Events

  • Thursday, October 2, 6pm
    Ommegang Brewery: Game Of Thrones Bottle Release....

    The newest bottle in the legendary Game of Thrones collection:  Valar Morghulis “all men must die”,will be released along with pours of additional Game of Thrones beer offerings.  Bottles to pack for home, you bet.

  • Saturday, September 27, 2pm....
    Sipping Session with Perennial Artisan Ales....

    Plan to carve out a piece of the day to spend with Perennial Artisan Ales,  a gem of a brewery located in St. Louis.  Gather with head brewer Cory King and delight in their thoughtful ales inspired by the rich history of Belgian brewing and American craft ales. Seasonal, local, and unique ingredients are blended into their recipes to create a style all their own.  A sampling of the draft list:  Peach Berliner Weisse, Abraxas-barrel aged, Saison de Lis…and others. 

  • Tuesday, September 16
    Tuesday Tapping with Green Flash Brewing Company....

    Tapping Treasure Chest-a barrel aged Saison with plum ($2.00 per pour will be donated to local breast cancer research) and Citra Session IPA.  Enjoy the weather alongside your beer.

  • Saturday, September 13, 2pm
    Sipping Session with Goose Island Beer Company....

    Contemplate your evening plans (dynamite dinner and a movie or trampoline jumping and a picnic at Chrissy Field?) and please your palette by spending Saturday afternoon with the Goose Island squad.   

    What will you be drinking?  Take a gander below:
    -The Muddy, Imperial Stout
    -Rambler IPA
    -The Ogden, Belgian style Tripel 
    -Matilda, Belgian style Ale
    -Bourbon County Stout
    -Madame Rose-Sour Brown Kriek Ale

  • Saturday, August 23, 2pm
    Sipping Session with Matty "Smooth" Gilliland and the New Belgium pack....

    Smooth operator Matty Gilliland helps brew a intriguing collection of beer for New Belgium Brewing; incorporating classics with a new twist and collaborating with friendly breweries in their neighborhood.  Sit a spell and chat up Matty and other friends from New Beglium Brewing; cheers to a Saturday done right.

    What you’ll enjoy on tap:

    -Hop Kitchen “Hop the Pond”
    -Hop Kitchen “Odell Collaboration Pale  Ale”
    -2014 La Folie
    -2014 Transatlantique Kriek
    -Firkin of Mystery

  • Wednesday, August 20, 4pm
    Drakes Brewing Company Pre-Anniversary Celebration....

    Keeping the beer flowing for 25 years strong!  Join us to celebrate Drake’s Brewing Company’s City anniversary celebration with a robust draft selection and a host of characters from the brewery.  Classics, sours, hopped up delights, and rare offerings on draft.  Arrive early and stay late…  

    The draft list reads like this:

    Dry Stout (Nitro) 
     Special “Day of Keg”
    Hella Fresh Pale Ale 
    Pork Pie Rye Pale Ale 
    Hefe 
    Aroma Coma 
    Aroma Flora 
    Black Robusto Porter
    Denogginizer Imperial IPA 
    Drakonic Imperial Stout
    Zinkonic 
    Rakish Ryewine
    Batch 5000
    Wild Hundo
    La Resistance 

    Beer offerings will begin in the afternoon, with new selections tapped throughout the event.   And join us Sept 12th at Drake’s Brewing in San Leandro for the 25th Anniversary at the brewery!

  • Thursday, August 14, 6pm
    Sipping Session with HenHouse Brewing Company....

    Pouring a unique offering-Henhouse Coffee Saison along with a freshly brewed classic style- Pilsner.  The Henhouse crew will be settling in to roost, and answer questions and thoughts about their collection of beer.

  • Friday, August 8, 6pm
    Sipping Session with Midnight Sun Brewing Company....

