SAN FRANCISCO – The countdown begins! The San Francisco Brewers Guild is happy to announce that the SF Beer Week website is now online. It’s where you can discover the first wave of events, build your own itinerary, find the latest news on our blog, and learn about our generous sponsors who help make this celebration happen.
The members of the San Francisco Brewers Guild, who organize and present SF Beer Week, are extremely excited about what’s in store from February 8-17, 2013. As the craft beer community continues to grow, that means new breweries, more venues and industry partners are planning on participating across the Bay Area.
As a result, you can expect even more special events that will entice your senses. Anticipate new beer release parties, food pairing at some of the region’s top restaurants, meet the brewer nights, educational events and more. All of them will highlight the creativity and diversity of craft beer. Sadly, you won’t be able to do everything, so choose wisely!
At the moment, over 80 events are on our schedule. With two months to go before we kick things off at the SF Beer Week Opening Celebration, that number will grow on a weekly basis. Last year there were 325 events, and in all likelihood, we’ll have more in 2013.
There’s a lot going on, so start planning now. Pick some events, schedule your vacation, buy a plane ticket and prepare yourself for a hell of a time.
About SF Beer Week:
The 5th edition of SF Beer Week, presented by the San Francisco Brewers Guild, will take place February 8-17, 2013. It’s a grassroots collection of over 300 beer events hosted and organized by breweries, brewpubs, restaurants, bars, retail beverage stores and other venues that celebrate the diversity and quality of craft beer. Beer fans travel from as far as Europe and Japan to attend the festivities, that include meet the brewer nights, beer dinners, special tastings, educational events and more. When it was founded in 2009, SF Beer Week was only the second event of its kind. Now it serves as a model for the 80+ beer week celebrations that take place around the country.
About the San Francisco Brewers Guild:
The San Francisco Brewers Guild is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization, founded in 2004, that is currently composed of fifteen member breweries that operate in the city. Its mission is to unite those who make local beer with those who love it, and revive the vibrant heritage of artisan beer brewing in San Francisco. The members strive to educate the public about craft beer, advocates for the craft beer industry in city government, donates product to local charities, partners with artisan producers in the food, beverage, and hospitality industries, and organizes events such as SF Beer Week.