We've heard that in the Navy, you can sail the seven seas. As it turns out, however, you don't need to be in uniform to enjoy unlimited samples of local beer on a WWII ship. If you prefer over 60 craft beers and a slew of food trucks to harsh seas and the threat of enemy attack, then Brews on the Bay is right up your galley (sorry, couldn't resist).
All 15 breweries from the SF Brewer's Guild will pour everything from staple brews and cask-conditioned favorites to sour brews and heavier barrel-aged creations. Since the Guild recently expanded to include local favorites such as Almanac Beer Co., Pacific Brewing Laboratory, and Shmaltz Brewing, the festival will offer a wider range of local brews than ever before. Add in views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, and you'll be enjoying the buzz of the high seas in no time. The event also comes mere days before International Talk Like a Pirate Day, so you can squeeze in some last-minute practice. Grab your first mate and peruse the details, below:
Brews on the Bay
Where: S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien, Pier 45
When: Saturday, Sept. 15, noon to 5 p.m.
Cost: $50; includes unlimited 8oz pours and access to the historic ship. Tickets here.
What: Over 60 local brews, food truck grub for purchase, and a chance to support the National Liberty Ship Memorial. Bring a camera, and be sure to convince your buddy that he's supposed to dress up like a skipper.