January 10, 2017 | The Rare Barrel
SF Beer Week is right around the corner! Here is a look at our schedule of events that we’re hosting...
The Reunion | The Bruery, Societe Brewing Co. & The Rare Barrel
Saturday, February 11th, 1PM - 10PM @ The Rare Barrel
The Bruery, Societe Brewing Company, and The Rare Barrel will all be under the same roof for our 3rd reunion event. Patrick from The Bruery, Doug from Societe, and Jay from The Rare Barrel all use to work at The Bruery together and they will be hanging out for a few hours with some friends during this epic event. Each brewery will be serving 5 beers for you to try at the Tasting Room starting at 1PM. We’ll have 3 bars set up inside of the brewery to ensure the best experience for ya!
Real Smoked BBQ is bringing a massive smoker to our parking lot again and will dishing up some amazing BBQ for this weekend. Come hungry and thirsty!
Cellarmaker + The Rare Barrel = Collaboration Release Party
Sunday, February 12th, 1PM - 8PM @ The Rare Barrel
The brains of sour and dank put their heads together to release not 1, not 2, but 3 collaboration beers this year. What is even more special about this release party is that for 1 day only we will be filling any clean 32oz and 64oz growler brought in for all 3 collaboration beers. There are just a few requests we need to ask prior to bringing in your growlers to this Cellarmaker + The Rare Barrel event.
- Growlers must be a marked 32oz or 64oz growlers with a lid
- Please tape over any logo that is not The Rare Barrel logo
- Please clean your growler prior to attending this event
So what are these collaboration beers? Check them out below!
Tangerang! - golden sour beer aged in oak barrels and dry-hopped with Citra and Motueka
Smashin’ Fruit - a blend of a hoppy pale ale and a golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with passion fruit
Wagon Trix - a blend of Cellarmaker porter with The Rare Barrel golden sour beer aged in oak barrels with blackberries
Looking for grub? Real Smoked BBQ will be hanging out Sunday as well to fill bellies with tasty BBQ dishes!
Jester King Brewery Guest Tap Takeover
Wednesday, February 15th, 7:30PM - 10PM @ The Rare Barrel
Looking for some some amazing beers from an authentic farmhouse brewery based in Austin, Texas? Jester King Brewery will be in house for a guest tap takeover! Jeffrey Stuffings and Averie Swanson will also be hanging out for a bit to chat about their philosophy behind producing mixed culture and spontaneous beer. Below are a few of the beers that will be available for this event.
SPON - Methode Gueuze, 100% spontaneously fermented beer (limited amount available)
Atrial Rubicite - Barrel-Aged Sour Beer Refermented w/ Raspberries
Buddha’s Brew - Barrel-Fermented Sour Wheat Beer w/ Kombucha
Figlet - Farmhouse Ale Fermented w/ Smoked Texas Figs
Super Ultramega Hyperforce - Intergalactic Farmhouse Ale Brewed w/ Ginger, Salt, & Tarragon & Refermented w/ Cantaloupe
If you are hungry… Javi’s Cooking will be on site serving tasty Argentine empanadas baked fresh daily with local ingredients.
Trillium Brewing Guest Tap Takeover
Thursday, February 16th, 4PM - 10PM @ The Rare Barrel
Mark your calendars! We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a guest tap takeover with Trillium Brewing Company. We will have 6 different Trillium beers on our guest taps. Check out some of what we will have on draft below.
Congress Street - IPA
Dialed In w/ Chardonnay & Gewürztraminer Juice - DIPA
Fort Point - Pale Ale
We will also have The Lumpia Company on site if you you all get hungry.
Wicked Weed Brewing + The Rare Barrel Collaboration Release | Happy Blending
Friday, February 17th, 4PM - 10PM @ The Rare Barrel
Wicked Weed Brewing and The Rare Barrel combined forces of sour and funk to bottle and release Happy Blending, a barrel-aged American sour ale fermented with plum and nectarine.
