San Francisco Beer Week 2011 happens to be extremely exciting for me this year, for several reasons. I recently brewed a collaboration beer called Ryedentity Crisis with Knee Deep Brewing Company and Devil’s Canyon Brewing Co. that will be exclusively available to at select accounts in the Bay Area this week. Also, I am now gainfully employed with a local brewery, which means I will be supporting them at several events. Lots of great beer will be poured all over the bay over the next few days, and I intend on drinking as much of it as physically possible. Here is a breakdown of where you can find me this week:
MONDAY — February 14th
What: “De Proef” Night.
Place: Beer Revolution (3rd st and Broadway, downtown Oakland)
Description: Largest selection of De Proef, Terrapin, and Allagash beers to have ever been poured in one location.
WEDNESDAY — February 16th
What: Bison Organic Beer Dinner
Place: Gracias Madre (2211 Mission St, San Francisco)
Description: Four course farm fresh organic Mexican dinner with beer pairings by Berkeley brewmaster Dan Del Grande. $60, call ahead for reservations.
THURSDAY — February 17th
What: Meet the Brewers: East Bay Brewer’s Night
Place: Barclay’s Restaurant and Pub (Oakland)
Description: Join for the best of the East Bay. Brewers and beers from the East Bay. Come by to meet, greet and toast.
FRIDAY — February 18th
What: Meet the Brewer Nights
Place: Beer Revolution (Oakland)
Who: Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker
Who: Brian Hunt of Moonlight Brewing Company
SATURDAY — February 19th
What: WHOLE Pig Beer Dinner
Place: Cafe Biere (Emeryville)
Description: Ivan is going to cook two organically raised pigs in various ways, using Bison Organic Beer as an ingredient for some dishes. 4 different styles of Bison Beers will be available, including Bison’s highly anticipate Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Brown Ale. Cost: $100 per person, call to RSVP.