    Our favorite gal from the tundra Barb Miller will be in town…there will be special offerings on tap and did we mention Barb Miller will be in town?  Hustle on down to enjoy on draft:
    -BarFly Smoked Imperial Stout-oak aged in Bourbon barrels
    -9Teen-Anniversary Ale-Saison
    -Sex Machine-Sour Brown Ale
    -T.R.E.A.T.-2013 Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter
    -Unite-Strong Ale brewed with cherries and hibiscus

  • Tuesday, July 29, 6pm
    Sipping Session with Alpine Beer Company....

    Our featured draft product will be “Lupulin Star”, brewed as part of the Ales for ALS program.  A program comprised of a collection of breweries in association with ALS TDI-ALS Therapy Development Institute-a nonprofit biotechnology institute devoted to establishing treatment programs for those with ALS.  Pat McIlhenney will be barside to share engaging tales while we pour additional draft items from Alpine Beer Company’s collection.

  • Saturday, July 26, 2-8pm
    Sipping Session with Stone Brewing Company....

    Stone Brewing Company Presents:  “Age and Beauty”, An Afternoon of Current and Barrel-aged Beers….

    Stone Cali-Belgique IPA aged in Red Wine Barrels
    Stone “The Tiger Cub” Saison aged in White Wine Barrels
    Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels
    Stone Double Bastard Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels
    Stone Reason Be Damned Abbey Style Ale aged in Red Wine Barrels
    Matt’s Burning Roads-Imperial Cherrywood Smoked Saison
    Stone Fyodor’s Classic-barrel aged IRS
    Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale
    Stone IRS-Imperial Russian Stout

    Barrel aged creations will be tapped throughout the afternoon alongside current Stone beers.  A rare one time only tapping of Fyodor’s Classic-Stone IRS aged in bourbon barrels-at 4pm.

     

  • Saturday, July 12, 2pm
    Beer Camp Across America Sipping Session with Sierra Nevada Brewing Company....

    Need a little extra time to plot your RV beer trek across this great nation?  Good news, Sierra has packed 12 collaborative beers brewed with 12 different breweries across the country including beer darlings rarely seen in our parts:  3 Floyds Brewing Company, New Glarus Brewing Company, and Bell’s Brewery.  The 12-pack of wonder will be available for purchase along with a full draft lineup of all 12 collaborative beers.  That should get your motor running.

  • Friday, July 4 Noon-Holiday Weekend
    San Francisco Traditional Offering: Patrick Henry Pours

    Celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence properly with Anchor Brewing Company’s Fourth of July drink of choice:  The Patrick Henry. Liberty Ale with a floater of Old Foghorn Barleywine…”Give me liberty, or give me death!”  The Founding Fathers would certainly have enjoyed this elixir.

  • Thursday, July 3, 6pm....
    Speakeasy Ales and Lagers Anniversary Celebration....

    You, your neighborhood brewery Speakeasy, us, friendly beer options, and joy.  Bottle release of The Syndicate No. 2 along with Blind Tiger Imperial IPA on draft.  17 years of making legit beer; let’s blow out some candles!  

  • Thursday, June 19, 6pm....
    Sipping Session with New Belgium Brewing Company....

    New Belgium’s program “Hops, Wood, and Wheat” is a focus on specific ingredients in a brewing recipe, showcasing it’s individual beauty.  For the “Hops”: Rampant Imperial IPA, “Wood”:  the classic La Folie, “Wheat”:  Snapshot and Gratzer (a smoked wheat collaboration with 3 Floyd’s Brewing).  Bottles available to pack for home.

  • Monday, June 16, 6pm
    Stone Brewing Company, RuinTen IPA Bottle Launch....

    If Stone Brewing Company is on the label, you know better than to question whether the IPA is hop solid.  We’ll be launching the latest in their collection:  RuinTen IPA (bottles and draft) along with other goodness on draft. 

  • Wednesday, June 4, 6pm
    Sipping Session with Russian River Brewing Company....
    Our first Russian River Brewing Company sipping experience was on a wine trek through the redwoods; Russian River Brewing Company was operating out of Korbel Champagne Cellars with Brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo at the helm.  The rewarding beer pouring on draft beckoned us back often, and when Vinnie and Natalie opened Russian River Brewing Company as a brewpub in Santa Rosa in 2004, we hightailed it north to sit and sip.  
     
