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2018 SF Beer Week: 50 Events You Can’t Miss

Beer brunches, ice cream beer pairings, tricycle races, BBQs, beer trivia and more…
By - posted 2/9/2018 No Comment

SF Beer Week is a ten day celebration that showcases the Bay Area’s brewing heritage and contemporary craft beer scene.

Have a pint… or a few at over 600 events in San Francisco and the Bay Area from February 9-18, 2018.

There are beer dinners, food and beer pairing events, trivia nights, beer tastings, meet-the-brewer evenings, and homebrewing demos all over the Bay Area. Just remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint.

Keep in mind: Many of the events are free to attend, but an RSVP may be required, and make sure to bring some money for all the delicious beer and food.

50+ Can’t Miss SF Beer Week Events

Beer Brunches


  • SF Beer Week Opening Day Urban PicnicSaturday, Feb. 10 | San Francisco
    A huge picnic to kick of SF Beer Week with distinct brews from 6+ local breweries and 10+ food trucks. All you can drink passes start at $35. (12:00 PM-4:00 PM | Spark Social SF | No Cover. Pay for Beer and Food)
  • Wake & Break(fast)Saturday, Feb. 10 | Santa Clara
    Tapland is offering special foods to pair with a growing line-up of hearty breakfast & coffee beers in a variety of styles. (10:00 AM-1:00 PM | Taplands | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Cinnamon Roll BrunchSunday, Feb. 11 | 12:00 PM-5:00 PM | Pacific Standard Taproom | Berkeley | No Cover. Pay for Beer.
  • Philz Coffee – Beer Collaboration & BrunchSunday, Feb. 11 | San Francisco
    The Philz crew will be at Barebottle, pouring the same coffee blend that we added to the beer. Me So Hungry food truck will be out front whipping up some a la carte brunch items to pair with it all (11:00 AM-2:00 PM | Barebottle Brewing Company | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • HazeFest IISaturday, Feb. 17 | San Francisco
    Bring on the Hazy Pales and IPAs… a slew of ultra-fresh hoppy beers for you to enjoy and compare. ODM’s Black Magic Beer Brunch menu will be happening from 11AM to 3PM, (11:00 AM-2:00 AM | Old Devil Moon | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Sunday Beer Garden BBQSunday, Feb. 18 | San Francisco
    Join 21st Amendment in their Beer Garden for live music, beer and BBQ – grilling in-house beer sausages (made with our Strong Beer Month beers) and special 21A beers on tap, (11:00 AM-3:00 PM | 21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant | No Cover. Pay for Beer and food.)

