S.F. Beer Week
Sacramento has a formidable craft beer scene and its own Beer Week, of course (scheduled for Feb. 28-March 9), but the San Francisco Bay Area is home to some pretty special brews, too.
From Friday to Feb. 16, the region will be awash in sudsy events: tap takeovers, specialty beer releases, home-brew workshops, beer and food pairings, and even a beer-fueled dodge ball game. (OK, that sounds slightly dangerous.) There will be pours of Pliny the Younger – the famously limited-release triple IPA from Russian River Brewing – but also appearances by notable, not-local breweries, including The Bruery, Prairie Artisan Ales and Allagash Brewing Co.
The enormous opening gala at the Concourse Exhibition Center is already sold out, but plenty of other events are free to attend. Locations vary – breweries, restaurants, bars and shops in San Francisco as well as the North Bay, South Bay and East Bay. Check out of the full lineup at www.sfbeerweek.org.
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