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Schedule Now Live with 100+ Events

The SF Beer Week schedule is now live with over 100 events. Start browsing the list and create your own itinerary. Just login or create a new account. Hundreds of events will be added between now and February, so check back from time to time to see what’s new.

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Here’s a few early highlights from our sponsors:

Beyond Beer Batter – The Art of Cooking with Beer’s Ingredients
ThirstyBear Brewing Company, San Francisco
February 12th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
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Sau & Brau 5
Drake’s Barrel House, San Leandro
February 11th, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
More Info…

Dodge Balls, Drink Beers! RAD League Dodgeball Tournament
Pyramid Alehouse, Berkeley
February 7th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
More info…

Festival of Firkins
Magnolia Pub & Brewery, San Francisco
February 12th, 11:00am – 8:00pm
More info…

Of course, don’t forget about the Opening Gala. 56% of the tickets are already gone. Don’t wait too long to secure your tickets.

You Gotta Get In Shape for SF Beer Week

Are you getting ready? Do you hear the siren song? SF Beer Week is just two months away!

On Monday, December 8th, we’ll be launching the schedule page of our website and start selling tickets to the SF Beer Week Opening Gala at 10:30am PST. Breweries, bars, and restaurants around the Bay Area are already submitting events and we’ll share the first wave of festivities. Hundreds more will be added as SF Beer Week approaches.

We hope you’re getting excited. Stay tuned for more.

 

Start Submitting Events

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The SF Beer Week website is now accepting event submissions! Don’t wait until January, or even worse, February, to post your events on our website. The earlier you submit the details, the more visitors will see your event. Last year our schedule page was visited 22,000 times between December 9, 2013, and January 13, 2014.

The full website and schedule is slated to launch on December 8th. Events submitted before that date will be held in queue, while those received afterwards will be published as they’re approved. Please review our Event Submission Guidelines for a complete explanation of event best practices. If your event doesn’t meet our guidelines, it won’t be approved.

Unique vs Week-Long Special Events

In an effort to make our schedule more concise and in compliance with California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control regulations, events will be sorted into two different categories, “unique” or “week-long special.” These event categories will be displayed separately, and are subject to different listing fees.

If your event features a special beer list or food and beer pairing, that’s available during all, or an extended portion of SF Beer Week, it will be classified as a “week-long special.” This event type will not appear on the daily list of events. Instead, a week-long special will be featured in it’s own selectable category on the schedule. The fee to submit a week-long special event is $50.

Events that feature a limited selection of beer or food, special guests, and one-time activities or experiences, will be classified as “unique” events. These events will be featured on the daily list of events. The fee to submit a unique event is $25.

Ready to Submit an Event?

1) Go to www.sfbeerweek.org and login with your existing account, or create a new one. If you log in with an old account, you can access your 2014 events, edit, and resubmit them for 2015. If you can’t remember your password, use the reset option.

2) After logging in, click on “Create Event” and you’ll see your old events in the left panel (if applicable), and the event submission form in the right panel.

3) Fill out the event form to submit a new event, or resurrect old events by clicking the “renew” button underneath past event titles. You can change the details and press the submit button at the bottom.

4) Follow instructions to pay the fee.

5)Then we’ll examine your event details and make sure they meet our guidelines. We’ll try to be quick, but sometimes the influx of events can cause delays. Please be patient.

6) If approved, your event will appear on the SF Beer Week website when the schedule launches in December.

Reminders:

– Only event hosts should submit and pay for events.

– Breweries cannot submit and pay for events on behalf of retail licensed accounts, in accordance with California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control regulations.

– Your event details can be edited after you’ve submitted it to the SF Beer Week website. All you have to do is sign into your account, make the changes, and then your event will go through the approval process again.

Plan on submitting a lot of events? Consider an SF Beer Week sponsorship. A handful of spots are open at the Official,  Industry and Supporting levels. They won’t last long. Contact Ron Silberstein for more information: ron@thirstybear.com

We’re looking forward to seeing what you have planned and spreading the word about your event. If you have any questions or concerns about events, please contact Brian Stechschulte: brian@sfbrewersguild.org.

