Enjoy SF Beer Week Right Here In San Leandro
San Leandro’s craft beer cluster continues to expand, and for the second year we are well represented during San Francisco Beer Week with 18 events. Here’s a quick guide to San Leandro’s piece of this week-long celebration of the Bay Area’s craft beer scene. Visit the SF Beer Week website for more.
Hangar 24: Pugachev’s Cobra Vertical, Hammerhead, Chandelle, and more
Hopocalypse Day: Imperial IPA Festival
January 23 / 12 – 6 pm / Drake’s Brewing Company, 1933 Davis Street
This event will unleash the Four Horsemen of the Hopocalypse: four massively hopped Imperial IPAs. In addition to releasing both Hopocalypse Green Label Double IPA and Black Label Triple IPA, Drake’s be debuting its new White Label and Red Label Double IPAs on draft. “The end is beer.”
Beer Week Kick-Off Dance-Off
January 23 / 2 – 8pm / Cleophus Quealy Beer Company, 448 Hester Street
At this free event, local five-piece street band Banda Sin Nombre will lay down their worldly folk tunes, followed by Will Magid’s funky folk and trumpet stylings.
January 24 / 12 – 6pm / Cleophus Quealy Beer Company / 448 Hester Street
Stop by to chat with brewers and co-owners Dan Watson and Peter Baker, get an up-close look at the brewhouse, and listen to some amazing jazz and folk tunes while sipping something new–a collaboration IPA brewed with the Bay Area Mashers Homebrew Club.
Brewgrass Jam Workshop with the Handsome Ladies
January 25 / 7 – 9pm / Cleophus Quealy Beer Company / 448 Hester Street
Cleophus Quealy is offering 10% off pints for players and observers alike, so come out for a behind-the-scenes look at the art of musical improvisation and tastes of the newest brews.
Meet the Brewer of Mother Earth
January 26 / 6 – 11pm / Harry’s Hof Brau / 14900 East 14th Street
Mother Earth Brew Co. of Vista, CA, will bring Quit Stalin Russian Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels, Bourbon Barrel aged Sintax imperial peanut butter stout, Steelcut (pub only) Breakfast stout, Hop Diggity DIPA, NEW sweet spot IPA, and more.
Drake’s Barrel-Aged Cellar Release Night
January 26 / 6 – 9pm / Drake’s Brewing Company, 1933 Davis Street
Drake’s is hosting an evening featuring some funky, sour, wood-aged beers pulled from the cellar and releasing a limited amount of bottles. There will be a great lineup of current Drake’s sours & aged beers on tap, along with Drake’s barrel program manager Travis Camacho who’ll be hanging out to chat barrels and bugs.
A Barrel Celebration
January 26 / 5 – 9pm / Cleophus Quealy Beer Company / 448 Hester Street
In collaboration with Drake’s, Cleophus Quealy will be releasing the very last keg of Batch 9 / Apricot Golden, a fruity delight that was aged in cabernet barrels for 10 months, then keg conditioned for 3 months. Additionally, all taps will be overtaken by the best barrel aged brews for one night only!
January 27 / 4 – 8pm / 21st Amendment Brewery / 2010 Williams Street
With a recently launched barrel program, 21st Amendment opens the doors to its San Leandro brewery for tours, and a special tasting of the “Construction Beer,” while “Taqueria/Food Truck La Poblana” creates great beer-inspired food pairings. Furthermore, “Rooster’s Cousin” David Higdon will be playing great tunes on his guitar in our brewery space.
Pints for Pups – Benefitting Rocket Dog Rescue
January 27/ 5 – 8pm / Cleophus Quealy Beer Company / 448 Hester Street
Rocket Dog Rescue will have adoptable dogs to meet at this benefit event where 10% of all beer purchases will go towards their great cause of saving dogs from overcrowded shelters.
Drake’s Sau & Brau VI
January 27 / 6 – 10pm / Drake’s Brewing Company, 1933 Davis Street
Sau & Brau returns for its sixth year of slow-roasting whole pigs, amazing side dishes, good company, and great beer pairings. This is a private event hosted at the Drake’s Barrel House in San Leandro where you’ll enjoy the feast of a lifetime and get to hang out with the Drake’s crew.
Private Bottle Release – Menagerie of Distinguished Drinkers
January 28 / 6 – 9pm / Cleophus Quealy Beer Company / 448 Hester Street
This special SF Beer Week event is only open to members of the Menagerie of Distinguished Drinkers, Cleophus Quealy’s exclusive annual club for those seeking good beer, better friends, and exceptional experiences. For more information regarding membership and what that entails, click HERE.
Dessert Pairing & Cranberry Weisse Release
January 29 / 5 – 9pm / Cleophus Quealy Beer Company / 448 Hester Street
Satisfy your sweet tooth with carefully crafted desserts by Ivan Tellez of Canasta Kitchen. Tellez’s delectable flan, churros, and sweet tortillas will be paired with new releases and old favorites, including the effervescent and champagne-like Batch 63 / Cranberry Weisse and the coffee milk stout, Sweet Henrietta!
Fig & Fiddle
January 30 / 2 – 8pm / Cleophus Quealy Beer Company / 448 Hester Street
Join Cleophus Quealy for a special release of Batch 65 / Barrel Aged Figgy Barleywine in the intimate setting of the tasting room while enjoying some live, local bluegrass music by Skillet Licorice and the Santa Cruz Mountain String Trio. The Figgy Barleywine is a robust and warming winter ale made with mission figs and spices, and barrel aged with brettanomyces.
Chilaquiles & Chill
January 31/ 11am – 8pm / Cleophus Quealy Beer Company / 448 Hester Street
The tasting room will open an hour early for Canasta Kitchen, who will be serving up chilaquiles to ease the Beer Week hangover while you sip all of Cleophus Quealy’s special releases, including Batch 63 / Cranberry Weisse, Batch 65 / Figgy Barleywine, Batch 67 / BAM IPA, and Batch 43 / Blood Orange Saison.
January 31 / 5 – 11:30pm / Drake’s Brewing Company, 1933 Davis Street
Round off the weekelebrating the wonder of low-alcohol, yet delicious and flavorful beer with a few new experimental brews and some of our favorite year-round beers we’ve converted to session-size.