Get Ready, Strong Beer Month Is Almost Here


Butchery at 4505 Meats. Photo from Facebook.


Photo from SF Beer Week.

February is Strong Beer Month, which includes SF Beer Week, and there are lots of ways to celebrate your favorite suds.

First up, ~OZUMO RESTAURANT~ is offering a six-course tasting menu with pairings from its large selection of Japanese craft beers for the entire month of February. Take a look at the menu and pairings here. The dinner costs $75 per person (minimum two people), and reservations are available though not required.

For a great evening of brawn and beer, check out this Butchers & Beers event from Almanac Beer Co. On Friday February 15th from 6pm-9pm there will be food from 4505 Meats from three different stalls, including burgers, sausages, and barbecue, plus unlimited tastings of beers from seven different local breweries. Ryan Farr of 4505 will be doing a butchery demonstration and breaking down a whole pig, then auctioning off the resulting cuts for charity. Tickets to the event are $60 per person and include all beer and food, and all proceeds will benefit The Food Pantry. St. Gregory’s Church, 500 De Haro St. at Mariposa.

~PRESS CLUB~ will be participating with some unusual and hard-to-find beer offerings, like its 48 Hours of Sour event Wed-Thu February 6th-7th. You’ll be able to taste Cantillon, a coveted sour option, among many others. There will also be a special Mikkeller yeast tasting; details can be found on the website.

Also coming up is SF Beer Week, from February 8th-17th. Lots of restaurants will be putting on special dinner events all over the Bay Area, like Almanac Beer Co. at Central Kitchen, Shmaltz Brewing at Wise Sons, a special Trappist dinner at Monk’s Kettle, and the Sau and Brau whole pig roast in San Leandro. Check out details for each of the events, plus tickets and more, on the website.