Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Ratebeer Brings Back Its Gallery Beer Fest With More Than 20 Rare Local Brews

Posted By on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 11:00 AM

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The flyer for local consumer review site Ratebeer's upcoming event leads with the description "three floors of the world's top rated brewers." If that's not the craft beer festival equivalent of dropping the mic and slowly backing away, then we don't know what is. This weekend, the third installment of Ratebeer's Gallery Beer Festival will bring beer, education, community, and art to SPUR gallery.

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The word "gallery" in the event title is telling -- Ratebeer's events put a strong emphasis on curation. The breweries represented have been hand selected, and encouraged to bring their most innovative, sought-after brews. In addition to the beers on display, there will be paired cheeses from Cypress Grove and Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Co., talks, and Q&A sessions with some of the Bay Area's best brewers. Additionally, the event benefits the It Gets Better Project, which provides support structures for LGBT youth.

With Ratebeer at the helm, you don't need to worry about the taplist ... but don't take our word for it. See below for some of the beers to be poured:

Sante Adairius Doble Lupúlo

Sante Adairius Cellarman

Deschutes PineDrops IPA

Drakes Drakkeller DIPA

Drakes Bourbon Barrel-Aged Drakonic Imperial Stout

Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout

Stone Stochasticity Project Grapefruit Slam IPA

Alesmith Vietnamese Speedway Stout

AleSmith IPA

Russian River Pliny the Elder

Marin Brewing Brass Knuckle

Mikkeller Lobos

Modern Times Blazing World

Lagunitas SF Fusion 20

Cellarmaker Mo' Citra

Bear Republic Churchill's Pale

Almanac Ichibier

Almanac Farmer's Reserve Pluot

Almanac Valley of the Heart's Delight

Tickets to the Ratebeer Gallery event ($50) are on sale now via Eventbrite.

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