SF Beer Week Showcases Creativity, Cooperation and Community

SF Beer Week is poised to sweep through the greater Bay Area from February 10-19. Local breweries, beer specialty bars and other convivial gathering places from Santa Rosa to Monterey and east to the Livermore valley will host the beer community for the region’s biggest craft beer celebration and annual reunion. For 10 days, enthusiasts, brewers and anyone who enjoys craft beer will get together to explore a wonderland of flavor artistry in the place right here, where the craft beer renaissance was born.

Five Regional Showcases To Get Things Rolling

Official SF Beer Week Kick Off festivities hosted by the five chapters of the Bay Area Brewers Guild will anoint the week in widely dispersed locations, each putting local touches on these Friday and Saturday opening events, February 10 and 11. 

  • East Bay brewers and beer enthusiasts reunite at 21st Amendment Brewery in San Leandro, Friday evening, Feb. 10. 
  • The North Bay beer community gathers at Pond Farm Brewing Co. in San Rafael, Friday evening, Feb. 10. 
  • On Saturday, San Francisco beer enthusiasts celebrate atop Salesforce Park, hosted by Barebottle Brewing, Saturday afternoon, Feb. 11, rain or shine. 
  • Breweries and fans along the Coast convene at Other Brother Beer Co. in Seaside, Saturday evening, Feb. 11.
  • Silicon Valley launches the week at The Guildhouse, in San Jose, Saturday evening, Feb. 11. 

Advance ticket information and event descriptions may be found at SFBeerWeek.org

Collaboration beers made by more than one brewery working together and sharing techniques – including an Official Collab being poured at all the Kick Off events – remain a favorite feature. Fans who have followed the action for all 15 years will find familiar traditions, such as an event that helped inspire SF Beer Week, the Bistro’s Double IPA Festival in Hayward, back for its 23rd year. Returning favorites also will include food pairings like the Dim Sum Beer Brunch with Fort Point, and Brewer V Brewer, a collaborative beer dinner with Drake’s of the East Bay and HenHouse of the North Bay. More and more events happening in dozens of cities and towns throughout Beer Week’s 10 days will appear at SFBeerWeek.org as February approaches. 

Photo Courtesy SF Beer Week

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