Admiral Maltings: Open Malthouse Day Complimentary malthouse tour and beer tasting. Sat., Feb. 10, 2-5 p.m. 651A W Tower Ave, Alameda.
Aisle 5 Oakland: Aisle 5 20×20 Beerfest Celebrate Aisle 5’s one-year anniversary with 20 beers from six local breweries. Thu., Feb. 15, 5-10 p.m. $30-$35. 3320 Grand Ave., Oakland, Aisle5Oakland.com.
Albany Taproom: SDA Tap Takeover & Brewer Games Locals Only! Celebration of East Bay beer culture. Tue., Feb. 13, 5-10 p.m. 5th Annual Barrel Aged Fest at Albany Taproom All the taps will feature complex barrel-aged beers. Fri., Feb. 16, 4-11 p.m. 745 San Pablo Ave., Albany, AlbanyTaproom.com.
Ale Industries: SDA Kick-Off Party A block party with 10 East Bay breweries, live music, and food trucks. Join the Self Distribution Alliance, Crooked City Cider, Gilman Brewing Company, Alameda Island Brewing Company, Federation Brewing, Ale Industries, and Oakland United Beerworks. Thu., Feb. 8, 6-10 p.m. The Champion of Ale Industries Tournament Compete in a three-day tournament to find out who is best at Ale Industries taproom games: Jenga, rock-paper-scissors, and one mystery game. Sat., Feb. 10, 12-10 p.m. Vintage Ale Industries Night A release of vintage Ale Industries beers from years past. Sat., Feb. 10, 5-10 p.m. Dog Wash Donation-Based Grooming A fundraiser for Oakland Animal Services. Get your dog cleaned and groomed while drinking beer. Fri., Feb. 16, 1-6 p.m. 3rd Annual Oakland Circus Local aerialists will perform Cirque Du Soleil style inside the brewery. Sat., Feb. 17, 7:30-10 p.m. Tricycle Drag Races Mount one of two tricycles and dash to victory! Sun., Feb. 18, 3-6 p.m. 3060 East 10th St., Oakland.
Almanac Alameda Brewery: Almanac Beer Talks Inspired by TED Talks, this educational event pairs beers with expert speakers discussing the science and culture of craft beer. Sat., Feb. 17, noon-3 p.m. $40. 651B W Tower Ave., Alameda, AlmanacBeer.com.
Armadillo Willy’s BBQ: Karl Strauss Night Karl Strauss Brewing takes over the restaurant, pouring eight different beers. Sat., Feb. 10, 5-9:30 p.m. free. 4480 Tassajara Rd., Dublin.
Barclay’s: Laughing Monk Beer Dinner A four-course beer dinner featuring special release beers from Laughing Monk Brewing. Thu., Feb. 15, 5-10 p.m. $12-$40. 2430 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, BarclaysPub.com.
Beer Revolution: Sierra Nevada Total Tap Takeover Brewery takeover with a very special limited release & 1-off tap list. Sat., Feb. 10, 12-9 p.m. Barrel Strong Brews Day Try some of the best barrel-aged beers around. Sun., Feb. 11, 12-9 p.m. Orange County Update Featuring brand new breweries from Orange County. Mon., Feb. 12, 6-11 p.m. Hopcentric Tuesday Featuring a stellar line up of hoppy beers. Tue., Feb. 13, 6-11 p.m. free. Feel the Love with Altamont, Fieldwork, Boneyard, and Faction A lineup of brews from these four breweries. Wed., Feb. 14, 6-11 p.m. The Road To Tahoe Explore some of the very best brews of the foothills & mountains on the way to Tahoe. Thu., Feb. 15, 6-11 p.m. Bottle Logic Brewing Tap Takeover Meet Anaheim’s Bottle Logic Brewing. Fri., Feb. 16, 6-11 p.m. Alvarado Street Tap Takeover Alvarado Street Brewing takes over the taps. Sat., Feb. 17, 12-9 p.m. Tart Tap Sunday Enjoy a large selection of the tastiest tart brews around. Sun., Feb. 18, noon-9 p.m. 464 3rd St., Oakland, Beer-Revolution.com.
The Bistro: 18th Double IPA Festival The original kick-off to SF Beer Week, this event includes more than 60 double IPAs and 30 triple IPAs on tap, plus live music, cheese, and sausages. Sat., Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $55. 1001 B St., Hayward, The-Bistro.com.
Bobby G’s Pizzeria: Toddler Takeover This tap takeover showcases Bay Area breweries that are younger than 3 years old. Feb. 9-11. SDA Tap Takeover & Trivia Bring your smart friends, drink great beer, and show how smart you are. Hosted by Alameda Island, Ale Industry, Gilman, Ghost Town, and Federation breweries. Wed., Feb. 14, 8-10 p.m. Meet the (Hop) Farmer – Cultivar Brewing Mark Cabrera, hop farmer of Cultivar Beer, discusses everything about starting a hop farm, growing hops, and making beer from your own hops. Thu., Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m. Strong Beer Day Three words: Pliny the Younger. Fri., Feb. 16. Barrel Aged Beer Day Taste what happens when a beer is aged in a barrel. Sun., Feb. 18. 2072 University Ave., Berkeley, BobbyGsPizzeria.com.
