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A surplus of geekery by :: Fred Abercrombie

SF Beer Week: Lagunitas Collaboration Brew “San Francisco Fusion”

I was lucky enough to be there for this magical collaboration. Here’s the scoop.

For the first San Francisco Beer Week Lagunitas held a Beer Circus (which they now hold as a standalone event). This year, they wanted to do something different. So they invited a ton of Bay Area publicans out to help create a limited-release brew, just for SF Beer Week. How limited? About 80 kegs worth. “And maybe just one bottle” just to make it stoopidly limited. (Yes, they were joking. Probably.)

Here’s the official word:

Pics from the collaborative brew day … See the rest »

SFBW: Beerlesque Fest at TAPS Petaluma THIS FRIDAY

What a way to kick off the last weekend of SF Beer Week. Belly dancers, snake charmers, and crazy accordions. Plus a slew of Lagunitas brews and the perfect food pairings for each. It’s all happening this Friday in the cool old back hall of TAPS Petaluma. All for only $10! You know this is going to be a serious party (Exhibit A: Beer Circus) so don’t sleep.

The Golden Mean Snail Car and Boiler Bar Performers will be headlining!

See directions to TAPS »

Beer: Lagunitas Beer Circus pics
SFBW: “Hop Stoopid + Bacon” Beer Ice Cream at Humphry Slocombe
SFBW: Start Your Livers …. SF Beer Week Is Go!!!
Drink: New Craft Beer Bar Opens In Downtown Petaluma, TAPS

SFBW: “Hop Stoopid + Bacon” Beer Ice Cream at Humphry Slocombe

All week, Humphry Slocombe is releasing different beer ice cream concoctions daily in honor of SF Beer Week. If you’re familiar their amazing ice cream alchemy, you know how talented they are at bringing together interesting (and disparate) ingredients to create Wonka-like wonders.

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid + Bacon Ice Cream
With the hoppy green flavors and smoky, salty bacon you could easily call this Weed + Bacon Ice Cream and I’d believe you. But I think I’ve figured out what really went into this:

  1. Extract raw Cream of Hops from Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
  2. Mix with Cream of Bacon
  3. Blend with Cream of Cream
  4. Swirl together using horn of baby unicorn*
    (*or sugarcane, if unavailable)

I really appreciate how Old Thunderpussy and Hairy Eyeball are on top of each other. Just sayin’.

Menu changes daily (and this was yesterday’s). So hurry down. Daily.

Participating Breweries: Dogfish Head, Speakeasy, Bison, Fifty Fifty, Valley Brew, Triple Rock, Drakes, Shmaltz,  Magnolia , 21A,  Firestone Walker, Beach Chalet, Thirsty Bear, Lagunitas, Uncommon Brewers, Blue Frog, Trumer, Shiner, Bridgeport, Moonlight, Iron Springs, Eel River, Bear Republic, Sierra Nevada

More info at Beer and Nosh. Or follow Humphry Slocombe’s Twitter.

Beer: Start Your Livers …. SF Beer Week Is Go!!!
Pics of Bacon Beer, Burnt Toast Beer, at Winter Brews Fest
Celebrate: International Bacon Day
Beer: Lagunitas Now Offering Virtual Tastings
Eat: The secret ice cream spot I cannot keep secret, Humphry Slocombe

SFBW: Start Your Livers …. SF Beer Week Is Go!!!

With tonight’s opening gala it’s official, the 2nd annual San Francisco Beer Week is on. Over 200 different events over the next week, all around the Bay. Yes, two hundo! Here’s five to get you started. See 7×7 Magazine top picks here.

Humphry Slocombe Beer Ice Cream (more Humphry here)
:: All Week

Russian River releases Pliny The Younger
:: Friday, Feb 5

Schmaltz night at TAPS Petaluma
:: Monday, Feb 8

10th Annual Double IPA Festival at The Bistro in Hayward
:: Saturday, Feb 6

Cobb’s Comedy Club hosts Lagunitas & Other Breweries
:: Wednesday, Feb 10

Get the SF Beer Week iPhone App here or visit official site »