Brews on the Bay 2017

The San Francisco Brewers Guild invites you to join us for another edition of Brews on the Bay, Saturday, September 16, from 1-5pm.

Enjoy over 60 different beers from San Francisco breweries while soaking up the salty air, sunshine, live music, food and spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and San Francisco. It’s one of the most memorable and unique beer festivals in the country.

You can expect our member breweries to serve unlimited eight-ounce pours of their latest and greatest IPA, farmhouse ale, session beer, barrel-aged sour, imperial stout, and many other beer styles. The brewers will also be on hand to serve beer and answer questions.

In addition to the local beer, we'll have local music to keep you hummin' and local food from San Francisco’s best food trucks and carts available for purchase to keep you fully satisfied. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the latest updates.

This is our fourteenth year aboard the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien, an historic landmark from the World War II Merchant Marine era. A portion of festival proceeds will benefit the National Liberty Ship Memorial.


21st Amendment

The Beers

Blood Orange Brew Free! or Die IPA
7 ABV | 70 IBU

Brew Free or Die! IPA brewed with real blood oranges.

Hell or High Watermelon Wheat
Wheat Ale
4.9 ABV | 17 IBU

Wheat ale with a kiss of real watermelon. A perfect summer seasonal.

Tasty IPA
6.8 ABV | 70 IBU

A tasty collaboration with Homebrewer Mike "Tasty" McDole.

Almanac Beer

The Beers

5.1 ABV

Single malt IPA dry-hopped with Citra

Craft Pilsner
5.1 ABV

Dry-hopped pilsner with huell melon, citra & simcoe

Extended Warranty
6.7 ABV

Unfiltered IPA dry-hopped with citra, mosaic, & huell melon

POG Saison
6.9 ABV

Farmhouse ale aged in oak barrels with passionfruit, oranges, grapefruit & guava

Anchor Brewing

The Beers

Anchor Coffee Porter
Coffee Porter
6.7 ABV | 40 IBU

An SF collaboration brew made with Four Barrel's unique flash-chilled coffee. A rich, smooth Porter with a roasty malt backbone, a bold coffee aroma and complex layers of chocolate, nuts, and spices.

Suggested Pairings
Chicken & waffles, pot roast, creme brulee, beignets

Blood Orange Blonde
Fruit Blonde Ale
4.5 ABV | 20 IBU

A light and refreshing blonde ale made with juicy and tart blood oranges. Its taste combines the succulent complexity of blood oranges with mild hop bitterness, subtle malty sweetness, and a long, dry finish.

Suggested Pairings
Orange & goat cheese arugula salad, pad thai, fried chicken sandwich.

Liberty Ale
Pale Ale
5.9 ABV | 47 IBU

America's first modern IPA, brewed in San Francisco since 1975. Distinctive hop bouquet and bitterness with a touch of malty sweetness, aromas of pine and citrus, with a crisp, clean, dry finish.

Suggested Pairings
Ceviche, Greek salad, fettucini alfredo

San Franciscer Weisse
Berliner Weisse
3.5 ABV | 3.5 IBU

A San Francisco take on a classic German beer style. It was brewed with Pilsener Malt, Acidulated Malt, and Malted Wheat and then kettle-Soured in our traditional copper kettle for 2 days to produce a nice level of acidity and tartness. We then fermented in our open Ale fermentor and the result is spectacular. The beer is a bright and refreshingly tart representation of this classic style and is perfect to drink in this warm SF weather!

Suggested Pairings
Spicy sausages, chips and salsa

Unfiltered Anchor Steam Beer
California Common
4.9 ABV | 33 IBU

The freshest Steam Beer you'll ever have! It's the Anchor Steam Beer you know and love, but unfiltered and kegged straight from the cellar tank!

Suggested Pairings
Steak with caramelized onions, grilled portobello mushrooms, any seafood dish

Barebottle Brewing

The Beers

California Cologne
Kolsch-style Ale
4.5 ABV | 15 IBU

Bright, refreshing, drinkable, our take on the famous style from Cologne, Germany. Fermented cold at 64F with an honest to goodness Kolsch yeast strain from the banks of the Rhine river.

