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.
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: