Beer Me: Some Upcoming Beer Events and Classes


Flickr photo from Almanac Beer.


The interior at the Old Mint. Photo by Orange Photography via Facebook.

The Stags are back again with their shoot-out dinner at the Pacific Rod and Gun Club, this time partnering with Almanac Beer Co. to bring you a dinner with beer pairings, plus skeet shooting to get your appetite going. The dinner is on Sunday May 19th, and starts at 3pm with a mini-round of skeet shooting accompanied by prosciutto, fruit, and cheese. The shooting reception is followed by a sportsman-inspired dinner that includes dishes like a five-spice grilled quail. You can check out the full menu here. Tickets are $120 per person and include dinner, beer, and a mini-round of skeet. Shooting is optional, and course rules will be sent before the dinner. Pacific Rod and Gun Club, 520 John Muir Dr. at Lake Merced.

Interested in learning how to brew your own beer? Check out this class from ~18 REASONS~ with Eric Denman, tonight from 7pm-9pm. The class will walk you through the steps of brewing, plus you’ll have the chance to bottle a prebrewed batch to see (and taste!) the beginning and end of the process. There wil also be snacks. The class costs $60 for the general public and $50 for 18 Reasons members. You’ll find tickets and more information here.

You can also get your homebrew on at Urban Kitchen and CUESA’s Intro to Homebrewing class on Thursday May 30th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. The class is taught by Chris Cohen, the founder of San Francisco Homebrewers Guild, and will cover lots of the basic information you need to get started at home. Plus, you’ll leave the class with a $40 gift certificate and 10 percent off coupon to San Francisco Brewcraft. Tickets are $68, and include lots of knowledge, the gift certificate, and the coupon. Dacor Outdoor Teaching Kitchen, Ferry Building.

Speaking of malty guilds, join the San Francisco Brewers Guild crew on Thursday May 23rd at the Old Mint for Hops and History, a special event with FlipSide, the hip young arm of the San Francisco Museum and Historical Society. The event features beer from local breweries including Anchor Brewing, 21st Amendment, Magnolia, and Pine Street, alongside lots of information about the history of brewing in San Francisco. Check out old beer memorabilia, docent-led tours, and presentations on brewing history. There will also be some food trucks in attendance with food for purchase if you get peckish. Tickets are $30 general admission or $5 for FlipSide members. 88 5th St. at Mission.

Over in the Sunset, ~INNERFOG~ has reopened after a flood with a new tap system at their bar. They can now pour six beers on tap, one white wine, and three red wines. Local cicerone Rich Higgins designed the beer list, which includes Uinta Baba Black Lager, Rodenbach Grand Cru, Deschutes Chainbreaker, and Meantime IPA. They’ve also expanded the kitchen to offer new dishes that will pair nicely with the beers, sweet! 545 Irving St. at 7th Ave., 415-682-4116.