In only its 2nd year, San Francisco Beer Week has become quite a hit, to say the least. In fact, SFBW Media Director, Jay Brooks reports that 225 events will be put on by the time San Francisco Beer Week ends on Valentine’s Day, over 70 more events than its inaugural celebration just one year ago. What is even more impressive about the week, adds Brooks, is that the week has retained its “integrity of events, preferring the kind that showcase craft beer in the best light.” That’s for sure, almost half of the Beer Week festivities has a beer and food theme, and not just beer dinners; beer for breakfast and brunch have been major draws for craft beer lovers in the San Francisco area.
Mr. Brooks points to the adoption of San Francisco Beer Week by the area’s more exclusive restraunts as evidence of success for SFBW. “Many of our high-end food restaurants have come to realize how good beer is with food, as evidenced by the participation of Chez Panise, Farralon, Bin 38 and Olivetto, to name a few.”
The collective effort to bolster the area’s rich beer culture has made San Francisco Beer Week a destination for those to experience what craft beer is and can be for years to come.
More on San Francisco Beer Week:
- Events stretch from Monterey north to Sonoma (over 150 miles by car or mule)
- 90 events that highlight craft beer as a superb compliment to food.
- 45 full-fledge beer dinners/ breakfasts/ brunches/ lunches
Brewers Association | Andy Sparhawk | firstname.lastname@example.org |
Andy Sparhawk is the Craft Beer Program Coordinator for the Brewers Association. While he wishes that he was spending Valentine’s Day at San Francisco Beer Week he will be making due touring breweries in his home state of Colorado with his Valentine.
Last Updated: February 12, 2010