Beer Celebrations


  • Baseball Beer Tasting : The NL WestSaturday, Feb. 10 | San Francisco
    The same date as AT&T Park’s Giants FanFest, Public House is pouring great beers from all give cities batting the Giants in the NL West – San Diego, LA, SF, Denver and Phoenix. (11:00 AM-9:00 PM | Public House | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Clandestine Brewing Grand OpeningSaturday, Feb. 10 | San Jose
    Clandestine Brewing celebrates their grand opeing with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the City of San Jose and limited release beers as well as a food truck. They will also be having prize giveaways throughout the day including a grand prize of a membership into their exclusive Secret Agent Growler Club. (12:00 PM-10:00 PM | Clandestine Brewing | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Dogpatch Triple Beer Release PartySaturday, Feb. 10 | San Francisco
    Harmonic Brewing, Magnolia Brewing and Triple Voodoo get together for a Dogpatch beer celebration and the release of a saison featuring cannabis terpene. Live music from Fogbank Jazz Band starting at 7p. Food from Good to Eat Dumplings from 2-8pm (12:00 PM-11:00 PM | Harmonic Brewing | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Eight Bridges Brewing 4th Anniversary CelebrationSaturday, Feb. 10 | Livermore
    Four new beers will be on tap plus 3 firkins full of wonderful surprises, and live music all day. Dog friendly. (12:00 PM-9:00 PM | Eight Bridges Brewing Inc. | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Fogbelt Brewing’s 4th Anniv. BashSaturday, Feb. 10 | Santa Rosa
    Fogbelt Brewery turns 4, and to celebrate,they are throwing a party. They’ll be releasing special beers on draft and in cans, live music from amazing bands, roasting a pig, and hosting an outdoor bar, and an expanded beer garden. (12:00 PM-7:00 PM | Fogbelt Brewing Company | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Grav South French Vanilla Porter ReleaseSaturday, Feb. 10 | Cotati
    Grav South releases their French Vanilla Porter – aged on dark toasted French oak and Madagascar vanilla beans. Saturday is live music from Luvplanet acoustic duo starting at $15. (5:00 PM-12:00 AM | Grav South Brew Co. | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • CQ Tiki PartySunday, Feb. 11 | San Leandro
    They’re partying tiki-style to celebrate their most tropical beer yet: POG Saison. Canasta Kitchen will be serving up some special island-inspired dishes as they crank up the surf jams and break out their most obnoxious Hawaiian shirts. (12:00 PM-8:00 PM | Cleophus Quealy Beer Company | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Gears and Beers: Cars Show & Beer PartySunday, Feb. 11 | Berkeley
    Car show with low riders, hot rods and kustoms in the spirit of the old auto shop that once resided where Gilman Brewing stands… plus a release of their new Belgian Golden Strong Ale nicknamed “The Devil’s Hot Rod.: (12:00 PM-3:00 PM | Gilman Brewing Company | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Shaman Series: Elemental Magic BeersSunday, Feb. 11 | Oakland
    Woods’ resident apothecaries brew a series of medicinal, healing beers, using locally foraged herbs and ancient, sacred recipes. (12:00 PM-10:00 PM | Woods Bar and Brewery | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Fat Tuesday at Old Devil MoonTuesday, Feb. 13 | San Francisco
    Listen to streaming Mardi Gras music with NOLA favorites Kings Cakes, Zapp’s Chips and jambalaya paired with a special Mardi Gras Keg including a limited edition Modern Times – Haunted Stars with NOLA Coffee 8% ABV. (6:00 PM-11:00 PM | Old Devil Moon | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • 4th Annual Beer Battle of the BayWednesday, Feb. 14 | Oakland
    1 trophy, 20 Bay Area Breweries. Each beer you buy will give you a ticket to vote for one brewery with many brewers and reps in attendance. (4:00 PM-11:00 PM | Diving Dog Brewhouse | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Marin & Monkey Paw Bernal Pub CrawlThursday, Feb. 15 | San Francisco
    A few Bernal bars are teaming up for an SF Beer Week Bernal Pub Crawl featuring Marin Brewing and Monkey Paw out of San Diego. Come have a special beer from each of these breweries at Old Devil Moon, Holy Water, St Mary’s Pub, and Rock Bar. (6:00 PM-11:00 PM | Old Devil Moon | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Yappy Hour with Oakland Animal ServicesThursday, Feb. 15 | San Leandro
    Join in for a super special Yappy Hour from 4-8pm with adoptable shelter dogs at the tasting room from 4:30 – 6:30pm. Dogs are, of course, welcome, and they’ll have special treats and a pup photo booth so you can snap some selfies with your fur baby. (4:00 PM-8:00 PM | Cleophus Quealy Beer Company | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Laughing Monk’s Two-Story Beer GardenSaturday, Feb. 17 | Albany
    Celebrate SF Beer Week with Club Mallard as we turn into a two-story beer garden. Featuring a Laughing Monk Brewing tap takeover and an instrumental groove, funk & jazz band live on the patio. (3:00 PM-8:00 PM | Club Mallard | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • North Bay Fire Beer-nefitSaturday, Feb. 17 | San Francisco
    Celebrate the resilience of the North Bay over a few of its best beers. Enjoy unlimited samples of new, rare and classic brews from a wide range of Sonoma County’s best craft breweries with a limited-edition, commemorative glass. (12:00 PM-4:00 PM | Spark Social SF | No Cover. Beer Passport is $35)
  • 5th Annual Fruity Rebels HoedownSunday, Feb. 18 | Oakland
    Honky Tonk hoedown. DJ Cactus Pete spins his glorious country vinyl and scoot yer boots on this nigth when Berryessa and Cellarmaker create one amazing beer called, “Fruity Rebels.” (5:00 PM-11:00 PM | The Hog’s Apothecary | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Dark Horse Inn’s Maui LuauSunday, Feb. 18 | San Francisco
    Join in for an all-day luau to close out beer week featuring a selection of cans and draft from Maui Brewing and a special Hawaiian-themed menu all day. (1:00 PM-9:00 PM | The Dark Horse Inn | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Kick the Kegs: 1/2 Off Yesterday’s DraftsFebruary 9-18 | San Francisco
    Drink that best of last night’s rare beers tht didn’t sell out – 50% off pints every afternoon. This is your your last shot to get your hands on a glass or two of the rarest kegs they have. (11:30 AM-4:00 PM | The Sycamore | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)

