Brews on the Bay 2018

The San Francisco Brewers Guild invites you to join us for another edition of Brews on the Bay, Saturday, October 13, from 1-5pm.

Enjoy over 80 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 fifteenth 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.

Brews on the Bay 2018


21st Amendment Brewery

The Beers

A Terrible Idea
Hazy IPA
6.8 ABV | 55 IBU

In collaboration with our local Bay Area friends at Fieldwork Brewing (who know a “little” about hops in beers) we bring you A Terrible Idea. Discover malt clouds supporting silky yeast with a creamy mouthfeel, then brace yourself for a MAMMOTH dry hop charge – 4 pounds of hops per barrel to be exact – which is twice our typical rate. Coupled with juicy notes of peach, orange, mango and pineapple will spark your taste buds back from extinction.

Blood Orange Brew Free! Or DIE IPA
West Coast Style IPA, With Fresh Blood Orange
7 ABV | 70 IBU

Blood Orange Brew Free! is brewed like our original west coast style Brew Free! or Die IPA, but with an abundance of fresh blood orange and a twist of citrusy dry hops. Refreshingly different. As Abe would say, “Whatever you are, be a good one.”

Suggested Pairings
Pairs with: Thai food, pork, baked goods, buffalo wings and a good sports game Pairs BEST with: strong cheese, charcuterie and fresh bread while picnicking at your favorite park

Tasty IPA
American IPA
6.8 ABV | 70 IBU

Enjoy bright fresh flavors and aromas of hops, tropical stone fruits, pine and a hint of spiciness. Mr. Franklin once said, “well done is better than well said,” and this beer is sure to prove that theory.

47 Hills Brewing

Please visit our booth for beer information.

Almanac Beer

The Beers

Blueberry Sournova
5.7 ABV

This naturally conditioned, mixed-culture sour ale was aged for months with real fruit in oak barrels creating a delightfully tart and freshing brew.

6.6 ABV

LOVE IPA is double dry-hopped and super dank. A pillowy mouthfeel and tropical flavors will keep you infatuated.

Suggested Pairings
Fried chicken, ceviche, and sunshine

Armstrong Brewing

The Beers

It takes two to Mango
5.3 ABV

That’s a Frapp Stout
7.2 ABV

Suggested Pairings

Barebottle Brew

The Beers

Any Beans Necessary with CaCao
Golden Coffee Ale with Cacao Nibs
4.7 ABV | 20 IBU

A fun riff on our Any Beans golden coffee ale, this time infused with TCHO Cacao Nibs and a special whole bean light-roast coffee from Noe Valley Coffee Company, roasted just for this beer… lucky us!

SF Cloud City Lager
Czech-Style Pilsner
5 ABV | 20 IBU

SF Cloud City is a wonderfully aromatic Czech Pilsner-style dry-hopped lager, with a nice malt backbone complimented by a bouquet of Slovenian Celia and Czech Saaz hops.

Wet Hop American Sour
Wet Hop Sour IPA
6.6 ABV | 45 IBU

Like your first trip to summer camp -- full of exciting 'firsts', new friends and experiences you will not soon forget. A friendly IPA, the made sour, cranked up with 290 lbs of fresh Citra wet hops and 44 lbs of Amarillo dry hops. It's bright, herbal, grassy, citrusy, and a little wild.

Wobbly Joystick
New England Style IPA
6.5 ABV | 44 IBU

Wobbly Joystick pays homage to our love of classic arcade games, mashing buttons and cranking the joystick. Like Ms. Pac-Man chasing ghost-like dankness and fruity citrus notes for a bonus, this hazy IPA is leveled up with Amarillo, Simcoe, and Cascade hops.

Barrel Head Brewhouse

The Beers

Brother Harker Patersbier
Belgian Pale Ale
6.3 ABV | 31 IBU

Belgian Pale Ale hopped with Loral, Simcoe, and Mosaic

Suggested Pairings
Roast chicken

Mila Sophia Rye PA
Rye Pale Ale
6.1 ABV | 43 IBU

Pale ale brewed with 2-row barely and 20% Copperfox rye malt, hopped with Amarillo

Bartlett Hall

The Beers

Cygnus Terminal
Triple IPA
10 ABV | 70 IBU

Super dry finishing West Coast Triple IPA featuring a five pound per barrel dry hop of Mosaic, El Dorado, Centennial, and CTZ.

Suggested Pairings
Pickles, Red Vines, Cotton Candy

Double Milk Stout
Double Milk Stout
8.7 ABV | 60 IBU

A strong, roasty milk stout featuring mellow fruity esters from an English yeast strain.

