It is almost that time of the year again…beer lovers across the bay unite for some of the most unique beer events.
The SF Beer Week list can be daunting, so I have a few tips for you to overcome FOMO ( fear of missing out).
If you can get this beer regularly, I wouldn’t go out of my way to get it during beer week. Save your beer week belly for unique brews that you can’t get normally.
DO support local business and friends when you can. My friends band is playing at SF Beer Week’s Battle of the Bands Kickoff Festival – so naturally I am being supportive and going… I would however, normally try and steer clear of all you can drink events.
My last tip is to seek out opportunities that are outside of the norm or more rare. Beer Week is a great time to try new beers, meet brewers and other beer lovas and have a great time doing it!
….When you aren’t drinking beer during these next couple weeks I reccomend planning a few workouts, drinking plenty of water and throwing in some greens every few days!
Happy Drinking! Cheers!
All of us in the Bay Area are currently coming off of our Beer Week high. I went out of town for the weekend ( I know my bad) so I missed quite a few events but the places I did get to check out were nothing short of amazing.
First stop, Pi Bar. Now, Pi Bar is a great place to go at any time for food, brews and friendly fast service. This particular night of Beer Week they were showcasing Russian River Brewery.
I tried the Supplication Sour with Cherries, the Consecration Sour with Currants and the Erudition Saison.
All were amazing but the Saison was out of the world! Flavor, smell – just thinking about it makes me dreamy.
Next stop, Zeitgeist. This is probably my favorite outdoor beer drinking spot in the city, has been since day one. They did not disappoint with their Beer Week showcase. They had over 15 beers from Almanac. I was able to try most of them since I went with a bunch of folks. If you have the chance to try Almanac – DO IT! They use locally sourced fruit and their (slogan?) is ‘Farm to Barrel’ LOVE it. Every beer I tried I enjoyed.
My favorites were the Bourbon Sour Porter, Sourdough Wild Ale and Dogpatch Strawberry.
Next night, we went to Cellarmaker. They have an awesome tasting room.
I had the Red Wine Jezebel, Bourbon Barrel Vastness of Space and I see a DANKNESS.
All so beautifully good.
For dinner, we had THE holy grail of dinners. You have to GO next year ( I will be) and dreaming about it every night until then.
The food was out of this world and the pairings were so on par that my friends and I couldn’t believe how wonderful the meal was.
Even though, you missed out on the pairing this year you should still go to MaMa Ji’s. I love this place.
I hope you enjoyed Beer Week and will try to check out some of these awesome places and brews.
Are you in San Francisco? Or the greater Bay Area?
Have you been to any Beer Week events?
Yesterday, my co-worker Katie and I left work around 3:30 and headed towards Beer Hall on Polk Street. This was my second visit to Beer Hall. I really love the atmosphere and all the beers they have on tap!
For Beer Week they have a few brews from Oskar Blues Brewery.
I had a Merlot Barrel Aged G’Knight. I really enjoyed it. I have recently become fastened with any beer that is barrel aged and I jump at the chance to try one!
Katie got Old Chub Nitro.
I really like Beer Hall. The location isn’t super convenient for me, but its worth the trek to try some beers on tap that may be harder to find elsewhere.
Next, we went to Asiento a really great neighborhood bar where Pine Street Brewery was having their first birthday!
They also provided some great little bites while we were tasting the brews, their food is SO yummy.
I really love the vibe of Asiento and would totally frequent this place if I lived in this neighb.
There are still a ton of Beer Week events going on so check out their schedule!