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The San Francisco Brewers Guild Presents Official “Coin Toss” & “Draft Day” for SF Beer Week 2016 Gala Beer Bowl


Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015
Cervecería de MateVeza
3801 18th Street (San Francisco, CA)
Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

SF Beer Week GalaSan Francisco, CA — Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 — The San Francisco Brewers Guild (SFBG) announced today that the official Coin Toss and Ingredient “Draft Day” for SF Beer Week’s Opening Gala Beer Bowl will take place at Cervecería de MateVeza (3801 18th Street, San Francisco, CA) as the focal point of this month’s Meet the Brewers Night on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015.

The SFBG’s annual collaboration beer, traditionally rolled out during SF Beer Week (SFBW), will involve two brews for 2016 as part of a playful competition pitting San Francisco craft brewers from north and south of Market Street, a well-known dividing line that cuts through the heart of the city. Each team of San Francisco brewers will create a standout collaboration beer to be released at the official SFBW Opening Gala at Pier 35 (1454 Embarcadero, San Francisco) on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.

The Ingredient “Draft Day” being held on Nov. 18 will feature:

–Team captains Dave McLean of Magnolia Brewing Company (Team NOMA) and Mike Schnebeck of Fort Point Beer Company (Team SOMA) announcing their respective team’s chosen beer style.

–A Coin Toss determining which team gets first pick of the special ingredients donated by Whole Foods Market.

–The drafting of said ingredients to be used to brew the ultimate collaboration beers.

Don’t miss this milestone Bay Area craft beer event, which will commence at 6 pm sharp.

In alignment with SF Beer Week 2016‘s football theme, itself coinciding with Super Bowl 50 (Feb. 7, 2016, at Levi’s Stadium), the Opening Gala Beer Bowl will offer an entertaining People’s Choice-style contest where local craft beer fans will be able to first taste and share comments about their favorite SF Beer Week 2016 collaboration beer.

All 26 SFBG members will engage in this friendly face-off as participants in these two teams:


North of Market Street

Barrel Head Brewhouse
Bartlett Hall
Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant
Black Sands Brewery
Fort Point Beer Co.
Headlands Brewing Co.
Holy Craft Brewing Co.
Pine Street Brewery
Pizza Orgasmica & Brewing Co.
San Francisco Brewing Co.
Social Kitchen & Brewery
Sunset Reservoir Brewing Co.

South of Market Street

21st Amendment Brewery
Almanac Beer Co.
Anchor Brewing Co.
Cellarmaker Brewing Co.
Harmonic Brewing Co.
Local Brewing Co.
Magnolia Brewing Co.
Old Bus Tavern
Southern Pacific Brewing Co.
Southpaw BBQ Brewing Co.
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
ThirstyBear Brewing Co.
Triple Voodoo Brewery
Woods Beer Co.


Team NOMA and Team SOMA are each allowed the use of three “free agent” base ingredients, being provided by Brewers Supply Group in the form of high-quality malt, yeast and hops. Then, up to four specialty ingredients will be selected as part of the Ingredient “Draft Day.” These ingredients may include grains (e.g., rice, corn, oats, spelt, sorghum, etc.), sugars (e.g., local honey, agave, etc.), spices, herbs, and/or fruit. Once an ingredient is chosen by a team, it becomes unavailable to the other team. Like a real draft, each team must be ready to revise its ingredient choices in real time, based on what remains “on the board,” as the selection process removes ingredients from availability.

Following this Collaboration Beer Draft Day, Team SOMA and Team NOMA will brew their beers at Magnolia Brewing Company and Fort Point Beer Company, respectively. The final two products will be tapped at the SFBW Opening Gala, when attendees will enjoy the first opportunity to sample and compare each beer. Both beers will then be made available at partner venues throughout SF Beer Week 2016.

Stay tuned for updates, play by plays and news from the field as this collaboration beer season unfolds and as fans of SF craft beer score big with the SFBG’s most creative collaborations yet.

Ticket sales for the Jan. 22, 2016, SFBW Opening Gala will be announced soon. Please feel free to join the mailing list on SF Beer Week’s website, follow SF Beer Week on Twitter, or “Like” SF Beer Week on Facebook to get updates and the latest news.

SF Beer Week is made possible in part through the generous support of the following sponsors:

21st Amendment Brewery
Anchor Brewing Co.
Cleophus Quealy Beer Co.
DBI Beverage Inc.
Drakes Brewing Co.
Magnolia Brewing Co.
Matagrano Inc.

Morris Distributing
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
ThirstyBear Brewing Co.
Trumer Brauerei
Visit Santa Rosa
Whole Foods Market

… along with industry sponsors Almanac Beer, Bartlett Hall, Brewers Supply Group, Burr Pilger Mayer, Cicerone Certification Program, Eat Drink SF, Local Brewing, Maps & Taps, Rosamunde Sausage Grill, The Ave Bar and Union Bank.

…as well as supporting sponsors Ale Arsenal, Barrel Head Brewhouse, Bear Republic Brewing Co., Beer Revolution, BEL, Best Label Co., Black Sands Brewing Co., City Beer Store, Diving Dog Brewhouse, Fat Angel, Firestone Walker Brewing Co., GigaYeast, Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., Marin Brewing Co., Pi Bar, Resolute SF, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing Co., Schroeder’s Restaurant, SF Adventure Tours, Social Kitchen & Brewery, Sudwerk Brewing Co. Sunset Reservoir Brewing Co., The Alembic, The Monk’s Kettle, The Sycamore, The Willows and Visit Tri-Valley.

Interested in sponsoring? Click to download the sponsor kit.

About the San Francisco Brewers Guild
The San Francisco Brewers Guild formed in 2004 as a non-profit 501(c)(6) during a renaissance in American craft brewing. Our mission is to restore and preserve San Francisco’s brewing heritage and unite those who make local beer with those who love it. The Guild achieves this by educating the public about craft beer, organizing and hosting events such as SF Beer Week, Brews on the Bay and Meet the Brewers, advocating for the craft beer industry in city government, donating services and product to local charities, and partnering with artisan producers in the food, beverage, hospitality and agricultural industries.

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