Fresh from its epic one-year anniversary party and the installation of dozens of new taps, Beer Revolution is ready to welcome beer lovers to Oakland for a vast number of SF Beer Week events. Some days, they’ve got several “meet the brewer” events at once — not too terribly surprising, since so many brewers already hang out here on their days off. Take a deep breath and check out the packed calendar:
Wednesday, February 9, 6-10pm: It’s not officially beer week yet, but it’s Wednesday, which usually means something cool at 3rd and Broadway. This week it’s beers from Grand Teton Brewing Co (Idaho) and a visit from its brewer Reid Stratton. Beer Revolution will present Grand Teton’s regular line-up, like Sweetgrass APA and Bitch Creek ESB, plus barrel-aged specialties like Lavender Sweetgrass and Chile Teton Ale.
Saturday, February 12, 2-6pm: Staffers from The Bruery will be in the house, so you can meet them and drink their yummy beers without driving to southern Cali.
Sunday, February 13, 2-6pm: Kyle Smith from the woefully underrated Kern River Brewing Company will be visiting with his whitewater-country beers. From 5-7pm, it’s an East vs. West taste-off between Dogfish Head and Anchor Brewing. Who knows what Dogfish Head will pull out, but Anchor is expected to come with Old Foghorn barleywine and a vertical selection of its Christmas beer.
Monday, February 14, 6-10pm: Fans of Belgian beer should not miss this night with De Proef Brewing rep Alan Shapiro. This night will include hard-to-find collaborative beers made by De Proef and partners like Bell’s, Terrapin, and Allagash.
Tuesday, February 15, 6-10pm: San Francisco favorites like 21st Amendment, Magnolia, and Speakeasy will cross the bridge to hang out on the less foggy side of the bay for a night.
Wednesday, February 16, 6-10pm: If Sierra Nevada Brewing makes you think “pale ale,” think again. Sierra Nevada brewmaster Terrence Sullivan will be bringing some unusual beers that might blow some minds.
Thursday, February 17, 6-10pm: Tomme Arthur of Port and Lost Abbey will come say hello to all the saints and sinners of Oakland. Also at 6pm, Beer Revolution will host one of the three existing kegs of Drake’s Jack ‘n’ Jolly, 2010’s Jolly Rodger imperial red aged in Jack Daniel’s barrels.
Friday, February 18: Four brewers. Yes, four. Mark Jilg of Craftsman, a great brewery rarely spotted outside of southern California, will be around from 5-9pm. From 6-10pm Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker will be up from central California with treats including a few beers only available at the brewery. From 8-11pm, the always creative Brian Hunt from Moonlight will be at the bar with his latest experiment. And because Beer Revolution is full of surprises, there’s a secret brewery visiting from 2-5pm. Hmm…
Saturday, February 19, 2-6 pm: Steve Altimari, formerly of Valley Brewing, will be showing off beers from his new venture High Water Brewing. From 3-8pm, Beer Revolution neighbor Adam Lamoreaux will come down the street to hang out.
Sunday, February 20, 2-9pm: Concord-based Ale Industries will be there to pour flagship beers like Orange Kush and Rye’d Piper, plus some special beers brewed exclusively for Beer Revolution. From 2-5pm, Lagunitas will arrive with beers including the hop monster collaboratively brewed for Beer Week by area luminaries including Beer Revolution’s Rebecca. In case that wasn’t enough, from 3-7pm, Upright Brewing will visit from America’s other beer mecca, Portland, OR.
Monday, February 21: Aspirin and coffee.
Details: Beer Revolution, 464 3rd Street, Oakland. 12th Street BART. (310) 452-BEER, @ComradeMalt on Twitter, and Beer Revolution on Facebook.