Keeping up with the Bay Area beer scene
February is Strong Beer month in the Bay Area, known for festivals, parties and special brews. Now the second week of this short month has been lengthened into San Francisco Beer Week at SFBEERWEEK.ORG. Look for this event annually.
The Celebrator, the essential western beer publication, is good for learning about beer activities within range of BART trips, plus broader travel, too. Many of the establishments listed on this website distribute it free; eventually you may want to subscribe to support what these people do for our beer scene!
The “What’s on tap?” blog by the late William Brand was a classic source of don’t-miss beer event information. Jay Brooks has stepped in to carry that tradition forward with Brooks on Beer. The San Francisco Chronicle covers beer now and then in its wine section. Encouragement might help… comment and give feedback to them so they’ll keep it up. Here’s a sample article about what specific artisan cheeses go with what specific craft beers.
Most of the listed beer destinations on our site have an events section on their websites, and some have email lists you can subscribe to. Many are using Twitter, Facebook and other tools too.
Where else do YOU check?