January 20, 2009

Strong Beer Month and ~SF BEER WEEK~ are coming up. Strong Beer Month begins February 1st, and SF Beer Week, a new event celebrating local craft beer history and the artisan beer culture here in SF and around the Bay, will run from February 6th–15th. SF Beer Week has more than 150 beer-related activities, and over 100 San Francisco breweries and pubs participating. There will be festivals, beer dinners, cheese-and-beer pairing events, gourmet food events, special releases, meet-the-brewer evenings, home-brewing demonstrations, music, films, and even a museum exhibition exploring the history of Bay Area brewing, from Monterey to Sacramento and beyond.

There are so many events, all over the Bay Area, that I can’t even begin to list them all, but here are a couple highlights:Â

Strong Beer Month

February 1st–28th
Free (samples may be purchased separately)

February 1st marks the start of the 7th Annual Strong Beer Month. The brewers of the 21st Amendment and Magnolia Pub and Brewery once again bring you an astounding range of memorable brews to lift the winter doldrums. Visit both breweries, try all twelve beers and keep the special commemorative glass. Commemorative t-shirts are also available. The festivities begin February 1st, but check back often as special kegs and casks of vintage and barrel-aged beers will appear throughout the month and runs the entire month. These special beers and glasses will be available from February 1st until they run out.

Magnolia Brewery
1398 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA

21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant
563 2nd St.
San Francisco, CA
The Beer & Nosh Dinner

Wednesday February 11th, 6:30pm–10pm

Hosted by Scala's Bistro, with a five-course meal prepared by chef Jen Biesty, formerly of Coco500 and Top Chef Season Four. Menu coming soon, check http://beerandnosh.com/category/beer-dinner/ for updated posts.

Paired with beers from these generous breweries:
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Triple Rock Brewery
Drake’s Brewing Company
Sacramento Brewing Company
Shmaltz Brewing
Oskar Blues

All profits for the dinner are being donated to the San Francisco Food Bank. $100: all-inclusive for dinner, beer, tax, gratuity, and donation. Please send questions or reservation requests to rsvp@beerandnosh.com.

SF Beer Week
Fri. Feb. 6th–15th, 2009

Various locations