Here we go again! We’ve got a full slate of events lined up for SF Beer Week 2023 (2/10-19), some annual traditions and a brand new one, too. Clear your calendars, wrangle your friends, buy your tickets, arrange your responsible transportation, and get ready to drink (and eat) your way through SF Beer Week.
SF Beer Week is a celebration of our region’s beer culture and there’s no better way to connect with that culture than through beers brewed with locally grown, locally malted grain. Malt is the soul of beer, its core and foundation, and Bay Area beer doesn’t get any more local than when it is made with Admiral malt.
Happy Beer Week!
1-4:30pm @ The Rake at Admiral Maltings
What path does grain take to get into your glass? Find out at this event! Hear first hand from a local farmer who grows grain for us. Take a founder-led tour of the malthouse to see how we turn that grain into malt. End at The Rake where you will talk with brewers who turn our malt into beer (and try the beer).
3pm-close @ Holy Water - San Francisco
How local is that local beer you love to drink? It’s not always easy to determine how and where brewers source the ingredients for their beer. Fortunately, our good friends at Holy Water are making it easy at this Admiral Malt Showcase on Wed, 2/16. Stop by and dive into a diverse selection of beers that you can be sure were brewed with Admiral Malt!
4pm-close @ California Gold - San Rafael
Malt is the soul of beer, its foundation, and building a beer recipe around local malt is perhaps the most impactful way to make truly local beer. The good folks at California Gold pay attention to these things and have sought out a fantastic array of beers brewed with California-grown Admiral Malt to take over their taps on Thu, 2/17. Don’t miss it!
6-9pm @ The Rake at Admiral Maltings
As if there weren’t already many reasons to love cask conditioned beer, its soft carbonation and slightly higher serving temperature are the perfect way to pick up the most subtle nuances of fresh-kilned Admiral Malt. We’ve lined up a dozen casks, all brewed with our malt, and your ticket to Firkin & Fire includes unlimited cask beer tastings plus house-smoked prime rib with some fantastic sides (one plate per attendee). Don’t sleep on this one—buy your ticket today!
2-5pm @ The Rake at Admiral Maltings
Gather around and watch your favorite brewers squirm in the hottest panel discussion of the year. Our lead maltster and AltBrau founder, Tim Decker, will lead five Bay Area brewers through a panel discussion…while they eat a series of wings made with five house-made hot sauces.
Attendance is free but we’ll have a beer available from each of the five participating brewers and you can follow along by ordering wings made with any of the five hot sauces.
12-5pm @ Oak Barrel Winecraft
The Oak Barrel homebrew shop holds a special place in the hearts of countless Bay Area brewers. Many a commercial brewer got their start in homebrewing with the help of Homer and the Oak Barrel. What better place, then, to do a brewing demo, brewed with our malt, of course? Join Shaun O’Sullivan (21st Amendment), Eddie Gobbo (Harmonic) and Dave McLean (Admiral) as they return to their roots and try to brew 15 gallons of beer. Come with your questions and feel free to heckle!
Rest up. You’re gonna need it. Happy Beer Week!
More info at sfbeerweek.org/profiles/admiralmaltings