Beer Education


  • Beer + Data 101Wednesday, Feb. 14 | San Francisco
    Come enjoy great beer and great presentations on the intersection of beer and data science. Fort Point Beer Co. favorites KSA and Animal, as well as new release Resonance, a blended saison, will be served. (6:00 PM-8:00 PM | USF Data Institute | Free with RSVP)

Beer Trivia


  • “Brews on the Brain” Beer TriviaTuesday, Feb. 13 | San Francisco
    Gather up your brew buds and geek out at Beer Trivia, with 6 rounds covering everything from brewing history, beer styles, craft culture, and more. (7:00 PM-9:00 PM | Soma StrEat Food Park | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • 20twenty Trivia Tuesday – Beer EditionTuesday, Feb. 13 | 7:00 PM-10:00 PM | 20twenty cheese bar | San Jose | No Cover. Pay for Beer.
  • Beer Nerd TriviaTuesday, Feb. 13 | 7:00 PM-9:00 PM | Fogbelt Brewing Company | Santa Rosa | No Cover. Pay for Beer.
  • Beer Trivia NightTuesday, Feb. 13 | San Francisco
    Test your knowledge of all things beer while enjoying OBT’s house brews and eats. Play solo or bring your beer-geekiest friends for a chance to win fun prizes (8:00 PM-10:00 PM | Old Bus Tavern | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Eagle Rock Tap Takeover & TriviaTuesday, Feb. 13 | San Francisco
    A tap takeover with family-owned microbrewery, Eagle Rock Brewing out of Los Angeles. Founder Jeremy Raub will also be hanging out with us, hosting sweet rounds of beer trivia with dope swag for prizes (5:00 PM-12:00 AM | Church Key | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • SF Beer Week Pub QuizTuesday, Feb. 13 | Oakland
    Brainstormer trivia night packed full of fun and interesting questions to test your beer knowledge. Free to play with drink and food specials. (7:00 PM-9:00 PM | Brotzeit Lokal German Restaurant & Biergarten | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)

