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Beer + Food = Love

Nearly 30% of the over 700 events happening during SF Beer Week are showcasing the marriage of beer and food. 

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Beer’s re-emergence as a food-friendly beverage and go-to meal companion is evidenced by the 25% jump in the number of events where food is playing a noticeable role. Chefs, cheese mongers, salumists, creators of pastries, ice creams and desserts — a rainbow of artisan food producers, really — are collaborating with craft brewers across the Bay Area to deliver delightful beer-and-food pairings.

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SF Restaurant Week, which kicks off Jan. 20, runs alongside SF Beer Week this year. Each of the following restaurants are not only hosting amazing beer-and-food events as part of SF Beer Week, but offering prix fixe menus throughout SF Restaurant Week:

Beach Chalet Restaurant & Brewery
Belga
Bon Marché Brasserie & Bar
Citizen Fox
Dirty Water
Paragon Restaurant
Red Dog
Schroeder’s Restaurant
ThirstyBear Organic Brewery

Visit SF Restaurant Week for their full list of participating restaurants.

Beer and food options throughout SF Beer Week are plentiful, fit a variety of budgets, and are testament to the near-ubiquitous role beer now plays at the dining table.

Here are just a few of the 200+ events where food is a big part of the story:

SATURDAY, Jan. 23, and SUNDAY, Jan. 24

Alaskan Seafood Dinners with Almanac
Red Dog Restaurant, SF
Unique beer dinners both Sat. and Sun. nights pair Almanac with special dishes from Chef Beau Schooler from Alaska and others.
More info on Sat. Jan. 23…

More info on Sun. Jan. 24…

SATURDAY, Jan. 23

Fort Point Dim Sum Brunch
Hong Kong Lounge, SF
Old meets new during SF Beer Week as Hong Kong Lounge hosts Fort Point Beer Company for a private dim sum beer pairing brunch.
More info…

Propolis Herbal Ales with Artisan Food Pairings
Whole Foods Market, Palo Alto
Propolis Brewing, a WA-state producer of traditional old world herbal ales, will walk you through these unique and varied ales, each paired with a selection of artisan cheese and meats.
More info…

SUNDAY, Jan. 24

Brews for Brunch: Sonoma Edition
SoMa StrEat Food Park, SF
Featuring Henhouse, 101 North, Lagunitas, Bear Republic and Sonoma Cider, and food pairings from 10 of San Francisco’s best food trucks.
More info…

SFBW Collaboration Pairings
The Alembic, SF
The SF Brewers Guild brewed not one but two SF Beer Week collaboration beers this year. We’ll have both on tap with special dishes paired with each one, plus a bonus third pairing.
More info…

MONDAY, Jan. 25

Bacon & Beer Pairing
Fogbelt Brewing Co, Santa Rosa
Eat bacon and drink beer four ways, from savory to sweet. AVAILABLE ALL WEEK.
More info…

Sierra Nevada Farm Dinner
Molina Restaurant, Mill Valley
Molina Chef Todd Shoberg is collaborating with Cheetah Tchudi, who runs the beautiful farm at Sierra Nevada Brewery, to deliver a multi-course menu highlighting organic produce from the farm.
More info…

TUESDAY, Jan. 26

Local Beer & Artisan Cheese Pairing Class
The Vine at Whole Foods Market, Livermore
Learn the art of beer and cheese pairing. More info…

4505 Smoked Heritage Hog with Anchor Brewing
4505 Burgers & BBQ, SF
Smoked heritage whole hog and whiskey barrle-aged BBQ sauce meets Anchor Brewing.
More info…

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27

Lunch Special with Drake’s, Triple Rock, Faction & Jupiter
Triple Rock Brewery & Alehouse, Berkeley
Four-course lunch paired with a flight of fresh SF Beer Week exclusive Double IPAs from Triple Rock, Drake’s, Faction, and a “Hoppitizer” from Jupiter.
More info…

Devil’s Gulch Dinner with Beer Pairings
Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery, SF
Magnolia Chef Dennis Lee delivers a special beer dinner showcasing their collaborative friendship with Devil’s Gulch Ranch, who uses Magnolia’s spent grain to feed their heritage hogs.
More info…

THURSDAY, Jan. 28

4505 Meats Charcuterie & Beer Pairing
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, SF
Savor delicious beer and meat pairings all day long in the tap room. 4505 Meats selected a fine assortment of cured treats to pair with Speakeasy beer.
More info…

Evening with Affligem
BEL, SF
Meet the wonderful people from Affligem brewery and enjoy their beer with special food pairings.
More info…

Bonus: Beyond Beer Batter Class, Paired Menu
ThirstyBear Organic Brewery, SF
Chef and home brewer Rob McCarthy guides you through the art of cooking with beer’s raw ingredients for a class being held this particular evening, but there’s also a 5-course, beer paired, prix fixe menu being offer throughout SF Beer Week as part of SF Restaurant Week.
More info on the class…
More info on the all-week pairing menu…

FRIDAY, Jan. 29

Friday Morning Beer Brunch
Social Kitchen & Brewery, SF
Special breakfast offerings, brunch cocktails, and brunch appropriate beers, like Saison du Sauvignon, help ease you into the weekend.
More info…

Ice Cream Social
20Twenty Cheese Bar, San Jose
Featuring stout and porter floats, belgian floats, cider floats and more.
More info…

Sonoma Springs Brewing Tasting Menu
Handles Gastropub, Pleasanton
Tasting menu paired with the fabulous beers from Sonoma Springs Brewing.
More info…

SATURDAY, Jan. 30

Drake’s & Beachwood Beer Brunch
Drake’s Dealership, Oakland
Meet brewmasters John Gillooly of Drake’s and Julian Shrago of Beachwood Brewing over beer & brunch. More info…

Local Brewing Co. Beer Dinner
Precita Park Cafe, SF
One-night only prix fixe beer pairing features three course of your choice from Executive Chef Richie Wilim.
More info…

SUNDAY, Jan. 31

Brewers’ Sunday Tea with Fatted Calf
21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant, SF
21st Amendment and Fatted Calf bring out delicious beer sausages made with their featured strong beer. Other strong beers from Bay Area breweries will be on hand.
More info…

Beerunch
Public House, SF
A beer-and-food pairing brunch featuring morning-friendly brews from Woods Beer, Moonlight, Fort Point, and Monkey Paw. More info…

Local Beer & Artisan Cheese Pairing Class
The Vine at Whole Foods Market
Learn the art of beer and cheese pairing. More info…

BONUS:  Bob’s Donuts & Beer
Woods Polk Station, SF
Woods Beer has brewed another batch of its epic Belgian Quad, flavored to pair with Bob’s infamous apple fritters.
More info…

Check the website for all the great beer and food events going on, including the Week-Long Specials section, where dozens and dozens of food-related, week-long specials reside.

Access the Week-Long Specials by going to Schedule and clicking on the graphic in the upper left-hand corner. (Note: these listings do not appear in the main schedule)