FIVE KICK OFFS ACROSS THE BAY

The Bay Area Brewers Guild is pleased to bring back Official SF Beer Week Kick Off parties in 2023 -- one in every corner of the Bay Area. Subbing in for past Opening Galas for one more year, these more intimate celebrations, produced and hosted by Bay Area Brewers Guild members, one in the each guild chapter, are where we'll be collectively raising our glasses in celebration of the Bay's unique beer scenes and local breweries.


EAST BAY

21st Amendment

San Leandro

With 21A co-founder Shaun O'Sullivan not only launching one of the Bay Area's most successful breweries, but also co-founding SF Beer Week itself back in 2009, it's kismet that 21st Amendment would return again to host the East Bay Kick Off. With its large indoor and outdoor space at the San Leandro brewery, this one most resembles beer week galas of old, and for 2023 the icon SFBW display will be on site — the perfect selfie backdrop to mark the occasion.

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NORTH BAY

Pond Farm Brewing Co.

San Rafael

Since it's launch, Pond Farm has been a beacon to the North Bay craft beer scene and a craft beer fan's favorite stop on the way up Highway 1 to Santa Rosa. You'll love everything about this event and about Pond Farm, the perfect point of entry to North Bay's epic beer scene, and a fantastic place to kick beer week off this or any year.

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SAN FRANCISCO

Barebottle Brewing Co. @ Salesforce Park

Salesforce Park

Nestled in an expansive urban oasis, the setting for Barebottle's newest location is both dramatic and quintessential. The beautifully landscaped 5.4-acre rooftop garden atop the new Salesforce Transit Building is home to 600 trees, 16,000 plants and, on February 11, a host of local breweries, featuring the finest brews from San Francisco and craft brewers farther flung.

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COAST

Other Brother Beer Co.

Seaside

Other Brother and its taproom have a lot going on, not only breaking liquid bread in Seaside, but literally, sharing space with world-class Ad Astra Bread Co. while offering its own sister product, some of California's freshest, rich and robust olive oil, but the team at Other Brother has earned its reputation of knowing how to throw a good time, hosting amped up seasonal markets, vinyl nights, record releases, and recently a co-branded beer release with Atlas Skateboarding. So, yeah, it'll be worth the trip :)

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SILICON VALLEY

Guildhouse

San Jose

Silicon Valley's craft beer scene has blossomed in delicious ways these last few years alongside a desire to mix, mingle and play. Guildhouse was a perfect fit for hosting this region's Kick Off event, serving up Silicon Valley's best for a super fun evening celebrating in the capital of tech. Get your beer-week and beer-geek groove on, as the Guildhouse team curates what's sure to be a playful evening to make your opening weekend extra fun.

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