SF Beer Week in San Leandro
With San Leandro’s craft beer cluster growing all the time, it’s no surprise that we’ll be well represented in this year’s SF Beer Week with a dozen events. Here’s your guide to San Leandro’s piece of this week-long celebration of the Bay Area’s craft beer scene.
Blackberries and Banjos – New Beer Release
February 7 / 12 – 9 pm / Cleophus Quealy / 448 Hester Street
Join Cleophus Quealy for a special release of their brett fermented, barrel aged belgian brown ale w/ blackberries and a bonanza of live banjos. It’s bananas! More info
Tour de Biere 2014 Day One: East Bay Brewery Bike Crawl
February 7 / 11 – 4 pm / Start at Trumer Brauerie in Berkeley
The Grand Cru is proud to once again present Tour de Bière, an annual Beer Week bike crawl. The ride on Saturday, February 7th will visit three great establishments: Trumer Brauerie, Woods Bar and Brewery, and Cleophus Quealy. $20. More info
Tour de Biere 2014 Day Two: East Bay Brewery Bike Crawl
February 8 / 10:30 – 5:30 pm / Start at Drake’s Brewing Company, 1933 Davis Street
The second ride on Sunday, February 8th will stop at Drakes Brewing Company, Linden St., the Rare Barrel, and Pyramid Brewing. $20. More info
Tasty Brew Session in the Yeast Bay
February 8 / 10am – 5pm / Cleophus Quealy Beer Company / 448 Hester Street
Help brew a collaboration between Mike “Tasty” McDole, Nick Impellitteri from the Yeast Bay, and Cleophus Quealy Beer Company. The experts will walk through the recipe, geek out on yeast, answer questions, and then you’ll help with the brew. You’ll also get a special invite to the release party in March. More info.
Pizza Port Takeover
February 8 / 3 – 11:30pm / Harry’s Hof Brau / 14900 East 14th Street
The Pizza Port family of breweries have over 15 gold medals at GABF! Pizza Port will be bringing up some beers along with some other really great Southern CA breweries. More info
Sau & Brau 5: “Cinqo de Porcos”
February 11 / 6 – 9pm / Drake’s Barrel House / 1933 Davis Street
For the 5th year, Drake’s will open their doors and our taps to lovers of pig and beer with a whole hog pig roast dinner and over 20 taps flowing with Drake’s beers including special small-batch Barrel Aged Beers. Includes $50. More info
Brasserie Saint James Meet The Brewer
February 11 / 6 – 9:30pm / Harry’s Hof Brau / 14900 East 14th Street
Named 2014 best midsized brewpub, Brasserie Saint James specializes in Saisons, barrel-aged beers, and Belgians. The brewers will be here for a meet the brewer and taste 10 offerings from the brewery. More info
Boneyard and Altamont Bring the Hops!
February 12 / 5 – 11pm / Harry’s Hof Brau / 14900 East 14th Street
Boneyard Beer from Bend Oregon will team up with Altamont Beer Works to provide you with a day of enamel stripping, hoppy, awesomeness! Scarcity triple from Altamont will be back as well as some collaboration brews and more. Meet the brewers and drink some great beer. More info
Freaky Friday the 13th with Lagunitas!
Baltic Beach Party
February 14 / 12 – 9pm / Cleophus Quealy Beer Company / 448 Hester Street
Put on your long underwear and join CQ on the east-onian coast to celebrate a mixed fermentation baltic porter aged in French oak barrels. Like any good beach party, you’ll get to frolic in waves of grain and surf guitar. More info.
Beer and Cheese Pairing
February 14 / 2 – 5pm / Drake’s Barrel House / 1933 Davis Street
Ever wonder what cheese goes with 1500 Pale Ale? Or Hopocalypse Double IPA? Or Black Robusto Porter? Cheese author & expert Kirstin Jackson will be able to help you with that by hosting a guided tasting of a variety of cheeses available to us in the Bay Area. $30. More info.
Grillin’ & Chillin’
February 14 / 12 – 10pm / Drake’s Barrel House / 1933 Davis Street
Missed out on our SFBW beers? Come on by Drake’s Barrel House where they’ll be pouring everything they released for SFBW, as well as a food truck or two.