Suggested Pairings
Ketchup, Baby Carrots, Candied Beets

Drifting Meadows
Hazy West Coast IPA
6.5 ABV | 50 IBU

Hazy West Coast IPA hopped with Mosaic and NZ Wakatu.

Suggested Pairings
Organic Toothpaste, Tears, Envelope Sealant

Vesper Bell
Hazy West Coast IPA
6.3 ABV | 50 IBU

Hazy West Coast IPA hopped with Mosaic and Belma.

Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant

The Beers

High Tide Hefeweizen
4 ABV | 20 IBU

Traditional Hefeweizen with banana and clove flavors.

6.2 ABV | 20 IBU

Traditional Oktoberfest style. slightly malty. easy drinking.

Suggested Pairings
German beer hall food.

Sea Serpent
Foggy IPA
6.1 ABV

Juicy Hazy IPA with tropical citrus flavors.

Black Hammer Brewing

The Beers

Bling Money Hazy Bootie
New England Style IPA
6.8 ABV | 12 IBU

Hazy, fruity, blingy NE IPA with Citra & Centennial. Dry-hopped w/ Azacca.

Suggested Pairings
Tenderloin & Treasure

Cold Turkey
4.7 ABV | 24 IBU

Gluten-reduced Schwarzbier Black Lager with in-house roasted coffee beans, cardamom, and fresh spearmint leaves.

Suggested Pairings
Galouti kebab & Turkish coffee

Hefe Bridges
5 ABV | 12 IBU

Refreshingly crisp, slightly cloudy, with subtle notes of banana and clove.

Cellarmaker Brewing

The Beers

Coffee and Cigarettes
Smoked Coffee Porter
7.7 ABV | 45 IBU

A lightly smoked coffee porter made with a touch of German beechwood smoked malt as well as high quality English malts to create a chocolaty, roasty, base beer. Then, add two pounds of Sightglass Papa New Guinea Amuliba Estate, Jiwaka & Toketee Blend coffee per barrel for an intense but refined coffee character.

Highway to the Danker Zone
Double IPA
8.4 ABV | 96 IBU

This Nelson forward DIPA features 3 hops selected by us for their outstanding aroma. Simcoe & Citra make up about 50% of the hop bill leaving plenty of room for the Nelson to be the showcase. Our recent trip to New Zealand awarded us with some of the best Nelson we have seen in years. Pineapple, grape, guava & diesel dank!

Hot and Lazy
Pale Ale
4.8 ABV | 31 IBU

Our hot and lazy brewer James designed this low alcohol, light and crisp beer so that fellow hot and lazy people like him have something to drink and cool off with. Wheat, pilsner and rye malts support a delicate hopping of Nelson and Idaho7 with a kiss of Citra. It’s perfect for the Indian Summer and the northeast winds.

Ferment. Drink. Repeat

The Beers

Hyper-local Fresh Hop Blonde Ale
Fresh Hop Ale
5.8 ABV

Cascade and Chinook hops grown in our Portola Neighborhood by local gardeners were used as “fresh hops” that we brewed with less than 24 hours after harvesting, which lend floral, slightly citrus, and grassy notes from using while still wet. Admiral Maltings “Maiden Voyage” malt from Alameda, and GigaYeast NorCal Ale yeast produced in San Jose make this truly as “Hyper-local” as we can get!

Schwarz Sabbat (Black Sabbath)
4.7 ABV

Pilsner and Munich malts form the base on which we deftly layer de-husked roasted malt leading to a smooth, yet crisp, dry, refreshing lager. German Perle hops provide just the right amount of spicy and floral notes. GigaYeast German Lager yeast.

SS Jere-Lime-A O'Brien
Lime Gose
4.5 ABV

An SF Brewers Guild Collaboration brewed to celebrate the crew of the SS Jeremiah O'Brien and the 15-year Anniversary of BOTB! This kettle-soured Gose has a touch of salt to remind us of the sea, and the addition of kaffir lime leaves and fresh lime zest ensures the crew stays hardy in the fight against scurvy. Crisp, tart, and super refreshing.

Fort Point Beer

The Beers

5.2 ABV

Export is inspired by the bold and often overlooked lagers of northern Germany: hearty beers that reflect the hard-working industrial nature of the region. Our mineral-rich water provides a crisp bite similar to the waters of Dortmund. With the full malt flavor of a Helles lager and the punchy hop character of a Czech pilsner, Export is a crisp, clean beer that’s the perfect reward for a hard day’s work.