Cool Beer Pairings


  • Barrel Aged Stout SundaeSunday, Feb. 11 | Santa Clara
    It’s Barrel Aged Stout Sundae. Order any of the listed beers and they will throw in a scoop of vanilla ice cream (11:00 AM-11:30 PM | Smoke Eaters | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Beer and Cheese PairingSunday, Feb. 11 | San Francisco
    Triple Voodoo’s head brewer Phil Meeker will be creating a unique 4-flight cheese and beer pairing. Triple Voodoo beer experts and local cheese experts will be on hand during the event to guide you through the pairing and help educate you on the subject of pairing beer and cheese. (3:00 PM-8:00 PM | Triple Voodoo Brewery | $18.50 for beer & cheese)
  • Flamenco Dance Food + Beer PairingsSunday, Feb. 11 | San Francisco
    SF Flamenco Dance Company and ThirstyBear Organic Brewery present live flamenco paired with Spanish regional dishes and ThirstyBear organic beers. (5:00 PM-10:00 PM | ThirstyBear Organic Brewery | No Cover. Pay for Beer and food.)
  • Oyster & Beer ExtravaganzaTuesday, Feb. 13 | San Francisco
    Annual celebration of one of nature’s perfect combinations: oysters and beer. We’ll release the latest batch of our legendary Oysterhead Stout, brewed with 4 bushels of Hog Island oysters (in their entirety). (11:00 AM-10:00 PM | Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Chocolate Preztel Beer PairingWednesday, Feb. 14 | Berkeley
    Homemade chocolate pretzels paired with a14 month Woodford Reserve bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stout, Damage Inc. (6:00 PM-10:00 PM | Pacific Standard Taproom | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Bacon, Bourbon & Barrel Head BeerFriday, Feb. 16 | San Francisco
    Special combo deal on 2 strips of house-made bacon, shot of bourbon, and any Barrel Head Beer. (5:00 PM-10:00 PM | Barrel Head Brewhouse | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Shuck Yeah! Stouts & OystersFriday, Feb. 16 | San Francisco
    Free to Enter. Oyster and Stout Passports $20-$30. Dive into 12 fresh-shucked oysters and your choice of 6 draught stouts with 10 to choose from – the most succulent way to kick off your Friday night. (5:00 PM-8:00 PM | Spark Social SF | No Cover. Pay for Beer and food.)
  • Hops on Fire: Spicy Food x IPA FestivalSaturday, Feb. 17 | San Francisco
    Funcheap hosts SF Beer Week’s spiciest beer festival with spicy food from 10 of the Bay Areas top food trucks, a chili eating contest, a hop exhibit and 20+ of the West Coasts top IPAs. (12:00 PM-4:00 PM | Soma StrEat Food Park | Free Admission. Early Bird Beer Passports for $35)
  • Bob’s Donuts & BeerSunday, Feb. 18 | San Francisco
    Donuts and beer? Nope — donuts *in* beer. That’s right: they’ve brewed another batch of our epic Belgian Quad, flavored to pair with Bob’s famous apple fritters. (12:00 PM-5:00 PM | Woods Polk Station | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Firkin & Donut FestSunday, Feb. 18 | San Francisco
    Enjoy a free donut with your beer purchase while listening to the whimsical musical stylings of Polythene Pam (12:00 PM-8:00 PM | Laughing Monk Brewing | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Almanac Beer DonutsFebruary 9-18 | San Francisco
    Dynamo Donut + Coffee teams up with Almanac Brewing every year to make a special beer donut. This years flavor is a chocolate-vanilla donut with Almanac’s Barbary Stout glaze, boasting coffee and chocolate flavors, topped with an Irish Whiskey buttercream and a sprinkle of sea salt and cacao nibs. (12:00 AM-12:00 AM | Dynamo Donut & Coffee / Dynamo Donut Kiosk at Little Marina Green | $3.50 for Donuts)

Food Celebration


  • Local Flights & Fusion Street FoodSaturday, Feb. 10 | San Francisco
    Flights of a variety of local SF Beer Week releases and other brews alongside a selection of international fusion street food-style specials like Korean pok tacos, kimchi corn dogs, curry fries and more. (1:00 PM-10:00 PM | The Dark Horse Inn | No Cover. Pay for Beer and food.)
  • Wingfest: Hot Wing CompetitionWednesday, Feb. 14 | San Francisco
    Two hot wing eating competitions (7p & 10p – free to enter) or buy for $1 a wing or 20 for $15. Plus all 20 draughts will be offered as flights from 11:30pm to Midnight. (3:00 PM-12:00 AM | Richmond Republic Draught House | No Cover. $1 a wing.)
  • BBQ Luau with Fort PointFriday, Feb. 16 | San Francisco
    4505 Burgers and BBQ hosts Fort Point with a day of island-style meaty fare and aone-off cask conditioned ale. (5:00 PM-10:00 PM | 4505 Burgers & BBQ | No Cover. Pay for Beer and food.)
  • 5th Annual Beer BBQSaturday, Feb. 17 | San Francisco
    It’s the 5th Annual Anderson Valley BBQ with the smoker parked out front feeding the masses with Anderson Valley brews taking over 15 taps with classic to newly released brews for all to enjoy. We’re told this event is “free admission” so we hope that means the BBQ is free. (1:00 PM-11:00 PM | La Trappe Cafe | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Slider & Tater Tot FestivalSunday, Feb. 18 | San Francisco
    What better way to end Beer Week than with a Slider and Tot Festival? Barebottle will be opening up their back lot for 3 of their favorite food trucks (Izzy’s Cheesesteaks, Jackrabbit and Mobowl), which will each be serving up a slider and tot-filled menu. (12:00 PM-7:00 PM | Barebottle Brewing Company | No Cover. Pay for Beer and food.)