Suggested Pairings
Pairing: Lighter dishes, salads, etc

Coastal Red
Imperial Amber
8.3 ABV | 43 IBU

Coastal Red received the 2016 GABF bronze medal in the Strong Ales Category. Spicy banana bread in a glass. Get hints of fig and black currant while the velvety body coats your papillae. May the alcoholic warmth be your cozy blanket on these cold Bay Area nights.

Suggested Pairings
Sticky Toffee Pudding, Flan, Creme de Leche,

Belgian Tripel with Juniper Berries
7.7 ABV | 35 IBU

Winner of our 2nd contest, originally brewed by then aspiring phenom homebrewer, John Montes De Oca, who is now one of Barebottle's full time brewers. Junipero is a Belgian-style tripel inspired by San Francisco's first monk, Junipero Serra, brewed with Juniper berries.

Suggested Pairings
Steamed Mussels, thin crust basil pizza,

Simcoe Fresco
Wet Hop IPA
6.5 ABV | 41 IBU

We airlifted 70 lbs of fresh Simcoe hops right out of Yakima, Washington for this beer, and used a whopping 8 lbs of fresh hops in the brite tank. Simcoe Fresco is, as the name describes, super fresh, and molto delizioso. Saluti!

Simcoe Secco
Dry-hopped Simcoe IPA
6.5 ABV | 49 IBU

The dry-hopped sister to Simcoe Fresco, this is the dry hopped version. Great to taste side-by-side with the Fresco version.

Strawberry Shakes
Milkshake IPA
6.5 ABV | 40 IBU

Our second ‘Shakes’ Fruit IPA, blending 25+ gallons of fresh strawberry banana juice into a beautiful hazy IPA with stone fruit character, full mouthfeel, an a light finish.

Suggested Pairings
Fresh Cut Strawberrys,

Barrel Head Brewhouse

The Beers

Butterfly Rock
6.4 ABV | 69 IBU

Features Citra, Simcoe, and Mosaic hops.

Suggested Pairings
Stinky cheeses

Octopus' Garden
5.6 ABV | 22 IBU

Brewed with Belgian Pilsner malt and Sorachi Ace hops, fermented with the Yeast Bay's Saison Blend II. Hog Island oyster shells and local kelp were added to the mash and boil, redwood essential oil was added to the bright, in hopes to create a nose reminiscent of a Northern California beach.

Suggested Pairings

Beach Chalet

The Beers

Altimeter Altbier
German-style Amber Ale
6 ABV | 35 IBU

Carville Common
California Common
5.5 ABV | 39 IBU

Presidio IPA
American IPA
6.5 ABV | 73 IBU

VFW Light Ale
Golden Ale
4.8 ABV | 13 IBU

Black Hammer Brewing

The Beers

Brain Lazer
Sour IPA
8.6 ABV | 5.9 IBU

A blend of our Tangerine Dream and Ultrasourus Wrecks, Brain Laser tastes like a 6% beer but clocks in at 8.6%, so imbibe with caution. Or reckless abandon, if you're not driving. The lactic acid of the sour plays perfectly with the tangerine hoppy notes of the IPA - far better than expected, to be honest. Pairs well with trustworthy friends.

Suggested Pairings
Grilled Ribeye

We're With Paris
7.8 ABV | 30 IBU

Bursting with fruity dry hopped clouds of Motueka and Citra and weighing in a 7.8% ABV and 30 IBU, "We're With Paris" New England-style IPA feels like summer vacation

Suggested Pairings
with mango

Witless Zombie
Belgian Wit
5.5 ABV | 13 IBU

A traditional, crisp Belgian Witbier, (White Beer), brewed with wheat, Indian coriander, and Seville bitter orange peel. Also, brains.

Suggested Pairings
Grilled Halibut

Black Sands Brewery

The Beers

Belgian Saison
5.5 ABV | 10 IBU

A classic saison with Pilsner malt and malted wheat - Belgian yeast drives this beer complex esters of spicey clove.

Night Song
SMASH IPA ft. Hallertau Blanc
6.5 ABV | 50 IBU

Single Malt and Single Hop IPA - 100% Two Row and 100% Hallertau Blanc hops.