Summer Porter
4 ABV | 20 IBU

Nitro was inspired by cool summers in San Francisco, where outdoor adventures often come with fog. Best enjoyed infused with nitrogen, this beer is light, daring and thirst- quenching, but a double-roasted malt brings in fudge and molasses notes to keep things toasty. This is a beer for a cozy evening at home with a book and blanket, or a few friends and a good conversation.

Belgian-Style Pale Ale
6.2 ABV | 45 IBU

Sonder is a dry and fruit-forward Belgian Pale Ale with an imagina-tive, hoppy twist. An abundance of pear, guava, and green tea aroma is created through the interaction of Hallertau Blanc and Experimental 04190 hops with a select yeast strain believed to originate in Antwerp, Belgium. Both pleasantly familiar yet surprisingly new, Sonder is a refresh-ing take on the pale ale.

6.3 ABV | 20 IBU

Specter is an elusive farmhouse ale, inspired by traditions long forgotten. Its multi-faceted aroma and flavor is crafted by a special yeast strain sourced from deep in the Ardennes forest of Belgium. Delicate additions of specialty malt and sassafras smoked rye create notes of ripe apricot, dark rye bread and black pepper that transition into a wispy finish of harvest bonfire smoke.

Harmonic Brewing

The Beers

Che Forte
Cherry Kettle Sour
7.2 ABV | 30 IBU

Refreshing kettle-sour fermented on cherries

Light of Day
7 ABV | 40 IBU

A bright IPA with Mosaic & Vic Secret hops

Copper Lager
6 ABV | 25 IBU

Bright copper lager using Admiral Malts

Headlands Brewing

The Beers

Double Box Knot
Russian Imperial Stout
10.6 ABV | 49 IBU

Double Bowknot is a big, rich Russian Imperial Stout. With a viscous mouthfeel it unveils layers of complexity – cacao, burnt caramel, dark roasted malts. Black Medicine cold brew coffee and roasted hatch chilis were added at secondary to make this a truly unique flavor profile. The roasted malts in the grain bill and Sterling hops add a balanced bitterness. At 10.6% this is a true sipping beer; enjoy with your favorite dessert by the fire.

Lightship Solera
Barrel Aged Pilsner
5.3 ABV | 35 IBU

Starting as our Pt. Bonita Pilsner, this beer is aged in various barrels – cabernet, chardonnay, pinot noir, neutral and whiskey. This solera style has roots to our very first batch of pilsner as each year we leave a few gallons behind in the barrels to kick off the next year’s batch. Each vintage is unique as different wild yeasts and bugs vie in the barrel to come out. This year’s version is a blend of the now 5 barrels in the series. Each barrel has its own character with highlights of citrus, melon and light stone fruit aromas with a faint vanilla presence from its nap in the oak.

Wolfback Ridge
6.5 ABV | 45 IBU

This IPA follows a trail less traveled. Rye malt, mosaic hops and a specific yeast strain synchronize to produce a West Coast-styled IPA with a difference. We named it after Marin's Wolfback Ridge trail - slightly off the beaten path, but worth every step. Or sip.

Holy Craft Brewery

Please visit our booth for beer information.

Hop Oast Pub & Brewery

The Beers

Golden Great Ale
American Golden Ale
5 ABV | 25 IBU

Light, refreshing, low bitterness.

Suggested Pairings
Fish tacos

Magic Sticke Alt
German-style Amber Ale
6 ABV | 40 IBU

Sticke translates to "secret" in German referring to a special release of this style of beer, which is slightly stronger and more bitter than a normal Alt Beer. Altbier is cousin to the German-style Kolsch.

Laughing Monk Brewing

The Beers

Brother Freddy

6.8 ABV | 30 IBU

Hazy IPA dry-hopped with Citra and Columbus

Suggested Pairings

Unholy Ghost
Black Lager
5 ABV | 20 IBU

Local Brewing

The Beers

Blux Party
Tropical Blonde
6.4 ABV | 15 IBU

Tropical Blonde is a style we kinda made up here at Local two years ago with a new yeast we were playing with. Blux Party was brewed for our Bluxome Block Party on Sun., October 14 -- specifically to be consumed out of a can. Belgian Pilsner malt and elegantly hopped with Hallertau Blanc. Crisp, dry, fruity and crushable.

Cease & Desist (Level 1 Badge)
7 ABV | 27 IBU

Double dry-hopped with Citra Lupulin Powder and Denali hop oil.

Dark Matter is Everywhere
Imperial Stout
9.1 ABV | 55 IBU

Notes of cherry, dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon and anise.

