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San Francisco Beer Week | Can’t-Miss Events February 13-15

San Francisco Beer Week | Can’t-Miss Events February 13-15
Justin Carter

With so many exciting events over the San Francisco Bay Area, I had to break it down regionally. Each day, I will highlight an event that I will either attend or wish I could. Sadly, I can’t be in two places at once.

Tuesday, February 13

Mash the Patriarchy

Mission Cheese (736 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110)
Admission: No Cover

Celebrate cheese, beer and the women that create them. Mission Cheese will feature five brews from Local Brewing, Armistice Brewing Co, Seabright Brewery, and Freewheel Brewing Co. Each beer will be paired with cheeses also produced by women.

Beer with Grapes

Social Kitchen & Brewery (1326 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122)
Admission: No Cover

Musk, juice and skin; come try some local breweries’ take on beer brewed with vitis vinifera. Past vintages of the delightful Saison du Sauvignon will be flowing. Social Kitchen’s night of hybrid beer-wine is one to not be missed.

The Hop Trifecta

Harry’s Hofbrau- SL (14900 East 14th Street, San Leandro, CA 94578)
Admission: No Cover

Head to a San Leandro favorite for some hopped up brews from Boneyard, Altamont, and Melvin. The Hop Trifecta will include an epic collaboration between Boneyard and Altamont. Lupulin Advisory is a hop head’s dream using hop pellets, cryo hop powders and CO2 hop extract. Share some big IPAs with the brewers.

Cafe Van Kleef Greyhound Beer Release

Woods Bar and Brewery (1701 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612)
Admission: No Cover

Woods brewed up something special for their neighbors at Cafe Van Kleef. Their infamous Greyhounds cocktail in beer-form. Try the original, and the sudsy version of this grapefruit delight.

Mardi Gras at Trade Brewing

Trade Brewing (731 1st St, Napa, CA 94559)
Admission: No Cover

Celebrate Fat Tuesday at Napa’s newest brewery, Trade Brewing. Lots of craft beer will be flowing, and cajun-style food will available for purchase. No admission, just good times and party hats.

Hop Head Night

Grape and Grain (

With IPAs dominating the market, it’s no wonder why there are so many high IBU events. Hop on over to Grape and Grain for a pallet destroying evening. Modern Times, Moonraker, Barebottle, Drake’s (Hopocalypse Black Label!!!) and many more!

Wednesday, February 14

Big Chicken IPA Day

TAP 415 (845 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103)
Admission: No Cover

The highly anticipated Big Chicken from HenHouse will be flowing. HenHouse brewed up a big, juicy, hazy Double IPA this year. Boasting a nearly 11% ABV, this crazy hop monster is extremely balanced and deceptively dangerous. They’ll rack it, and drive it TAP 415 all in a few hours so you can taste it as fresh as possible. Keep an eye on the facebook event to be notified exactly when it will be tapped. Should be a good clucking time.

Imperial Night with Fifty Fifty

The Sycamore (2140 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110)
Admission: No Cover

I’m going to let the epic tap list do the talking.

2013 Java Coffee Lavender Pearl
2014 Four Roses
2014 Evan Williams 23yr. Navy Blue
2014 High West Rye Lime Green
2015 High West Bourbon Orange
2014 Woodford Reserve Blue Pearl
2014 Java Coffee Lavender Pearl
2015 Woodford Reserve Blue Pearl
2015 High West Rye Lime Green
2015 Vanilla Ivory
2015 Elijah Craig 12yr. Purple
2016 Java Coffee Lavender (sparkly)
2016 Elijah Craig 12yr. Purple (matte)
2016 Vanilla Ivory
2016 Grand Cru Gold
2016 Apple Brandy Sapphire Blue
2016 Cognac Burnt Orange
2016 Evan Williams Black
2016 Java Coffee Lavender (sparkle)
2016 Vanilla Ivory
2016 Belle Meade Coral
2016 Willett Bourbon Metallic Copper
2016 Apple Brandy Sapphire Blue
2016 Rye Cuvee Dark Olive Green
2016 Grand Cru Gold
2015 BART

