On February 10, 2012, over 60 Northern California breweries will converge on the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco for the Opening Celebration of SF Beer Week, which kicks off a nine day marathon of beer tastings, festivals and food pairing dinners across the Bay Area. From 6-10pm, beer lovers will discover newly minted nanobrewers pouring alongside legendary craft brewing pioneers.
Early bird tickets are now available for $55. After January 15 the price will go up to $65. There is no VIP session this year. Each attendee will receive a commemorative glass and enjoy unlimited samples of new, rare and classic beers. This event will sell out quickly. It's one of the largest and most anticipated gatherings of the region’s beer community. A complete list of attending breweries will be published in mid January.
This year the Opening Celebration has moved to a larger venue in San Francisco’s SOMA district. The Concourse Exhibition Center will provide a more spacious experience, easier access to the breweries and more food options will be available. Artisan producers from around the Bay will serve up a range of delicious choices for purchase, while live music fills the air.