SF Beer Week 2012 Opening Celebration Photos

Photos © Brian Stechschulte

SF Beer Week commenced last Friday with a bang at the Opening Celebration inside San Francisco’s Concourse Exhibition Center. Sixty-eight breweries from all over Northern California poured their best beer to nearly 2,600 attendees. Newly minted nanobreweries were stationed alongside legendary breweries, live music was provided by the experts at Noise Pop and food purveyors like Wise Sons Deli satiated hungry stomachs.

Here’s a photo recap of the festivities. Click any image to enlarge it and use the arrow keys to move the slideshow. Below the photos is the list of participating breweries.

Participating Breweries:

21st Amendment Brewery
Ale Industries
Almanac Beer Company
Anchor Brewing
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Auburn Alehouse
Beach Chalet
Bear Republic Brewery
Bison Brewing
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
Black Diamond Brewing
Blue Frog Grog and Grill
Butte Creek Brewing
Crispin Cider
Devil’s Canyon Brewery
Drakes Brewing
Dying Vines Brewing
Eel River Brewing
Elevation 66 Brewing
Firehouse Brewery & Grill
Golden Mongoose
Gordon Biersch
Half Moon Bay Brewing
Heretic Brewing
Hermitage Brewing
High Water Brewing
Hoppy Brewing Company
Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
Lagunitas Brewing
Linden Street Brewery
Lockdown Brewing Company
Lost Coast Brewing
Lucky Hand Brewing
Mad River Brewing

Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery
Marin Brewing Company
Mendocino Brewing Company
Moonlight Brewing Company
Moksha Beer
Moylan’s Brewery & Restaurant
Napa Smith Brewery
North Coast Brewing Company
Oakland Brewing
Pacific Brewing Laboratories
Pacific Coast Brewing
Pizza Orgasmica and Brewing Company
Pleasanton Main St. Brewery
Pyramid Alehouse/Breweries
Rubicon Brewing Company
Russian River Brewing
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Shmaltz Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada Brewing
Six Rivers Brewing Company
Social Kitchen & Brewery
Sonoma Springs Brewing
Southern Pacific Brewing
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Strike Brewing
Third Street Ale Works
ThirstyBear Brewing Company
Tied House Brewery & Cafe
Triple Rock Brewery
Triple Voodoo Brewing Company
Trumer Brauerei
Two Rivers Cider
Uncommon Brewers