Cellarmaker Brewing

The Beers

Maximum Joy

Hops to your dome, Son!

Mt. Nelson
Pale Ale

Nelson, Nelson, we've got Nelson here!

Dessert Island Beer

Maple Vanilla Pecan stout

Ferment. Drink. Repeat

The Beers

Cuckoo for Coconuts
Coconut Brown Ale

We had the cuckoo idea to painstakingly toast flaked, organic coconut to a perfect, golden brown, then added it to the mash and boil at an insane rate of 10# per barrel. Brewed with homebrewer and CrowdBrewed supporter Randy Swanson, using a recipe for which he's won several awards - the Brown Ale provides a base of biscuit, chocolate, and roasted notes on which the toasted coconut sings. The result? A coconut beer that still tastes like beer. Magnum, Cascade, EKG hops. GigaYeast NorCal Ale yeast.

El Gringo
Cream Ale
5.8 ABV

Hola! What do you get when a bearded-white-guy-beer-geek brews an Ale inspired by the clean, crisp taste of Mexican Lagers? ….. El Gringo! We’ve packed in a ton of flavor and character with the use of Pilsner and Vienna Malts, and a touch of Flaked Maize and a low fermentation temp keep this beer super light and refreshing. Perle Hops lend spicy and floral notes. GigaYeast NorCal Ale yeast.

Hyper-local Fresh Hop Ale
Fresh Hop Ale
5.6 ABV

On the last Saturday each September, The Portola hosts the “Portola Garden Tour” where residents open their beautiful gardens to the public to benefit Horticulture students at SFCC and help fund beautification projects in The Portola neighborhood. We asked some of these local gardeners to grow hops, which we then used less than 24 hours after harvesting to brew this Hyper-local, Fresh Hop Ale. Magnum pellets for bittering, hyper-locally-grown Chinook and Cascade fresh hops for flavor/aroma. GigaYeast NorCal Ale yeast.

Rolling Hubcap
New England-Style IPA
6.4 ABV

On a recent trip to Maine, we borrowed Mom's car, which lost its hubcaps nearly daily. Stopped at one red light, our son said, "Hey dad

Suggested Pairings
our hubcap just rolled up next to us."" Rolling Hubcap will always remind us of that wonderful summer trip to New England

Fort Point Beer

The Beers

Dortmunder Export Lager
5.2 ABV | 20 IBU

Automatic is a functional and snappy export lager brewed in the tradition of the Dortmunder classic. Its extreme refreshment is fueled by the rich flavors of heirloom Barke Pilsner malt and the seamless integration of Hallertau and Hersbrucker hops. Unfailingly satisfying, Automatic is as easy as its name suggests.

Suggested Pairings
Creamy cheese (brie, gouda) or pork sausage.

6.3 ABV | 42 IBU

In the San Francisco spirit of innovation, Villager blends classic Northwest hops with contemporary ale yeast to establish a delicately constructed IPA. Villager's hop aroma is both citrusy and floral, complemented by notes of stone fruit and tropical flavor in the finish.

Suggested Pairings
Fish tacos

Harmonic Brewing

The Beers

Harmonic Kolsch
Kolsch Style
5.5 ABV | 15 IBU

Soft grain, subtle and clean

King For A Day IPA
6.6 ABV | 45 IBU

Light bodied with bright grapefruit notes from Citra and simcoe hops

Small Axe Pale
Pale ale
5.6 ABV | 38 IBU

Bright with citrus notes

Yonder Wall Wit
Belgian Wit
5.2 ABV | 15 IBU

Belgian wheat ale with coriander and lemon

Headlands Brewing

The Beers

Hill 88 Double IPA
Double IPA
8.8 ABV | 88 IBU

Hill 88 is our double IPA and all double IPAs are not created equal. Ours has an all malt backbone that lends a touch of sweetness to an assertive hop profile. And we use a unique hopping technique called Omakase-style hopping. Hill 88 is named after one of the highest spots in the Headlands where the Nike missile launch pads still sit. We might have had one or two beers up there back in the early days. Maybe.