Brotzeit Lokal: Cultivar Hair of the Dog Beer Brunch Try three Cultivar brews paired with a special brunch menu, and hear about Cultivar’s unique hop farm straight from the brewers. Sun., Feb. 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. SF Beer Week Pub Quiz Test your beer knowledge. Free to play, plus there will be drink and food specials. Tue., Feb. 13, 7-9 p.m. Beer Lovers Prix-Fixe Pairing Dinner Enjoy a German beer flight for two along with an appetizer, salad, German pork knuckle, and desserts for Valentine’s Day. Wed., Feb. 14, 5-9 p.m. $80. 1000 Embarcadero, Oakland, BrotzeitBiergarten.com.
Buffalo Bill’s Brewery: Special Beer Releases Try Devil in a Barrel, which is aged in a whiskey barrel and balanced with sweet malt, before the keg runs dry. Alimony Rye IPA will also be on tap throughout SF Beer Week. Fri., Feb. 9. EKG Release Try this special edition of Ricochet Red dry hopped in cask with English Kent Goldings and El Dorado hops. Sun., Feb. 18. 1082 B St., Hayward, www.buffalobillsbrewery.com.
Cato’s Ale House: Laughing Monk Tap Takeover & Barrel Aged Release Party Taco Tuesday and a special release from Laughing Monk. Tue., Feb. 13, 5-10 p.m. free. Tap Takeover & Brewer’s Games A hyperlocal celebration of the East Bay craft beer scene hosted by the Self Distribution Alliance. Wed., Feb. 14, 5-10 p.m. Faction Brewing Tap Takeover Seven taps will be devoted to Faction Brewing, including special Beer Week releases. Thu., Feb. 15, 5-10 p.m. Barebottle Homebrewer’s Competition Two Bay Area homebrewers will brew their own pale ale recipes, and the winner will become the next Barebottle pale ale. Sat., Feb. 17, 6-11 p.m. 3891 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CatosAleHouse.com.
Classic Cars West: East Bay Local Craft Beer Tour & Brewer Games Showdown Special and/or limited edition beer from Ale Industries, Alameda Island, Federation, Ghost Town and Gilman, plus the Brewer Games final showdown. Sat., Feb. 17, 7-10 p.m. 411 26th St., Oakland, ClassicCarsWest.com.
Cleophus Quealy Beer Company: Saturday Social with Make a Wish + Cherry Red Release Raising funds and awareness for the Greater Bay Area chapter of Make-A-Wish. Sat., Feb. 10, 12-6 p.m. CQ Tiki Party Party tiki-style to celebrate Cleophus Quealty’s most tropical beer yet, the POG Saison, a barrel-aged brew with passion fruit, blood orange, and guava. Sun., Feb. 11, 12-8 p.m. Yappy Hour with Oakland Animal Services Adoptable shelter dogs at the tasting room. Featuring special treats and a pup photo booth. Thu., Feb. 15, 4-8 p.m. Hoppy Hour A hoppier edition of happy hour with higher IBU brews. Fri., Feb. 16, 4-8 p.m. free. Barrel-Aged Bash Cleophus will share some of its best barrel-aged beers from the past three years, including a port barrel-aged dubbel and its first bottle release, an apricot golden ale. Sat., Feb. 17, 12-9 p.m. Chilaquiles & Chill Nurse your Beer Week hangover with Canasta Kitchen’s chilaquiles and one of Cleophus Quealy’s special releases for the last time. Sun., Feb. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 448 Hester St, San Leandro.
Club Mallard: Brews & Tunes with Laughing Monk Brewing Club Mallard will transform into a two-story beer garden with a Laughing Monk Brewing tap takeover and live jazz. Sat., Feb. 17, 3-8 p.m. 752 San Pablo Ave., Albany, ClubMallard.com/.
The Cooler: Santa Cruz / Monterey Breweries Tap Takeover All day tap takeover featuring breweries from the Santa Cruz & Monterey Region. Sun., Feb. 11, 5-10 p.m. Barrel Aged Beers: Try different beers that were aged in barrels. Thu., Feb. 15, 5-10 p.m. 1517 E 14th St., San Leandro.
Craneway Pavilion: Swill + Swell Swill inventive beers from Armistice Brewing paired with food while enjoying live jazz at this all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink event. Mon., Feb. 12, 5-8 p.m. $75. 1414 Harbour Way South, Richmond.
Creek Monkey Tap House: Seismic Brewing – Entropy IIPA Release Party & Tap Takeover Seismic Brewing releases their first Imperial IPA. Tue., Feb. 13, 5-10 p.m. 611 Escobar St., Martinez.
Degrees Plato: Revision Calm Before The Storm Beer pairing event with Revision Brewing Co. Beers available on draft/cans/bottles. Thu., Feb. 8, 5-10:30 p.m. NotaTacoBrewery Mexican street food and craft beer from Berryessa, Laughing Monk, Shadow Puppet, Drakes, Cleophus Quealy, and Ground Breaker. Fri., Feb. 9, 5-10:30 p.m. 4251 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, degreesplato.com.
