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Beer Events of the Week

This is great week to be a beer fan in the Bay Area. Here are some of the great events going on this week.

Tuesday 6/2- Rouge Ale House in San Francisco will be hosting their second Meet the Brewer Night featuring Trumer Braurei of Berkley

Wednesday 6/3– Monks Kettle in San Francisco will be holding a Deschutes Beer Diner. The diner will feature a five course meal paired with the beers of Deschutes. The beers that they will be pouring with diner are Mirror Pond Pale Ale, Cider Cone Red, Red Chair IPA, Mirror Mirror and Blake Butte XX. The diner cost $80 and reservations must be made in advance.

Thursday 6/4– Every Thursday at City Beer store they feature a different flight of beers every week starting at 5:30pm.

Friday 6/5– The Jug Shop will be featuring an Around the World with Barley Wine tasting from 6-8pm for just ten dollars. They will be featuring different Barley Wines from around the world that will include Amager Batch One , Unibroue 17th Anniversary, Stone Old Gaurdian and Deschutes’ Mirror Mirror.

Saturday 6/6- The Monterey Beer Festival will be held at the Monterey Fair Grounds from 12:30 to 5:00pm. The festival will feature more than 70 breweries from around the world. Tickets can be purchased on-line until Friday at 5pm for $30 and if still available at the gate for $35. I will have more information on this event later in the week.

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West Coast Brew Fest

shapeimage_3The 10th annual West Coast Brew Fest Will Be held in Miller Park,Sacramento, On May 16th from 1-5pm. Tickets will be available at the gate for $30 but can be purchased on line for $25 and non drinkers can get in for $5. The admission gets you a 5oz tasting glass and unlimited pours. For those of you that wand a little bit more you can purchase a VIP ticket for $95 that entitles you to early entrance at noon for a VIP tasting and conversation with the brewers, a 14oz mug, VIP wristband , a T-shirt ($20 value) and can participate in the brewers BBQ. There will also be food and live music. Some of the breweries that will be attending are:

Alaskan Brewing Co – Allagash Brewing Co – Anderson Valley Brewing Co – Bear Republic Brewing Co – Bellhaven Brewery – Black Diamond Brewing Co – Blue Frog Grog and Grill – Barasseerie Lefebvre – Brew It Up – Brouwerij de Landtsheer – Buckbean Brewing Co – Clausthaler – Deschutes Brewing Co – Eel River Brewing Co – Fireman’s Brew – Fox barrel Cider – Firestone Walker Brewing Co – Full Sail Brewing Co – Gordon Biersch Brewing Co – Grand Teton Brewing Co – Great Basin Brewing Co – Hoppy Brewing Co – Jever Pilsner – Kona Brewing Co – Konig Brauerei -Královský Pivovar Krušovic -Lockdown Brewing Co -Lost Coast Brewing Co -Mendocino Brewing Co -New Belguim Brewing Co -orth Coast Brewing Co -skar Blues Grill & Brew -Pete’s Restaurant & Brewhouse -Placerville Brewing Co -Pyramid Brewing Co -Radeberger Brewery -Redhook Brewing Co -River City Brewing Co -Sacramento Brewing Co -Boston Beer Co -Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing –  Sequoia Brewing Co -Shipyard Brewing Co -Sierra Nevada Brewing Co -Shmaltz Brewing Company -Speakeasy Ales & Lagers -Sudwerk Brauerei – Stone Brewing Co -Trumer Brauerei -Uncommon Brewers -Wells – Widmer Brothers Brewing Co –  Young’s

For more information you can check out their website or the facebook page.

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Breweries at Boonvile Beer Fest

Here is a list of breweries that are going to be at the 13 Annual Boonvile Beer Fest tomorrow May 2nd. This is not every brewery that will attend just the ones that were confirmed when the latest Celebrator magazine was published.

Alpine Brewing Co – 21st Amendment – Anacapa Brewing Co – Angel City Brewing Co – Backstreet Brewery – Ballast Point Brewing Co – Baron Brewing Co – Beach Chalet Brewery – Bear Republic Brewing Co – Beer Valley – Black Diamond Brewing – Blu Frog Gog and Grill – Buckbean Brewing Co – Buffalo Bills Brewing Co – Cucapa Brewing Co – Deschutes Brewery – Double Mountain Brewing Co – Drake’s Brewing – Eel River – Eire brewing C0 – E.J. Phair Brewing Co – El Toro Brewing Co – Elysian Brewing Co – Firestone Walker Brwing Co – Fox barrel Cider Co – Gordon Biersch – Fifty-Fifty Brewing – Half Moon Bay Brewing Co – Hoppy Brewing Co – Iron Springs Pub and Brewery – Kona Brewing Co – Lagunitas Brewing Co – Lost Cost Brewery – Mad River Brewing Co – Marin Brewing Co – Mate Veza brewing Co – Mendocino Brewing Co – Moonlight Brewing Co – Moylan’s brewing Co – Mt. Shasta Brewing Co. – Mt. Tallac brewery – New Belgium Brewing Co – Ninkasi Brewing Co – North Cost Brewing Co – Oskar Blues Brewing Co – River City Brewing Co – Redhook Ale Brewery – Rockbottom Brewery – Rubicon Brewing Co – Russian River Brewing Co – Ruth Mcgowan’s Brewpub – Santa Cruz Ale Works – Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing – Seabright Brewery – Sierra Nevada – Six Rivers Brewery – Speakeasy Ales and Lagers – Stone Brewing Co – Stumptown – Suderk Privarbrauei Hubsch – Third Street Ale Works – Triple Rock Ale Works – Trumer Brauerei – Tustin Brewing Co – Two Rivers Cider Co – Ukiah Brewing Co – Widmer Brewing Co

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San Francisco International Beer Festival 4/25

beerlogoweb251The San Francisco International Beer Festival will be held this Saturday at Fort Mason in San Francisco. The event starts at 7pm and will run until 10pm. The entry fee is a bit on the expensive side but the money goes to a good cause, the Telegraph Hill Cooperative Nursery School will be funded for one year. The entry fee is $60 if you are able to get one of the 100 tickets that will be put up for sale Friday 4/24 at 12:30 and will last for one hour or until they sell out. There are going to be a lot of good breweries there. Here is a short list of breweries that I recommend trying:

Afligem, Bear Republic Brewing, Desschutes Brewing, Dogfish Head, Drakes Brewing, Firstone Walker Brewing, Green Flash Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing, Marin Brewing, Moylan’s, North Cost Brewing, Rouge Ales, Speakeasy Ales and Lagers, Stone Brewing, Trumer Pils

Please go and enjoy some good food and beer and let me know what you thought of the festival.

The full list of breweries and more information on this event can be found at their website. http://www.sfbeerfest.com/index.html