SF Beer Week Returns to the San Francisco Region
The 11th Annual SF Beer Week hits the San Francisco region, Feb. 1 - 10, 2019, with hundreds of beer-focused events across the city and beyond. It's a beer-filled celebration of craft brew and beer community, with educational, fun, and tasty events planned as far south as Monterey County, north in Sonoma County, and east into the Tri-Valley. Founded to highlight America's home of craft beer, SF Beer Week has become an annual tradition for the Bay Area's extensive network of brewers and enthusiasts. Not going to be here in time for SF Beer Week? These breweries are worth sipping at all year long.
The festivities kick off with the SF Beer Week Opening Gala on Friday, Feb. 1 at Pier 35, with more than 120 Northern California breweries pouring unlimited samples of new, classic, and rare beers. Attendees will receive a commemorative glass and can enjoy food from some of the best local food vendors on site. This not-to-miss kick-off is ground zero for the region's craft beer scene. Tickets are available here.
Whether you like your beer hoppy or sweet and malty, paired with food, or served while playing games, you're sure to find a Beer Week event that suits your taste during the festival. To view a complete schedule of events and search for your perfect tasting opportunity, visit SF Beer Week here.
Here are just a few of the many events you'll enjoy during SF Beer Week.
Barrel Aged Beer Release
Sat. Feb. 2. at 12 p.m. at Laughing Monk Brewing
This one is a taproom exclusive and the first 100 people to try it will get some nifty SFBW glassware. There will be food available 12-8 and a local Jazz trio. More info here.
Paella Fest - ThirstyBear's Ultimate Paella and Beer Dinner
Thu. Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. at ThirstyBear Brewing Company and Spanish Cuisine
Unlimited paella, ThirstyBear Organic Beers, and live flamenco guitar! More info here.
Local Beer + Cheese
Thu. Feb. 7 at 6 - 8 p.m. at The Cheese School of San Francisco
Celebrate the bcheeses and beer that make Northern California the epicenter of good eats with certified Cicerone and cheese expert Chris Munsey. More info here.
SF Beer Week is produced by the Bay Area Brewers Guild, formerly known as the San Francisco Brewers Guild, and working to preserve and celebrate the local brewing heritage. In addition to advocating for the craft brew industry, the Guild educates the public on craft beer through additional events such as Brews on the Bay, Meet the Brewers, and more. Learn more information online here.
Find more great beer choices for throughout the year here.