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.
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 three new “sessionable” Belgian style ales. Phil and founder Greg Kitchen will be barside.
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.
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.
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:
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:
Kara Taylor, Analytical Laboratory Specialist, will be barside to engage and evaluate the collection.
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:
The Owners/Operators Adair Paterno and Tim Clifford will be barside.
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.
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.
Picture a sunny delight of an afternoon featuring a menu of award winning selections from Southern California darling, Beachwood BBQ Brewery.
Julian Shrago will be barside to swap BBQ techniques and recommend beer pairings, bring the heat!
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.
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.
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:
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.
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
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
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.
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:
Don’t forget dessert! Local baker-Spoonful of Sugar-will be popping up with her toothsome donuts.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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?
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: