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It is that time of year good beer people, the start of SF Beer Week (February 8th – 17th) commencing with tonight’s sold out Opening Celebration. This is the fifth year SF Beer Week has been celebrating craft beer through festivals, food and beer pairings, dinners, art and education. I think we have the premier beer week in the country, for the Bay Area is truly blessed with amazing craft beer and a culinary scene, rich and vibrant with personalities that continue to produce and amaze. Our unofficial mandate has always been with Beer Week ‘no pint nights’ and an emphasis on exploring the cerebral side of beer, but of course allowing the amazing flavors and fun to shine through. This year that mandate is in no short supply, with over 400 events covering the entire Bay area from Monterrey to Sonoma county and all parts East and West it is shaping up to be a great 10 day beer week.

Over here in 2nd Street we have six great events lined up for you along with our ongoing Strong Beer Month. A perfect storm of beer events for us here at the 21st Amendment. It doesn’t get any better than this for February and craft beer.

Strong Beer Brunch with Drake’s Brewery and Iron Springs Brewery
Sunday – February 10 10:00am – 2:30pm.
Join us for our annual Strong Beer Brunch with our good friends from Drakes Brewery and Iron Springs Brewery bringing their unique strong and barrel aged beers paired with Chef Matt’s special brunch menu created with these special beers in mind. This is a great way to start your Sunday SF Beer Week with a good foundation and great rare beers.

21A Library Stash Tasting
Monday – February 11th
 – 7:00pm – 10:00pm
We have amassed a sizable stash of our own cellared beers and other brews from great breweries. Join us on the mezzanine as we dust off some greatbeers from the 21st Amendment cellars and crack open and taste these vintage delectables. These brews will include: multiple years of Lower De Boom Barley Wine, Red Giant,, Monk’s Blood and Ripple – Imperial Chocolate Porter and 100% Brett beer… Funky Poomedina!

Abe Lincoln’s Birthday and Craft Beerd Book signing with Fred Abercrombie
Tuesday – February 12th
 – 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Tuesday February 11th is Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States who also appears very prominently on our Brew Free! or Die IPA cans and we are celebrating his birthday. We’ll have beer specials and Abraham Lincoln beards. Speaking of beards, in addition to all this great fun, we also have a special guest, author Fred Abercrombie, will be signing copies of his book “The Craft Beerds book.” Bring your best beard and we are hopeful that President Abraham Lincoln will be making a special appearance.

Strong Beer School with Guest brewer Reed Miller from Stone Brewing Company
Tuesday – February 12th 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Strong Beer School with Head Brewer Zambo, featuring 7 beers that will blow your mind from Triple IPA to Barley Wine. Guest brewer Reed Miller from Stone Brewing Company will bring some of his favorite strong beers to share. Food pairings will be bold and steadfast against this powerful lineup of beer! Are you strong enough?

Lower DeBoom Barley Wine Release Dinner with the Beer Chef – Bruce Patton
Thursday – February 14th 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Join us for the release celebration of our Lower De Boom Barley Wine in cans and draft. That’s right good beer people, barley wine in cans. To help launch this amazing beer, the man the myth the legend, Bruce Patton, the Beer Chef will be putting together a special menu pairing and cooking with Lower De Boom. Stay tuned for this big strong menu.

Brewers Sunday Tea with Fatted Calf and featuring  ’Allies Win the War’ with Ninkasi Brewing Company
Sunday – February 17th
11:30am – 3:30pm
“What do Brewers do on Sunday?” Well they sometimes don’t drink tea. Join us for Fatted Calf’s delicious beer sausages made with our featured strongbeer, “Allies Win the War” our collaboration with Jamie Floyd from Ninkasi Brewing Company. A beer we recently brewed again at their brewery in Eugene, Oregon. Other strong beers from Bay area breweries will be on hand. Come on out and meet your favorite brewers in the beer garden with a blue grass band playing, enjoying Sunday tea and grilled beersausages. A Perfect way to the start of your last day of Beer Week.

Enjoy your Beer Week responsibly wherever it might take you.  We hope to see you at our pub and thanks again for your support.

Cheers,Shaun and Nico

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