San Francisco, Calif. — Every year since the San Francisco Brewers Guild launched one of the country’s first Beer Weeks (2009), the celebrated Bay Area institution has upped the ante in curating standout Northern California craft beer events featuring the 19 premier Guild breweries and additional select Northern California-based breweries.
Today, SF Beer Week has evolved into a top international destination presenting some of the world’s finest beers at more than 600 events hosted by renowned breweries, acclaimed restaurants, bars, and retailers. SF Beer Week 2015 runs from February 6 – 15, 2015 with official events spanning the greater San Francisco Bay Area from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa.
More than 220 events are already announced on sfbeerweek.org, including the Barrel Aged Beer Fest (Feb. 7: The Trappist; Oakland, CA), United Sours of America (Feb. 7: Monk’s Kettle; San Francisco, CA), Beer Ice Cream (Feb. 10: Smitten; Oakland, CA), Double the Funk: Wild Beers vs. Wild Wines (Feb. 12: Woods Pol Station; San Francisco, CA), Pliny the Younger Charity Event (Feb. 11: Monk’s Kettle; San Francisco, CA), Come Meet Anchor Brewers (Feb. 9: Zeitgeist; San Francisco, CA), Battle of the Guilds (SF, LA and San Diego!) (Feb. 8: Zeitgeist; San Francisco, CA), and so many more. For up-to-date event information, please visit sfbeerweek.org.
SF Beer Week 2015 kicks-off the 10 days of festivities with its Opening Gala taking place at the newly renovated Fort Mason Center, Herbst Pavilion on February 6, 2015 (Opening Gala is now sold out), where more than 2,500 craft beer enthusiasts will unite for the ultimate tasting celebration. 80+ Northern California breweries will be onsite at the Gala spotlighting the remarkable quality and innovative spirit flourishing in one of the foremost craft beer regions in the country.
The confirmed list of breweries includes: 101 North Brewing Co., 21st Amendment Brewery, Ale Industries, Almanac Beer Co., Alpha Acid Brewing Company, Altamont Beer Works, Anchor Brewing, Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Auburn Alehouse, Baeltane Brewing, Barrel Head Brewhouse, Bartlett Hall, Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant, Bear Republic Brewing Company, Berryessa Brewing Company, Bison Brewing, Black Diamond Brewery, Calicraft Brewing Co., Campbell Brewing Company, Cellarmaker Brewing Company, Devil’s Canyon Brewing Co., Discretion Brewing, Drake’s Brewing Co., Eel River Brewing Company, El Toro Brewing Company, Elevation 66 Brewing Company, Faction Brewing Company, Fort Point Beer Company, Freewheel Brewing Company, Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Headlands Brewing Company, HenHouse Brewing, Heretic Brewing Company, Hermitage Brewing Company, High Water Brewing, Hop Dogma Brewing Company, Hoppy Brewing Company, Independent Brewing Company, Iron Springs Pub & Brewery, Knee Deep Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Linden Street Brewery, Lost Coast Brewery, Mad River Brewing Company, Magnolia Brewing Company, Marin Brewing Company, Mendocino Brewing Co., Moonlight Brewing Co., Moylan’s Brewing Company, Napa Smith Brewery, North Coast Brewing, Pacific Coast Brewing Company, Palo Alto Brewing Company, Pine Street Brewery, Petaluma Hills Brewing Company, Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Company, Rubicon Brewing Co., Ruhstaller, Russian River Brewing Company, San Francisco Brewing Company, Santa Clara Valley Brewing, Schubros Brewery, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Social Kitchen & Brewery, Sonoma Springs Brewing Co., Southern Pacific Brewing, Southpaw BBQ, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, St. Florian’s Brewery, Strike Brewing Co., Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co, The Rare Barrel, Third Street Aleworks, ThirstyBear Organic Brewery, Track 7, Triple Rock Brewing Co., Triple Voodoo Brewery & Taproom, Trumer Brauerei, Uncommon Brewers, Woodfour Brewing Co., and WOODS Beer Co.
The San Francisco Brewers Guild have united once again to create a collaboration beer for SF Beer Week 2015. The beer will be brewed at Fort Point Beer Company and named Swept by Fire. The hoppy smoked pale ale is a tribute to San Francisco’s brewing industry in 1906, which was decimated by the great earthquake and fire. The beer will be made with smoked beachwood malt and charred almond wood, roasted at the brewery, and balanced with hop flavors and aroma that verge on tropical fruit, citrus, and candy. Swept by Fire will be available at tons of events throughout SF Beer Week 2015.
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.
Guild breweries include: 21st Amendment Brewery, Almanac Beer Company, Anchor Brewing, Bartlett Hall, The Beach Chalet, Cellarmaker Brewing Company, Cerveceria de MateVeza, Fort Point Beer Company, Headlands Brewing Company, Magnolia Brewing, Pine Street Brewery, Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Company, San Francisco Brewing Company, Social Kitchen & Brewery, Southern Pacific Brewing, Southpaw BBQ, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, ThirstyBear Brewing Company, and Triple Voodoo Brewing.
Sponsors of SF Beer Week 2015 include: Whole Foods, 21st Amendment Brewery, The Abbott’s Cellar, Ale Arsenal, Anchor Brewing, The Alembic, Almanac Beer Co., The Ave Bar, Baeltane Brewing, Bay Area Beer Socials, The Bay Brewers’ Guild, The Beach Chalet, Bear Republic Brewing Company, Beer Advocate, The Beer Connoisseur, Best Label, BevMo!, Brewers Supply Group, Cicerone, City Beer, Cleophus Quealy Beer Company, DBI Beverage, Diving Dog Brewhouse, DPEM, Drake’s Brewing, Eat Drink SF, Fat Angel, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, GigaYeast, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Handles Gastropub, Healthy Spirits, Hops & Hominy, The Jug Shop, La Trappe Café, Magnolia Brewing, Marin Brewing Co., Matagrano, Morris Distributing, The Monk’s Kettle, Noc Noc, Pacific Coast Brewing Company, Pi Bar, Public House, Pyramid Breweries, Rosamunde Sausage Grill, Santa Rosa, Sierra Nevada, Social Kitchen & Brewery, Slow Club, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, The StandBy, Sudwerk Brewing Company, The Sycamore, ThirstyBear Brewing Company, Trumer Pils, Union Bank, Visit Tri-Valley, Wendel Rosen, The Willows, and Woods Beer Company.