Suggested Pairings
Buttery deserts and slow roasted meats

Pt Bonita Pilsner
5.3 ABV | 35 IBU

Pt Bonita is our Bohemian Pilsner. It’s crisp and spicy from the rye malt and noble hop character, yet has enough body from the rustic grains to accompany your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Named after the lighthouse northwest of the famed Golden Gate Bridge, this beer will shine a light on the modern pilsner.

Suggested Pairings
Raw fish, light acidic fare

Wolf Back Ridge IPA
6.5 ABV | 45 IBU

Wolfback Ridge is our rye IPA with a heavy dose of Mosaic hops. We favor balanced beers at Headlands and WBR is no exception, although this one has leanings towards a more West Coast style. The tropical and floral hop aromas pierce through the grain bill to create brew that skews towards hops, but doesn’t wreck your palate. Wolfback Ridge is an off-the-beaten-path trail that connects to Hill 88, the namesake of our Double IPA. We suggest you hit the trails with both of our ales and taste your way through the Headlands.

Suggested Pairings
Aged Cheeses and Hearty meats and veggies

HolyCraft Brewery

The Beers

Harajuku Girl
Rice Lager
5 ABV | 38 IBU

Rice lager brewed with sorachi ace hops and imported yuzu

Magnum Opus
Belgian Style Golden Ale
8.50 ABV | 47.00 IBU

Belgian style golden ale brewed with a belgian yeast with a slightly fruity finish

Laughing Monk Brewing

The Beers

Evening Vespers
Belgian Dubbel
7.1 ABV | 15 IBU

A classic Belgian style Dubbel with notes of dried fruits and chocolate emanate from the glass. Pleasant flavors of Plum, Dates, and Raisins hit the palate with an undertone of chocolate and bready notes. Lingering finish holds similar flavors to the palate, with a more accentuated bready note.

Irreverent Wit
5.3 ABV | 12 IBU

A traditional Belgian Witbier brewed with coriander and orange peel. Light in color and mildly hazy. Notes of banana and clove with a clean finish

Mango Gose
4.8 ABV | 7 IBU

A slightly tart, refreshing ale brewed with lime, pink Himalayan sea salt, and fresh Mango. The lime leaves a soft citrus fragrance to this light and sessionable ale perfect for a sunny day. Originally brewed in collaboration with the Pink Boots Society, this Gose won a Bronze medal at the California State Fair Beer competition for session beers.

Third Circle
Belgian Tripel
8.7 ABV | 28 IBU

Bright gold with a rich and full white head. Aromas of cumin and coriander with a slight toasted bread character. Balanced spice notes accompany the dried fruit flavors of pear and grapefruit. Clean and dry finish with a slightly acidic tone. Well balanced Tripel for the any season.

Belgian Pale Ale

Light straw in color with a frothy white head. Aromas of lemon match flavors of citrus and pepper, with a lingering and dry finish.

Local Brewing

The Beers

Belgian Bump
Belgian Golden with Philz Coffee
8 ABV | 18 IBU

This Belgian Golden Strong was brewed with 100% Belgian Pilsner and Philz Sooo Good light roast blend. Sip for pear, apple and banana notes from the Belgian Trappist yeast that blend amazingly well with citrus and nutty notes from the coffee.

Let's Get Tropical
Tropical Blonde
6.1 ABV | 12 IBU

This refreshingly bright, Tropical Blonde Ale is the first in a few fun beers we have in the pipe for our 2nd Anniversary. Pilsner and Extra Pale malts lay a light, slightly grainy foundation for a new expressive yeast that finishes super dry, and features notes of pineapple and mango. We bumped up the tropical by adding subtle amounts of Passionfruit & Guava. The light, dry finish makes this brew a sessionable summer crusher.

Hazy Double IPA
9.1 ABV | 30 IBU

Nothing but Simpsons Golden Promise malt + Oats in the malt bill. Big honeydew melon, cantaloupe and strawberry on the nose and palate from Citra & Huell Melon hops. Get drunk on the juice!

Weisse So Sour
Berliner Weisse with Fruit
4.9 ABV | 6 IBU

Brewed with Pilsner and Wheat malts and kettle-soured with Lactobacillus. We added a bit of plum puree to round out the acidity a bit. The result is a pink-hued, refreshing sour with subtle notes of raspberry, strawberry and stone fruit.

