Please Note: As of November 1, 2012, this website will no longer be updated for the foreseeable future. Bay Area Craft Beer is on hiatus. We apologize for the inconvenience and if you’ve been a follower of this website, thanks for reading!

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If you’re not plugged into Twitter or constantly scanning websites it’s hard to stay on top of what’s going on in the Bay Area craft beer scene. Tastings, beer dinners, festivals and special parties are always popping up at venues across the region with new and interesting beer to try. Nanobreweries are launching, existing breweries are expanding and new beer is constantly hitting the shelves.

Bay Area Craft Beer is your guide to this community, featuring an event calendar, news and information about the breweries and brewpubs who make beer, the bars, stores and restaurants who lovingly serve it.

The site covers the nine counties surrounding the San Francisco Bay: Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco County. The region is the cradle of the craft beer movement and is currently home to over 50 breweries and brewpubs that come in all shapes and sizes.

Every effort will be made to keep the guide portion of the site accurate and up to date, but please double check with any venue about events or operating hours. I hope you find something useful or interesting on the site. If you would like to suggest a venue for the guide or make a comment or inquiry, please contact me.

Thanks for visiting.

Brian Stechschulte

Founder & Editor

Brian Stechschulte

Current Contributors

Matt Amaral
Jen Muehlbauer
John Heylin
Dave McAvoy