Diving Dog Brewhouse: From the Border to the Bay: San Diego A massive tap takeover with several San Diego breweries, including Belching Beaver, Coronado, and Pizza Port. Sat., Feb. 10, 1 p.m.-2 a.m. 4th Annual Battle of the Bay One trophy, 17 breweries. Wed., Feb. 14, 4-11 p.m. Where the Buffalo Roam – Colorado Night 2018 A selection dark and sour barrel-aged beers from Colorado. Fri., Feb. 16, 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Real HouseBeers of LA A day of the best beers that LA and Orange County have to offer. Sat., Feb. 17, 1 p.m.-2 a.m. 1802 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, DivingDogBrew.com.
Drake’s Brewery and Barrel House: Drake’s Sau & Brau, Vol. 8 A dinner party with slow-roasting whole pigs, sides, desserts, and lots of beer. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available. Wed., Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m. $50. Drake’s Cellar Release Drake’s is pulling out some of its rarest creations from its dusty cellar, including Barrel House Reserve Series bottles. This will be the only time the cellar is completely open to the public. Thu., Feb. 15, 5-9 p.m. 1933 Davis St., Building 177, San Leandro, DrinkDrakes.com.
Drake’s Dealership: Uptown Funk: Beer & Cheese Pairing A journey through beer and cheese magic. Tue., Feb. 13, 6-8 p.m. $39. Beer Brunch: Beachwood & Drake’s Collaboration Meet brewmasters John Gillooly of Drake’s Brewing and Julian Shrago of Beachwood Brewing over brunch, beer, and the debut of their collaboration beer, Hazy Monkey. Sat., Feb. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2325 Broadway, Oakland, DrinkDrakes.com/Visit/Dealership.
East Brother Beer Company: 2nd Annual Rec Room Party Celebrate East Brother’s one-year anniversary with Steel Smokin’ BBQ, live music, classic arcade games, and the release of a new beer. Sun., Feb. 11, 12-8 p.m. 1001 C Canal Blvd., Richmond.
Eight Bridges Brewing Inc.: 4th Anniversary Celebration Four new beers on tap for the Eight Bridges fourth anniversary party. Sat., Feb. 10, 12-9 p.m. free. Collaborative Beer Release with Jupiter A family-friendly day of beer, music, and food to celebrate the release of a collaborative IPA brewed with Berkeley’s Jupiter. Sat., Feb. 17, 12-9 p.m. 332 Earhart Way, Livermore.
Epidemic Ales: Imperial Smoked Coffee Porter Release Party Release day for “Smoke & Coffee Break,” an Imperial Smoked Coffee Porter infused with Peet’s Cold Brew Coffee. Sat., Feb. 10, 12-8 p.m. free. 150 Mason Cir., Concord.
Federation Brewing: Valentine’s Day Cupcake and Beer Pairing Federation pairs cupcakes with their beer counterparts. Wed., Feb. 14, 4-10 p.m. Chocolate Stout Floats Say hello to your new guilty pleasure. Fri., Feb. 16, 4-10 p.m. 420 3rd St., Oakland, FederationBrewing.com.
The Fireside Lounge: 3rd Annual East Bay Non-IPA Tap Takeover There will be no IPAs on these 12 taps. Limited released brewed just for SF Beer Week will be featured along with guest homebrewers. Sun., Feb. 11, 1-5 p.m. 1453 Webster St., Alameda, TheFiresideLounge.com.
The Fourth Bore Tap Room & Grill: SF Beer Week Nerd Trivia Free swag and bar tab prizes. 28 beers on tap Tue., Feb. 13, 7 p.m. 2 Orinda Theatre Square #134, Orinda, TheFourthBore.com.
Free House: Mindful Distributors Staff Choices Fri., Feb. 9, 5-10 p.m. Sudwerk Saturday Sat., Feb. 10, 5-11 p.m. Lager Rainbow A showcase of many lagers brewed by Ol’ Republic Brewing Co., including a special collaboration with HenHouse Brewing Co. Mon., Feb. 12, 5-10 p.m. Hunka Burnin’ Love A Valentine’s Day celebration with Berryessa Brewing Co. and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. with honky tonk love songs. Wed., Feb. 14, 5-9 p.m. Magic in a Bottle with Barebottle Brewery The best of two pale ales will be named the next homebrew winner. Barebottle Brewery beers will be on tap, too. Thu., Feb. 15, 5-10 p.m. Self Distribution Alliance Showcase Alliance members including Alameda Island Brewing, Old Kan Brewing, Crooked City Cider, Federation Brewing, and Gilman Brewing Co., will feature a special release, plus brewer games. Fri., Feb. 16, 5-11 p.m. 2700 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, BerkeleyFreeHouse.com.
Gilman Brewing Company: Gears and Beers Car Meet-Up Bringing together the best hot rods, lowriders, kustoms, classics and imports. All cars welcome! Food vendors on site. Sun., Feb. 11, 12-3 p.m. free. www.facebook.com/events/211378876092471/. S’More Beer: an REI Adventure Three different camp dessert delicacies paired with a distinct craft microbrew. Thu., Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m. $25. 912 Gilman St., Berkeley.
