San Francisco, CA — The SF Beer Week Opening Gala, the top-tier regional invitational festival that kicks off the festivities at Pier 48 (San Francisco, CA) on February 10, will spotlight flavor-driven brewing innovations glass by glass. Revelations and discoveries will continue through hundreds of thirst-quenching events around the greater San Francisco Bay Area, wrapping up on February 19.
Northern California’s finest breweries are hard at work planning for an incredible week with nearly 200 events already live on the schedule at sfbeerweek.org. Tickets to the Opening Gala are now on sale (VIP: $120/GA: $80). VIP tickets include early entry at 5 pm and a SF Beer Week t-shirt; General Admission runs 6 pm – 10:30 pm.
Over 100 breweries operate in one of the world’s most creative regions. The Bay Area continues to be a hotbed of beer innovation, where trends and techniques are created, rediscovered and riffed on. Flipping beer styles on their heads, wielding a growing influence on celebrity chefs’ dishes and renowned restaurants’ beverage menus, adapting beer-making techniques, creating specialized businesses like fermentation-only facilities, embracing entrepreneurial endeavors as with California’s first artisan malting company — innovation continues apace in the City by the Bay and the broader area.
Northern California brewers are proud of their regional heritage and the trends they have given rise to but are not insular. They not only forge new paths, but adopt new approaches and, like jazz impresarios, constantly riff and refine. The explosion of beer substyles on tap during SF Beer Week will attest to that exchange.
This February, let the region’s leading craft beer sherpa, SF Beer Week, guide you through ten days of craft beer discovery. More than a week’s worth of compelling experiences will be waiting for you, thanks to a craft beer community devoted to innovation, experimentation and never sitting still.
The Current List of San Francisco Brewers Guild Members:
21st Amendment Brewery, Almanac Beer Company, Anchor Brewing Company, Barebottle Brewing Company, Barrel Head Brewhouse, Bartlett Hall, Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant, Black Hammer Brewing Company, Black Sands Brewery, Cellarmaker Brewing Company, Ferment. Drink. Repeat, Fort Point Beer Company, Harmonic Brewing, Headlands Brewing Company, Holy Craft Brewery, Laughing Monk Brewing Company, Local Brewing Company, Magnolia Brewing Company, Old Bus Tavern, Pine Street Brewery, Pizza Orgasmica & Brewery, San Francisco Brewing Company, Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery, Social Kitchen & Brewery, Southern Pacific Brewing Company, Southpaw BBQ, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, Sufferfest Beer Company, Sunset Reservoir Brewing Company, ThirstyBear Organic Brewery, Triple Voodoo Brewery & Taproom, and Woods Beer / Cerveceria de MateVeza.
SF Beer Week, presented by the San Francisco Brewers Guild and Whole Foods Market, would not be possible without the additional support and generous contributions of our amazing sponsors:
21st Amendment Brewery
Almanac Beer Co.
Anchor Brewing Co.
BSG Craft Brewing
DBI Beverage Inc.
Drake’s Brewing Co.
Fort Point Beer Co.
Laughing Monk Brewing
Magnolia Brewing Co.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
ThirstyBear Organic Brewery
Visit Santa Rosa
As well as…
The Ave Bar
Burr Pilger Mayer
Country Malt Group
Eat Drink SF
The Printed Image
Along with the following venues, brewers and additional supporters: Acme Dispensing, Ale Arsenal, Armadillo Willy’s BBQ, Armstrong Brewing Co., Barrel Head Brewhouse, Bartlett Hall Brewing Co., Beach Chalet Brewing & Restaurant, Bear Republic Brewing Co., Best Label, Black Hammer Brewing Co., The Can Van, Cicerone, City Beer Store, Cleophus Quealy Beer Co., Diving Dog Brewhouse, Firestone Walker, GigaYeast, Harmonic Brewing, The Jug Shop, The Monk’s Kettle, New Bohemia Brewing, Resolute SF, Rosamunde Sausage Grill, Schroeders, SF Adventure Tours, Social Kitchen & Brewery, Sudwerk Brewing Co., Sunset Reservoir Brewing Co., The Sycamore, The Willows, Wendel Rosen Black & Dean, and Woods Beer Co. With special thanks to Capitol Corridor, the California Craft Brewers Association and Celebrator Beer News.
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.