Celebrate SF Beer Week 2023 With the San Leandro Beer Community
After a successful return of SF Beer Week in 2022, the festivities resume again this year starting on Friday, February 10 and continuing through Sunday, February 19.
As in 2022, SF Beer Week will feature five official kick-off parties throughout the Bay Area in an effort to limit crowd size and maintain a safe environment, as well as showcase and celebrate local members and beer communities.
East Bay Kick-Off Party
The East Bay kick-off party will take place at 21st Amendment Brewery at 2010 Williams Street on February 10. 21A’s co-founder and brewmaster Shaun O’Sullivan was also pivotal in the establishment of SF Beer Week back in 2009, so it is only fitting that the brewery host this event. Tickets range from $25 to $90. This year, tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.
While 21st Amendment normally welcomes families and their four-legged friends, this event is 21+ only and attendees are asked to leave their dogs at home for this event. In addition to all this delicious beer, there will be live music, and food trucks on site.
The kick-off event will feature a wide array of East Bay brewers, including San Leandro’s other acclaimed brewery Drake’s Brewing Company. Other brewers include:
The Cooler will host an expanded tap list at its Downtown San Leandro taproom at 1517 E. 14th Street. The augmented tap list will be available from February 10 until the taps run dry!
Drake’s Brewing Company is putting on a series of pay-as-you-go events, starting with a pre-Kick-Off event at 4PM on February 10 at Drake’s Barrelhouse (1933 Davis Street).
At 5PM on February 13, Drake’s will also host GALentine’s Day, as made famous by Leslie Knope of Parks & Recreation. Besides beer, there will also be pies and cheesecakes!
On February 15, Drake’s is hosting Single Awareness Day, also at 5PM. Play Ice Breaker Bingo for a chance to win some cool prizes!
February 16 will be the date for Drake’s annual “From the Cellar” event. Starting at 5PM, aficionados may enjoy a selection of barrel-aged beers, including a limited release of the French Toast Jolly Rodger.
For a Friday night hang, February 17 will be a good time for the Night Market at Drake’s. This market features local makers of jewelry, crafts, beard-oils, and more! And of course there will be beer – including a special Firkin tapping for a limited tasting. This event also starts at 5PM.
And finally, as tradition would have it, the Grillin’ & Chillin’ wrap-up party will start at noon on February 18. Enjoy some tri-tip, corn-hole, board games and brews – and bring your dogs!
Besides these San Leandro events, the entire Bay Area will be bustling with events for beer enthusiasts. Check out the full event schedule here.