5 Events We Wanna Attend During SF Beer Week
Three cheers to a Tuesday because SF Beer Week is in full swing. Here are our most keen and interested events we wanna check out. So... See you there.
Evening With Russian River Brewing at Pi Bar
Pi Bar always delivers year after year and this Russian River Brew Co. tap takeover might be the single best opportunity of the week to try the impeccable line of sour and barrel-aged beers (highlighted by Consecration and Beatification) and the iconic IPA’s like Pliny the Elder and Blind Pig. Get there early and treat your SO to a pint. Duh. // 1432 Valencia St, Mission, February 14 from 3:14 p.m. (oddly) to 9 p.m.; Free entry.
Star Wars and Lagunitas Night at Hogwash
Of all the crazy ideas that Hogwash owner Paula Thompson has had over the years (a 55-ounce goblet of IPA?!), a real-life Chewbacca will be hanging out at the Lower Nob Hill brew pub on a Star Wars-themed evening featuring “special beers” from Lagunitas, and guests are encouraged to rock their favorite Star Wars swag. Do it for the selfie. // 582 Sutter St, Nob Hill, February 15 at 6 p.m.; Free entry.
Cask & Queso, Triple Fermented at Thirsty Bear
This is a crowd favorite event hosted at the Thirsty Bear Brewing Co. in SoMa. Fifty bucks gets you unlimited tastings of 17 cask-conditioned ales from 16 different local breweries. Look forward to cheese pairings from Cowgirl Creamery like San Andreas Sheep’s Milk Cheese paired with Freewheel Brewing Scottish Ale and Reading Raclette paired with Thirsty Bear Aged Barley Wine. // 661 Howard St, FiDi, February 17th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; $50.
Brunch With Modern Times at Social Kitchen
Modern Times Brewing is taking the brewing game by storm. Its ability to craft near-perfect juicy IPA’s, tropical tart ales, and barrel-aged stouts with equal prowess has truly set it apart. They’ll be making a number of stops during beer week, but this Saturday morning brunch at Inner Sunset institution Social Kitchen & Brewery makes for legit weekend morning starter. // 1326 9th Ave, Inner Sunset, February 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Free entry.
IPA’s All Day at Zeitgeist
Of course you have to do beer week in SF style, by roping in around 20 different IPA’s. Local faves like Berkeley’s Fieldwork (look out for that Chisel IPA) and Larkspur’s Marin Brewing Co. are in the mix, as well as Half Moon Bay Brewing Company (the Full Swing IPA is quality stuff). San Diego’s Ballast Point Brewing Co. (of Sculpin IPA fame), who’ll be tapping five different beers at the event so have a happy end of the night. // 199 Valencia St, Mission, February 19 from 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Free entry.