Winter Spiced Ale
  • Anchor Brewing Co. –  Zymaster #5 Harvest One Pale
  • Almanac Beer Co. – Smoked Chipotle Stout
  • The Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant- Ocean Beach Oktoberfest
  • Headlands Brewing Company – Liver Let Die
  • Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery – Blue Bell Bitter
  • Pacific Brewing Laboratory – Imperial IPA
  • Speakeasy Ales & Lagers – Untouchable Pale Ale
  • ThirstyBear Brewing Company – GrafelFinger Doppelbock
  • Triple Voodoo Brewing – King Leopold Belgian Stout

[This post was shared on Examiner.com.]