Free Food


  • Mission Chill Cook OffSunday, Feb. 11 | San Francisco
    Mission chefs battle it out for bragging rights for best chili in the hood with entries from Hog n’ Rocks, Wesburger, Sneaky’s BBQ, Mission Bowling Club, Cathead’s BBQ and many more. Come eat delicious chili paired with the coldest-tasting beer in San Francisco. Buy a beer and eat a bunch of ridiculous chili from some of the best restaurants in the Mission. (3:00 PM-7:00 PM | Standard Deviant Brewing | Pay for beer and your food is free.)
  • Battle of the Bay Area Breweries & Free BBQFriday, Feb. 16 | South San Francisco
    San Francisco, Peninsula, East Bay, which brewery has the best beer? They’ll featuring breweries from San Francisco, San Mateo County, and the East Bay plus taste their limited and seasonal offerings. Free BBQ will be in the beer garden for SFBW participants. (4:00 PM-11:00 PM | The StandBy | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Triple Voodoo 8th Anniversary CelebrationFriday, Feb. 16 | San Francisco
    Starting at noon Triple Voodoo owners will be grilling FREE burgers and dogs until they are gone! Buy a beer, grab a ticket, and enjoy a burger or hot dog on them. The first 20 people will get a FREE Triple Voodoo logo pint glass w/ beer purchase. Happy hour pricing will be in effect all day long. (12:00 PM-12:00 AM | Triple Voodoo Brewery | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)

Free Glassware


  • Karl Strauss NightSaturday, Feb. 10 | Dublin
    Karl Strauss takes over the restaurant serving 8 different beers. Free Karl Strauss glassware while supplies last. (5:00 PM-9:30 PM | Armadillo Willy’s BBQ | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Sacramento’s Track 7 Brewing NightMonday, Feb. 12 | Los Altos
    Sacramento’s Track 7 Brewing Co. takes over the bar. Free Track 7 Brewing Co. glassware while supplies and a free raffle at 7:00 p.m (5:00 PM-9:00 PM | Armadillo Willy’s BBQ | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Half Moon Bay Brewing Steal the Glass NightThursday, Feb. 15 | Berkeley
    You’ll get a special 16oz tulip glass if you purchase an HMB Brewing beer, plus stand up comedy starting at 8pm. (5:00 PM-10:00 PM | Pacific Standard Taproom | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)