    Opening City Beer Store in May 2006, we hand-wrote a list of the breweries we wished to carry on our shelves and pour from our draft lines.  Russian River was top of our list, and we delighted in the first keg and bottle delivery that reached our doorstep. 
     
    From the first taste of Vinnie’s delicious and complex sour collection, we knew we wanted to tuck away a keg or two from each of the sour categories to showcase at a later date.  These library of beauties with the help of mother nature are ready to be poured and enjoyed with our community.
     
    Wednesday, June 4 we will release specialty offerings from our cellars and directly from the brewery.  We will begin the day at noon with pours of the following from draft:
    -Defenestration
    -Benediction
    -Pliny the Elder
    -Blind Pig
    -Damnation
    -Russian River Porter
     
    4:30pm: Draft pours of Sanctificaton and Damnation 23 (Batch 69)
    5:00pm: Draft pours of (2) Temptation vintages
    5:30pm: Draft pours of (2) Supplication vintages
    6:00pm: Draft pours of (3) Consecration vintages including Consecration Batch One.
     
    Around 6pm, catch Vinnie and pals barside for a chance to chat about his incredible collection of beer and the breweries Russian River Brewing Company has inspired throughout the years.
  • Wednesday, May 28, 6pm
    Sipping Session with Chuey Brand Cycling Caps....

    Kachusha Munkanta’s Chuey Brand cycling caps have garnered a following among cyclists for their high quality, comfortable form, and fashion forward design.  The hats are designed by Kachusha and created on a small scale in San Francisco using locally sourced fabrics and unique fabrics from his travels.  He’s got you covered with a cap for every personality from tweed fabric designs to brightly colored hand screened prints.  For the event at City Beer, he will be creating a custom City Beer cycling cap.

    In addition to his design talents, Kachusha-“Chuey”-is a walking encyclopedia of beer, and we are delighted to be working with him at City Beer where he provides assistance to our community of beer seekers.  For the event Kachusha will help select beers to pair with his variety of caps; bike on over to find a cap that is fitting for your own style.

    http://www.chueybrand.com/

  • Thursday, May 8, 6pm
    Sipping Session with Hangar 24 Craft Brewery....

    Good beer, good people, good reason to swing by for a beverage.  Tap list and bottle list to come….

  • 6pm, Monday, May 5
    Sipping Session with Golden Road Brewing....

    It’s Cinco de Mayo celebration time!  Bring your mariachis and your thirst.  We’ll be pouring El Hefe Anejo-a Hefeweizen aged in tequila barrels-alongside other delights from sunny Golden Road Brewing Company.

  • 6pm, Thursday, April 24
    Sipping Session with Triple Voodoo Brewery.....

    An introduction to the beers churning out at Triple Voodoo’s new headquarters in the Dogpatch Neighborhood.  With brewer Phil Meeker-formerly of Iron Springs Brewery-at the helm, this collection will satisfy a host of beer sippers and seekers. Featuring several new “sessionable” Belgian style ales.  Phil and founder Greg Kitchen will be barside.

  • Tuesday, April 15, 6pm
    Tara Pavis Photography Opening....
    Consider rounding out your tax day with a visit to view our featured artist, Tara Pavis, and her work from time spent in India.  “Horn Ok Please”, Photos From India http://www.tarapavis.com/592189/now-showing/
  • 5pm, Saturday, April 5
    Tasty's Trifecta....

    Mike McDole “Tasty”, a long time fixture in our native brewing community, and a good friend of City Beer Story will be sharing his collection of collaborative beers along with classic tales.  Settle in for a sipping session while enjoying the company of the man behind the ales:

    Half Moon Bay Scandinavian Hipster is a 4.4%, 59 IBU “Session IPA” that’s fruity, spicy, zesty, with a well balanced malt to hop profile. 

    Heretic Brewing Company Evil3 is a 11.5%, 76 IBU Triple IPA that’s finished with Amarillo and a new Australian hop called Summer.  It’s balanced slightly towards malt but has a long dry finish.

