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Thursday, February 7, 2013

SF Beer Week: Your Weekend Schedule

Posted By on Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 12:35 PM

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Don't worry, you're not the only one who feels overwhelmed by the SF Beer Week schedule. With the help of SFoodie's daily event picks and a few months of intensive post-beer week therapy, we're sure you'll recover from the festivities with some of your sanity intact. For the first weekend of suds, we're starting you off with a bang. Fans of off-the-wall barrel-aged and sour brews, listen up.

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On Saturday morning, sleep in and wake up feeling refreshed. Or, possibly not so refreshed if you attended the Opening Gala celebration on Friday night. Start your day with a beer cooking demo from Abbot's Cellar chef Adam Dulye:

CUESA's Cook with Beer Demo

Where: CUESA Ferry Plaza classroom, S.F.

When: Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to noon

Cost: Free, with recipes and samples for all

What: Learn to brine and pickle with beer with Chef Dulye. Munch on tasty treats.

Now that you have some beer pickles in your stomach, head to Beer Revolution for a celebration of wine-barrel-aged beers:

Wine-Barrel-Aged Beer Tastival

Where: Beer Revolution, 464 Third St., Oakland

When: Feb. 9, 2 to 11 p.m.

Cost: Pay per drink

What: In conjunction with Brewpublic, Beer Rev is filling its bountiful taps with beers aged in various types of wine barrels. Enjoy a great excuse to swirl your beer and gush about tannins. Expect special brews from numerous Bay Area and Oregon breweries.

Or, for an all-out barrage of barrel-aged brews, grab a ticket to the Jug Shop's barrel blowout:

Jug Shop Barrel-Aged Festival

When: Feb. 9, 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Where: The Jug Shop, 1590 Pacific, S.F.

Cost: $65 (register here

What: Free reign to sample 73 barrel-aged beers, including domestic beers, imports, and 10 drafts. If you were to purchase these beers to enjoy at home, it would cost over $4,000. THIS IS A DEAL. Full beer list and event details on the SF Beer Week website.

On Sunday morning, you'll need to grab some strong coffee and slap yourself across the face. It's time for another barrage of barrel-aged and sour treats:

Sour Sunday

Where: Feb 10, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

When: Triple Rock Brewery and Jupiter Brewpub, 1920 and 2181 Shattuck, Berkeley

Cost: $30, cash only

What: Over 80 sour and barrel-aged beers between the two bars, with local products featured at Jupiter and imported brews at Triple Rock. Your ticket gets you a commemorative tasting glass, eight beer tickets, and possibly a bad case of heartburn. $3 for additional beer tickets.

If you're still standing, enjoy a flight of rare beers from The Bruery at Fat Angel:

The Bruery Grand Tasting

Where: Fat Angel, 1740 O'Farrell, S.F.

When: Feb. 10, 4 to 6 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. (two seatings)

Cost: $65. Send an e-mail request to info@fatangelsf.com or call 690-3783 to reserve your tickets (credit card needed).

What: Enjoy four flights of four beers each (3 oz pours), plus a surprise or two. Highlight beers include Mother Funker, Sour in the Rye, Sans Pagaie, Acer Quercus, and Melange No. 3.

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