February was a blur. SF Beer Week has come and gone leaving many people depressed and yearning for more. Don’t worry, great stuff happens year round. The March calendar is just starting to take shape. More events are rolling in and will be included on the CALENDER portion of the BACB website. Check there for the latest and greatest events throughout the month.
Telegraph Brewing will be pouring their California Ale and Brown Ale on draft, a hoppy Amber in a firkin and Rhinoceros Rye Wine from 22 oz bottles.
Drake’s First Friday
4:00pm, Drake’s Brewing, 1933 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA. (map)
Drake’s First Friday Events are fundraisers for local schools & non-profits, and are held at Drake’s the first Friday of every month. This Friday will benefit San Leandro’s James Madison Elementary School. $5 per person voluntary donation and $15 for a Drake’s tasting glass with 3 drink tokens.
17 of the finest breweries in the Bay Area together for one of the first, funnest, festive beer festivals of the season. Tickets: $25 advance, $30 day of event.
Deschutes Brewery Chef Matt Neltner and Monk’s Kettle Chef Adam Dulye collaborate to deliver a menu made for beer. The special menu will be available to anyone visiting the restaurant. On tap will be a large variety of Deschutes beers including: The Abyss 2010, The Abyss, 2009, Black Butte XXI, Hop Henge Experimental IPA, Red Chair NWPA, Mirror Mirror, Jubel 2010, Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Green Lakes Organic Ale. Visitors will also have a chance to discuss the beers and brewing processes with Deschutes Brewery brewer Robin Johnson.
For professional brewers, CBC is the number one environment in North America for concentrated, affordable brewing education and idea sharing to improve brewery quality and performance. The conference is also a great social event with over 2,600 brewing industry professionals enjoying craft brews together.
30 breweries and 20 different food vendors setup shop for this beer tasting for charity. Proceeds benefit the Youth Benevolent Fund. $40.