The Hustle
DDH Hazy Double IPA
8.2 ABV | 32 IBU

You've gotta hustle in the beer industry these days. Sexy hops are hard to fine. Sometimes you have to go to extremes to get them -- DDH with NZ Nelson Sauvin, NZ Motueka and Simcoe.

Magnolia Brewing

The Beers

City and County
California Common
6 ABV | 42 IBU

A modern spin on a California Common (steam style beer). This beer uses a mix of traditional common hops and more modern hops and is fermented with a lager yeast at higher than normal temperatures. It drinks easy and is sure to delight with a suite of malt and hop flavor and aroma.

Proving Ground IPA
7 ABV | 73 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. The hops dominate but Maris Otter comes through with a malty counterpoint in a way not often found in this style of beer.

Station 12 Red Ale
Dry Hopped Red Ale
5.8 ABV | 42 IBU

A mild maltiness and amber golden color combine with Cascade hops to create a beer that just about everybody can enjoy. A portion of the proceeds go to support Station 12's (our local SFFD unit) toy drive, which is one of the largest in the country.

Pedro Point Brewing

The Beers

Barrel Aged Sunday Morning
Barrel Aged American Wit
6.2 ABV | 15 IBU

American wit, aged in zinfandel and petite sirah barrels. Soft, velvety and delicious.

Gear Oil
Imperial Stout
12.1 ABV | 65 IBU

Big, dark and delicious. Complex layers of coffee, chocolate and roasted barley.

Mapricot Hopsicle
Mango Apricot Milkshake IPA
7.2 ABV | 60 IBU

An amped up version of our Mango Hopsicle. More lactose, more hops, and a bunch of apricot puree added, in addition to the mango puree. As tasty as it is weird.

Whiskey Monk
Belgian Tripel
9.1 ABV | 27 IBU

Golden, smooth and strong. We took a portion of our Surf Trip Belgian Tripel and aged it in Four Roses bourbon barrels. Wonderfully complex and packs a punch!

Pine Street Brewery

The Beers

fast times at pine street high
6.8 ABV

its awesome, totally awesome

Suggested Pairings
boats, sunshine, chicken fingers

no rest for the rad
raspberry kettle sour
4.8 ABV

raspberry tart beer

San Francisco Brewing

The Beers

Fog City
Hazy IPA
7 ABV | 55 IBU

Orange Julius
Milkshake Hazy IPA
6 ABV | 25 IBU

Polk St. Pale Ale
Pale Ale
5.6 ABV

Presido Pils
5 ABV | 33 IBU

Seven Stills Brewery & Distillery

The Beers

Bayview Haze
Pomegranate DIPA
8.5 ABV | 60 IBU

Simcoe, Mosaic and Chinook make the base of this beer juicy and dank and the addition of pomegranate juice gives it just enough tartness on the edges to make a splash!

Suggested Pairings

Chilly Bin Sipper
Hazy Lager
5.9 ABV | 35 IBU

Dry hopped with Wakatu, Montueka and Mosaic, Chilly Bin is our interpretation of a New Zealand Lager meets a NE IPA.

Suggested Pairings
Hot Dogs

Eight Pounds Per Barrel
Hazy IPA
7.2 ABV | 50 IBU

100% Mosaic Hops done in a combination of Cryo and Pellets. Extremely tropical with notes of Mango, Citrus and Papaya!

Suggested Pairings

Holy Guacamole
Guacamole Hazy IPA
7 ABV | 40 IBU

Over 400 Pounds of Pureed Avocado with Salt, Lime and 4 cases of Tortilla Chips make this beer literally Chips and Guac in a Glass!

Social Kitchen & Brewery

The Beers

hoppy lager
6.4 ABV | 22 IBU

hoppy lager w/ locally malted CA barley from admiral maltings and Oregon grown hops. notes of honey kissed bread dough, tropical fruits, nectarines & spiced lemon tea

Suggested Pairings
grilled peaches, chevre, and rustic whole grain toast

Dry Bones
Extra Brut IPA
7.2 ABV | 20 IBU

hazy, bone dry and bursting with hops in a most refreshing way. chinook & citra hops lead your flavor buds straight to citrus town w/ very little bitterness.