The Golden Squirrel: Prime Night with Fort Point and Henhouse A special release of limited-edition beers, including the collaboration double IPA of PRIME from Henhouse Brewing Co. and Fort Point Beer Co. Sat., Feb. 10, 6-11 p.m. Apps and Beers Beers from North Coast Brewing Company and BarrelHouse Brewing will be paired with special appetizers. Mon., Feb. 12, 5-10 p.m. Hoppy Flight Night Enjoy hard-to-find hobby beers from local breweries, including Oakland United Beerworks, Federation Brewing, Morgan Territory Brewing, and Gilman Brewing. Tue., Feb. 13, 5-10 p.m. Hand-Cranked Cask Ale Night with Berryessa For the traditional cask ale lover: four special release cask ales from Berryessa Brewing. Thu., Feb. 15, 5-10 p.m. free. 5940 College Ave., Oakland, GoldenSquirrelPub.com.
The Good Hop Bottle Shop and Tasting Room: Breakside Brewery Bay Invasion All of The Good Hop’s 16 taps will belong to Oregon’s Breakside Brewery with specialty releases and rare, never-before-seen-in-California options on draft. Sat., Feb. 10, 4-11 p.m. SoCal Sour Sunday & Cheese Pairing Sixteen sour Southern Californian breweries take over the taps all day. Sun., Feb. 11, 1-10 p.m. Collabopalooza with Malty Maven & Friends Collaboration beers brewed with Hoi Polloi, 21st Amendment, Oakland United Beerworks, and more. Mon., Feb. 12, 3-10 p.m. Nerd Nite East Bay – Beer Edition Almanac’s Head Brewer Phil Emerson and Liam O’Donoghue of East Bay Yesterday podcast delve into the rich and storied history of beer in the Bay Area. Thu., Feb. 15, 7-10 p.m. $35. Central Coastin’ to The Good Hop A day dedicated to breweries from the central coast, including Alvarado Street Brewery, BarrelHouse Brewing Company, and Figueroa Mountain Brewing. Sat., Feb. 17, 1-11 p.m. Beer Bingo & Kick the Keg Party Play bingo while helping The Good Hop drain its leftover kegs from Beer Week. Aurora Catering will be serving tater tot nachos. Sun., Feb. 18, 4-8 p.m. 2421 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, TheGoodHop.com.
Harry’s Hofbrau: The Hop Trifecta Boneyard, Altamont and Melvin breweries join forces for an event that will make even the most lupulin crazed hop head drool. Tue., Feb. 13, 6-11 p.m. Check Out The 916 Sample brews from the Sacramento area, including beers from Moonraker Brewing, Mraz Brewing, and the brand new Moksa. Fri., Feb. 16, 6-11 p.m. 14900 E 14th St, San Leandro, HarrysHofbrau.com.
Hog’s Apothecary: The Dark Flight of the Soul Dark beers and brunch. Sat., Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Brewers on the Hot Seat A beer panel with John Gillooly of Drake’s Brewing, Ting Su of Eagle Rock Brewing in Los Angeles, Jim Harte of Ol’ Republic in Nevada City, and Colin McDonnell of HenHouse Brewing in Sonoma County. The twist: Hog’s will bring out progressively spicier wings throughout the discussion that the panelists must consume alongside their beer. Guests can buy a flight of their beers with wings, too. Sat., Feb. 10, 2-5 p.m. Special Brews & New T-shirt Release Special local brews and a new t-shirt design for SF Beer Week only. Sat., Feb. 10, 5-11 p.m. The Dark Flight Returns Flights of dark beer paired with the stellar Hog’s menu Sun., Feb. 11, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Ham Hocks & Triple Rocks: 4th Annual Hip Breaker Release Delicious swine and suds. Sun., Feb. 11, 5:30-10 p.m. free. Out of Sight Pints and flights from three breweries the Hog’s team would like to see more often in the East Bay: Long Beach’s Beachwood Brewery, San Jose’s Santa Clara Valley Brewing, and Roseville’s Monk’s Cellar. Mon., Feb. 12, 5:30-11 p.m. Saison & Sausage Three fine Gilman Brewing saisons with three available sausage pairings. Tue., Feb. 13, 5:30-10 p.m. 2nd Annual Shot Through The Tart, and You’re To Blame… Celebrate Valentine’s Day with sour beers brewed in California. Reservations recommended. Wed., Feb. 14, 5:30-10 p.m. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! HenHouse’s massively aromatic DIPA Big Chicken paired with a winning chicken dish. Thu., Feb. 15, 4 p.m.-midnight. 5th Annual Craftsman Brewing Showcase Craftsman Brewing Company founder Mark Jilg will host a small talk and tasting at 2:30 p.m. and will pour nine of his beers (three core brands, three foraged, three sour) all night. Fri., Feb. 16, 2:30-7:30 p.m. 5th Annual Fruity Rebels Hoedown Berryessa Brewing and Cellarmaker Brewing release their annual collaboration Fruity Rebels at this honky tonk hoedown with DJ Cactus Pete. Sun., Feb. 18, 5-11 p.m. 375 40th St., Oakland, HogsApothecary.com.
