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An inside look at the plethora of Bay Area breweries at the ‘Opening Celebration’ of S.F. Beer Week 2012

See host Jace Milstead interview some heavy hitters of S.F. craft beer

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2012′s beer week, now underway, will have over 300 events spread around the Bay Area. A monumental growth from four years ago when beer week only had a few dozen events. Since last year, “basically everything has doubled in size,” S.F. Beer Week Communications Director, Brian Stechschulte tells us.

Over 68 Bay Area-based breweries flexed their brewing muscles at the “Opening Celebration” of San Francisco Beer Week last weekend, from old school outfits like Anchor Brewing to newcomer, Almanac Beer Company. The festival, presented by the San Francisco Brewers Guild was held at the Concourse Exhibition Center and drew over 2,600 beer lovers to officially welcome ten days of beer celebration. Read More

Triple Voodoo Brewing to release limited edition beer + S.F. Beer Week schedule

As San Francisco Beer Week draws closer, breweries around the cities are prepping their events. Trip Voodoo Brewing is no exception. This craft brewery will release a new, limited-release Belgian-style Grand Cru at the Opening Celebration. Other events planned include the release of collaboration beers with Lincoln, CA based Knee Deep Brewing and a second collaboration release called the “Kaleidoscope Project” featuring High Water Brewing, Pacific Brew Labs, and Golden Mongoose around town during beer week.

On Saturday, February 11, from 1 PM – 8 PM, Triple Voodoo/Golden Gate Brewery Tours will offer a $29 per person tour including bus transportation, samples of Triple Voodoo beers, live DJ, and souvenirs. The tour includes stops at Double IPA Festival at Bistro Bar, the Anderson Valley Release Night at Pi Bar, Triple Voodoo’s latest releases at Rosamunde Sausage Grill. Call 415-598-8811 for more information. Check out rest of the schedule. Read More

Who’s going to be pouring at the San Francisco Beer Week Opening Celebration?

On February 10 from 6 PM - 10 PM

San Francisco Beer Week is less than 14 days away. Today the SFBW organizers released a list of breweries that will be serving up delicious brews during the Opening Celebration held at the Concourse Exhibition Center on February 10 from 6 PM – 10 PM. The count is at 57 breweries (and more is on the way). Tickets are $65 and can be purchased online. Check out the complete list. Read More

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5 questions with 21st Amendment’s head brewer Zambo

Plus a list of all Zambo's must visit S.F. destinations

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San Francisco Beer Week is just around the corner (February 10 – 19) and with over 400 events, navigating San Francisco as a first timer, or even as a local, can be a bit overwhelming. We asked S.F.’s own 21st Amendment Brewery‘s (best known for their unorthodox can beers like the Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer) head brewer Zambo five questions to help you better understand what the beer week is all about. He’s also tipped us on some must-visit locations! Read More

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‘SF Beer Week Opening Celebration 2012’ early bird tickets on sale now

SFBW is February 10 - 19, 2012

Over 50 Northern California breweries will gather at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco on February 10 from 6 PM – 10 PM for the opening celebration of San Francisco Beer Week 2012. Early bird tickets go on sale today for $55 + $4.02 fee. Attendees will get a commemorative glass and unlimited beer samples. A complete list of participating breweries will be announced in mid January. 635 8th St., San Francisco, CA 94103.

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Photo: San Francisco’s 21st Amendment Brewery and Restaurant

San Francisco Beer Week organizers plan to reach over 400 events

SFBW is February 10 - 19, 2012

Get your livers ready, San Francisco! Beer week is back for its fourth year. San Francisco Beer Week 2012 will run from February 10 – 19 and the organizers are expecting bigger and better events. SFBW Communication Manager, Brian Stechschulte says, “Since events are just starting to roll onto our schedule it’s hard to be specific outside of our annual festivities, such as the Opening Celebration, but all indications point to an even bigger roster of events, which could reach 400.”

The beer week is put together by Northern California craft beer industry members and the San Francisco Brewers Guild which consists of eight local breweries: 21st Amendment, Anchor Brewing, Beach Chalet, Gordon Biersch, Magnolia, Social, Speakeasy, and ThirstyBear. Brian tells us that they are also seeing more interests from breweries outside of the Bay Area like Paso Robles, CA based Firestone Walker Brewing Co. The official website will reveal additional details on December 12. “It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Brian adds.