Suggested Pairings
mango habanero chicken wings

In Lieu
Brett Rye Saison
7.4 ABV

barrel fermented brett rye saison w/ cocoa nibs in lieu of hops. small batch malted “sassy rye” from copper fox distillery and traditional barley form a base for dandelion chocolate co. ecuadorian costa esmeralda nibs to “bitter” this funky brett saison. acidity from both the brett and nibs combine in a highly complex and beautifully strange glass of “beer”. notes of strawberry preserves, toast, earth, light roast coffee and wine

Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

The Beers

Admiral Haze
Hazy IPA
6.7 ABV | 69 IBU

From the shipyard to the city on the bay, we’re bringing you a juicy, hazy IPA, heavily dry-hopped with Mosaic and Huell Melon. Bay Area born, Admiral Maltings delivers California grown and malted grain, while the tropical, citrus, and melon hop aroma & flavor bring you a taste of the summer San Francisco is endlessly searching for...

Fest Bier
Fest Bier
5.5 ABV | 15 IBU

Basking in the terroir of the West Coast, our Fest Bier uses 100% Admiral Malt and Yakima Valley sourced Spalter Hops. In true homage to the importance of quality and craft, Admiral Maltings partners with California farmers creating exceptional, hand-crafted malt we’ve exemplified in this malt driven, smooth, pale lager with a light noble hop character. Inspired by Bavaria, made in The Bay. Prost.

Syndicate No. 04
Barrel Aged Vintage Ale
10 ABV

Syndicate Series No. 04 is a blend of beers that have been aged for no less than one year in bourbon barrels. Syndicate No. 04 pours dark with heavy tobacco, leather, chocolate, and vanilla notes. As well as dark fruit and hints of coffee. This beer clocks in at over 10% ABV but is smoothed over by the long aging time.

Standard Deviant Brewing

The Beers

5.3 ABV | 20 IBU

Coldest Tasting Beer in SF!

Amber Lager
5.5 ABV | 26 IBU

Light German Amber Lager. Brewed for the season!

Suggested Pairings
More beer

Sufferfest Beer

The Beers

Flyby Pilsner
5.1 ABV | 30 IBU

Good Food Award Winner, this classic German-style is brewed with Saaz hope and delivers a classic malty richness with a hint of spice.

Taper IPA
7.5 ABV | 67 IBU

A classic blend of blossom aroma, citrus, pine, and resin notes without any lingering bitterness.

Suggested Pairings
BBQ and Salted Snacks

ThirstyBear Organic Brewery

The Beers

Amber Waves
American Amber Ale
5.7 ABV | 38 IBU

Classic American Amber Ale featuring Admiral Maltings Organic Maiden Voyage malt and hopped with organic Centennial, Bravo and Cascade.

Suggested Pairings
Goat, evenly wrapped in in fat, cooked over an open fire.

Etoile Saison
Classic Saison

An elegant Belgian-style ale brewed with Admiral Maltings Organic Pils malt, complemented by organic Jaryllo and Sterling hops. Fermented with an expressive Belgian yeast strain.

Suggested Pairings

Kozlov Stout
Export- style Stout
6.3 ABV | 35 IBU

Brewed with organic Black and Chocolate malts, along with roasted barley on a foundation of Admiral Maltings Organic Maiden Voyage pale malt. Served on nitrogen dispense.

Panda Bear
Golden Ale
4.5 ABV | 15 IBU

Light, Golden Ale infused with organic vanilla beans and organic cocoa nibs.

Suggested Pairings
Crema Catalan

Triple Voodoo Brewery & Tap Room

The Beers

Exoneration IPA
6.5 ABV | 45 IBU

Loaded with Citra, Mosasic, and Simcoe hops giving it bold tropical fruit notes with a big juicy mouthfeel. The grain bill very simple made up mostly of Pilsner Malt with a little bit of wheat and oats.

Wiz Wit Belgian Witbier
Belgian Witbier
4.5 ABV | 11 IBU

Belgian Witbier spiced with coriander and orange peel

Woods Beer

The Beers

Brett IPA
7.6 ABV | 45 IBU

A warm wild breeze from the horizon; a humid fog-dripped picnic. Guava jam and pepper, salt crust on rocks, rosemary and fennel.

Freeze Pop
Pale Ale
5 ABV | 47 IBU

Juicy green grapes bursting brain-freeze-bright straight from the ice chest; Hallertau Blanc hops and Maris Otter malt, smooth spine shivers of frozen fruit.

Herbal Ale

A tart botanical brew, floral, fruity, flitting floating light. Made with yerba mate, hibiscus, and bay leaf, finishing fleeting and refreshing with a mild caffeine lift. Feel the butterfly breeze.

Czech Pilsner
4.8 ABV | 35 IBU

A traditional, unfiltered pils, bright and snappy, hazy sweet, like golden rays through cellar dust.


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