2015 Goose Island Bourbon County Rare

On Draft:
FiftyFifty Barrel Aged Donner Party Porter
Firestone Velvet Merkin
Boulevard Rye on Rye
Epic Big Bad Baptist
Ommegang Game of Thrones #9 – Winter is Here Imperial White

Sau and Brau – Vol. 8

Drake’s Barrel House (1933 Davis St. Suite 177, San Leandro, CA 94577)
Admission: $50 (purchase Tickets here)

Beer and pork is a match made in heaven. Raise a pint with the Drake’s family over slow-roasted whole pigs. The eighth annual pork-stravaganza includes collectable glassware, four beer tasting tickets, and full pig roast meal, complete with sides and dessert. Complimentary Happy Hour from 6pm to 7pm before dinner. Vegetarian and vegan options also available.

GFY Valentine’s Day Party

101 North (1304 Scott St, Petaluma, CA 94954)
Admission: No Cover

Not a fan of Valentine’s Day? Neither is 101 North. Join other lonely hearts in telling Valentine’s Day to go f*** itself. Enjoy music, beer, and pizza ($2 slices from Caprara’s Pizzeria) with other celebrating(lamenting) singles. If you like to play the field, enjoy a chocolate and beer flight for only $15.

Sour Valentine’s Day

Sacrilege Brewery + Kitchen (730 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019)
Admission: No Cover

Sip on some rare sours from Paso Robles’ Firestone Walker, plus a few other tart-loving breweries. Meet Barrelmeister Jeffers Richardson and pick his brain about the world class sour ales he concocts.

Thursday, February 15

Meet the Brewers & Maltsters

Harmonic Brewing (1050 26th St, San Francisco, CA 94107)
Admission: No Cover

Chat it up with Harmonic’s brewers and the maltsters of Admiral Malting. Opened last year, Admiral Malting is California’s only malting facility. Learn about floor malting, the brewing process, and try some of Harmonic’s brews as well as hot steeped malt. Who say’s beer can’t be educational?

Yappy Hour

Cleophus Quealy Brewing Co. (448 Hester St, San Leandro, CA 94577)
Admission: No Cover

It’s no secret CQ loves dogs, they love them so much that they’re teaming up with Oakland Animal Services to help some find a forever home. Adoptable dogs will be in the tasting room from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Bring along your four-legged friend and snap a pic in the photo booth. Only $5 for a beer and a taco! A portion of pint sales will be donated to the Friends of the Oakland Animal Services.

The Road to Tahoe

BEER REVOLUTION (464 3rd St, Oakland, CA 94607)
Admission: No Cover

California’s Gold Country is spotlighted in this tap takeover. Breweries along the I-80 and Highway 50 corridors will be pouring sudsy goodness. Come strike gold at Beer Rev!

Armistice Tap Takeover

Cadet Wine & Beer Bar (930 Franklin St, Napa, CA 94559)
Admission: No Cover

Spend an evening with the brewers of Armistice at their favorite bar. Cadet is where they hatched their plan of opening their very own brewery. Discuss beer, the brewing process, and their brewery while imbibing on some fantastic suds. Beer from Tannery Bend Brewing Co. will also be available.

Humble Sea Tap Takeover

Ale Arsenal (971 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070)
Admission: No Cover

Check-out Santa Cruz’s newest brewery, Humble Sea. Come get foggy with some hazy IPAs, Pale Ales, and other goodies.

Tap list:
SHAKA WAVE –Foggy Pale Ale
VITAMIN SEA –Orange Juice-Inspired IPA
PURE JUICE –Foggy DIPA (Pure Project Collab)
COCONUT, BRAH –Imperial Porter
Plus cans of Mankini, and Coconut, Brah

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