Here we are again, the start of SF Beer Week. I’ve gathered my itinerary on the surprisingly good SF Beer Week site. Well, it’s not pretty.

I’m going to somehow need to be in about 4 places at all times to make every event I want to. Wouldn’t you know it, just when I sent my 3 clones out for dry cleaning.

It should also be noted that smack dab in the middle of this, Toronado is hosting there always amazing ‘Tion night — a night filled with beers ending in -tion from Russian River.

Russian River Tion Night
20+ Russian River Beers
Tuesday, Feb 10th, 6pm-close

And also, the event that really started Beer Week, but for whatever reason the SF Brewers Guild repeatedly fail to mention it, the one and only Toronado Barleywine Festival (the 22nd annual!!!) is on Saturday February 14th. Don’t miss this. Really, don’t. 10am-close. You can also go on Sunday, but all the best beers will be gone by then.

Here’s my full list of events I want to hit — 57 of them — how many I will actually hit? I dunno. I’ll be dead if I hit half of them. The two at Toronado are a lock though.


Fort Point Brewery on Ocean Ave
The Ave Bar
1607 Ocean Ave., San Francisco
February 7
1:00 – 10:00pm

Battle of the Brews Charity Event
Royal Exchange
301 Sacramento Street, San Francisco
February 7
1:00 – 6:00pm

Evening with Sierra Nevada
Pi Bar
1432 Valencia Street, San Francisco
February 7
3:00 – 11:30pm

Meet the Brewer of Heretic Brewing Co
199 Valencia, San Francisco
February 7
4:00 – 8:00pm

Battle of the Guilds (SF, LA and San Diego!) 45 taps
199 Valencia st, San Francisco
February 8
1:00 – 5:00pm

Lagunitas Carnival!
Diving Dog Brewhouse
1802 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
February 8
2:00 – 11:30pm

The Can Van Meet and Greet
Rosamunde Sausage Grill – Mission
2832 Mission Street, San Francisco
February 8
6:00 – 10:00pm

Chemical Nature: Sipping Session with Alpha Acid Brewing Company….
City Beer Store
1168 Folsom Street, San Francisco
February 9
1:00 – 3:00pm

Gestalt Haus Grand Re-Opening with Allagash and Federation
Gestalt Haus
3159 16th Street, San Francisco
February 9
3:00 – 11:00pm

Come Meet Anchor Brewers