    Russian River Janet’s Brown Ale is an 8%, 62 IBU Imperial American Brown Ale. Bittered with Northern Brewer and finished with Cascade and Centennial hops, this beer breaks new ground for dark hoppy beer.  

  • Tuesday, February 25
    Blind IPA Tasting....6pm
  • Thursday, Feb 6
    Sipping Session with Calicraft Brewing Company….6pm

    Launch of the newest selection from Calicraft Brewing Company-The City IPA, a natural fit for CBS.  Using a blend of six different hops with a dose of blackberry root.  In addition we will be pouring a barrel-aged version of the honey kissed sparkling ale, Buzzerkeley.  Swing by for a spell to chat up founder Blaine Landberg and his crew.

  • Friday, February 7: Noon
    Yabba Dabba Doo!!: Premiere of Cellarmaker Brewing Company and Berryessa Brewing Company Collaboration....

    Our block neighbor Cellarmaker Brewing Company collaborated with Berryessa Brewing Company to produce a new take on the Session IPA style.  Fruity Rebel packs a healthy dose of vitamin C into your glass with the addition of five unique citrus ingredients:  pomelo, blood orange, cara cara orange, meyer lemon, and budha’s hand.  Foregoing the hops in the boil, the bitterness comes from ICUs (International Citrus Units), and a dry hopped finish of Warrior and Chinook hops.  Hovering around 4% ABV, we reckon you and your neighbors can enjoy a glass or three.

  • Friday, February 7: 3pm
    Housed In a Barrel: Sipping Session with Cascade Brewing, Featuring Preston Weesner….

    Cascade Brewing’s dedication to the artful blending of sours-wrangling those wily lactobacillus is no easy task sir-is a carefully honed skill.  Gather barside to engage in wild talk with Cascade’s Preston Weesner, a master at sour storytelling.  We’ll be pouring the following rare offerings so pucker up:

    • Live:  Cinnamon Apple-NW Style Sour Barrel-aged Blonde Ale
    • Live:  Wolfberry-NW Style Sour Barrel-aged Wheat Beer with blackberries
    • Live:  L’Agent Orange-NW Style Sour Blenders Reserve Series
  • Saturday, February 8: 1pm
    It’s Alive!!: Sipping Session with White Labs, Featuring Kara Taylor….

    We partnered with San Diego’s White Labs, a leader in yeast production for the worldwide brewing community, on a unique wild Saison Series.  Using a Saison strain in the primary fermentation, adding a Brettanomyces strain to the secondary fermentation, then turning the wheel over to Mother Nature…presto chango a wild Saison Series was born.  We will be pouring flights of the following:

    • Saison #1- Brett and Bacteria Only,Primary ferment WLP644 Brett Brux Trois and WLP665 Flanders Ale Blend
    • Saison #2- Primary ferment WLP565 Saison I, Secondary WLP653 Brett Lambicus
    • Saison #3- Primary ferment WLP565 Saison I, Secondary WLP645 Brett claussenii
    • Saison #4- Primary ferment WLP566 Saison II, Secondary WLP650 Brett brux
    • Saison #5- Primary ferment WLP566 Saison II, Secondary WLP645 Brett claussenii and WLP665 Flanders Ale Blend
    • Saison #6- Primary ferment WLP566 Saison II, Secondary WLP643 Brett Lambicus
    • Saison #7- Primary ferment WLP568 Saison Blend, Secondary WLP650 Brett brux
    • Saison #8- Primary ferment WLP568 Saison Blend, Secondary WLP645 Brett claussenii

    Kara Taylor, Analytical Laboratory Specialist, will be barside to engage and evaluate the collection.

  • Saturday, February 8th: 6pm
    The Art of Beer Appreciation: Sipping Session with Sante Adairius Brewing Company, Featuring Tim Clifford and Adair Paterno….