Magnolia Brewing

The Beers

English Golden Bitter with Botanicals
5 ABV | 20 IBU

A special collaboration with the California Academy of Science featuring botanicals that can be found on their living roof (yarrow, rose hips, sage and honeysuckle). A sessionable bitter with bright and complex herbal notes. Named for Alice Eastwood, hero of the Academy.

Blue Bell Bitter
Extra Special Bitter
4.7 ABV | 30 IBU

A traditional ESB, Blue Bell Bitter showcases the full flavor potential of heirloom Maris Otter malt alongside Goldings hops and our house English ale yeast. Together, these ingredients produce a flavor profile at once sweet, bitter, earthy, fruity, and rich with deep, biscuit malt character. It's the first beer ever brewed at Magnolia.

Born Cross-Eyed
English/American Strong Ale
8.5 ABV | 60 IBU

English malts and yeast meet classic American hops in this balanced and nuanced strong beer. Columbus for bittering with large doses of Simcoe and Cascade at the end of the boil give this beer an American Strong Ale/Barleywine feel with the somewhat high 65 IBU and “C-hop” flavors. The alcohol and bitterness nicely balance out the sweetness from the large amount of malt used, leaving the palate cleansed.

Kalifornia Kölsch
German-style Kölsch
4.7 ABV | 15 IBU

This is a light, crisp and refreshing golden ale in the style of those brewed in the German city of Cologne (Köln). A slightly sweet aroma with a hint of grassiness leads to herbal and spicy hop character and sweet malt notes. Though fermented at a cool temperature for an ale, our Kölsch ale yeast provides a complex, fruity finish fading to a crisp hop note at the very end.

Pigtail IPA
Double IPA
9 ABV | 85 IBU

Magnolia's latest release - a Double IPA brewed with Citra, Hallertau Blanc and Mosaic hops. Can't forget the malt: German pale malt, biscuit, Munich and caramalt give this beer just the right amount of backbone. Last but not least, we fermented this one with our Kölsch yeast strain.

Proving Ground
7 ABV | 100 IBU

One of Magnolia's most-loved and asked-for beers, an over-the-top IPA we've been brewing since 1999. It's a hybrid, built around English Maris Otter malt and fermented with our English ale yeast but then packed with a powerful hop charge like an American IPA, including big dry hop character. American hops dominate but Maris Otter comes through with a malty counterpoint in a way not often found in this style of beer.

Pine Street Brewery

The Beers

India Pale Kolsch

Sucker Free City Kolsch
4.6 ABV

Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery

The Beers

Dr. Honey & Mr. Hops
NE-style Double IPA
8.8 ABV

New England-style IPA: dry hopped with Denali and Equinox hops

Suggested Pairings
BBQ and Smoked Meats

Porch Pounder
5.2 ABV

Behemian style Pilsner

Suggested Pairings
Fish Tacos, Ceviche, Fried Calamari, Salumi

Social Kitchen & Brewery

The Beers

Imaginary Circles
Hoppy Oatmeal Blonde Ale
5 ABV | 23 IBU

Hopped with Meridian & Kazbek for notes of lemon zest, vanilla, cedar wood & raspberries. oats & premium english maris otter barley provide a luscious body for this super exotic and quenching dream juice.

Suggested Pairings
Extra spicy ceviche

The Smell
India Pale Ale
7.2 ABV | 55 IBU

Our house IPA. Light nuttiness, a bit chewy, with fruity tones of tangerine, mangoes, papaya & pine. Aroma hops: Chinook, Citra, Mosaic

Suggested Pairings
Honey glazed bbq chicken and spicy thai green papaya salad

Southpaw BBQ

The Beers

Blood Orange Witt
Fruit Beer, Wit Bier
4.3 ABV | 15 IBU

Traditional Belgian Witbier spiced with coriander and orange peel with an addition of blood orange in the brite tank for flavor.