Fun & Games


  • Brewer’s On The Hot SeatSaturday, Feb. 10 | Oakland
    Unique panel with four of California’s most highly regarded breweries… but with a twist. The brewers need to each a progressively hotter plate of wings with each question. Watch them sweat. (2:00 PM-5:00 PM | The Hog’s Apothecary | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • The Champion of Ale Industries’ TournamentSaturday, Feb. 10 | Oakland
    Compete against fellow beer drinkers to find who among you is the most skilled at their taproom games: jenga, rock-paper-scissors, and a mystery game announced on the first day of the tournament. (12:00 PM-10:00 PM | Ale Industries | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Beer BingoSunday, Feb. 11 | San Francisco
    Beer-inspired Bingo with prizes (5:00 PM-7:00 PM | Barrel Head Brewhouse | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Pinball & PintsSunday, Feb. 11 | Alameda
    Play unlimited pinball on 100+ historic pinball machines AND drink 20+ beers from 10+ of the Bay’s best brewers. (3:00 PM-4:00 PM | Pacific Pinball Museum | 40)
  • Beer Can Cornhole TournamentTuesday, Feb. 13 | San Jose
    Play in a Beer Can Cornhole Tournament. Register your team of 2 for $10 per team. Registration comes with any 2 – 12oz cans of beer for your team plus tons of giveaways & prizes. (6:00 PM-9:00 PM | Jack’s Bar & Lounge | No Cover. $10/team to play)
  • Mardi Gras at Napa’s Newest Craft BreweryTuesday, Feb. 13 | Napa
    Beads, craft beer, and Cajun-style food. Stop in from 5pm-9pm and join in on the festivities. (5:00 PM-9:00 PM | Trade Brewing | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Yeast Flavor Profile Demonstration + Beer TriviaThursday, Feb. 15 | San Francisco
    Learn how using different yeast strains in the same beer affects the flavor profile with taster fligths to compare. Plus BBQ for sale at 6pm and Beer Trivia at 7:30pm (6:00 PM-10:30 PM | Triple Voodoo Brewery | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Lunar New Year Karaoke BashFriday, Feb. 16 | San Jose
    They’re be celebrating the Lunar New Year with karaoke & Hapa’s Brewing Company Tap Takeover (9:00 PM-2:00 AM | 7 Bamboo Lounge | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • 2nd Annual Beer Can DerbySaturday, Feb. 17 | Dublin
    No need to be an engineer to build a sick ride that wins this Beer Can Derby. Bring your imagination; New Belgium Brewing will bring the beer and all the supplies you need to build your car. If your car’s the fastest…you’ll win prizes and an amazing trophy. (5:00 PM-9:00 PM | Three Sheets Craft Beer Bar | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • 3rd Annual Oakland CircusSaturday, Feb. 17 | Oakland
    Check out a “Cirque Du Soleil style” show at Ale Industries complete with stage lighting, music, food trucks, and beer. (7:30 PM-10:00 PM | Ale Industries | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Beer Bingo, Tatcho Bar & Kick the Keg PartySunday, Feb. 18 | Oakland
    Free to play beer bingo plus a plethora of killer kegs to drain. Sweet prizes to those who manage to kill a keg. Plus there’s a Totcho Bar…Nothing pairs better with Bingo than Tater Tot Nachos. (4:00 PM-8:00 PM | The Good Hop Bar & Bottle Shop | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Drake’s Grillin’ & Chillin’ Family Brewery BashSunday, Feb. 18 | San Leandro
    Bring your family to toss some corn hole, play board games, or just chill in their Adirondack chairs at Drake’s family bash with sister breweries Triple Rock Brewing and Jupiter. (12:00 PM-5:00 PM | Drake’s Brewing Company | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Kombucha Detox & YogaSunday, Feb. 18 | San Francisco
    Squeeze out those toxins in an all-levels yoga class with Atma Yoga, then rehydrate with a fizzy, friendly glass of chakra-aligning kombucha. Please note, we’re not sure if there’s a cost for yoga. (11:00 AM-12:00 AM | Woods Island Club | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Tricycle Drag RacesSunday, Feb. 18 | Oakland
    Mount one of two tricycles and dash to victory in our yearly tricycle drag races. They are also roasting a locally-sourced pig outside the brewery (small donation per plate) with vegan options available. (3:00 PM-6:00 PM | Ale Industries | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)

Ice Cream & Beer


  • Pine Street Ice Cream Sundae SocialSunday, Feb. 11 | San Francisco
    Your chance to eat desserts form Pine Street Brewery with ice creams made from IPA and Milk Stout, carmel sauce from Pale Ale, ganache from Milk Stout and candied nuts from Kölsch. (5:00 PM-11:00 PM | Hopwater Distribution | No Cover. Pay for Beer & food)
  • Triple Voodo Ice Cream FloatsMonday, Feb. 12 | San Francisco
    Triple voodo’s seasonal Mocha Shake Milk Chocolate Coffee Porter is the perfect balance between locally sourced coffee, chocolate, and milk sugar to create a unique flavor profile that is like dessert in a glass. They’re also serving “porter ice cream floats” featuring ice cream from our friends from Humphry Slocombe (4:00 PM-11:00 PM | Triple Voodoo Brewery | No Cover. Pay for Beer & food)
  • Bi-Rite Creamery Salted Caramel Ale ReleaseTuesday, Feb. 13 | San Francisco
    Have your dessert — and drink it too. Try a glass of Woods’ delicious tribute to Bi-Rite’s fan-favorite Salted Caramel ice cream, and concoct your own brew floats with other yummy flavors of ice cream and beer. (5:00 PM-10:00 PM | Woods Cervecería | No Cover. Pay for Beer & food)
  • Smitten Ice Cream IPA Ice Cream CollaborationThursday, Feb. 15 | San Francisco
    Smitthen Ice Cream will be serving IPA Ice Cream, beer floats and have pints of ice cream to go. (6:00 PM-8:00 PM | Barebottle Brewing Company | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Swensen’s Ice Cream Beer FloatsFriday, Feb. 16 | San Francisco
    Try your favorite Woods beers in float form with delicious scoops of ice cream from their friendly neighbors at Swensen’s. (3:00 PM-11:00 PM | Woods Polk Station | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)

