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S.F. Beer Week: A Brief Preview

In about an hour we are going to be wandering in to the kickoff party for S.F. Beer Week, which is going to involve a lot of hops quaffing and malty goodness. (Alas, if you don’t have tickets, it’s sold out, but don’t say we didn’t warn you.) Now, because we like to help you out, allow us to recommend a few choice events among the bevy of options open to you over the next nine days. Beginning with…

Saturday, February 11

Rare Beer & Food Pairings
11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. — menu available all week

Lagunitas Flights

Noc Noc, 557 Haight
7 p.m. til close

Double IPA Festival
The Bistro, Hayward
11 a.m. to 7 p.m., $45

You like a nice and bitter Double IPA? Check this out, especially if you’re already in the East Bay, and go home with your own commemorative glass.

Sunday, February 12

Public House
11:30am-2:30pm, $49

A beer-pairing brunch with the highlight being a collaborative herbal ale aged with bacteria from MateVeza and Mill Valley Beerworks.

Sunday BBQ With Anderson Valley and Slow Hand BBQ
La Trappe, 800 Greenwich Street
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

You’re going to need to eat something hearty to get through all that beer, so why not some excellent ribs and brisket from the elusive Slow Hand BBQ pop-up. Wash it down with classic and newly released Anderson Valley brews.

Magnolia Brewery & Nombe Izakaya Beer Pairing
Nombe, 2491 Mission
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, $40 - menu available all week

Tuesday, February 14

Waterloo Bevs, “Belgian Beer Specialist” & Chicks & Love Pizza Pairing
Blackbird, 2124 Market
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, $19

Screw Valentine’s Day. Eat some pizza and drink some fine Belgian beer.

Wednesday, February 15

Local Mission Eatery & Almanac Beer Dinner
3111 24th Street
5:30 to 10 p.m., $51

Chef Jake Des Voignes will be pairing Almanac’s seasonal ales with an all-local three course meal.

Friday, February 17

Drake’s Jack & Jolly Happy Hour
The Page, 298 Divisadero
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Page and Drakes Brewing invite you to meet the brewer and tap into an exclusive barrel of Drake’s Jack & Jolly — their renowned Jolly Rodger strong ale aged in used Jack Daniels barrels.

Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19

The 19th Annual Barleywine Festival

547 Haight Street
10:00 am - 2:00 am Saturday and Sunday

Don’t know what barleywine is? You should go to this. And try to get there early.

S.F. Beer Week: A Brief Preview