Keeping up with the Bay Area beer scene
First, what’s worth arranging your calendar around? February has long been Strong Beer month in the Bay Area, known for festivals, parties and special brews. Now the long second week of this short month has been lengthened into San Francisco Beer Week at SFBEERWEEK.ORG. Look for this collection of hundreds of interesting beer events 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. [NOTE: Since we wrote this we have started doing the SF column for The Celebrator. Big fun, on paper.]
The “What’s on tap?” blog by the late William Brand was a classic source of don’t-miss beer event information. Jay Brooks stepped in to carry that tradition forward. His work can now be found here at Eat-Drink-Play. The San Francisco Chronicle covers beer now and then in its wine section. Encouragement might help… comment and give helpful 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.
Many of the listed beer destinations on our site have an events section on their websites, and some have email lists you can subscribe to. Most are using Twitter, Facebook and other tools too.
Where else do YOU check?