SF Beer Week Opening Gala 2019

Event has passed (Fri Feb 1, 2019 - Fri Feb 1, 2019)
Pier 35
06:00 PM
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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 multi-day marathon of beer dinners, tastings, tap takeovers and educational events that occur all over the Bay Area.
This community-centric gathering is ground zero for the region's craft beer scene takes place on Friday, February 1, from 6-10:30pm** at Pier 35 in San Francisco (5pm for VIP). Breweries from throughout Greater Bay Area will be congregating to serve you the most creative and compelling beers the region has to offer.
** in compliance with ABC requirements, pouring of alcohol will cease at 10pm

Over 120 Northern California breweries set to pour!

Attendees 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. 
The Gala is one of the most memorable beer events of the year, directly benefitting the Bay Area Brewers Guild. Get your tickets now. There will be NO DOOR TICKETS. 
Follow SF Beer Week on Twitter or Facebook to get the latest Opening Gala news and SF Beer Week updates.
SF Beer Week and the Opening Gala is presented by the Bay Area 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. - 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 in expulsion.

SF Beer Week and the SF Beer Week Opening Gala are organized by the San Francisco Brewers Guild, d/b/a the Bay Areas Brewers Guild, a non-profit 501(c)(6) founded in 2004 representing local, independent craft breweries. 

What's the refund policy?The event is RAIN or SHINE and all ticket sales are final; there are no refunds.
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.
Why is there no designated driver option available?Non-alcohol ticket options are always subject to significant abuse, unfortunately, and at an event this size, it is impossible to police these options without outstripping resources and greatly impacting the event's viability. As a result, only the one ticket type can be offered.
Can I bring outside food into this event?Unfortunately, no, you cannot bring food in. We do have food vendors who will have food for sale available.
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 breweries pouring. There will be plenty of great beer flowing throughout the night. 
Will Pliny the Younger be served?Yes. Our friends at Russian River will be bringing Younger from Santa Rosa for the Gala! 


  1. Pier 35 1454 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA