Enjoy over 70 locally crafted beers from San Francisco breweries while soaking up the salty air, sunshine, food and spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and San Francisco. It’s one of the most memorable and unique beer festivals in the world.
You can expect our member breweries to serve unlimited pours of their latest and greatest IPA, farmhouse ale, session beer, barrel-aged sour, imperial stout, and many other beer styles. The brewers will not only be bringing great brews, but they will be on hand to serve and answer questions.
Members of the San Francisco Brewers Guild will be bringing their best (official list TBA) and local food vendors will be bringing a variety of options for purchase. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates.
This is our 15th year aboard the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien, an historic landmark from the World War II Merchant Marine era. A portion of festival proceeds benefit the National Liberty Ship Memorial. This 2018 installment will be our best yet, so we hope you can join us!
This spring, summer and fall, the Conservatory of Flowers, a beloved SF cultural institution that showcases rare and unique tropical plants from around the world, is bringing back its popular after hours public programs, Botanicals and Brews. Hosted at the iconic wood-and-glass greenhouse on Friday evenings, the program presents the institution as rarely seen – after dark when nightfall shows the living museum in a striking new light.
This beer garden party — the third Friday of each month — brings in craft brewmasters from around the Bay Area to tell tall tales of botanical brewing. On select nights, host brewers will serve up special brews inspired by the Conservatory. All you need do is to grab a ticket, claim a picnic table and sip the night away as you soak up the breathtaking Conservatory views and take in the galleries.
This year’s series includes a new experience, an exclusive tasting featuring acclaimed host breweries. Perfect for novices and experts alike, a guided flight by expert craft beer makers will explore the varieties and flavors of craft beer.
Scheduled Breweries for the 2018 Season
Thursday, April 19
Harmonic Brewing, Barrel Brothers Brewing Co.
Friday, May 18
Local Brewing Co., Gilman Brewing Co.
Friday, June 15
ThirstyBear Organic Brewery, Faction Brewing
Friday, July 20
Sonoma Springs Brewing Co., Benoit Casper Brewing Co.
Friday, August 17
Ferment Drink Repeat, HenHouse Brewing Co.
Friday, September 21
Barebottle Brewing Co., Cooperage Brewing Co., Humboldt Cider Co.
Friday, October 19
Social Kitchen and Brewery, Temescal Brewing
Friday, November 16
New Bohemia Brewing Co., Standard Deviant Brewing
For tickets or information and to purchase tickets, visit the Botanicals and Brews page, or call 415-595-6950.
Don’t look now, but Speakeasy is turning 21, and as with most 21st birthdays, the gang there is ready to party.
On this special day, Speakeasy will be celebrating the gilded era of craft beer with special beer releases, live music — The Helltones, Mad Mama and the Bona Fide Few, and Sweetwater Black — local food and collaborations with local businesses reading like a who’s-who: Philz Coffee, Dandelion Chocolate, Humphry Slocombe, Etta+Billie, Glass Coat Photo Booth, Regrained, El Taquero, Samara Southern Creations, Long Bridge Pizza. There will also be live screen printing on site featuring the brewery’s exclusive anniversary design.
The event runs through 6pm at the Speakeasy taproom, with General Admission starting at 2pm, and VIP at 1pm. This is a ticketed event, and there are various ticket options; check them out here, and share let your friends know where you’ll be partying on August 25 (Facebook event).
September is a special time for California craft brewers as they come together to celebrate the industry at one of the top state-level events in the country — The CA Craft Beer Summit.
Join California craft brewers in Sacramento, and experience a one-of-a-kind craft beer extravaganza, including education sessions, trade expo, networking and tastings, Sept. 6-7, and culminating with the state’s largest craft beer festival on Sept. 8, featuring 160+ California craft breweries, including these confirmed Bay Area breweries — all 45!