    Nestled in the coastal town of Capitola, Sante Adairius Brewing Company-affectionately known as SARA-thoughtfully crafts distinctive beers for their beer neighbors near and far.  Drawing inspiration from Belgian tradition and other like minded brewers, their collection of beers are a joy to taste and share with friends.  SARA celebrates the unexpected qualities a well tended small batch of beer produces; the melded flavors of yeast, hops, and nature joining together for a delectable taste.  Featuring on tap:

    • Cask 200, a Solera-Style Barrel-Aged Saison
    • Appreciation, a Barrel-Aged Farmhouse Ale
    • Chavez, American Robust Porter
    • More to come…..

    The Owners/Operators Adair Paterno and Tim Clifford will be barside.

  • OFFSITE-Saturday, February 8th: 9pm
    SF Beer Week 2014 “House Party”….

    The modern day “House Party”, quite a step up from your buddy’s house party held in his folks Rec Room while they were on holiday.  Join a casual social gathering with your fellow beer sippers, seekers, and swillers.

    Selections from beer artists:  Stillwater Artisanal Ales, Evil Twin Brewing, Mikkeller, Brassierie Pleine Lune, Brouwerij West, and AleSmith Brewing Company will be packed in for the celebration.

    Purchase tickets here:   http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-beerweek-2014-house-party-tickets-10422151937?aff=eac2

    This is a collaborative effort with Mission Yoga- http://www.missionyoga.com/-a colorful and vibrant yoga studio in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District.  Their welcoming location will be your landing pad for the evening.

    $25.00 ticket price includes:  admission, adult beverages, live DJ music, and conversation.  21 years and older only.  Doors will be open at 9pm, DJ performance begins at 10pm, and the event will end at 1am.  Tickets can be purchased through Event Brite, follow this link:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/sf-beerweek-2014-house-party-tickets-10422151937?aff=eac2.  If you are  unable to view the ticket page through this link, please visit Event Brite and search for SF Beer Week House Party, thank you.

  • Sunday, February 9, 4pm
    Ca Phe Sua-AleSmith Vietnamese Speedway Stout....

    Rainy day Sunday, feels about right for a tapping of AleSmith Brewing Company’s Vietnamese Speedway Stout.  This variation on the classic Speedway Stout blends four Vietnamese coffees together and uses the traditional AleSmith phin-style filtering.  It’s deep and roasty with a touch of vanilla; good to the last drop.  

    Bill Batten from AleSmith will skateboard on over and enjoy a cup of two barside.

  • Sunday, February 9th: 1pm
    Pick Your Flavor: Sipping Session with Beachwood BBQ Brewery, Featuring Brewmaster and Co-Owner Julian Shrago…..

    Picture a sunny delight of an afternoon featuring a menu of award winning selections from Southern California darling, Beachwood BBQ Brewery.

    • Foam Top, Cream Ale
    • Kilgore Stout, American Stout
    • Udder Love, Milk Stout
    • Hop Jitsu, American IPA
    • Hops of Fury, Triple IPA
    • Loma Prieta, German style Pilsner
    • Chainsaaz Massacre, Dry-hopped Imperial Pilsner
    • Annihilator, Barleywine

    Julian Shrago will be barside to swap BBQ techniques and recommend beer pairings, bring the heat!

  • Sunday, February 9th, 6pm
    Giant Steps: Sipping Session with Gigantic Brewing Company, Featuring Brewmaster Ben Love….

    Bold and vibrant graphic labels holding delicious and creative beer inside their wrappings-this is Portland’s Gigantic Brewing Company.  Our Sunday evening jam will take you inside the world of Gigantic with pours of the newly released Bang On!-a mashup of British malts and American hops.  Additional selections including Gigantic IPA will be featured.  Brewmaster and Founder Ben Love will be barside.

  • Monday, February 10th, 1pm
    Spirited Bourbon County: Sipping Session with Goose Island Brewing Company….

    Settle in for a spell to enjoy a splash of 2013 Vintage Bourbon County and 2013 Vintage Bourbon County Barleywine.  Rich, warm, and toasty, this inviting pair of Bourbon Barrel-Aged beers will keep you comfortable for the SF Beerweek journey ahead.  Chocolate tasters will be available to enjoy with this distinctive adult beverage.

