San Francisco Beer Week is an annual event dedicated to the Bay Area's booming craft beer industry, inviting local breweries, restaurants, and bars to show off new and unique brews. There are over 700 events across the Bay Area scheduled this year, including more than 130 in the South Bay and Peninsula.
Check out this list of our picks for the most interesting San Francisco Beer Week events in San Jose and Silicon Valley.
For more information and the full list of SF Beer Week events searchable by region, check out: www.SFBeerWeek.org/schedule
Saturday, January 23
Beer for Breakfast
Stuft Pizza, 1426 Dempsey Rd., Milpitas
Founders Brewing Company will be tapping a keg of their Breakfast Stout that was brewed with a lot of coffee and chocolate. If ever a beer was perfect for breakfast... 11am-10pm.
Propolis Herbal Ales with Artisan Food Pairings
Whole Foods Market, 774 Emerson Street, Palo Alto
Propolis Brewing, a Washington state-based producer of traditional old world herbal ales, will be tasting a variety of their unique ales, each paired with a selection of artisan cheese and meats. 2pm-5pm.
The Beerwalk in Japantown San Jose
Explore the unique shops and local businesses in San Jose's historic Japantown business district while enjoying great beers from a dozen local breweries. Tickets: $30 in advance, $38 day of. Buy tickets at thebeerwalk.com, 2pm-6pm
Brewmaster Dinner - Ruhstaller Farm & Yard
The Table, 1110 Willow Street, San Jose
Join The Table as we welcome Ruhstaller Farm & Yard to host a 4-course tasting menu, featuring locally grown beers paired with seasonal American fare. Seating is limited and by reservation only.
Admission: $70 (excluding tax/gratuity). Menu. Call for reservations, 408-655-7024. 6pm-9pm
Monday, January 25
Meet Firestone Walker // Barrelworks Barrelmeister, Jeffers Richardson
Original Gravity Public House, 66 S 1st St, San Jose
Join Firestone Walker's Barrelmeister Jeffers Richardson, who is in charge of the brewery's barrel-aged beers and its wild-beer project, Barrelworks. Featuring a draft lineup of extremely rare and exclusive Firestone and Barrelworks beer, a pop-up food pairing menu. 5pm-10pm.
Tuesday, January 26
Tiki Tuesday with Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
Harry's Hofbrau, 390 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA
Join Ballast Point for tropical craft cocktails made with Ballast Point Spirits in Ballast Tiki mugs you get to take home with your purchase. The event will also have a long tap list of rare and barrel aged beers.
Wednesday, January 27
7th Annual Women-Only Craft Beer Tasting & Appreciation Night
Devils Canyon Brewing Company, 935 Washington St, San Carlos
A tasting event to let women sample beers in a casual setting, guests are even welcome to wear sweats! Devils Canyon brewery owner Kristiann Garrett will lead a blind tasting to help participants discover new beers, flavors, complexities and styles. Admission: $30. More information and tickets. 6pm-9pm.
Friday, January 29
Ice Cream Social
20Twenty Cheese Bar, 1389 Lincoln Ave, San Jose
Have you ever had an “adult” root beer float? This event features stouts, porter, belgian, cider floats, and more. They'll be offering ice cream specials throughout the event, too. 1pm-7pm. More information.
Saturday, January 30
Sour Fest 6.0
Original Gravity Public House, 66 S. 1st St., San Jose
The 6th annual rendition of Original Gravity's popular sour beer lover's celebration featuring more than 20 different hard to find sour beers on tap and some extremely limited bottles. 12pm-11:30pm