Save the Date: SF Beer Week 2015

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Every year since the San Francisco Brewers Guild launched one of the country’s first Beer Weeks (2009), the celebrated Bay Area institution has upped the ante in curating standout Northern California craft beer events featuring the 19 premier Guild breweries and additional select Northern California-based breweries. Today, SF Beer Week has evolved into a top international destination presenting some of the world’s finest beers at 600 events hosted by renowned breweries, acclaimed restaurants, bars, and retailers. SF Beer Week 2015 runs from February 6 – 15, 2015 with official events spanning the greater San Francisco Bay Area from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa. Mark your calendars as SF Beer Week 2015 pulls out all the stops with its most ambitious roster of events to date!

SF Beer Week 2015 kicks-off the 10 days of festivities with the Opening Gala taking place at the newly renovated Fort Mason Center Herbst Pavilion, on February 6, 2015, where more than 3,000 craft beer enthusiasts will unite for the ultimate tasting celebration. 80+ Northern California breweries will be onsite at the Gala spotlighting the remarkable quality and innovative spirit flourishing in one of the foremost craft beer regions in the country. SF Beer Week’s official events will be announced in early December 2014, but beer geeks surely can start to get revved up for a slew of special beer releases, beer festivals, meet-the-brewer opportunities, beer dinners, tastings, lectures and panel discussions, homebrewing demonstrations, and educational events. Once again, the San Francisco Brewers Guild will also release its very own collaboration beer at the Gala, which will subsequently be available at tons of events throughout SF Beer Week.

Northern California is the birthplace of craft brewing. Over the years, the region’s singular entrepreneurial vision and access to bountiful local resources have instilled Northern California breweries the opportunity to set the global standard for exceptional brewing. SF Beer Week now serves as a preeminent model for the 80+ Beer Weeks that take place in every corner of the United States. With hundreds of participating venues banding together to relish the history, artistry and tremendous flavor of the region’s craft beer, the San Francisco Brewers Guild is thrilled to commemorate all things local alongside the Bay Area’s top purveyors in the beverage/restaurant/retail industries.

Just in time for SF Beer Week 2015, three new breweries joined the San Francisco Brewers Guild, including Bartlett Hall, Cellarmaker Brewing, and Fort Point Beer Company. The San Francisco Brewers Guild consists of 19 total breweries, which also includes: 21st Amendment Brewery, Almanac Beer Company, Anchor Brewing, The Beach Chalet, Cerveceria de MateVeza, Headlands Brewing Company, Magnolia Brewing, Pine Street Brewery, Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Company, San Francisco Brewing Company, Social Kitchen & Brewery, Southern Pacific Brewing, Southpaw BBQ, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, ThirstyBear Brewing Company, and Triple Voodoo Brewing.

About San Francisco Brewers Guild

The San Francisco Brewers Guild formed in 2004 as a non-profit 501 (c)(6) during a renaissance in American craft brewing. Our mission is to restore and preserve San Francisco’s brewing heritage and unite those who make local beer with those who love it. The Guild achieves this by educating the public about craft beer, organizing and hosting events such as SF Beer Week, Brews on the Bay and Meet the Brewers, advocating for the craft beer industry in city government, donating services and product to local charities, and partnering with artisan producers in the food, beverage, hospitality and agricultural industries. For year-round updates on all Guild events, please visit: www.sfbrewersguild.org

Sponsors of SF Beer Week 2015

Official Level: Whole Foods, 21st Amendment Brewery, Anchor Brewing, DBI Beverage, Drake’s Brewing, DPEM Event Marketing, Hops & Hominy, Magnolia Brewing, Matagrano, Morris Distributing, Santa Rosa Convention & Visitors Bureau, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, ThirstyBear Brewing Company, and Trumer Pils.

Industry Level: Ale Arsenal, Brewers Supply Group, GigaYeast, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Rosamunde Sausage Grill, and Social Kitchen & Brewery.

Supporting Level: The Ave Bar, Bay Area Beer Socials, Bear Republic Brewing Company, Best Label, Fat Angel, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Pacific Coast Brewing Company, Pi Bar, The Abbot’s Cellar, The Jug Shop, The Monk’s Kettle, The Sycamore, The Willows, and Wendel Rosen.

Media: Beer Advocate

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Official Press Release (pdf)

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