CA Craft Beer Summit Festival – Confirmed Bay Area Breweries
21st Amendment Brewery
Alameda Island Brewing Company
Almanac Beer Co
Altamont Beer Works
Alvarado Street Brewery
Barebottle Brewing Company
Bear Republic Brewing Company
Benoit-Casper Brewing Company,
Berryessa Brewing Co
Danville Brewing Company
Devil’s Canyon Brewing Company
Drake’s Brewing Co.
East Brother Beer Company
Eight Bridges Brewing, Inc.
Faction Brewing Company
Five Suns Brewing
Fogbelt Brewing Co.
Fort Point Beer Co.
Golden State Brewery
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company
Heretic Brewing Company
Hop Dogma Brewing Company
Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
Laughing Monk Brewing
Magnolia Brewing Company
Novel Brewing Co.
Ocean View Bew Works
Peter B’s Brewpub
Redwood Curtain Brewing Co.
Russian River Brewing Company
Santa Clara Valley Brewing
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Seismic Brewing Co.
Shanty Shack Brewing
The Rare Barrel
Thirsty Bear Organic Brewery
Woods Beer Co.
Don’t wait to get early bird tickets on sale now.
Triple Voodoo Brewery & Tap Room has built a strong reputation for its educational cheese pairings, and its latest installment promises to deliver another great beer pairing experience, this time showcasing cheese offerings from Petaluma’s Tomales Farmstead Creamery.
Triple Voodoo’s beer experts will be creating a unique 4-flight pairing, matching four of Tomales’ cheeses with four Triple Voodoo beers. They will be joined by local cheese experts to guide you through each pairing and educate on the subject of pairing beer and cheese.
Tickets are on sale here. Each ticket includes a taster flight of four beers paired with four cheeses.
Meet the Brewers
This month’s Meet the Brewers night host, Harmonic Brewing (1050 26th St.), doesn’t call itself Harmonic for nothing. This is a brewery with music in its veins, and that means it’s going to be a rockin’ night in Dogpatch.
Adding to the fun will be the party buses doing their usual Drink SF Beer magic. From 6:30-10:30pm, they will be looping nonstop between Harmonic and Speakeasy Ales & Lager, Magnolia Brewing and Triple Voodoo Brewery.
Meet the Brewers
This month’s Sunset Reservoir (1735 Noriega St.) is ready to serve, as they host Meet the Brewers night and demonstrate what a great neighborhood brewpub is all about.
At 6:30pm, the monthly Drink SF Beer shuttles begin doing their thing, looping nonstop between Sunset Reservoir and Social Kitchen & Brewery, Beach Chalet, Woods Outbound and Seven Stills Lawton.
#DrinkSFBeer shuttles are FREE, stopping every 10 minutes at each venue and running through 10:30pm. NOTE: Woods Outbound closes at 10pm due to permit requirements; please plan accordingly!
Meet the Brewers
Magnolia Pub on Haight St. (1398 Haight St.) is an institution, and this month, we give thanks a week ahead of time during an early installment of our monthly Meet the Brewers night and Drink SF Beer shuttle.
Shuttles will be looping nonstop from 6:30-10:30pm between Magnolia and guest venue The Alembic (offering a twist as a guest venue that knows their beer cocktails even better than their beers), Barrel Head Brewhouse and Black Sands.
#DrinkSFBeer shuttles are FREE, stopping every 10 minutes at each venue. Just hop on, hop off at any venue!
Meet the Brewers
Opening its doors this August, Hop Oast Pub & Brewery (2887 Bryant St.) is one of SF’s newest brewery and this month’s Meet the Brewers host, as the Drink SF Beer shuttle heads to the Mission.
Shuttles will be looping nonstop from 6:30-10:30pm between Hop Oast and Southpaw BBQ, Woods Cerveceria, Standard Deviant and Almanac‘s SF taproom.
#DrinkSFBeer shuttles are FREE, stopping every 10-15 minutes at each venue. Just hop on, hop off at any stop!