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.
On the first Wednesday of each month, the FREE South Side Beer Ride visits these participating breweries in the Southeast area of San Francisco:
Triple Voodoo, Harmonic, Speakeasy, Laughing Monk, Seven Stills, Ferment Drink Repeat, Magnolia and Barebottle.
Check out the recurring Facebook event page and make your plans!
Head out to Park Chalet for Oktoberfest in Golden Gate Park. Featuring beer from Beach Chalet, a 30-piece band, pretzels, costumes and more! Pre-purchase your ticket which includes a souvenir Oktoberfest Stein filled with a liter of handcrafted Chalet beer of your choice and guaranteed entry. Bring your friends and enjoy live music, delicious German fare, specially brewed Oktoberfest beer, costume contest and more!
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!
Come to the fourth annual San Francisco Bay Area Beers Made by Walking tapping event on October 28 at the Aldea Center on Mount Sutro. Taste craft beers created by Bay Area breweries inspired by local plants and landscapes.
Special activities will be happening an hour before the tasting so you can discover the plants used in the beers:
PLANT HIKE: A limited number of tickets are available for a pre-tapping hike to discover Mount Sutro, our native plants, and landscapes. The hike will be about one mile on dirt trails, and will end at the tasting event when it opens at 2pm.
NURSERY TOUR: A limited number of tickets are available for a pre-tapping nursery tour to learn about our native plants, including those used in the beers. The nursery tour takes place at the Sutro Native Plant Nursery. At the end, we’ll walk to the tapping event, about five minutes away.
Participating brewers are a who’s who of the local craft beer scene — professional and homebrew:
Barrel Head Brewhouse
Black Hammer Brewing
Laughing Monk Brewing
Redwood Coast Cider
Standard Deviant Brewing
Triple Voodoo Brewery
Woods Beer Co.
Lone Mountain Brewing
Fair Oaks Brewing
Drink for a good cause: event proceeds support Sutro Stewards‘ education and stewardship programs.
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!