The Hop Grenade: Craft Series: Modern Times Beer Limited barrel-aged and hoppy beers from Modern Times will be on tap, and the San Diego brewers will also be in the studio as part of The Brewing Network’s live broadcast. Mon., Feb. 12, 5-9 p.m. Craft Series: Alesong Brewing & Blending Alesong Brewing & Blending founder Doug Coombs will guide you through a tasting of his select bottles and draft beers. The brewery is known for pushing boundaries and its kegs rarely make it to California. Tue., Feb. 13, 5-9 p.m. Henhouse Brewing Co. Big Chicken HenHouse Brewing Co.’s highly anticipated annual release Big Chicken is here. HenHouse brewers will also chat about their upcoming experiments. Wed., Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m. Clear vs Hazy IPA: You Decide the Winner Taste hazy IPAs and regular IPAs in a blind tasting, people’s choice competition. Fri., Feb. 16, 6-9 p.m. 2151 Salvio St., Ste. J-K, Concord, TheHopGrenade.com.
The Hop Yard Alehouse & Grill: Beer Judging 101 An introduction to the critical tasting and describing of beer with grand master beer judge David Teckam. In addition to judging, we will discuss world beer styles and their evolution. Sun., Feb. 18, 1-3 p.m. $30. 3015 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton, HopYard.com.
Imperiale Beer Cafe: Oregon Takeover Featuring Oregon breweries including Cascade Brewing, Alesong, Boneyard, Crux, Ex-Novo, Gigantic, Breakside, Upright, and more. Sat., Feb. 10, 2-7 p.m. Taco Tuesday with Moonraker Brewing Tacos el Asador + delicious beer. Tue., Feb. 13, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Lost Abbey Food Pairing Delicious bites paired with offerings from The Lost Abbey barrel program. Wed., Feb. 14, 7-9 p.m. 2411 Empire Ave. Ste. 101, Brentwood.
Independent Brewing Company: Live Music with Stay Out! Enjoy beer with live punk music from Stay Out! and Violent Obsession with a food truck onsite. Fri., Feb. 9, 7 p.m. Live Music with Bay Area Danger Drink beer with punk tunes from Bay Area Danger (B.A.D.). Sat., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Live Music with The Drowns Check out punk band The Drowns during Beer Week. Wed., Feb. 14, 7 p.m. Vinyl, Pints, Rhymes Featuring Marilyn Fauz, Kahj, Bryson Wallace, Wraith Knowledge, Alleyes Manifest, and, of course, beer. Fri., Feb. 16, 7 p.m. Live Music with Grumpster A full night of punk to go with your beer, featuring Grumpster, VVomen, Yugen, Damper, and Rex Means King. Fri., Feb. 16, 7 p.m. Rock Band Night Form a band with your friends and play your favorite songs on this special night. Tue., Feb. 20, 7 p.m. 444 Harrison St., Oakland, IndependentBrewing.com.
Jupiter: The Sour Sunday Presented by Jupiter, Triple Rock and Drake’s Brewing, The Sour Sunday features more than 60 of the world’s finest draft and bottle-conditioned mouthwatering brews. Sun., Feb. 11, noon-5 p.m. $35-$100. SourSunday.com. 2181 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, JupiterBeer.com.
Lair of the Golden Bear: Tap Takeover and Cal v. Stanford Basketball Game Sun., Feb. 18, 5 p.m. 1 Camp Blue Road, Pinecrest.
Livermore Downtown, 2400 First: Livermore Downtown Brew Crawl & Food Drive Explore Livermore’s growing craft beer scene at restaurants, tap rooms and other watering holes. Thu., Feb. 15, 6-10 p.m. free. 2400 First St., Livermore.
Lost & Found Beergarden: Bazaar and Mural Unveiling All-ages bazaar featuring local vendors. Special guests Social Kitchen & Brewery and Eagle Rock Brewing Company. Sun., Feb. 18, 12-4 p.m. 2040 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, LostandFound510.com.
Maker’s Common: Flight School with Temescal Brewing Co. Try five beers from Temescal Brewing paired with five American cheeses. Thu., Feb. 15, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 1954 University Ave, Berkeley, MakersCommon.net.
Mannheim Social Club: San Diego Beer & Blues Night A night of San Diego brews and blues. Sat., Feb. 10, 5 p.m.-midnight. Sour Sunday Featuring the best of the best sour beers and sour beers styles from around the country. Sun., Feb. 11, 5 p.m.-midnight. 561 1st St., Brentwood.
McKay’s Taphouse and Beer Garden: Tap Takeover: Altamont, Faction and Fieldwork Bay Area behemoths share their frothy brews in Pleasanton. Sat., Feb. 10, 2-11 p.m. Cupcake Pairing New beers from Eight Bridges Brewing, Laughing Monk Brewing, Shadow Puppet Brewing, and Sonoma Springs Company will be paired with cupcakes from Lizzy D’s Bakery. Sat., Feb. 17, 12-9 p.m. 252 Main St., Pleasanton.
Mikkeller Tasting Room: Beer Geek Brunch with Tartine Manufactory Pair brunch fare and pastries from Tartine Manufactory with four one-off Mikkeller beers, including Beer Geek Breakfast with black tea and lemon. Sat., Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $70. So Cal Night Try some of Mikkeller’s favorite beers from Southern California. Featured breweries include Pure Project Brewing, Societe Brewing Company, and Council Brewing. Thu., Feb. 15, 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m. 6309 College Ave., Oakland, MikkellerOakland.com.
