Kicking off San Francisco BeerWeek 2015 with a San Francisco original, Anchor Brewing Company. Citizens of San Francisco have been drinking Anchor beer products since their introduction to the City in 1896. We will be featuring Brotherhood Steam, a collaboration with Chris Robinson Brotherhood-a blues band formed by Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes-in cans. Brotherhood Steam will be poured on draft along with other Anchor favorites.
Delight in the enchanting company of Cascade Brewing, a sour beer art house-with bubbly performances flowing on tap:
-Original Figaro *LAST KEG IN EXISTENCE*
-Cherry Bourbonic Plague
The original version (never bottled) of Figaro was part of the City Beer Store Five Year Anniversary Project. To discuss Cascade’s Northwest Style Sour Ale program will be: Mark Goodwin(Lead Cellarman), Stephen Stockwell(Brewer), and
Robbie Roda (Director of Sales/Marketing).
Drive the scenic route to Capitola, where you will find the warm and welcoming Sante Adairius Brewing Company-affectionately known as SARA. Peek in their brewing house to spy brewers crafting, blending, and tinkering to create distinctive beers. Drawing inspiration from Belgian tradition and other like minded brewers, their collection of beers are a joy to behold. SARA celebrates the unexpected qualities a small well tended batch of beer produces; the melded flavors of yeast, hops, and nature joining together for a delectable taste.
Featuring on tap:
-Nonna’s Blend #7
-Quality of Life
-and more to come…..
The lovely and exuberant Adair Paterno (co-owner) will be barside.
Location: Brewcade, SF at 2200 Market Street, San Francisco
The modern day “House Party”, quite a step up from the adolescent gathering held in your pal’s Rec Room while their folks were on holiday. For our 2015 addition we’ll be collaborating with newly minted arcade joint Brewcade. Join a casual social gathering complete with arcade games aplenty, dj music spinning, and beer flowing.
Selections from beer artist: Stillwater Artisanal Ales own Brian Strumke (who will also be spinning his dj mix). Can you dig it?
This is a collaborative effort with Brewcade SF, City Beer Store, and Stillwater Artisanal Ales-Brian Strumke. Special thanks to our friends Mission Yoga and DJ Nicky Shoes.
Bottle Logic Brewing-hailing from Anaheim-is a hub where curious minds craft beers to entice even the most fussy beer seeker. We are offering a selection to explore on draft with bottles to scoop up for home.
Drink this on draft:
-Gravity Well (Imperial Russian Stout on nitro with coffee)
-POG Juice (Tropical Pale Ale)
-M-Theory (Single Hop Mosaic Session IPA)
Bottles to pickup, and consume with a quickness:
-She Shot First
-Tattered Prince (super duper freshly bottled)
-Recursion 3.1 (super duper freshly bottled)
It stands to reason your beer session would start here; sitting at the bar alongside the Bottle Logic crew while you engage in SFBW 2015 beer banter.
The best playlist features a mix of style and talent that keep things fresh and people engaged. We’ve set in motion a colorful playlist of beer for every taste palette featuring the roster of 12% Import breweries.
Who will be sipping barside with you?
-Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso (Evil Twin Brewing)
-Sam Cruz (Against the Grain Brewery)
-Jerry Gnagy (Agains the Grain Brewery)
-Brian Strumke (Stillwater Artisanal Ales)
-Brian Ewing (Owner of 12% Imports)
-Katie Parker (Manager of the band)
Let’s gather with your enthusiasm, burning questions, and thirst.
Feeling grabby? In addition to distinct offerings on draft, the store will be awash in bottles from the 12% Imports collection.
Relive the Black Friday Bourbon County Stout experience with the 2014 vintage collection on draft:
-Bourbon County Stout-classic
-Bourbon County Coffee
-Bourbon County Vanilla Rye
-Bourbon County Barleywine
When Societe Brewing Company founders Doug and Travis sketched out plans for their dream brewery, they reached out to the historical IPA producer Pat of Alpine Beer Company. Their goal was to craft fresh and treasured IPAs with the same dedication honored at Alpine, and thus sought the wisdom of its founder. Pat listened and provided sage advice.
There’s a story in here, not a tall tale, but a yarn to spin. Alpine Beer Company-a brewery with deep roots in the region-crafting IPAs that draw beer seekers and swillers like moths to a flame. Societe Brewing Company-a brewery laying down roots-with swoon worthy IPA recipes that draw the beer masses.
The folks behind the kettle tell the narrative best, and lucky for you the storytellers will be barside to share:
Pat Mcilhenney (Owner and Brew Master, Alpine Beer Company)
Shawn Mcilhenney (Head Brewer, Alpine Beer Company)
Doug Constantiner (Co-Founder, Societe Brewing Company)
Mike V. Sardina (Ruler of the Underworld, Societe Brewing Company)
Mark Schell (Master of Disguise, Societe Brewing Company)
Kyle Shockney (Slayer of Dragons, Societe Brewing Company)
There will be hoppiness on tap; floral, citrus, sticky, piney, insert your hoppy word of choice here. Fill your glass, gather round, and share in the joy Societe and Alpine bring to the beer community.
