Now that we’ve all recovered from our vacations and have lost that holiday weight – it’s time to put it right back on!
San Francisco Beer Week is right around the corner — running from February 8th through 17th — and, as always, the event schedule looks amazing.
This year, you’ll be able to find Shmaltz beers all over the Bay Area, and will have tons of opportunities to celebrate with the crew.
Whether you’re joining us for our first-ever beer pairing dinner with Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen on February 13th, or partying with us at Amnesia on the 14th, the week we’ll be a blast and we’re looking forward to seeing you there.
Marin, John, Jeremy, Zak, and the rest of the Posse
Wednesday, February 13 - Wise Sons / Shmaltz Brewing Company Beer Pairing Dinner
6:30 pm – Doors Open
7:00 pm – Dinner Begins
Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen, 3150 24th St., San Francisco
Admission: $60 plus tax and tip
Mark your calendars, and revel in the delights of San Francisco Beer Week, as Wise Sons Delicatessen presents its first-ever beer pairing dinner.
Shmaltz Brewing Company — makers of He’Brew: The Chosen Beer — is teaming up with one of the best new Jewish delis in America for an innovative exploration of Jewish-inspired cuisine.
Seats are extremely limited, so reserve yours right away!
Purchase your tickets at http://shmaltzdinner.eventbrite.com
A Little Nosh
Pickled Brussels Sprouts with crispy Smoked Salmon Skin
served w/ Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale
Pickled Herring with its Roe, Butter Bean Puree, and Parsley Schug on Rye Toast
served with Hop Manna IPA
Smoked Potatoes and Onions with Gribenes, Labne, Preserved Lemon, and Arugula
served with Origin Pomegranate Strong Ale
Creamed Cabbage, Crispy and Roasted Cauliflower, Toasted Almonds, Beer Foam and Broth
served with Messiah Nut Brown Ale
Pastrami Short Rib, Caramelized Onion Soubise, Wholegrain Mustard Gastrique, Fresh-Shaved Horseradish, and Sorrel
served with Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A.
Humphrey Slocombe Rugelach Ice Cream with Macerated Prunes, and Caraway- Sesame Tuille
served with Reunion 2012: A Beer for Hope
Tasting of Vintage and Rare Shmaltz beers
Chef: Thomas Martinez
Thursday, February 14 - Be Mine… Valentine’s Day Massacre
A Shmaltzy Night of Fantasy
7:00 pm – 2:00 am (Show starts at 8:00 pm)
Amnesia, 853 Valencia St., San Francisco
Your humble and dedicated hosts, Pruno Truman and The Duke of U.R.L., ever-debonair, venerable and unfathomable, bring you a musical evening of satisfaction, laughter, and l.o.v.e.
Please join us in celebration of Saint Valentinus and Beer Week and savor the very finest tinkling of ivories, drinking of beer, telling of shaggy dog stories, and enchanted romantic singing.
It is our true honor to present to you a haunting evening of entertainment with special musical guests The Ramshackle Romeo’s, Chaucer’s Fire, and legendary guest vocalists Sal Paradise, Keith Slogan, Violet Marrs, Pebbles Cottonwood, Walter Hagstrom, Miss Me Oh My, Cat Pacino, Amanda Hugnkiss, Bonnie Von Jovi, Robert Chuffley and more…
Also joining us in commentary of the evening’s white elephant are esteemed comic heroes Anna Serigin and Jeff Peter Elian, and the supernatural world famous interpretive psychic dance of Dr. Zebrovski.
And of course… your hosts… The Duke of U.R.L. and Pruno Truman. If you are not charmed, it is not because we are not charming.
And, as if the notches weren’t kicked up enough, Shmaltz Brewing, America’s largest, smallest, and most award-winning Extreme Jewish/Sideshow Freak themed brewing company will be featuring a variety of evening-appropriate Coney Island Craft Lagers and He’Brew beers, including the SF Brewers Guild’s newest SFBW collaboration – Green Death.
Beer and Shot Pairing
Elixir, 3200 16th St., San Francisco
The experts at Elixir are looking for the perfect spirits to pair with Coney Island Lager. Stop in any time during the week to see what they were able to come up with
Friday, February 8 - SF Beer Week Opening Celebration
6:00 – 10:00 pm
Concourse Exhibition Center, 620 7th St., San Francisco
Admission: $75 plus fees
On February 8, over 65 Northern California breweries will converge on the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco for the Opening Celebration of SF Beer Week, which kicks off a nine day marathon of beer tastings, festivals and food pairing dinners across the Bay Area. From 6-10pm, beer lovers will discover newly minted nanobrewers pouring alongside legendary craft brewing pioneers.
ttendees will receive a commemorative glass and enjoy unlimited samples of new, rare and classic beers. Artisan food producers from around the Bay Area will also be serving up a range of delicious choices for purchase. Music will also be provided in partnership with Noise Pop, who’ve invited El Radio Fantastique, Travis Hayes, and the Whiskerman to perform.
This event is one of the largest and most anticipated annual gatherings of the region’s craft beer community. Act now and secure your tickets to what will be one of the most memorable beer events of the year.
