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Anchor Brewing Company Releases Anchor IPA™

In advance of San Francisco Beer Week, Anchor Brewing kicked off the festivities with an exclusive party celebrating the release of Anchor IPA™—an adventurous new brew to join the core lineup of Anchor beers.

Anchor Brewing Kicks Off SF Beer Week 2013

On February 6th, the city brewery welcomed beer lovers to their historic building on Potrero Hill to kick-off SF Beer Week, presented by the San Francisco Brewers Guild.

The lively reception included a variety of bites to pair with Anchor's famed lineup of brews, including their wildly popular California Lager. SF Beer Week showcases the many urban breweries in the Bay Area that produce award-winning, internationally-heralded beverages with a bevy or workshops, tastings, seminars, and events.

Our 2012 SF Beer Week Preview

Our 2012 SF Beer Week Preview

Happy Beer Week! SF's craft beer community has had a big year, with the recent launch of Southern Pacific Brewing (the city's first new brewery in over a decade), and huge community support for up-and-coming suds superstars like Almanac, Local Brewing Co., and Pacific Brewing Laboratory. As usual, the SF Brewers' Guild and their counterparts around the Bay have put together a dizzying lineup of 300-plus events at over 140 venues that are sure to please the palates of both seasoned drinkers and beer neophytes. With ten days of wall-to-wall good drinking, it was hard to choose just a few events to highlight, but these six seemed particularly appealing.

SF Beer Week: Our Top Picks

Beer lovers, rejoice! SF Beer Week is almost here, bringing nine days of suds-related fun and excitement to our fair city. From tastings to brewer meet-and-greets to pairing dinners, there's plenty to see and enjoy over the course of the week, and covering it all would be impossible. To help you navigate the festivities, here are a few events that caught our eye.

Housekeeping note: We've been getting a lot of anxious comments from readers interested in getting in on 7x7's party at Anchor Brewing, but that info isn't ready yet. Look for it on the site soon.

Get to Know SF's Newest Brewers (And Their Beer)

SF has already cemented its reputation as a great brewing town, the home to Anchor, Magnolia, Social Kitchen & Brewery, 21st Amendment, Speakeasy, and other beloved craft breweries. For nine fledgling breweries, however, the journey is just beginning-- and if getting in on the ground floor is appealing to you, you'll want to mark your calendar for the Bay Area Nanobrewery Festival, to be held as part of SF Beer Week on February 13th.

SF Beer Week's Schedule Is Up!

The SF Beer Week website promised a surprise yesterday afternoon at four, and it delivered-- the initial schedule, featuring over 100 events, was posted not long thereafter. The festival runs from February 11-20, and while we'll have a preview of our top picks in the first week of February, those interested in getting in on some of the smaller events should hop on over to the schedule now. Some events, such as the SF Brewers' Guild's Opening Gala, offer discounts on entry if you buy before February 1st, so be sure to grab those tickets soon.

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