There are beer weeks. And then there is San Francisco’s beer week. Get ready to celebrate all things beer at one of the largest preeminent beer weeks on earth, Feb 7-16. This year’s schedule is frothier than ever, featuring over 500 individual events. Whether you’re an indifferent guzzling novice or a palatial palate aficionado there are great events focusing on everything from food pairings to how-to workshops to special you-won’t-see-this-anywhere-else releases.  Below is a short list of some of the top events. So hold on to your pint glass and drink up!

SF Beer Week Opening Gala

Feb 7 6-10pm
Kick off the nine-day marathon of beer tastings, festivals and food pairing dinners with unlimited samples from over 80 of Northern California’s most creative and compelling beers. There will also beer top artisanal eats available for purchase. 
Concourse Exhibition Center 620 7th St., San Francisco

Brew It Yourself – Beer Making at Home Workshop

Feb 8 11-5pm
Get your hands dirty at this workshop and walk away with a case of beer you brewed!
Workshop 1798 McAllister St., San Francisco

Meet Brewer’s of Heretic and 13 Tap Takeover

Feb 8 9am-2am
Come meet the brewer’s of Heretic as they takeover Zeitgeist’s 13 taps. Special and limited beers will start flowing in the evening.
Zeitgeist 199 Valencia St., San Francisco

Oyster & Beer Extravaganza 

Feb 12 11 -5pm
Find out why many think oysters and stout make for one of the greatest beer pairing opportunities in the world.
Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery 1398 Haight St., San Francisco

Bootlegger’s Ball

Feb 15
Join Speakeasy for a night of gaming entertainment, speakeasy brews, good eats, live music and dancing. Prohibition dress code required!
Speakeasy Taproom 1195 Evans Ave., San Francisco