Fans of the fabulous CUESA and United States Bartenders’ Guild cocktail events, you have another one to put on your calendar: Fizz & Pop: Spring Cocktails of the Farmers Market will be on Wednesday April 27th. Twenty-plus local bartenders and chefs will be creating bubbly drinks and bites inspired by the bounty of the spring farmers’ market (berries in effect!), with a pop soundtrack spanning the Beatles to Beyoncé. Some of the bartender talent includes Megan Daniel and Alex Smith of Whitechapel, Nora Furst of Lolinda, Tim Hagney of Maven, and Jessica Maria of the Hotsy Totsy Club. And here’s the best part: tablehopper readers get 15 percent off the $60 tickets with this link! Cheers to that. You’ll get three full-sized cocktails and unlimited sample-sized drinks. 5:30pm-8pm. The Ferry Building Grand Hall (second floor), 1 Ferry Building.
Craft beer fans, tickets are now on sale for the 33rd annual San Francisco International Beer Festival to be held May 21st at Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion. There will be hundreds of beers from brewers like Magnolia Brewing Co., North Coast Brewing Co., San Francisco Brewing Co., Pine Street Brewery, and Carneros Brewing Co., plus international beers from Baja Brewing Co. and Cabo’s first craft brewery. There will also be talks and plenty of eats, with food from Mission Bowling Club, Rosamunde Sausage Grill, duck tacos from the GreenGrocer, Belcampo Meat Co., and Pizza Orgasmica. Tickets start at $75. 7pm-10pm. Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center.