Live Music


  • Blue Oak Brewing’s 1 Year AnniversarySaturday, Feb. 10 | San Carlos
    Join Blue Oak in their beer garden located in industrial San Carlos to celebrate one year – with food truck and live music. (2:00 PM-10:00 PM | Blue Oak Brewing Company | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Limited Edition CBD Beer ReleaseSaturday, Feb. 10 | San Francisco
    Black Hammer’s created a special edition CBD beer just for beer week! Enjoy this limited edition release all day long, not available anywhere else plus an acoustic performance from 3-6pm. (3:00 PM-6:00 PM | Black Hammer Brewing | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Fat Tuesday Beer PartyTuesday, Feb. 13 | San Francisco
    Happy Mardi Gras! Join Pedro Point Brewing for a beer release party, meet the brewer, a special Fat Tuesday menu with crab beignets, fried oyster po’boys and live music from The Teutonics. (5:00 PM-10:00 PM | The Dark Horse Inn | No Cover. Pay for Beer & food)
  • Kick The Can + Live MusicFriday, Feb. 16 | San Francisco
    Celebrating Harmonic’s new beer cans with Dogpatch Vinyl DJ’s – 80’s & 90’s hip hop and rap: 4pm-7pm. Bdubs and The Playas 0- funk, sould, and rock & roll: 7pm-9pm (2:00 PM-11:00 PM | Harmonic Brewing | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Sour Vibez Musica FestivalFriday, Feb. 16 | Berkeley
    Seven local bands for a full night of music at The Rare Barrell (4:00 PM-10:00 PM | The Rare Barrel | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Big Band of BrewersSaturday, Feb. 17 | San Francisco
    Brewers from all over the city join the Harmonic house band, composed of Harmonic owners + friends. Big Band of Brewers 5pm – 8pm. Fogbank Jazz Band 8pm-10pm (5:00 PM-11:00 PM | Harmonic Brewing | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)

Movie Nights




  • Open Malthouse Day: Tour & TastingSaturday, Feb. 10 | Alameda
    Enjoy a complimentary malthouse tour and beer tasting while hearing from Admiral Malting’s maltsters, wonderful farmer partners and brewers who have used Admiral’s malt. (2:00 PM-5:00 PM | Admiral Maltings | Free but RSVP Required)
  • Historic Breweries, Bars & Brothels TourSunday, Feb. 11 | San Jose
    Kick off SF Beer Week with a walk back in time, when San Jose lived up to its reputation as a drinking town. An alcohol-themed walking tour will cover San Jose’s drinking past and introduce what’s brewing in the present. This interactive stroll will visit former brewery locations, introduce famous brews, and infamous drinkers. (2:00 PM-4:00 PM | Downtown San Jose | $15 for tour)
  • Drink SF Beer Shuttle + Meet the Brewers: Dogpatch EditionWednesday, Feb. 14 | San Francisco
    Free Drink SF Beer shuttle, which will loop nonstop between Triple Voodoo Brewery, Harmonic Brewing Co., Speakeasy Ales & Lager, Smokestack, headquarters of Magnolia Brewing Co. with special releases at each. (6:30 PM-10:30 PM | Triple Voodoo Brewery | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • “Off the Beaten Path” Progressive Tasting Beer ShuttleSaturday, Feb. 17 | San Francisco
    Progessive beer tour of five different venues in the Ingleside/Excelsior/Portola with free shutle bus transportation. (12:30 PM-7:40 PM | The Ave Bar | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Andy Goldsworthy Walking Tour with Fort Point BeerSaturday, Feb. 17 | San Francisco
    Take a 3-mile guided hiking tour of Andy Goldsworthy’s amazing landscape sculptures in The Presidio along with a tasting of Fort Point beers including the newly released Resonance. (2:00 PM-5:00 PM | Presidio | Free but RSVP Required)
  • Excelsior Smokeout & Beer ShuttleSaturday, Feb. 17 | San Francisco
    Hop on a free shuttle to explore multiple beer destinations participating in the Excelsior Smokeout. They’ll be featuring a selection of “smokey” beers and house-smoked meats. (1:00 PM-10:00 PM | The Dark Horse Inn | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)