ØL Beercafe & Bottleshop: IPA Fest: West Coast vs New England Get an IPA flight, vote for your favorite style, and take an ØL taster glass home. Sat., Feb. 10, 2-11 p.m. Fogbelt Beer and Cheese A special beer and cheese pairing with Fogbelt Brewing Company. Meet the brewer, too. Sun., Feb. 11, 12-5 p.m. Sweet & Sour Valentine Takeover Seven breweries bring one sweet beer, one sour. Paired with complimentary chocolates and confections. Wed., Feb. 14, 4-11 p.m. Danville Meet the Brewer Meet the brewer behind Danville Brewing Co. during this mini tap takeover. Thu., Feb. 15, 5-9 p.m. Barrel Aged Brew Day ØL Beercafe’s favorite barrel-aged beers will be available to taste along with some special bottles to take home. Sat., Feb. 17, 2-11 p.m. 1541 Giamonna Drive, Walnut Creek, Beer-Shop.org.
Original Pattern Brewing Company: Original Pattern Tour and Tasting An exclusive sneak peek at brewery before it opens to the public. Sat., Feb. 10, 3-4:30 p.m. $20. 292 4th St., Oakland.
Pacific Pinball Museum: Pinball & Pints Unlimited pinball and beers from 10+ of the Bay’s best brewers. Limited tickets available. Sun., Feb. 11, 3-7 p.m. $40. 1510 Webster St., Alameda, PacificPinball.org.
Pacific Standard Taproom: Cinnamon Roll Brunch Pair homemade cinnamon rolls with Half Moon Brewing’s Calf-eine Coffee Milk Stout brewed with Ritual espresso. Sun., Feb. 11, 12-5 p.m. Everything East! A showcase of East Bay breweries, including Faction Brewing, Temescal Brewing, and Altamont Brewing. Tue., Feb. 13, 6-10 p.m. Beer + Chocolate, What Else? Pair homemade chocolate pretzels with Pacific Standard’s 14-month Woodford Reserve bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout. Wed., Feb. 14, 6-10 p.m. Nor Cal vs. So Cal IPA Challenge A North-South showdown. Come taste the best IPAs that California has to offer. Thu., Feb. 15, 5-10 p.m. Half Moon Bay Brewing Steal the Glass Night A special night of Half Moon Bay Brewing releases. Thu., Feb. 15, 5-10 p.m. free. Battle of the State IPA Challenge This bracket-style will ultimately pit IPAs from northern California and southern California against each other. Fri., Feb. 16, 6-10 p.m. 2055 Center Street, Berkeley.
Paulista Brazilian Kitchen & Taproom: Big Chicken Love Pair HenHouse Brewing’s Big Chicken Double IPA with Paulista’s fried chicken sandwich and chicken skewers. Wed., Feb. 14, 5-10 p.m. All Oakland Brewery Tap Takeover All 24 taps will be pouring beers made in Oakland. Thu., Feb. 15, 2-10 p.m. 4239 Park Blvd., Oakland, Paulista510.com.
Paxti’s Pizza Livermore: CaliCraft Tap Takeover Get a flight of Calicraft Brewing beers during this tap takeover. Sun., Feb. 11, 1-7 p.m. 2470 First St., Livermore, PaxtisPizza.com.
The Periodic Table: Cultivar Beer Tasting and Hop Farmer Conversation Cultivar Beer brews beer from hopes it grows along the Sacramento River. Join hop farmer Mark Cabrera for this tap takeover and conversation at 2 p.m. Sat., Feb. 10, 1-7 p.m. 5959 Shellmound St., Emeryville, ThePeriodicTable.bar.
The Rare Barrel: NorCal vs. SoCal Invitational Friendly competition pitting 10 NorCal breweries up against 10 SoCal breweries. Guests vote on their favorites. Sat., Feb. 10, 1-10 p.m. Cellarmaker Sunday: Tangerang Bottle Release The Rare Barrel and Cellarmaker Brewing Company teamed up on three collaborative releases, plus bottles of Tangerang and growler fills. Sun., Feb. 11, 1-8 p.m. pH1 Beer Dinner Five courses paired with five sour beers + a serving of the The Rare Barrel’s bottled release ph1. Wed., Feb. 14, 5-10 p.m. $175 + tax. Central Coast Showcase & Benefit Try 10 beers on tap from California’s central coast with $2 of each guest beer sold donated to the Thomas Fire and Flood Fund. Thu., Feb. 15, 4-10 p.m. Sour Vibez Musica Festival A showcase of folk, soul, and all genres in between. Fri., Feb. 16, 4-10 p.m. Celebrating Women in Beer The Rare Barrel will pour beer from 14 breweries that were founded by women or have female head brewers. Sat., Feb. 17, 1-10 p.m. Sunday Brunch Beermosas and other brunch cocktail inspired sours. Sun., Feb. 18, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 940 Parker St., Berkeley, TheRareBarrel.com.
Rosamunde Sausage Grill: Laughing Monk Collaboration Beer Brat Release Part Rosamunde, Laughing Monk Brewing and Meat by Pete team up to create the Belgian Beer Sausage, a classic beer brat made with Laughing Monk brews. Sat., Feb. 10, 4-9 p.m. Sour Hearts Club Sour beers for Valentine’s Day. Tue., Feb. 13, 3-8 p.m. 911 Washington St., Oakland, RosamundeSausageGrill.com.