Suggested Pairings
Green Salad, Desert

Gold Rush Lager
5.2 ABV | 43 IBU

Suggested Pairings
Grilled Cheese, Pizza

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

The Beers

Big Daddy's Humidor IPA
6.5 ABV | 60 IBU

A unique take on our flagship Big Daddy IPA. Double dry hopped with new and old school hops. Centennial, Cascade, Chinook, Nelson Sauvin, Citra, and Hallertau Blanc. Aged on Spanish Cedar. A truly unique IPA that defies category.

Suggested Pairings
Cuban Cigars, New Mexico green chile, Fish and Chips

Hush Hush
Oatmeal Stout
7 ABV | 35 IBU

Silky smooth oatmeal stout, very chocolatey, with subtle roastiness.

Suggested Pairings
Chicken pot pie, raw oysters, Belgian beef stew

Oak Aged Pop Gun
4.7 ABV | 32 IBU

A spin off of our traditional Pilsner to create a Keller (cellar) version of a traditional German Pilsner. Lightly dry hopped with german hops, aged on oak, and unfiltered.

Suggested Pairings
German sausage, curry, Texas BBQ.

Standard Deviant Brewing

The Beers

5.6 ABV

Crisp German amber ale. Nice and smooth crisp, malty flavorwith light spice and subtle fruit.

Callista Pale Ale
Pale Ale
5.8 ABV

Single hop pale ale. Light body, hints of tropical fruit and citrus.

5.3 ABV

Crisp, light, smooth refreshing beer. Similar to a pilsner but with more character.

Peachwood Smoked Kolsch
Smoked Beer
5.3 ABV

Light and crisp like a traditional Kolsch with a subtle hint of smoke on the nose and finish.

ThirstyBear Organic Brewery

The Beers

German-style Altbier
5.1 ABV | 30 IBU

Northern German-style amber ale fermented cool and hopped with "Noble" Perle hops."

Suggested Pairings
Meat on an open fire.

Barbary Coast - Cask
Cask-conditioned Red Rye Ale with Cassia
6.6 ABV | 40 IBU

Red Rye Ale brewed with Cassia and in collaboration with Anchor Brewing.

Howard St IPA
American India Pale Ale
7 ABV | 70 IBU

Classic West Coast IPA brewed with Magnum, Centennial, Cascade and Chinook in the kettle. Dry-hopped with Simcoe and Azacca.

Suggested Pairings
Asian chicken wings with a vinegar/fish sauce base garnished with jalapeno peppers

German-style Kolsch
4.8 ABV | 20 IBU

Northern German style golden ale fermented cool and hopped with 'Noble" Perle hops."

Suggested Pairings
Veal sausage in a beurre blanc sauce.

Panda Bear
Golden Ale
4.5 ABV | 15 IBU

Golden Ale infused with cocoa nibs and vanilla beans.

Suggested Pairings
Crema Catalan or churros with a bittersweet chocolate dip.

Stave Series #20 : Sutton Cellars Stave
Belgian-style Tripel
8 ABV | 40 IBU

Belgian Tripel aged 6 months in French Oak red wine barrels from SF urban winery Sutton Cellars.

Suggested Pairings
Sorbet or a flourless lemon tort

Triple Voodoo Brewery

The Beers

Flute Loops
6.8 ABV | 55 IBU

West Coast style IPA with the bright and fruity notes from El Dorado and Simcoe hops.

Belgian Golden Strong Ale
8 ABV | 40 IBU

Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Woods Beer

The Beers

Boston Tea Party Saison
7.4 ABV | 30 IBU

A cross-coast collaboration with our friends at Sam Adams, mixing the funky fresh fruit notes of their in-house sour yeast culture with the spicy earthiness of our signature yerba mate.

Local Honey

Blossoming scents of spring, the taste of Bay-Area honey, infused with our bees' favorite flavors: fragrant, fennel-like yarrow, the resinous bite of eucalyptus, lavender's sweet high note of mint and berry.

MateVeza IPA
Yerba Mate IPA
7 ABV | 60 IBU

This friendly IPA is golden and a touch sweet with a minty, herbal bitterness from yerba mate, a South American tea, which provdes as much caffeine as a Coca-Cola.

5.3 ABV

Pucker up! A bright berry blonde ale packed with more than ten pounds of raspberries per barrel. A spoonful of jelly on the nose with a clean, tingly tart finish.


Beer List