SF Beer Week Returns for 2022 (Feb 11-20)
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
SF Beer Week is back February 11-20 to celebrate independent craft beers and those who brew them. Events, activities and at-home offerings await from dozens of bars, restaurants and breweries, including members of the Bay Area Brewers Guild, producer of this much-loved tradition.
New in 2022, too, are five opening night festivities that spotlight the five regions of the brewers guild in place of the single centralized gala of years past. Each Kick Off offers a more intimate experience and a nod to the distinct craft beer scene in its corner of the greater Bay Area.
Other than that, there are 250+ events (and growing) throughout the 10 days of SF Beer Week with lots of fun and games, cornhole tournaments, trivia nights, comedy shows, free concerts”Bring your Own Stein” $6 beer nights, beach cleanups (with free beer for volunteers, of course!), treasure hunts and more. See the full schedule of events for 2022.or check out our top picks for free/cheap events below.
2022 SF Beer Week
Free Event Highlights
Sat. Feb. 12 at 1pm – 21A & Broke Ass Stuart’s Cornhole Tournament of Champions – San Francisco
Come on down for a super fun, all-outdoor, ‘let’s try some new awesome beer week beers’, day party! The gaming experts at Play in the Bay Sport & Social Club are holding three FREE tournaments throughout the day at 21st Amendment with us! There are going to be sweet prizes for the winning teams, (you could win awesome clothes or gift certificates by beating Stuart at cornhole…which is really fucking easy!). And don’t forget about all the delicious beers on hand! SF Beer Week exclusives as well as 21st Amendment classic brews. The first tournament will start at 1pm with additional tournaments starting at 3pm & 5PM.
Sat. Feb. 12 at 7:30pm – Crush Comedy Club – Oakland
Original Pattern Brewing Company invite you to Crush Club Comedy, a FREE night of stand-up comedy in the heart of Oakland’s Jack London District! Grab a fresh beer off the draft and head upstairs by 7:45PM to enjoy a talented lineup of rotating Bay Area stand-up comics. RSVP required for priority seating
Mon. Feb. 14 at 7pm – Be My Weird Valentine Trivia Night – Oakland
This Valentine’s Day, we are bringing back our OG trivia host for a one-night-only SF Beer Week event! Liliana Urbain is a Bay Area based musician and imagineer who has made a name for herself hosting her own unique brand of live trivia. If you had ever joined us for weekly trivia, pre-pandemic, you already know: you’re in for a special treat. Whether you’re single & ready to mingle or all boo’d up, we have a fantastic, thematic night of trivia planned for you.
Wed. Feb. 16 at 6pm – Beers and Queers Tivia – San Francisco
Black Hammer in SoMa’s weekly Trivia Night gets a makeover! In this Beers & Queers themed trivia night, there will be a focus on the LGBTQ+ community and beer brewing, and as always, it will be hosted by our very own Grace Gates. We use a live scoreboard, so it’s a bit more of a ruckus than typical bar trivia. Good natured trash-talk is encouraged, as is applauding fastest answers and best team names.
Thu. Feb. 17 at 5pm – You Did What? Beer Dev Chat with Fort Point, HenHouse, Fox Tale – Virtual Beer Tasting
How do beers get made? From chance flavor encounters in the kitchen to niche interests in mathematical patterns and mysticism, we made two unique collaborations for SFBW that are the result of more than just old friendships. Join Fort Point, HenHouse Brewing Co., and Fox Tale Fermentation Project as we taste and discuss our special SFBW collab releases: Prime 5 Double IPA and Loose Leaf Dark Farmhouse Ale. We recommend getting your hands on Prime 5 and Loose Leaf (launching 2/11) before the event so you can taste along with us.
Thu. Feb. 17 at 6pm – History Behind the Beer: The Legacy of the Mare Island Original 21ers – Vallejo
To mark the release of “The 21ers” Black Lager, Mare Island Brewing Co. is hosting a special release event highlighting the people and historic Bay Area civil rights movement that inspired the beer. Join us at our Coal Shed Brewery to celebrate the release and enjoy a short speaking program about the Mare Island Original 21ers, and how their actions in the 1960s led to major reform in decades of discriminatory labor practices at Mare Island Naval Shipyard and beyond.
Fri. Feb. 18 at 6:30pm – Tremor Movie Night – Sebastopol
Thats right a movie night! Beer specials on Tremors, intermission trivia with prizes, food from Kosho and Acre Pizza. Its going to be a blast. If you havent guessed the movie title and would like to know, call the taproom at 707-544-5996
Sat. Feb. 19 at 12:30pm – Seven Stills Mission Bay Patio Party & All-day Happy Hour – San Francisco
Seven Stills is taking over the massive patio area outside of the distillery for a free live performance by Mayan Dynasty, outdoor patio games and an all day happy hour. There will also be some Giant Jenga, Connect Four, and Corn Hole to grab your friends and play at your leisure. Food Specials Birria Tacos and Soft Pretzels with Beer Cheese, and discounted Seven Stills Beer.
Sat. Feb. 19 at 1pm – Learn to Brew with Brewers – Berkeley
Oak Berrel hosts a Brewing demo with head brewers from 3 local breweries (all past Oak Barrel staff) with Tom (@federationbrew ), Santiago (@factionbrewing ) and Ben (@oceanviewbrews ). Watch / Ask Questions / Heckle / Sample Beers. Dave McLean from Admiral will be on hand to answer questions (and be heckled) as well!
Sun. Feb. 20 at 10am – Beers for the Sunset – Community Beach Cleanup – San Francisco
Seven Stills have teamed up with DPW to help clean up the streets leading from the Outer Sunset Taproom to Ocean Beach. Join us at Outer Sunset Tap Room at 10AM for the start, we will walk the streets and clean up for two hours, followed by a complimentary post-cleanup refreshment (ahem) and breakfast burrito back at the OST. This event is dog and family friendly, and free to attend, but you must RSVP in advance.
Sun. Feb. 20 at 11am – Find the Sparkles Treasure Hunt – San Francisco Bay Area
Black Hammer is hiding 19 cans of glittery Sparkle Pony across the Bay Area in scenic, natural locations. Clues drop at 11am on Sunday, 2/20, at findthesparkles.com. To claim your prize, post a photo of yourself with the can at the found location on instagram and tag @blackhammerbrewing, then stop by the brewery at 544 Bryant to claim your prize.
Other Fun Free(ish) Events
- Pinball with a Pint Outer Orbit San Francisco – Feb. 16-17, 5-9p – Buy a pint, play free pinball
- Arcade Night Barebottle-SF San Francisco – Feb. 18 at 4pm – Free arcade games, all night!
- Singin’ with the Sisters Laughing Monk San Francisco – Feb. 18 at 7pm Karaoke with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence & wine-lager beer release
- BYO Stein Saturday Barebottle-SF San Francisco – Feb. 19 at 2pm – BYO stein for $6 any-size fills of our Stay Crispy, San FranciscoPilsner.
- $5 Full Pour Finale Sunday Old Devil Moon San Francisco – Feb. 20 at Noon – Full pours, no tasters, everything left over from SFBW for only $5 Each! Check SFBW website for updates.