Right now, right in your backyard, world-class craft breweries serve up fresh, artisanal selections and diverse food options, and in welcoming spaces where people relax, share stories, and remember what’s been happening. is the community.
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It’s the richness of the coast’s incredible craft brewing scenes.
Finished twenty-five independent craft breweries (read: small, family-owned and friend-owned businesses where the goods they make and the jobs they create are all local) strewn along Highway 1 break liquid bread in nearby tasting rooms and, in doing so, rekindle the simple concept of enjoying a well-crafted handcrafted product while reconnecting with friends and neighbors.
From April 22 to 24, we raise our glass to toast the members of the Bay Area Brewers Guild’s Coast Chapter, and celebrate these neighborhood breweries, from Carmel-by-the-Sea to Pacifica.
And “word class” is not empty praise. At least six have resident brewers who have been awarded by the industry to be among the best in the world, with several medals over several years to prove it: Alvarado Street Brewery, Peter B’s Brewpub, Discretion Brewing Co., New Bohemia Brewing Co. ., Corralitos Brewing Co. and Pacifica Brewery.
Two of those breweries, Alvarado and Pacifica, are joining Humble Sea Brewing Co. and Other Brother Beer Co. to provide builds for a special Coast Mixed pack available as a beer box shipping to consumers in 33 states later this month. -this. Presale starts this week for Coast Brewer Weekend (watch DrinkBay.Beer for announcement)
With such a collaborative group, a highlight for the coming weekend will be Discretion’s new IPA release, Cool Cats, certainly of high pedigree given the participation of Hop Dogma and Pacifica.
Cool Cats will be available direct from Discretion (draft and to go) from Friday 22 April, or make plans around the brewery’s other Brewer Weekend events – its 1st annual ping pong tournament and live music in the cafe outdoors on Sunday, April 24.
Beyond the quality of the products, the diversity of beer styles and the places of conviviality, local breweries are active in their communities in many ways. Steel Bonnet, for example, will host a fundraiser on Saturday, April 23 for Wings Advocacy, complete with live music and food from Adobo.
Further north, Hop Dogma pairs cupcakes and a brownie with five selections, including its multi-winning GABF, Venti Is Large coffee stout.
Brewers weekend rosters take over entirely on Monday at DrinkBay.Beer/Weekendincluding highlighting more pairings (like Half Moon Bay Brewing Co. for brunch; Fruition Brewing Co. for oysters and seafood; Brewery Twenty Five for its collaborations with local businesses like coffee roasters and pastries; and more), and you can even find some midweek fun to warm up right now (Tuesday Trivia at Pedro Point Brewing Co.; Wednesday Vinyl Night at Other Brother Beer Co.).
So whether it’s sharing life’s hardships or engaging in some friendly competition, come raise a glass to your local brewery for Coast Bewer Weekend. Cheers.