  • Monday, February 10th, 6pm
    A Community Built Around Beer: Sipping Session with Societe Brewing Company….

    Beer admirers have been congregating in San Diego’s Societe Brewing Company’s tasting room since they opened their doors to the public in May 2012.  Founders Travis Smith and Doug Constantiner met while working together at famed brewery, The Bruery and carry with them years of beer experience and exploration.  Join us and a delicious cast of characters on draft including:

    • Elegant and mysterious, The Widow-Belgian style Dark Strong Ale
    • Dark and brooding, The Butcher-Imperial Stout
    • Graceful and appealing, The Madam-Belgian style Golden Ale
    • Lively and vibrant, The Apprentice-American IPA
    • Colorful and flirty, The Harlot-Belgian Extra Style Ale
    • Crafty and rouge, The Pugilist-Dry Stout
    • Bright and earnest, The Pupil- American IPA
    • Delicate and darling, The Debutante-Belgian Style Amber Ale

    The courteous family from Societe including Doug Constantiner (Brewer Curator), Tyler Tucker (Fermentation Operative), and Mike Sardina (Ruler of the Underworld) will be barside to draw you into the crowd.

  • Tuesday, February 11th, 1pm
    Seeking the Mysterious Abbey: The Lost Abbey Sipping Session, Featuring Tomme Arthur….

    What sounds better than sipping a lineup of Lost Abbey’s fine collection of ales including barrel-aged sour beauties?  How about sipping alongside Brewmaster Tomme Arthur and discussing the crusade to create intriguing ales.  Join us barside with Tomme Arthur and David Johnson of Lost Abbey.  We will be pouring:

    -Cuvee de Tomme

    -Red Poppy Ale

    -Framboise de Amorosa

    -Mongo IPA

    -Deliverance

    -mystery beer……

  • Tuesday, February 11th, 5pm
    The Essence of Honey: Sipping Session with Heidrun Meadery, Featuring Founder Gordon Hull….

    Explore the intriguing world of mead (honey wine) with local Heidrun Meadery founder Gordon Hull and Sales Director Carly Verhey.   Flights of Heidrun’s Champagne-style meads (produced in the traditional French Methode Champenoise manner) will be available to sip while you become familiar with the harmony between nature and science; interacting to create these delicate, floral sparkling meads.  Cheese pairings from California farms to complement the meads will be available.
    The flight will include

    • Hawaiian Christmas Berry
    • Oregon Meadowfoam Blossom
    • California Orange Blossom
    • Madras Carrot Blossom
  • Wednesday, February 12th, 3pm
    Barrel Roll: Sipping Session with Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Featuring BarrelWorks Jeffers Richardson….

    Delve into the world of barrel-aging with Firestone Walker BarrelWorks’ Program Director Jeffers Richardson.  Sour wild offering Argestic will be poured alongside Anniversary Ale XVII and Sucuba.  Bring your burning questions about barrel-aging, selecting, and storing these decadent ales.

  • Wednesday, February 12, 7pm
    It’s Vintage, Baby: Sipping Session with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery….

    Dogfish Head Brewery, long known for unearthing ancient beer recipes, pushing the envelope on beer creations, and developing a well deserved following of devotees for their unexpected beers.  We’ve stockpiled a vintage collection including:

    • 2011 120 Minute IPA
    • 2009 World Wide Stout
    • 2011 Bitches Brew
    • 2011 Burton Baton
    • 2010 Theobroma
    • 2011 Theobroma
    • Original Positive Contact
    • And more……

    Don’t forget dessert!  Local baker-Spoonful of Sugar-will be popping up with her toothsome donuts.

  • Thursday, February 13, 6pm
    Pour It Black: Sipping Session with Stone Brewing Company, Featuring "Dr. Bill Sysak….

