San Francisco’s only rock and roll beer festival, The Bay Brewed, is back for a fourth year of pairing outstanding local beer and local music! Taking place at The Chapel on March 29, 2015, this year’s festival offers performances by four great San Francisco Bay Area bands and unlimited tastings from nine San Francisco breweries all day long thanks to the SF Brewers Guild. Between now and the festival, we’ll be previewing each of the participating breweries, giving a bit of history and talking about some of our favorite brews from all of these great San Francisco beer makers.
Like many of the Brewers at The Bay Brewed, San Francisco Brewing Co. is a lean, DIY organization. In fact, founder Josh Leavy has done everything from welding his own beer tower when he started to delivering beer himself in his pickup to this day. SF Brewing Co. naturally began in Leavy’s kitchen, and has grown into an operation with bottles and kegs available throughout The City.
SF Brewing Co.’s signature beers are the Broadway IPA and Alcatraz Ale, while a variety of seasonal brews range from the appropriately named “Marina Blonde” to the “Dynasty Stout”, brewed in honor of the Giants’ most recent World Series win. So far there’s no Mission-themed beer, but perhaps a wonderful experience at The Bay Brewed on March 29 will give Leavy some inspiration. We’ll see you there!