The fifth annual SF Beer Week runs from Fri., Feb. 8, to Sun., Feb. 17, and a record number of events are planned throughout the Bay Area. Among the many South Bay participants are Harry’s Hofbrau, Wine Affairs, Original Gravity Public House, Rose & Crown, Liquid Bread Gastropub, and Hermitage and Strike brewing companies.
Feb. 9, 2-6pm: Beerwalk in Japantown San Jose
Beerwalks, coordinated by Jack’s Bar & Lounge, have proven to be fun adventures. For this Beerwalk, visitors can stroll the streets and visit the local businesses in Japantown while tasting great beer. Tickets are $30 if purchased in advance, and $38 the day of. www.thebeerwalk.com.
Feb. 10, 11am-2pm: SF Beer Week Beer Run
Get in a run, and enjoy some Strike Brewing beers afterward at C.B. Hannegan’s in Los Gatos. www.beer-runner.blogspot.com.
Feb. 11, 4:30-10pm: Lagunitas Craft ‘Beerds’ Night
The folks at Wine Affairs in San Jose host a facial-hair-themed good time with sudsy offerings from Lagunitas.
Feb. 12, 6-8pm: Scott’s Seafood Mountain View Brewmaster Dinner
The evening features a four-course meal with beers from Hermitage Brewing. Tickets are $45, excluding tax and tip, and reservations are required.
Feb. 13, 11:30-1am: Pliny the Younger at Rose & Crown
Palo Alto’s Rose & Crown Pub serves some of the hard-to-find Pliny the Younger from the Russian River Brewing Company.
Feb. 14, noon-11:30pm: Pucker Up! Valentine’s Day Sour Tap Takeover
Try up to 15 sour beers at Original Gravity in downtown San Jose.
Feb. 15: Firestone Walker Presents the Roots of XVI
Scheduled to make appearances for this event at Harry’s Hofbrau in San Jose are current brewmaster Matt Brynildson and the original brewmaster Jeffers Richardson.
Feb. 16, noon-5pm: Meet the Brewers Beer Festival
At the Fourth Annual edition of the festival, at Hermitage Brewing in San Jose, sample beers from South Bay and nearby breweries and meet many of the brewers. Tickets are $35 if purchased in advance and $40 at the door.
Feb. 17, 11am-3pm: Beer Brunch
Enjoy brunch at Liquid Bread Gastropub in downtown Campbell with Lagunitas beer cocktails.
Expect events to sell out or draw large turnouts-a continuing sign of the demand for good beer in the South Bay.