2020 SF Beer Week is Back on February 7

By SLNext
In Uncategorized
Feb 5th, 2020

For the sixth consecutive year, San Leandro is participating in San Francisco Beer Week, which kicks off on February 7. Starting on February 8, San Leandro beer enthusiasts can stop by Drake’s, Cleophus Quealy, or the Cooler to enjoy the classics, as well as rare brews, special releases, and fun events.  Check out the list below for details on local San Leandro events, or visit the SF Beer Week website for the complete Bay Area schedule.

Puncheon Party Release/Saturday Social With Planned Parenthood

February 8 / 2 PM / Cleophus Quealy / 448 Hester Street

Join the Cleophus brewers as they honor and celebrate their Saturday Social partner for the month of February, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte! Planned Parenthood has been helping individuals from every background have access to affordable reproductive healthcare for over 100 years. CQ is very honored to host Planned Parenthood and as a treat, they are also releasing one of their most beloved brews, Puncheon Party! The brewers added yuzu to this barrel fermented farmhouse ale and dry-hopped with Simcoe, and it is said it’s tasting “mighty fine.”

There Can Only Be Hops

February 8 / 11:30 AM / Drake’s Brewing Co. / 1933 Davis Street

Drake’s and Beachwood Brewing has teamed up once again to release a collaboration beer for SF Beer Week. There Can Be Only Hops is a West Coast IPA with a dry and clean malt presence, matched with aggressive hopping, featuring classic Chinook, modern Citra, and a bit of Simcoe cryo. The beer is 7% ABV and will be released in 16oz. cans at Drake’s Barrel House at 11:30am, while supplies last.

Beer Week Beach Party

February 9 / 2 PM / Cleophus Quealy / 448 Hester Street

What will the weather be like in February? Warm? Freezing? Rainy? Who knows! No matter what the weather has in store, CQ will be channeling tropical vibes indoors with beachy tunes and summery brews. Sip some Hemingway Sour, a barrel-aged brew with grapefruit, lime, and cherry to mimic the flavors of one of the brewers’ all-time favorite daiquiris invented by one of the brewers’ all-time favorite writers. Or try Caught in the Rain, a piña colada-inspired barrel-aged golden with pineapple and coconut. Visit from 2-6pm and get ready for some serious vacation vibes.

Societe Tap Takeover

February 10 / 11 AM / The Cooler / 1517 E 14th Street

Friends from Societe Brewing in San Diego are bringing some of their amazing beers for the Cooler to feature at this event! What better way to get the middle of SF Beer Week going than to enjoy these fine (and often hard to find in the Bay Area) beers? Societe beers will be on Happy Hour all day!! (Happy Hour until 6 PM for all of other beers).

Pastry Pairings With Baked East Bay

February 11 / 5 PM / Cleophus Quealy / 448 Hester Street

If you ask the staff at CQ, just about anything pairs well with beer, but especially delicious desserts from San Leandro neighbors Baked East Bay! Come by the tasting room from 5-8 PM to try some baked treats matched up with some favorite new brews.

Urban Roots Tap Takeover

February 12 / 11 AM / The Cooler / 1517 E 14th Street

Folks from Urban Roots Brewery & Smokehouse in Sacramento are bringing some of their amazing beers to feature at this event! It’s Beer Week hump day! Come celebrate the middle of the week with Urban Roots beers at The Cooler. Urban Roots beers will be on Happy Hour all day!! (Happy Hour until 6 PM for all of our other beers).

Menagerie Initiation Rites

February 12 / 5 PM / Cleophus Quealy / 448 Hester Street

Members of the Menagerie of Distinguished Drinkers are the reason CQ keeps brewing tasty beers, and to celebrate each and every member, CQ is holding an esoteric initiation soiree for those new and old. As always, there will be light snacks, refreshing brews, and plenty of mingling with all of Cleophus Quealy’s finest members.


Drake’s Advanced Oak Cellar Release

February 13 / 5 PM / Drake’s Brewing Co. / 1933 Davis Street

Flock to Drake’s Barrel House on Thursday, February 13, for your chance to claim a piece of Drake’s Brewing’s funky, sour and barrel-aged collection! It’s a special occasion, so they are bringing out the good stuff, including a killer lineup of Advanced Oak bottles, Drake’s most recently corked creations and a few favorites from the archives. Dive deep into the dusty cellar and help pull out the rarest, most coveted releases they’ve ever brewed. Entry is entirely free!

Barrel Program Manager Travis Camacho will be on hand to chat barrels and bugs, as well as provide insider information about the ’89 Club, Drake’s barrel-aged membership program. Club members receive exclusive access to barrel-aged brews for growler fills during all of 2020, invites to exclusive members-only events, free VIP upgrades at select brewery events, and a whole lot more!

Hoppy Hour

February 13 / 5 PM / Cleophus Quealy / 448 Hester Street

It is unusual for Cleophus to have more than a couple hoppy ales on their menu at a time so in honor or SF Beer Week, they are featuring some super limited, all hop-forward brews for your tasting pleasure. Come in and try a flight of all the experimental hopped beers and tell them what you think! You never know, they might make more of your favorite.

D.G.T. Crispy Boi Lager: Can Release

February 14 / 6 PM / Drake’s Brewing Co. / 1933 Davis Street

Drake’s joined forces with Ghost Town and Temescal Brewing to brew the epitome of the Crispy Boi style, a dry, flavorful lager, featuring atypically intense hop aromatics, but no bitterness. D.G.T. Crispy Boi Lager was brewed with a clean and crackery extra pale pilsner malt, and hopped with a combination of Chinook, Mosaic and German Amarillo for a sophisticated aroma redolent of bright citrus, stone fruit and pine. Plus, it is super crushable at 4.5% ABV. The beer will debut in 16oz. cans on February 14 at Drake’s Barrel House and Dealership.

Super Sweet Valentine’s Day Happy Hour

February 14 / 5 PM / Cleophus Quealy / 448 Hester Street

Happy Hour is getting a ‘lil extra romance as Cleophus decks out the tasting room in a high school dance style. From 5-8pm, come sip some sour beers and slow dance with your sweetheart, and stick around as the King and Queen of Happy Hour are crowned. Bonus points are given for showing up in your finest prom attire.

4th Annual Barrel-Aged Beer Event

February 15 / 11 AM / The Cooler / 1517 E 14th Street

This is a Cooler SFBW tradition! The 4th Annual Barrel-Aged Beer Event will feature beers that have been aged in bourbon/booze barrels, wine barrels and mixed culture barrels.

Fruit Fest

February 15 / 12 noon / Cleophus Quealy / 448 Hester Street

From framboise to milkshake IPAs, fruit can be used so many different ways in beer. To showcase how many ways there are to combine fruit and beer, CQ is putting on an all fruited lineup featuring everything from sour beers to black IPAs and beyond. Come by from 2-6pm and try a flight of Cleophus’s finest fruited offerings!

Chilaquiles and Chill

February 16 / 11 AM / Cleophus Quealy / 448 Hester Street

What better way to end SF Beer Week than with brunch and micheladas? The brewery will open an hour early so that you can stop by for tasty chilaquiles by Canasta Kitchen and house-made micheladas from 11am until 3pm. Dogs, children, and well-behaved adults are all welcome!

Drake’s Grillin’ & Chillin’: a Family Affair

February 16 / 11:30 AM / Drake’s Brewing Co. / 1933 Davis Street

Celebrate the end of the San Francisco Beer Week insanity with the entire Drake’s Brewing Co. family. Sister breweries Triple Rock Brewing and Jupiter will be in the house at Drake’s Barrel House with their beer flowing from the Drake’s taps. Bring your family to toss some corn hole, play board games or just chill in the sun in the Adirondack chairs!

The event will also include Drake’s co-owner Roy Kirkorian, fondly known as Papa Roy, serving up his famous Santa Maria tri-tip. All available SF Beer Week debut releases will be on draft, alongside your favorite Drake’s flagship brews. Come by any time, all ages and doggos welcome!

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