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.
Founded in 1997, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers has established itself as a San Francisco institution, brewing a plethora of delicious beers down on Evans Avenue in the Bayview. From their now ubiquitous Big Daddy IPA and Prohibition Ale, to their newly minted (and incredibly refreshing) Metropolis Lager (pictured above), Speakeasy crafts beers that are impossible to ignore – and tremendously satisfying going down your gullet.
In addition to their Usual Suspects (that is, their year-round brews), Speakeasy brews a wide variety of limited seasonal beers as well, including the highly-underrated Untouchable, a Nelson India Pale Ale that used to be available on the regular several years ago. One of the brewery’s most innovative recent moves was creating their Syndicate Series, which blend some of Speakeasy’s best beers into mouth-watering barrel-aged concoctions that are sure to satisfy your taste buds. The most recent – Syndicate No. 2 – featured a mix of three types of imperial stout with a barley wine ale. If that’s not an intriguing brew, I don’t know what is.
Get your tickets now to The Bay Brewed on Ticketfly, and enjoy unlimited tastings of all of Speakeasy’s offerings, plus brews from ten other brewers, while you soak in the the sounds of four great local bands.