Events

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, May 28, 6pm
    Sipping Session with Chuey Brand Cycling Caps....

    Kachusha Munkanta’s 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/

  • 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