Valentine’s Day


  • “Brews on the Brain” Beer TriviaWednesday, Feb. 14 | San Francisco
    Specially themed trivia for SF Beer Week and guaranteed to challenge all kinds of beer lovers. (7:00 PM-9:00 PM | Spark Social SF | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • 24th St. Three-Way: Beer, Donut & Ice Cream NightWednesday, Feb. 14 | San Francisco
    Almanac is serving their Dynamo Donut Stout (Brewed with Maple Syrup, Smoked Malt & Donuts) and epic specials: Donut Cheeseburgers, Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream Donut Sandwiches and a Beer Ice Cream “Affogato.” No RSVP, tickets, or prix fixe menus – just come stag, with a date, or two. (5:00 PM-10:00 PM | Almanac Beer Taproom | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • 2nd Annual Shot Through The Tart, and You’re To BlameWednesday, Feb. 14 | Oakland
    Annual Valentine’s event featuring sour beers to help you pucker up. (5:30 PM-10:00 PM | The Hog’s Apothecary | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • A Very Viking ValentinesWednesday, Feb. 14 | Richmond
    Worth the splurge – an authentic five-course Viking feast with beer pairings by Armistace Brewing Company. Beers flow starting at 6pm. Feasting begins at 7pm. (6:00 PM-10:00 PM | Armistice Brewing Company | $75 includes 5-course feast + beer pairings.)
  • Abyss’ Black Heart Valentine’s & Free Chocolate CakeWednesday, Feb. 14 | Sunnyvale
    Come join us in the Abyss where our hearts are black and our beer is blacker. Vertical flight of Abyss comes with a tasty chocolate cake! *until supplies last* (6:00 PM-10:00 PM | Fibbar Magees | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Beer, Soul, & CheeseWednesday, Feb. 14 | San Francisco
    Brewmaster Arne Johnson will pair his beers with yummy cheeses from both near and afar.Beer veteran DJ Slopoke will also be in the house spinning old 45s of your favorite soul and R&B classics. (5:00 PM-12:00 AM | Church Key | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Cupcake & Beer PairingWednesday, Feb. 14 | San Francisco
    What pairs better than cupcakes with beer? Cupcakes made with beer, obviously. Black Hammer Brewing’s latest batch of beers, along with a little bit of love, are going into a fun & sweet match up. (4:00 PM-8:00 PM | Black Hammer Brewing | No Cover. Pay for Beer & food)
  • F*ck Valentine’s Day – Love BeerWednesday, Feb. 14 | San Francisco
    Ferment.Drink.Repeat is running a $1 off special on their Dark and Sour beers for “Dark and Sour Hearts” and they’ll also have Voodoo Dolls for you to decorate and stick in honor of your not-so-favorite-people while you rock to their playlist of anti-love songs. (6:00 PM-10:00 PM | Ferment.Drink.Repeat | No Cover. Pay for Beer)
  • Sour Valentine’s Day with Firestone WalkerWednesday, Feb. 14 | Half Moon Bay
    Sour Valentine’s Day with Barrelmeister Jeffers Richardson of Firestone Walker. We will be pouring some rare Firestone Walker sours along with a few others from some of our other friends. (4:00 PM-9:00 PM | Sacrilege Brewing + Kitchen | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Stouts & Sweets: Mini-Valentine’s BeerwalkWednesday, Feb. 14 | Campbell
    Taste 4 different stout beers from 4 different breweries paired with 4 different sweets from local shops at 4 different watering holes in Downtown Campbell. (6:00 PM-9:00 PM | Downtown Campbell | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Sweet & Sour Valentine TakeoverWednesday, Feb. 14 | Walnut Creek
    They will feature 7 breweries, each bringing 1 sweet beer and 1 sour beer, which will be paired with complimentary chocolates and confections. (4:00 PM-11:00 PM | ØL Beercafe & Bottle Shop | No Cover. Pay for Beer.)
  • Valentine’s Day & Beer Trivia NightWednesday, Feb. 14 | 7:00 PM-8:00 PM | Armstrong Brewing Company | South San Francisco | No Cover. Pay for Beer.