We used to call this a heat wave. Now, I think it’s just called Summer. Here, in the SF Bay Area, it’s usually so cold at night, especially during Summer, we’re not used to being able to walk around at night without a lot of clothes on–during the day, who knows what you might see. I love Summer and I love the heat. There are so many Summer beer festivals coming up nearby, I couldn’t resist putting a list together.
This Weekend in Oakland and San Francisco
The ‘Town Quarterly Party
Come on by Linden Street Brewery for our ‘Town Quarterly Party! Come party in our parking lot with great beer, great bands, great food, and great weather! We’ll be releasing a new Rye Summer Bock beer and fundraising for the Town Park and My Yute Soccer. Bless and Build!
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 12-5pm
Linden Street Brewery, 95 Linden Street, Oakland, CA
Pride Edition Morpho at Cervecería de MateVeza
We will be brewing a special edition of Morpho Herbal Ale for Pride weekend. Like the original, this gruit will be feature yerba mate, bay leaves, and hibiscus, but more of each and it will clock in at 8% alcohol. Giddyup! Come by Cervecería de MateVeza for the festivities on June 29th and June 30th and brace yourself!
Sat & Sun, June 29 & 30, 2013
Cervecería de MateVeza, 3801 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
Two Beer Festivals Happening TODAY!
Hop’n Barley Festival
The 2013 Hop N’ Barley Beer Festival will be held at Skypark in Scotts Valley. This afternoon community event will feature more than 100 beers, music by five local bands, bocce ball, food for purchase, and a children’s area. The park is dog-friendly, and admission is free for those not tasting beer. Proceeds will go to the Community Housing Land Trust of Santa Cruz County.
Saturday, June 29th, 2013, 12pm
Skypark, Scotts Valley, CA
California Beer Festival Marin
Enjoy great craft beer and sample mouthwatering BBQ throughout the day. CBF isTHE event of the year for any beer or BBQ enthusiast. CBF’s main goal is to shine a light on the craft beer movement and celebrate great beer.
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 12:30-5pm
Stafford Lake Park, Novato, CA
Save the Date for Festivals Coming Up
BreastFest Beer Festival
60 breweries, local food purveyors and Bay Area musicians who all join together to help women gain access to alternative means of cancer therapy!
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 2-6pm
Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
advance tickets $50, $60 @ door
California Beer Festival Santa Cruz
With over 70 craft brews on tap, mouth watering food, bocce ball and live entertainment with three great live bands. Back by popular demand the electrifying 14 piece tribute band to Michael Jackson….FOREVERLAND.
Saturday, August 10, 2013, 12:30-5pm
Aptos Village Park, Santa Cruz, CA
Stumptown Brewery Beer Revival and BBQ SOLD OUT!
Beer Tasting from 1 – 5 p.m. Live Music ’til 6 p.m. Entry fee includes your Beer, Cider, and BBQ tastings for the duration. 30 Breweries and 30 BBQ teams “If you can’t have fun at this one … you can’t have fun.” Don’t take our word for it, find someone who came last year and ask them if they’ll be coming back.
Saturday, August 17, 2013, 12pm-6pm
Stumptown Brewery, 15045 River Road, Guerneville
Northern California Homebrewers Festival
Once a year at the time of the Autumnal Equinox, homebrewers from all over Northern California make the trek to the little town of Dobbins and call Lake Francis their home for two days. Here they proudly fly the colors of their homebrew clubs and eagerly share well-crafted homebrew, rivaling some of the best known craft breweries.
September 19-21, 2013
Lake Francis Resort, 13919 Lake Francis Road, Dobbins, CA 95935
Tickets go on sale July 14th at 10am!
This popular annual brewfest and festival of all things bicycle in beautiful Fairfax, CA (the birthplace of the mountain bike) features over 30 handcrafted beers from the West Coast’s best brewers (see full list below). All proceeds from the brewfest benefit the Marin County Bicycle Coalition and Access4Bikes and their efforts to expand Marin County’s network of bike lanes, pathways and trails.
Saturday, October 12, 2013, 11am-6pm
FairAnselm Plaza 765 Center Blvd. Fairfax, CA 94930
Brews on the Bay
Enjoy over 50 different beers made by San Francisco breweries, while soaking up the salty air, sunshine, live music, food, and spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and San Francisco.
Saturday, October 19, 2013 12-5pm
S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien at Pier 45
Tickets go on sale August 5th at 10:00am
More, More, More
Also, check out Brooklyn Brew Shop’s list of events happening this weekend around the country.
And ceck out this mega calendar of listings around the world!