by joanne... Aug 1, 2016


Celebrate 20 Years of ThirstyBear August 27.

Anniversaries come and go, but when you reach 20, well, that’s a milestone — that’s a really good reason to throw an epic party.

And the oldest brewpub in San Francisco is doing just that. On August 27, ThirstyBear Organic Brewery celebrates its 20th Anniversary with one for the ages — an epic outdoor summer block party featuring unlimited pours of over 40 different hop bombs, sours, cask-conditioned ales, seasonals, and barrel-aged beers.

It starts with ThirstyBear Brewmasters Ron Silberstein and Brenden Dobel crafting a special multi-grain, wet hopped, nitrogen conditioned anniversary ale; releasing a vintage barrel-aged Dark Age; and pouring their full rotating selection of beer styles.

ThirstyBear then invited their closest brewery colleagues to bring their favorite brews and join the fun: 21st Amendment Brewery, Almanac Beer Co., Anchor Brewing, Beach Chalet, Bison Brewery, Cellarmaker Brewing, Drake’s Brewing, Faction Brewing, Fieldwork Brewing, Fort Point Beer, Harmonic Brewing, Headlands Brewing, Local Brewing, Magnolia Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Shmaltz Brewing, Social Kitchen & Brewery, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, Triple Voodoo Brewery, and Woods Beer.


ThirstyBear Executive Chef Rob McCarthy will be pairing the Bay Area’s finest beers with his signature seafood and vegetarian paellas, artisan cheeses, Spanish tapas, and whole roasted pigs raised on the Bear’s spent grain at Willow Farm (Pescadero, CA).

Meanwhile, nationally renowned bartenders (and ThirstyBear alumni) Daniel Shoemaker (Teardrop Lounge, Portland, OR) and Erik Atkins (Slanted Door, SF) will be serving up artisan cocktails along with sangria and wine.

And to make sure there’s plenty of ‘party’ in this celebration, ThirstyBear is bringing in homegrown, foot-stompin’ bluegrass string band, The Brothers Comatose, along with SF Flamenco Dance Company.

Experience one of the summer’s most-anticipated Bay Area craft beer and food celebrations at ThirstyBear’s 20th Anniversary Outdoor Block Party. Admission includes unlimited pours, eats, and entertainment. Get tickets here.