We’re in a golden age for craft beer in San Francisco Bay Area –and many of our established and new brewers are leading the way to inspire a national passion for artisan craft beers – be they kegged, bottled, growlered or casked. There’s so many ways to learn about beer around here — so get out and take a tour, visit one of the 25+ new breweries opening this fall, take a class or get a home brewing kit. We’d love to know if you have any favorite breweries or classes, or tours you think Epicurators should know about. Cheers! / Laiko
Eater SF mapped out the 27 new breweries opening in the Bay Area this Fall. Proust!
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 2013 BEER EVENTS, CLASSES & TOURS
February is SF Beer Week
Upcoming Brewer’s Guild Events, including Bacon & Beer Fest, Brew’s on the Bay and tours.
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA BREWING CLASSES
UC Davis has short programs for home brewers as well as a diploma program in beer mastery.
Beer Making Materials: SF Brewing Craft.
Online classes via Home Brew School
“How to get started home brewing” story from 7×7 magazine.
SAN FRANCISCO & BAY AREA BREWERY TOURS
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers Weekly Free Tour and Tasting. Friday at 4:30pm weekly. Free. Just Show up no reservations needed.
Anchor Steam, the grandaddy of tours. Sign up six months in advance.
Beer By BART, a guide via public transport to breweries and pubs around the Bay.
Yelp‘s list of Brewery Tour Companies if you want to just buy a ticket and leave the driving and planning to a company.
7×7 Magazine featured a story on DIY beer hopping up North from Sonoma to Mendocino.