Roses’ Taproom: Firefly Rebellion: North Oakland Beer Crawl A guided beer crawl through North Oakland, organized by Arthur Mac’s Tap and Snack. Start at Roses’ Taproom before moving onto Temescal Brewing, Hog’s Apothecary, and Arthur Mac’s. Sun., Feb. 11, 1:30-7 p.m. Temescal Beers and Bites Sample two to three fresh beers at four stops, and have the option to buy additional Pilsners, Saisons, Kolsches, Dubbels, and IPAs as you roam. Sun., Feb. 18, 1-4:30 p.m. $113. 4930 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, RosesTaproom.com.
Seawolf: Kick-A** Beer Week Block Party Celebrate Seawolf Public House’s one-year anniversary with the folks from Boneyard, Melvin, and Altamont breweries and be part of the first-ever Beernament. Ticket includes 4 8-oz. beers, slow-smoked barbecue from GT Bakes BBQ, live music, and a DJ Sat., Feb. 17, 12-6 p.m. $30 in advance. 350 4th St., Oakland.
Shadow Puppet Brewing Company: Smokey Soiree Celebration of the “Smoke & Coffee Break,” a smoked coffee porter collaboratively made by East Bay breweries. Sat., Feb. 10, noon-9 p.m. Cajun Feast & Beer Pairing Enjoy a flight of brews paired with a special Cajun feast prepared by Backyard Bayou. Sun., Feb. 18, noon-5 p.m. $30. 4771 Arroyo Vista, Ste. B, Livermore, ShadowPuppetBrewing.com.
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Room: Celebrator Pre-Party Enjoy throwback beers on your way to the big Celebrator party at Trumer with Sierra Nevada beer styles from the 1980s. Sat., Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Barrel Aged Beer Party and Special Release Sierra Nevada will tap select, out-of-print barrel-aged beers and also release bottles of bourbon barrel-aged maple scotch ale. Sat., Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Bigfoot Vertical Try barleywines from Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot series dating back to 2009. Tue., Feb. 13, 12-9 p.m. Beer Floats & Cookie + Beer Pairings Pair craft beer with cookies from Berkeley’s Cala’s Cookies. Or try an ice cream float made with a barrel-aged stout. Wed., Feb. 14, 4-9 p.m. The Many Shades of Pale Compare three variations on the pale ale and learn more about its history. Thu., Feb. 15, 12-9 p.m. 2031 Fourth St, Berkeley.
Stay Gold Delicatessen: Ale Industries Tap Takeover and Texas BBQ Brisket Party Pair special releases by Ale Industries with Stay Gold’s Texas-style, slow smoked brisket. Sat., Feb. 10, 1-9 p.m. High Water Brewing Barrel Aged Beer Release and Pig Roast A pig roast party at Stay Gold’s beer garden with special barrel-aged beers from High Water Brewing. Sun., Feb. 11, 2-9 p.m. Federation Brewing Tap Takeover and Soul Night Federation will showcase some of its most interesting beers to be paired with a special menu. Tue., Feb. 13, 7-11 p.m. Ghost Town Brewing Beer Tap Takeover Pair sandwiches and barbecue with new releases from Ghost Town Brewery. Heavy metal will be on blast. Sat., Feb. 17, 2-8 p.m. 2635 San Pablo Ave, Oakland.
Tap 25: SDA Tap Takeover & Brewer Games A hyperlocal celebration of the East Bay craft beer scene hosted by the Self Distribution Alliance. Thu., Feb. 15, 8-10 p.m. 25 S Livermore Ave., Livermore.
Temescal Brewing: Off The Line – 2nd Annual Real-Time Can Release “How It’s Made” but for for IPAs. Sun., Feb. 11, 12-6 p.m. Galentine’s Day: A Ladies’ Night By Ladies For Ladies Embrace your inner Leslie Knope during this collaboration with the Pink Boots Society, complete with an all-women bartending staff, food vendor, and entertainment. Wed., Feb. 14, 5-9 p.m. Extra Sprinkles: Vegan Donut and Beer Flight Night In celebration of Temescal Brewing’s new flights, try four beers each paired with a half-doughnut from Vegan Donut Gelato. There will also be a doughnut-themed cask beer available. Thu., Feb. 15, 5-9 p.m. Boomerang: A Queer Patio Party A daytime version of Temescal Brewing’s Queer First Fridays dance parties with a special can release of Boomerang, a passionfruit blonde. Sat., Feb. 17, 2-8 p.m. 4115 Telegraph Ave, Oakland.
Three Sheets Craft Beer Bar: Bringing the O.C. to the Bay Taste beers from Orange County breweries Artifex Brewing Company, Bottle Logic Brewing, and Unsung Brewing Co. Wed., Feb. 14, 6-10 p.m. T.G.I. F n’ F Enjoy a night with the guys from Fall Brewing and local favorite Fieldwork. Thu., Feb. 15, 5-10 p.m. 2nd Annual Beer Can Derby Drink New Belgium Beer while building your own car out of beer cans. Sat., Feb. 17, 5-9 p.m. 7046 Village Pkwy, Dublin, ThreeSheetsCraftBeer.com.
