How You’re Gonna Win SF Beer Week 2019
Beer drinkers from every corner of the bay will be stroking their beards and sipping the finest ales, sours, stouts, porters, pilsners and pub ales the world has ever seen…why? Because it’s SF Beer Week, and there will be hundreds of new beers to try and all sorts of fun events mixing drinking, eating, game playing, tasting, and shmoozing. If you’re curious about where brewing is going in the world, this is where you’ll find out and try it. Also if you’re looking to stand in line to try some overly hyped beer like Pliny (which is delicious) this is the wrong guide for you. We don’t go to events to wait in lines, we go to them to meet awesome people and drink great beers. Now here are our favorite events in SF and Oakland….
This is going to be a super fun day. The cornhole experts at SF Social Sports Cornhole League are holding three tournaments throughout the day at Laughing Monk! There are going to be sweet prizes of $100, $50, $25 gift certificates for the winning teams, (you could win beer and money by beating Stuart at cornhole…which is probably pretty easy). And don’t forget about all the delicious beers on hand! The SF Beer week exclusive ‘Imperial Coffee N’ Cream’ along with, $ Pilsners, and a beermosa bar with fresh juice and expert bartenders, plus Judy’s Taco’s Locos food truck!
Brother Murray: Hazy IPA with Vermont yeast and 3 different hops; 6.7% ABV
#For The Graham: Nitro Ale brewed with graham crackers and chocolate; 5.8% ABV
Meet You in Helles: Helles lager collab with Corralitos Brewing, SMaSH beer; 5% ABV
Mussels from Brussels: Mussel stout brewed with mussels and oysters; 6.8% ABV
Tiki Tiki: kettle sour with lactose, coconut, orange, mango, pineapple, and guava; 5% ABV
$4 Holy Ghost Pilsner: German style pilsner; 5.2% ABV
Laughing Monk Brewery
Saturday February 9th 12pm-6pm
Cornhole tournies start at 1, 3, and 5pm
1439 Egbert Ave, SF
FREE to Enter
Beer Week Opening Gala
About as fancy as beer drinkin’ gets with Northern California craft beer community! Tons of brewers, marketers, & punters rubbing elbows and sipping beers at Pier 35. With over 120 Northern California breweries set to pour, this is definitely one of the biggest and most eclectic beer-based events on the West Coast.
SFBW 2019 Opening Gala
Friday, February 1, from 6-10:30pm
Tickets $80 -$100
FIRESTONE WALKER TAP TAKEOVER
The Willows has a great selection of boardgames/party games, plus a really good bar menu. Paso Robles Based Firestone is taking over the taps and they bringing a ton of their delicious stuff inlcuding: 2015 Walker’s Cuvee, 2014 Double DBA Feral Vinifera (Wild Ale) 2016 Velvet Merkin 2017 Parabola Mind Haze IPA and Luponic Distortion 12 IPA.
FIRESTONE WALKER TAP TAKEOVER
February 2, 2019 6:00 PM – Until Close
THE WILLOWS 1582 Folsom Street
FIELDWORK BREWING DOG DAY AFTERNOON
For the 7th consecutive year, First Saturday goes to the dogs. With the brewery that defined what a ‘hazy ipa’ is (as far as we’re concerned) Lucky 13 and Fieldwork Brewing Company are partnering up to benefit Rocket Dog Rescue. This might be the last one, due to the plans to build condos at the side of the Lucky 13. And they’ll be pouring Pliny (for all you fanboys)
Drink Fieldwork For Rocket Dogs!
SATURDAY February 2, 12:00 PM – Until Supply Runs Out
LUCKY 13 2140 Market St
Park Chalet SuperBowl Viewing Party
Great for groups who have people who want to watch the game AND people who don’t care at all about sports, because the Chalet has a big outdoor beer garden, is across the street from the beach as well as connected to GG Park. They’re going to have a big projection screen for the game, special Beer week beer selections, eats, and a Superbowl special menu.
Beach Chalet Sunday
February 3, 2019 12:00 PM – Until Close
PARK CHALET COASTAL BEER GARDEN
1000 Great Highway
EAST MEETS WEST: CROSS-COAST TRIVIA WITH BROOKLYN BREWMASTER GARRETT OLIVER & 21ST AMENDMENT BREWMASTER SHAUN O’SULLIVAN
East Coast meets West Coast trivia night at Dobbs Ferry: Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver, and 21st Amendment Brewmaster Shaun O’Sullivan. Gather your friends and test your cross-continental wits while you enjoy beers from both breweries, including some of the first Brooklyn Brewery kegs in California.
TUESDAY February 5, 7:00 PM – 3 Hours
406 Hayes Street
FREE TRUMER PINT GLASS ETCHING
Buy a pint of Trumer Pils and receive a free Trumer pint glass, which you may have custom etched on site with ANYTHING you want! Trumer brewery reps will also be on hand to chat and hand out free stuff like shirts, hats, and more. You don’t want to miss this one!
Wednesday, Feb 6th, from 6-8pm
HEART & DAGGER SALOON
540 Lake Park Avenue
SIRWISA AM-PRO HOPS FOR HOUSING 2019
All proceeds benefit Family House, an independent non-profit organization providing temporary housing, physical comfort and emotional support to families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. The Sirwisa Am-Pro is a twist on traditional Pro-Am (commercial brewers inviting home brewers to commercially brew). Home brewers invited commercial brewers to homebrew a beer for the event. So, small batch collaboration beers from home and commercial brewers. All the brews this year will feature Admiral Malt California’s first floor malting facility in California since pre-Prohibition and California’s only CCOF certified malting operation as well as Cultures from Giga Yeast the Bay Areas Premium Yeast Source creating uniquely hyper local brews for the event.
Drinks – Receive a commemorative Glass with unlimited 4 oz beer tastings from over 30 different one off beers
Food – Southpaw BBQ & Brewery
Music – Soul Ska
THURSDAY February 7, 6:00 PM – 3 Hours 30 Minutes
GRAY AREA / GRAND THEATER
2665 Mission St
PURE PLEASURE: VEGAN FLIGHT NIGHT WITH THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE
Temescal Brewery is teaming up with The Pleasure Principle for a special night of vegan indulgence. Temescal will offer a curated flight of four beers, each paired with a delicious item prepared by The Pleasure Principle. Entry is free; we’ll have food + beer flights, pints, and other vegan fare available for purchase all night long.
THURSDAY February 7, 5:00 PM – 4 Hours
TEMESCAL BREWING 4115 Telegraph Ave Oakland