Happy SF Beer Week!
Greetings from the belly of the SF Beer Week beast! It’s Day 6 of this 10-day marathon – an intimidating place to be with so much left in the queue. By now, we’ve seen many of you at the spectacular Opening Celebration last Friday, the Magnolia dinner at the Dark Horse Inn, yesterday’s Oysterhead Stout Release and Oyster Extravaganza, and at today’s Festival of Firkins (going on right now, if you are in the neighborhood). It’s been a wild ride so far and there is plenty more to come. SF Beer Week is 300+ events strong this year – the biggest yet and with no signs of slowing down. We’re very proud to be part of such a dynamic craft beer community!
Next Up – Beer from the Vault, Volume 4 (Friday, 2/17, 3-7pm)
We open up the Vault once a year for a brief moment in time to share some beers from the past. These rarities are in super limited supply and for at least a couple of them, when they are gone this year, they are gone for good. We’ll be breaking out an ’05 Old Thunderpussy Barleywine, some barrel-aged ’11 Old Thunderpussy, ’09 barrel-aged Saison de Lily, ’09 Other One, and some ’10 Out with the Old Ale. All will be served in small pours to make sure everyone gets to try some (plus, they are strong!).
Session Beer Brunch (Saturday, 2/18 and Sunday, 2/19, 9am-2:30pm)
With so much going on in the final weekend of SF Beer Week 2012, not the least of which is the legendary barleywine festival just down the street that really is the proto-Beer Week event, we thought you might need and extra hour this Saturday and Sunday. You’re also going to need to pace yourself. Hence, the Session Beer Brunch, for which we open an hour early both days at 9am. Chef Ronnie New will offer three brunch specials to choose from along with our regular brunch menu. Each special has a designated beer paired with it and, rest assured, all are 5.5% abv or less. A little Blue Bottle Coffee will seal the deal and get your day off to a great start.
High Octane Dinner at Alembic (Sunday, 2/19, seatings at 6 & 9pm)
We end our week down the street at Alembic with the High Octane Beer Dinner – strong beers and strong plates, in the form of a 5-course menu by Chef Ted Fleury. Each course is paired with a bold beer, including one each from Magnolia and our good friends at 21st Amendment, in honor of Strong Beer Month. The High Octane dinner is $75, which includes beer pairings and tax but not gratuity, and there are seatings at 6pm and 9pm. You can buy tickets here.
And Then It’s Over? Nope – We Now Return You To Strong Beer Month
It’s either an abundance of riches or a cruel twist of fate, depending on how you look at it, but SF Beer Week lands smack in the middle of Magnolia and 21st Amendment’s Strong Beer Month. This is the 10th annual edition and it is beginning to feel like an SF institution. If you’re just getting up to speed, we partner with 21A to bring you 12 very special, strong beers (6 at each brewery) throughout February. Pick up a card and collect all 12 punches and get a commemorative glass. It’s a leap year so you get an extra day this year, but we are also running low (or out) of some of these beers already. Strong Beer Month is good while supplies last (both beer and glasses).
Meanwhile….Over in Dogpatch
We’ve finally started building our new brewery (and attached restaurant/bar/pub)! Concrete is being cut, holes dug, tank placement mapped out, and a million other mostly very fun things to think about are now on our collective radar screen. This is good, because our little brewery beneath Haight Street is straining to keep up with surging business and all of the great craft beer events we seem to get ourselves involved in. Our expansion comes not a moment too soon (maybe a few minutes late) and we’re looking very forward to brewing and sharing a lot more beer with you. With construction underway, look for lots of details and updates in the coming months, along with all of the exciting news about the new restaurant, too. And we are thrilled to become a small but hopefully vital part of the Dogpatch, an amazing little neighborhood that has already been about as kind and welcoming as anyone could hope for.
Along with construction, our capital raising continues, as well. We’d love to have you become a part of this great leap forward, through the the investment opportunity we have made available. Please click here for the investment details.*
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