    Legendary Stone Brewing Company, a San Diego brewery staple cultivating bold beer recipes since they put down roots in 1996.  Their vast collection of Stone classics, Stone collaborations, and Stone rarities continue to capture the attention of beer lovers around the world.  Brace yourself for this deep, dark, and decadent black out lineup we’ve compiled for your taste buds:

    • 2010 Stone Imperial Russian Stout, IRS
    • 2011 Stone Imperial Russian Stout, IRS
    • 2012 Stone Imperial Russian Stout, IRS
    • 2013 Stone Imperial Russian Stout, IRS
    • 2013 Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout, Espresso IRS
    • 10 Barrel/Bluejacket/Stone Collaboration: Suede Imperial Porter
    • Stone/Farking/Wheaton Collaboration:  wOOt Stout
    • Arrogant Bastard Ale aged in Templeton Rye Barrels
    • Evil Twin/Stillwater/Stone Collaboration:  Perfect Crime Smoked Black Saison
    • Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station: Spiced Unicorn Milk  (Chai Milk Stout)

    Specialty glassware will be available for purchase.  Bring a friend or a couple to sip and weather the black out together.  “Dr.” Bill Sysak, Craft Beer Ambassador and Certified Cicerone along with Michael “Zippo” Parzick-San Francisco Regional Brewery Representative will be barside.

  • Friday, February 14, 6pm
    A Tale of Modern Romance: Sipping Session with Midnight Sun Brewing Company....

    We’ve a mad crush on Alaskan darling Midnight Sun Brewing Company.  The gals make our heart pitter patter whenever they visit our fair City.  Putting their heart and soul into each beer creation, Midnight Sun has been making beer aficionados fall in love with them the world over.  We’ll be pouring a sweet collection including:

    • Modern Romance-Dark Strong Chocolate Ale with spices and chilies
    • Oak-aged T.R.E.A.T. on Nitro-Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter
    • T.R.E.A.T.-Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter
    • Pleasure Town IPA
    • XXX-Black Double IPA
    • Reid After Three-Coconut Porter
    • And more…

    Anchorage’s own Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge-the chocolate kiss in the Modern Romance Dark Strong Chocolate Ale- will be available to pair with your beer selections.  Straight from the bracing cold of the Alaskan tundra, Barb Miller (Founder) and Darcy Kniefel (Beer Ambassador) will be barside to be your Valentine.

  • Saturday, February 15, 1pm
    Hop To It: 2-Hop Collaboration Project….

    This is common knowledge in the close knit beer community of California, you can’t hold a serious conversation about hop varieties, hop blends, or hop choices unless you’ve schooled yourself properly (defined as multiple hoppy beer consumption sessions) in the following power hop houses.  Each brewery listed below produced a 2-hop beer; each will be featured on draft with a collection of brewers barside to chat about the project.  Thirsty friends?

    • Stone Brewing Company – Calypso/El Dorado
    • Beachwood BBQ Brewery- Citra/Amarillo
    • Alpine Beer Company – Cascade/Centennial
    • Kern River Brewing Company- Azacca/Mosaic
    • Ballast Point Brewing Company- Working on getting it brewed
    • Berryessa Brewing Company – Warrior/Ahtanum
    • Moylans Brewing Company- Azacca/Chinook
    • Triple Rock Brewery – Green Bullet/Nelson
    • Drakes Brewing Company – Exp #?/?
    • Faction Brewing – Galaxy/Nelson
  • Saturday, February 15, 5pm
    Waves of Beer: Sipping Session with Rip Current Brewing….

    On the sunny shores of San Diego, Rip Current Brewing has been producing a tidal wave of delicious beer.  Their award winning collection of beers covers every discerning beer palette.  We will be featuring a broad selection for your sipping pleasure:

    • Impact Zone IPA
    • Lupulin Lust IPA
    • Ankle Breaker Sticke Alt
    • San Diego-style Hefeweizen
    • Barrier Reef Nut Brown
    • Cutback Kolsch
    • In The Curl IIPA
    • Vanilla Storm
    • Hazardous Hazelnut
  • Friday, November 28, early
    Black Friday-2014 Bourbon County Stout Release by Goose Island Beer Company....

    Embrace this classic ale of the dark persuasion…stapes will be included along with a host of new flavor characters.  Details to be unveiled shortly…