More Craft Brewers Conference events open to the public:
At the Hilton Union Square Urban Tavern on Thursday during happy hour, Oskar Blues Brewery Can Apocalypse Night featuring Head Brewer Dave Chichura pouring cans of Mama's Little Yella Pils, Dale's Pale Ale, Old Chub Scotch Ale, G'Knight Imperial Red, Ten FIDY Imperial Stout, GUBNA Imperial IPA and the limited run of One Hit Wonder Imperial IPA.
The Hilton: Urban Tavern,
333 O’Farrell St.,
San Franscisco, California, 94102
At The Trappist In Oakland, starting at 8 p.m.: Upright Brewing brewers and representatives Ezra Johnson-Greenough and Ben Edmunds are in town for the Craft Brewers Conference and will be making a stop at the great beer bar The Trappist to pour some of their special brand of Farmhouse ales with a Pacific NW twist and will be bringing along some rare barrel-aged bottled treats.
460 8th Street
At Rosamunde Sausage Grill on Mission on Friday starting at 7 p.m., The Bruery and Cigar City Brewing will release the fruit of their collaborative efforts during the Craft Brewer's Conference. Join the brewers for the first public tapping of Marrón Acidifié. Over a year in barrels has left this 8.5% ABV "imperial oud bruin" layered with notes of cranberries, tropical fruits, leather and aged balsamic vinegar, balanced by wood tannins and roasted malt.
2832 Mission St
(between 24th St & 25th St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Also on Friday, Speakeasy Ales and Lagers presents Firkin Friday – CBC Edition, from 4-9 p.m.”We have pulled out all the stops for this week’s party - including some new beers, live bands and delicious food.” Pints are $3, live music starting at 6 p.m. With Andrew Blair and Ross Warner, followed by The Easy Leaves. San Francisco’s Good Foods BBQ will serve delicious barbecue. We’ll round that off with tasty Mexican food from local favorite La Laguna Taqueria. “In addition to featuring our regular line of beers, Friday will be the public debut of our new beer brewed special for the CBC called Snatch Racket India Pale Lager. Snatch Racket – named for the surge of kidnappings and ransoms in 1920’s during prohibition – is a unique blend of styles, a 6.5% full bodied lager dry-hopped like an IPA with all German hops. We’ll also be pulling a few rare aged beers from the cellar just for the night.”
Speakeasy Ales and Lagers
1195 Evans Ave
(between Middle Point Rd & Jennings St)
San Francisco, CA 94124
Neighborhood: Bayview/Hunters Point
Accessible by the T-Third, 44 and 19
More on the CBC beer brewed by Russian River and Sierra Nevada, which will be featured Thursday night at Public House:
The team at Russian River bottled it a couple of weeks ago and it’s now conditioning in large pallet cages in the brewery before labeling.
This sour brown ale was made by Russian River with Sierra Nevada, using the latter’s Keller Weise yeast for the primary fermentation, and barrel aged with Russian River’s house “bugs and critters” in wine barrels from Fritz Maytag’s York Creek Vineyards. Sampling his creation two weeks after bottling, Russian River’s Vinnie Cilurzo reports: “The bottle I opened had a giant Cabernet Sauvignon characteristic.” Sounds delicious, and we’re anticipating more fun surprises from the other three special beers!