The SF Beer Week Opening Gala is the largest, most anticipated, and prestigious annual gathering of the Northern California craft beer community. It’s the kick off party for SF Beer Week, commencing a nine-day marathon of beer dinners, tastings, tap takeovers and educational events that occur all over the Bay Area.
Over 120 Northern California breweries expected.
This massive kick-off to SF Beer Week takes place on Friday, February 9, from 6-10:30pm** at the Pier 35 in San Francisco (5pm for VIP). Over 120 breweries are expected from throughout Northern California -- especially Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties -- serving the most creative and compelling beers the region has to offer.
Attendees will receive a commemorative glass and enjoy unlimited samples of new, rare and classic beers. Expect mouth-puckering sours alongside subtle funk, hop bombs both cloudy and clear, brawny barrel-aged brews, and a wide range of beer styles traditional and experimental -- all the creativity and innovation that has made Northern California one of the best beer producing regions in the world.
In addition to great beer, some of the best local food vendors in the Bay Area will be on site, serving up delicious options for purchase. (And rest assured, bathrooms will be plentiful!)
The Gala is one of the most memorable beer events of the year. Get your tickets now. There will be NO DOOR TICKETS.
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SF Beer Week and the Opening Gala is presented by the San Francisco Brewers Guild.
Ticket Policies & Notices- All attendees must be 21+ and IDs will be checked at the entrance. - No infants, children or anyone under 21 allowed in. No pets allowed in.- Rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable, but transferrable via the Eventbrite system. - Tickets will not be sold at the door.- Food is not included in the ticket price.- Do not bring in glassware of any kind. Water will be provided.- Backpacks and large bags are discouraged and may be subject to search.- Designated driver tickets are not available. Use ride share services or public transit or cab services.- Please drink responsibly. Disorderly guests will be escorted out by security.- Unauthorized solicitations or distribution of materials is prohibited, resulting inejection.
** in compliance with ABC requirements, pouring of alcohol will cease at 10pm
SF Beer Week and the SF Beer Week Opening Gala are organized by the San Francisco Brewers Guild, a non-profit 501(c)(6) founded in 2004. The Guild’s mission is to unite those who make local beer with those who love it, and revive the vibrant heritage of beer brewing in San Francisco.
What's the refund policy?The event is RAIN or SHINE and all ticket sales are final; there are no refunds.
Will Pliny the Younger be served?We can neither confirm nor deny that yet! Once the brewery participation list is finalized, we will update the answer to this Q.
What can you tell me about the beer being served?As a kick-off to SF Beer Week, brewers will be rolling out many new, rare, specialty and collaboraiton releases for the Gala. Well over 300 beers are expected to be tapped, with over 120 brewery stations pouring. There will be plenty of great beer flowing throughout the night.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket doesn't match the person who attends?Yes, IDs are checked for age verification, not for the name on the ticket. (Note: you can also transfer your tickets into someone else's name via your Eventbrite account.)
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?We strongly encourage bringing a printed ticket for faster check-in.