SF Beer Week Returns to San Leandro
If there is one thing we have learned from the arrival of the Cooler and Sons of Liberty Alehouse in Downtown San Leandro, it is that San Leandrans love good beer! Our craft beer cluster is thriving and has quickly become a point of pride for residents. For the third consecutive year, San Leandro is well-represented in the San Francisco Beer Week extravaganza which kicks off on February 11. Below is the San Leandro itinerary. You can visit the SF Beer Week website for the complete Bay Area schedule.
Brewery Tour – Alameda & San Leandro
February 12 / 11:30 AM – 4 PM / Various breweries
With a pick-up/drop off location at Pacific Coast Brewing Co. in Oakland, this Whole Brew World-coordinated tour will visit Drake’s Brewing Co., Faction Brewing, Cleophus Quealy, 21st Amendment, and Alameda Island Brewing Company.
Silva Brewing, the Good Beer Co. & Monkey Paw Night
February 12 / 3 – 8 PM / The Cooler / 1517 E. 14th Street
The Bay Area debut of Silva Brewing is the focal point of this event, with special guests the Good Beer Co. and Monkey Paw Brewing bringing unique brews to the Cooler’s first SF Beer Week event.
The Bruery Takeover
Cherry Red Release Party
February 12 / 12 noon – 8 PM / Cleophus Quealy / 448 Hester Street
The 2017 vintage of this Flanders Red-inspired sour ale is one of CQ’s best loved barrel-aged beers. This will be available on tap and in the bottle!
Double Trouble with Founders
John Casey x Cleophus Quealy
February 13 / 5 – 9 PM / Cleophus Quealy / 448 Hester Street
The artwork of Oakland-based multimedia artist John Casey will take over CQ’s tasting room, while visitors can sip the newly released Cherry Red among other brews.
Introducing Epic Brewery to the East Bay
Beer & Chocolate Pairings with Dandelion Chocolate
February 14 / 5 – 8 PM / Cleophus Quealy / 448 Hester Street
Celebrate Valentine’s Day a little differently this year, with Dandelion Chocolate’s small batch chocolates, paired with Cherry Red, or the gin-barrel aged Finnish style Sahti.
Alpine + Green Flash Takeover
Menagerie of Distinguished Drinkers
February 15 / 6 – 9 PM / Cleophus Quealy / 448 Hester Street
This private event for CQ’s exclusive membership club will unveil 2017 Menagerie merchandise while previewing special Beer Week brew releases.
Drake’s Sau & Brau, Vol. 7
February 15 / 6 – 9 PM / Drake’s Brewing Co. / 1933 Davis Street
A dinner party unlike any other: whole-roasted pig, savory sides, and sumptuous desserts, paired with Drake’s array of fine beers make this an event you do not want to miss!
Private Brewery Tour
February 16 / 3 – 7:30 PM / Whole Brew World / 906 Washington Street, Oakland
Faction Brewing Co., Drake’s Brewing Co., Cleophus Quealy, and 21st Amendment are breweries included in this guided tour event coordinated by Whole Brew World in Oakland.
Barrel Aged Beers
February 16 / 2 – 7 PM / The Cooler / 1517 E. 14th Street
Enjoy a generous selection of barrel-aged beers from a handful of independent California breweries at this Downtown hot-spot for beer aficionados.
Kibble & Sips
February 16 / 3 – 9 PM / Cleophus Quealy / 448 Hester Street
The East Bay SPCA and Cleophus Quealy are partnering to help homeless pets in this charity event, which will give you the opportunity to try some special releases, such as the Cherry Red, or the Yeast Bay collaboration Belgian Golden Strong Ale.
Best of San Diego
February 16 / 6 – 11 PM / Harry’s Hofbrau / 14900 E. 14th Street
Beers from over a dozen San Diego breweries will take center stage at Harry’s Hofbrau on this evening.
Drake’s Cellar Release Party
February 16 / 5 – 10 PM / Drake’s Brewing Co. / 1933 Davis Street
Barrel-aged and sour beers have the spotlight at this Drake’s event, which will also provide useful information about the brewery’s new membership club, the ’89 Club.
February 17 / 3 – 9 PM / Cleophus Quealy / 448 Hester Street
Enjoy your favorite CQ brews from 2016, including the barrel-aged Batch 24/Quadrupel, and barrel-aged Belgian-inspired port Batch 44/Dubbel.
Hoppy Dream Team Boneyard, Altamont and Fieldwork
February 18 / 12 noon – 9 PM / Cleophus Quealy / 448 Hester Street
If sour beers are your thing – this is the event for you! Along with some other surprises, the two Beer Week releases, Aviato and Cherry Red, will lead the line-up at this unique event.
Beer “Brunch” with Pizza Port
February 19 / 11 AM – 11 PM / Harry’s Hofbrau / 14900 E. 14th Street
Pizza Port Brewing Company will bring some unique varieties to this “brunch” event, including Bacon and Eggs, Fish IPA, Fanny Pack Wit, and Seaside NITRO.
Brewery Tour – Alameda & San Leandro
February 19 / 11:30 AM – 4 PM / Various breweries
Here is another opportunity to tour Drake’s, Faction, Cleophus Quealy, and 21st Amendment coordinated by Whole Brew World, with the pick-up and drop-off at Pacific Coast Brewing Co. in Oakland.
Chilaquiles & Chill
February 19 / 12 noon – 8 PM / Cleophus Quealy / 448 Hester Street
Cleophus Quealy’s final installation in this year’s Beer Week is a collaboration with Zocalo Coffee Roasters and Canasta Kitchen to bring a whole new meaning to the word “brunch.”