San Francisco artist Nick Fullmer with his excellent hand drawn designs (many beer related) will be showcasing his gallery of work, including the City Beer Store 2015 SFBW storyboard. Saddle up to bar to hear his own tales (all non-ficiton, no fables) of sipping glorious Societe and Alpine IPAs.
Jesse Friedman and Damian Fagan founded Almanac Beer Company in 2010. They shared a common belief that fresh and seasonal ingredients sourced from neighboring farms produce the finest and most interesting beer. Jesse and Damian work closely with each individual farm to create their carefully constructed ales.
We have enthusiastically stocked our shelves with their bounty of beer since the first batch bottled. Please join us to experience their collection with its strong ties to the land.
Almanac is generously raiding the archives to bring a collection of vintage and new releases beginning with the first batch of beer they produced. This will be a rare opportunity to purchase bottles from their extensive collection in sets:
A smattering of bottles available:
-Barrel Noir (2013)
-Bourbon Sour Porter
-Brand Barrel Peche
-Cerise Sour Blond
-Farmer’s Reserve Blackberry
-Farmer’s Reserve Citrus
-Farmer’s Reserve Pluot
-Farmer’s Reserve No. 1
-Farmer’s Reserve No. 2
-Farmer’s Reserve No. 3
-Farmer’s Reserve No. 4
-Dark Pumpkin Sour
-Valley of the Heart’s Delight (2014)
A smattering of draft that will be flowing:
-Drink this on draft:
-Don’t Call it Frisco DIPA
-Valley of the Heart’s Delight
-Farmer’s Reserve Blueberry
-Cognac Barrel Noir
-Imperial Chocolate Stout
-Bourbon Sour Porter
-Farmer’s Reserve No. 3
Bottle sales begin at noon, and details will be provided shortly.
The family from Almanac Beer Company will be barside to passionately discuss their farm-to-barrel method of brewing.
Quick, name the first thought that pops in your mind when one utters “Pizza Port”? Why beguiling IPAs of course! Let us take your taste buds on tour with a draft list flooded with the best IPAs we can gather from the various Pizza Port locations. Stand by for a full draft list (sunset and sunrise included).
It’s 300 steps from our door to our South of Market block neighbor Cellarmaker Brewing Company; no map, compass, or app required. You’ll often find us seated at the brewery chatting up the good people at Cellarmaker, so it seemed only natural we should unite to create a special cask to share during SFBW. Once you’ve strolled between our two spots, take a sharp right and hit up neighboring coffee roaster SightGlass (whose beans are used in two of the featured beers on draft) for a boost. Add a few more steps to your trek, pack some provisions, and cross over the bay bridge to find yourself at the door to sourhouse The Rare Barrel. We’re partnering with Cellarmaker and The Rare to feature these specialities on draft;
Fill your glass:
-3 dry-hopped collaboration beers from Cellarmaker/The Rare Barrel
-All Systems Go, coffee sour with Sightglass Coffee beans from The Rare Barrel
-City Beer Store/Cellarmaker collaborative cask
-Cellarmaker, Coffee and Cigarettes-a Smoked Stout brewed with Sightglass Coffee
The boys from Cellarmaker-Conner Casey and Tim Sciascia and the gang from The Rare Barrel-Alex Wallash and Jay Goodwin will be barside.
Carry on friends…
Consider the Speedway Stout-legendary velvet Imperial Stout-flavors of robust coffee, caramel, chocolate, and one more shot of espresso bursting through this powerhouse of a beer. Now consider variants of Speedway Stout and the unique flavors they impart. Finally consider Speedway Stout nestled up to candied bacon caramel corn; a holy unity of flavor begging for your attention.
This flight on draft:
-Vietnamese Speedway Stout
-Barrel-aged Speedway Stout
-Classic Speedway Stout
-Additional AleSmith offerings will be pouring….
This nesting in a bowl next to your stouts:
-Chunky Pig Caramel Corn, City Beer Store exclusive: candied bacon/cocoa nib/Saigon cinnamon caramel corn
Owner Peter Zien and the AleSmith family display a time honored craftsmanship to brewing. Join us to celebrate their portfolio, while Peter-a dear friend to City Beer Store-speaks to the brewing process of Speedway and beyond. Gina Conedera of Chunky Pig will be selling her toothsome Chunky Pig Caramel Corn.
Decoction mashing, experimental hops, Banished Series beers…intrigued? This is an official introduction of Crux Fermentation Project bottles.
Branch out with local cider producer Sonoma Cider, and sip a collection of distinct, organic, handcrafted ciders including:
-Single apple varietal: Golden Delicious Cider
-Mixed apple varietals selected from neighboring farms: West Cider
-California Zinfindel barrel-aged: Zider
Cider maker Robert Cordtz will speak to the nature of crafting fresh and flavorful ciders.