The Trappist: 5th Annual Barrel Aged Fest at The Trappist All barrel-aged beers. Featured breweries include Cascade, Laughing Monk, Mikkeller, and The Rare Barrel. Sat., Feb. 10, noon-1:30 a.m. 2nd Craft Mexican Beer Fest Explore the world of Mexican craft beer with featured breweries AguaMala, Border Psycho, Fauna, Insurgente, and Wendlandt. Sun., Feb. 11, noon-1:30 a.m. Jester King Tap Takeover Meet the head brewer from Jester King Brewery and try more than 15 of their beers. Fri., Feb. 16, 6 p.m. Japan Beer Fest Umami Mart teams up with The Trappist to present over 25 different draft and bottled Japanese beers. Sat., Feb. 17, noon-1:30 a.m. free. 460 8th St., Oakland, TheTrappist.com.
Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse: The Sour Sunday Featuring more than 60 of the world’s finest draft and bottle-conditioned mouthwatering brews. Sun., Feb. 11, noon-5 p.m. Important Comedy An evening of joke-em-ups and fun-fun-bits with hosts Jon Alcabes and Jordan Thewlis. Tue., Feb. 13, 8-10 p.m. free. www.facebook.com/events/324668441372809/. Beards & Fruity Beer Triple Rock Brewing debuts its new Tight Squeeze Fruited Wheat, accompanied by juicy delicacies from Sierra Nevada. Beard competition starts at 7 p.m. Fri., Feb. 16, 6-10 p.m. free. 1920 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, TripleRock.com.
Trumer Brauerei: Celebrator 30th Anniversary Party More than 35 breweries will pour favorites at this party in honor of The Celebrator Beer News. Ticket price includes beer, food, and a shuttle from North Berkeley BART. Sat., Feb. 17, 4-8 p.m. $60. Celebrator.com. 1404 Fourth St., Berkeley, Trumer-International.com.
Underwood: Martes Grandote Celebrate Mardi Gras with Underwood, Pine Street Brewery, and Mexican food. There will be tacos with tequila and beer pairings, mezcal micheladas, and stout cocktails. Tue., Feb. 13, 6-9 p.m. 308 41st St., Oakland, UnderwoodOakland.com.
The Uptown Nightclub: SDA Brewer Games Opening Ceremony The inaugural Self Distribution Alliance Brewer Games featuring Ale Industries, Alameda Island Brewing Company, Crooked City Cider, Federation Brewing, Gilman Brewing Company, and Oakland United Beerworks. Sat., Feb. 10, 5-9 p.m. 510 Malt Liquor Beer Release and Live Show Join Drake’s Brewing for this fourth annual event featuring three malt liquor releases and live music. Fri., Feb. 16, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $8-$10. 1928 Telegraph Ave., Oakland.
Whole Brew World: Uptown Beer Walk Taste delicious microbrews and enjoy lunch in a hidden beer garden. Lunch, a pint, and beer tastings included. Sat., Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $99. Beer Tour: Alameda & San Leandro Breweries Enjoy a guided visit to at least three breweries, including beer tastings and snacks. Sat., Feb. 10, 3:30-8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 17, 3:30-8 p.m. $89. 906 Washington Street, Oakland, WholeBrewWorld.com.
Whole Foods Gilman: Beer + Bite Pairing Try three microbrews paired with cheese as experts divulge the secrets of beer pairings. Participants also receive a pint glass, tote bag, and can of one of SF Beer Week’s collaboration beers. Thu., Feb. 15, 5:30-7 p.m. $15. 1025 Gilman St., Berkeley.
Whole Foods Market Dublin: Tap Takeover ft. All-SF Beers Featuring only SF-brewed options. Purchase a flight to receive a complementary curated cheese plate. Fri., Feb. 16, 1-9:30 p.m. 5200 Dublin Blvd, Dublin.
Woods Bar & Brewery: Smoothie Brews + Fruity Sours – Tropical Tap Takeover A tart tingly taste of the tropics: three different house-made sours, each one its own fruit basket of flavor. Sat., Feb. 10, 12-11 p.m. Shaman Series: Elemental Magic Resident apothecaries brew a series of medicinal, healing beers, using locally foraged herbs and ancient, sacred recipes. Sun., Feb. 11, 12-10 p.m. Cafe Van Kleef Greyhound Beer Release The release of Woods Brewery’s spin on Cafe Van Kleef’s infamous Greyhound. Tue., Feb. 13, 4-11 p.m. Double the Funk: Wild Beers & Wild Wines Try mixed fermentation beers paired with wild-fermented wines. Wed., Feb. 14, 5-11 p.m. Woods Islay IPA Release A fresh-brewed, sticky strong, citrus-and-pine-packed double IPA — infused with peat from Laphroaig barrel aging! Thu., Feb. 15, 5-11 p.m. Divine Origins Release For the first time, try Divine Origins, Woods Brewery’s genre-bending, wine-beer hybrids fusing natural wine, spontaneous fermentation, and barrel aging. Sat., Feb. 17, 12-11 p.m. Kombucha Detox Detox with purifying probiotics, i.e. house made kombucha, for Beer Week imbibers. Sun., Feb. 18, 5 a.m. free. 1701 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, WoodsBeer.com.