Shmaltz Brewing will feature a variety of award-winning beers from their He’Brew and Coney Island Craft Lager lines.
Saturday, February 9 - 13th Annual Double/Triple IPA Festival
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Hayward Bistro, 1001 B St., Hayward
Admission: $50 includes 6 oz glass and 5 pours, extra pours are $2 each.
The Original Kickoff to SF Beer Week – Over 60 Double/Triple IPA’s on tap, professional competition, cheese tasting, live music and BBQ.
Featuring He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A. – Rye-based Double IPA
Bay Area Beer Socials Presents: The Early Bird Beer Tasting and The Local Brewery Showcase
12:00 – 2:00 pm and 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Amsterdam Café, 937 Geary St., San Francisco
Take advantage of two opportunities to taste through the Bay Area’s craft beer scene. A ticket gets you unlimited access to 40 spectacular beers. Only 40 tickets are available, so make sure to get yours soon. Shmaltz will be pouring Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner.
Wednesday, February 13 - Cellar to Remember
4:00 – 10:00 pm
Public House, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco
Public House’s Cellar to Remember night will present the best of beer and Giants baseball together in one evening. An evening commemorating the San Francisco Giants World Series Winning years, with rare cellared beers from 2010 and 2012. The first 60 guests to purchase a beer will receive a free tour of AT&T ballpark.
Shmaltz dug into the cellar and pulled out an old favorite to celebrate the event. A keg of Rejewvenator: Year of the Grape, brewed in 2010.
Thursday, February 14 - Returning Cupid’s Fire!
Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission St., San Francisco
Admission: $10 w/ 2-for-1 Admission for Members
Join us for a trip into the Anti-Valentine’s Universe for a fantastic night of Stand Up Comedy at the Cartoon Art Museum. Cupid is pounded by Thor’s hammer and skewered by Wolverine’s claws with back up from Bay Area comedians, Ivan Hernandez, Colleen Watson Mike Capozzola and surprise guests.
With a small donation, you’ll have access to delicious snacks, refreshments, and a variety of Coney Island Craft Lagers.
Saturday, February 16 - 2nd Annual Craft Beer and Sausage Eating Contest
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Rosamunde Sausage Grill, 2832 Mission St., San Francisco
Our most anticipated event of the year! Coney Island Craft Lagers are what you will drink with this West Coast festival. You choose your beer and we choose the sausage. Winner gets $100 in Rosamunde gift certificates. Everyone gets $1.00 off winner’s beer choice all day or $2.00 for the beer choice with winner’s sausage choice. All contestants get a Rosamunde t-shirt.
20th Annual Toronado Barleywine Festival
11:30am – 2:00am
Toronado, 547 Haight St., San Francisco
Close out SF Beer Week with a staple of San Francisco’s craft beer scene. Taste your way through an absurd amount of the world’s best barleywines at one of the world’s best beer bars. Shmaltz will feature Jewbelation Sweet 16 – brewed with 16 malts, 16 hops, and soaring to 16% abv.
North Beach 3rd Annual 7 BY 7 Pub Crawl
2:00 – 7:00 pm
Starting Location:The Boardroom, 1609 Powell St., San Francisco
Pubs along the Crawl: The Boardroom, Tope, Rogue, O’Reilly’s, Amante, Tupelo, and The Northstar
Admission: $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door
7 BY 7! 7 local SF breweries are teaming up with 7 San Francisco bars. Each brewery will be represented at a specific bar and will offer a tasting of three beers. Admission gets you a passport to log your beers, and a wristband for discounted flights. Plus, the first 500 guests will receive a special commemorative T-Shirt.
Breweries include: Anchor Steam, Magnolia, Speakeasy, 21st Amendment, Pacific Brew Labs, Lagunitas, and Shmaltz Brewing Company.
Shmaltz Brewing will be featured at Amante (570 Green St., San Francisco), and will be serving tastes of Hop Manna IPA, Origin Pomegranate Strong Ale, and Green Death, this year’s SF Brewers Guild collaboration.
All ticket sales benefit No Boundaries Animal Rescue
Sunday, February 17 – Hair of the Dog Strong Beer Brunch
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Rosamunde Sausage Grill, 2832 Mission St.,San Francisco
Nothing like the hair of the dog and some good grub to get you moving on Sunday. Come to the Mission for our Strong Beer Brunch, featuring special flights of our strongest brews, including Coney Island Human Blockhead and He’Brew Bittersweet Lenny’s R.I.P.A.
Celebrator Beer News 25th Anniversary Party
4:00 – 8:00 pm
Oakland Convention Center Marriott Hotel,1001 Broadway, Oakland
Join beer industry veterans and Celebrator writers and readers as over 50 breweries pour their best beers to celebrate 25 years of publication. A special section of breweries over 25 years in business will be featured. Tickets via Paypal at www.celebrator.com or call 530-470-0191.
Shmaltz will feature a variety of their award-winning brews, including some old favorites, pulled special from the Shmaltz vault.