Approach your afternoon with a selection of beer from Berryessa Brewing Company-a craft brewery in Winters, California producing a host of flavor stylings for any palette. Saddle up to the bar to enjoy these offerings on draft:
-Diminished Returns-Double IPA
Legendary Stone Brewing Company, a San Diego brewery staple cultivating brazen beer recipes since they put down roots in 1996. Their vast collection of Stone classics, Stone collaborations, and Stone rarities continue to captivate beer lovers the world over. Join us as we offer a unique tasting experience:
-Stone collections on draft (beer list to come)
-A bottle share session with “Dr.” Bill Sysak
Two ticketed sessions will be available for an intimate exclusive bottle share tasting with Bill Sysak-Craft Beer Ambassador and Certified Cicerone. We will recreate the experience of enjoying bounty from his famed library of beer, while engaging in spirited discussions around aging and collecting beer styles. Ticket details to arrive shortly….
Where were you when you first fell in love with Midnight Sun Brewing Company? Which MS beer first made you swoon? Did Pleasure Town sweep you away, or was it T.R.E.A.T. to stole your heart, perhaps Sockeye Red made your knees go weak. Share your Midnight Sun love story while hearing their whimsical tales behind each beer creation.
Nestle up to this collection on draft:
-Gluttony (Part of the 7 Deadly Sins Series) Triple IPA
-Termenation Dust, Belgian Barleywine
-Hibernator, Smoked Double Bock
-Berserker, Imperial Stout
Brrr, straight from the frosty ice of the Alaskan tundra-Lee Ellis (head brewer) and sweetheart Darcy Kniefel (Beer Ambassador) will be barside to be your Valentine.xoxoxoxoxo
We continue trending towards the dark and decadent Imperial Stouts appearing throughout the season. Join us as we delve into Perennial Artisan Ales Abraxas on draft alongside the coffee variant of Abraxas. Bottles of Abraxas to pack for home. More details to follow….
An Imperial Stout brewed with ancho chili peppers, cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and cinnamon sticks. Pouring deep brown with a thick head, this beer has a complex body with a delicious lingering roastiness. Abraxas is brewed with unique ingredients intended to challenge and excite the palate. It may be enjoyed right away or allowed to age in the bottle. Vertical tastings are encouraged. Perennial Artisan Ales is a small batch craft brewery dedicated to producing unique, premium beers. Our beers are brewed with the experimental, seasoned craft beer drinker in mind.
We’ll step behind the barrel with Brewmaster Ron Gansberg of Cascade Brewing while tasting their unique beers and learning about their Northwest-style sour brewing.
Enjoy a flight of these four Cascade offerings:
-Manhattan NW, This NW style sour ale is a blend of spiced Blond Quads that were aged for up to two years in Bourbon barrels with cherries and apricot seeds (noyaux).
-Bourbonic Plague, This NW style sour ale is a blend of spiced double porters that were aged up to 18 months in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels before aging on dates and spices for an additional 12 months.
-Figaro, This NW style sour ale is a a strong Blond ale aged in Chardonnay barrels for up to 12 months then aged with dried white figs and lemon peel for up to 12 more months.
-Cranberry, This NW style sour ale is a seasonal we produce once a year. It’s barrel aged seven months with 200 lbs. of cranberries, hibiscus, sweet orange peel and Thai cinnamon.
Bottles of Elderberry, Figaro, Cranberry, Cerise Nouveu, and more to purchase for home.
One more glorious Imperial Stout to add to your arsenal. We will be pouring 2014 Abyss along with vintage Abyss and other offerings from Bend’s Deschutes Brewery. Tuck a few bottles away for home, friends and family will appreciate.
Embrace this classic ale of the dark persuasion… The official launch of Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stouts. One of only a small number of establishments in the county, City Beer Store will be selling bottles of the 2014 vintages along with decadent pours on draft.
The 2014 Bourbon County Brand Stout offerings:
-Classic Bourbon County Brand Stout
-Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale
-Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout
-Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Rye
Love your City, love your beer, love your local breweries. Participate in a City wide celebration of all things local. We’ll be pouring beer selections from members of the SF Brewers Guild, and toasting alongside the brewers that produce them. Fresh new SF Brewers Guild maps will be ready to pickup
Revel in the newest bottle from the legendary Game of Thrones collection: Valar Morghulis “all men must die”. Wisely select a flight of the Game of Thrones collection on draft, while packing bottles for home.
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.
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.
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
-The Ogden, Belgian style Tripel
-Matilda, Belgian style Ale
-Bourbon County Stout
-Madame Rose-Sour Brown Kriek Ale
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
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
Black Robusto Porter
Denogginizer Imperial IPA
Drakonic Imperial Stout
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!
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.
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
-Sex Machine-Sour Brown Ale
-T.R.E.A.T.-2013 Imperial Chocolate Pumpkin Porter
-Unite-Strong Ale brewed with cherries and hibiscus
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Good beer, good people, good reason to swing by for a beverage. Tap list and bottle list to come….
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.
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.
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.