San Francisco, CA — San Francisco Brewers Guild announces today tickets to SF Beer Week’s Opening Gala (Fort Mason Center, Herbst Pavilion; Fri, Feb. 6, 2015) are now on sale via Eventbrite. The Opening Gala is the largest, most-anticipated, and prestigious annual gathering of the Northern California craft beer community. 80+ breweries unite to serve beer enthusiasts the region’s most creative and compelling brews including their latest new releases, rare selections and classics all at one incredible launch to 10 days of festivities throughout Beer Week. Join 2,500 beer geeks at the kick-off party to SF Beer Week 2015 (Feb. 6 – 15, 2015), and grab your tickets soon as the Gala will definitely sell out!
The Opening Gala proudly spotlights the remarkable quality and innovative spirit flourishing in one of the foremost craft beer regions in the country. Newly confirmed breweries are being added every week, but here’s a preview of the premier Northern California breweries already on board for 2015’s ultimate tasting celebration: 101 North Brewing Co., Alpha Acid Brewing Company, Altamont Beer Works, Barrel Head Brewhouse, Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant, Black Diamond Brewery, Calicraft Brewing Company, Campbell Brewing Company, Cellarmaker Brewing Company, Discretion Brewing, Drake’s Brewing Co., Elevation 66 Brewing Company, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Headlands Brewing Company, HenHouse Brewing, Heretic Brewing Company, Hermitage Brewing Company, High Water Brewing, Hop Dogma Brewing Company, Hoppy Brewing Company, Iron Springs Pub & Brewery, Knee Deep Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Linden Street Brewery, Lost Coast Brewery, Mad River Brewing Company, Marin Brewing Company, Mendocino Brewing Company, Moonlight Brewing Co., Napa Smith Brewery, North Coast Brewing, Palo Alto Brewing Company, Petaluma Hills Brewing Company, Russian River Brewing Company, Santa Clara Valley Brewing, Southern Pacific Brewing, Southpaw BBQ, St. Florian’s Brewery, Strike Brewing Co., Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co, The Rare Barrel, Third Street Aleworks, Track 7, Triple Voodoo Brewery & Taproom, Trumer Brauerei, Uncommon Brewers, and Woodfour Brewing Co.
Singular food purveyors will be onsite at the Gala offering delicious Bay Area bites that perfectly pair with the exceptional craft beer line-up. Local food vendors include: Alicia’s Tamales, Belly Burgers, Good Foods Catering, Kung Fu Tacos, Rosamunde Sausage Grill, Soul Groove, and Curry Up.
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 Guild breweries and additional Northern California-based breweries. 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 spanning the greater San Francisco Bay Area from Santa Cruz to Santa Rosa. Today, the Brewers Guild releases its initial line-up of more than 80 events, including the 14th Double IPA Festival (Feb. 7: The Bistro; Hayward, CA), Drake’s Sau & Brau V (Feb. 11: Drake’s Barrel House; San Leandro, CA), 4th Annual East Bay Brew Fest (Feb. 12: Pyramid Alehouse; Berkeley, CA), Cask & Queso — Triple Fermented (Feb. 13: ThirstyBear Brewing; San Francisco, CA), and so many more. The schedule of confirmed events is now live on sfbeerweek.org, and please regularly visit the site as events will be added on a daily basis.
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.
Guild breweries include 21st Amendment Brewery, Almanac Beer Company, Anchor Brewing, Bartlett Hall, The Beach Chalet, Cellarmaker Brewing Company, Cerveceria de MateVeza, Fort Point Beer Company, 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.
Sponsors of SF Beer Week 2015 include: Whole Foods, 21st Amendment Brewery, The Abbott’s Cellar, Ale Arsenal, Anchor Brewing, The Alembic, The Ave Bar, Baeltane Brewing, Bay Area Beer Socials, The Bay Brewers’ Guild, Bear Republic Brewing Company, Beer Advocate, Best Label, BevMo!, Brewers Supply Group, Cicerone, City Beer, Cleophus Quealy Beer Company, DBI Beverage, Diving Dog Brewhouse, DPEM, Drake’s Brewing, Eat Drink SF, Fat Angel, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, GigaYeast, Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Healthy Spirits, Hops & Hominy, The Jug Shop, La Trappe Café, Magnolia Brewing, Matagrano, Morris Distributing, The Monk’s Kettle, Noc Noc, Pacific Coast Brewing Company, Pi Bar, Public House, Pyramid Breweries, Rosamunde Sausage Grill, Santa Rosa, Sierra Nevada, Social Kitchen & Brewery, Slow Club, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, The StandBy, Sudwerk Brewing Company, The Sycamore, ThirstyBear Brewing Company, Trumer Pils, Union Bank, Wendel Rosen, The Willows, and Woods Beer Company.