The blenders from both Wicked Weed and The Rare Barrel traveled to each others breweries to select from each other's barrel collection. The combination of these beers were then fermented with nectarines and plums to create a sour beer representative of each barrel house.
Enjoy Happy Blending on draft as well as in bottle for on-site consumption only. We will also have various Wicked Weed beers available on our guest taps too! Here is a look at some of what will be offered.
Happy Blending - Barrel-Aged American Sour Ale Fermented w/ Plum & Nectarine
White Angel - Barrel-Aged American Sour Ale Fermented w/ Muscadine Grapes
Permeo - Barrel-Aged American Sour Ale Fermented w/ Passion fruit & Lychee
Lunatic Lager - Belgian Blonde
French Toast - Imperial Stout Brewed w/ Cinnamon, Vanilla, and Maple Syrup
And more ...
Tacos El Rey food truck will also be on site from 5 - 9PM dishing up tacos, burritos, and tortas!
The Rare Barrel Cellar Day
Saturday, February 18th, 1 - 10PM @ The Rare Barrel
We are bringing back a few of our past releases for you to try in our Tasting Room for one day only! We will have over 18 sours on tap and 7 bottles to try in house. Below is the list of what will be available on premise in bottles and on draft.
Bottles (On premise consumption)
SKUs Me ‘13 - Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels
Cosmic Dust ‘14 - Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels w/ Hibiscus
Feed The Monster ‘15 - Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels w/ Blueberries
Impossible Soul ‘15 - Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels w/ Tart Cherries & Sweet Cherries
Map of the Moon ‘ 16 - Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels w/ Tons of Apricots
No Salt ‘16 - Golden Sour Beer Aged in Tequila Barrels
Quite Something ‘16 - Golden Sour Beer Aged in Bordeaux Wine Barrels
Wise Guise ‘16 - Red Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels w/ Raspberries
Across the Sea ‘14 - Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels w/ Coriander & Sea Salt
Dubious Nights ‘15 - Dark Sour Beer Aged in Tequila Barrels
Map of the Sun ‘15 - Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels w/ Apricots
3rd Anniversary ‘16 - Golden Sour Beer Aged in Gin Barrels w/ Lemon Peel & Lavender
Afterlight ‘16 - Dark Sour Beer Aged in Bordeaux Wine Barrels
Barrel P9T (2016 The Rare Barrel) - Single barrel of golden sour beer
Forces Unseen ‘16 - Blend of Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels
Gifted Branch ‘16 - Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels w/ Peaches & Apricots
Pricklish ‘16 - Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels w/ Prickly Pear
Shadows of Their Eyes ‘16 - Dark Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels
Soliloquy ‘16 - Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels w/ Rose Hips & Orange Peel
Sourtooth Tiger ‘16 - Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels w/ Ginger
Apropos of Nothing ‘17 - Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels w/ Elderberries & Lavender
Roads Diverge ‘17 - Blended Tart Saison Aged in Oak Barrels
Happy Blending ‘17 (Collaboration w/ Wicked Weed Brewing) - Barrel-Aged American Sour Ale Fermented w/ Plum & Nectarine
Bottles To Go
Soliloquy '16 - Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels w/ Rose Hips & Orange Peel (limit 12)
Sourtooth Tiger '16 - Golden Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels w/ Ginger (limit 12)
Shadows of Their Eyes '16 - Dark Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels (limit 12)
Wise Guise '16 - Red Sour Beer Aged in Oak Barrels w/ Raspberreis limit 12
Interested in what our sour beer tastes like before we package it? We will have a limited amount of flights of 3 barrel samples available in the Tasting Room for this event. These barrel samples will showcase the variety of beer that we are aging in our barrel cellar. Each barrel sample is served uncarbonated and at room temperature, just like how our blenders taste through barrels in production. A tasting glass and poster are included with each barrel sample flight.
Curveball Sliders will also be on site to dish up some tasty burgers.
Sunday, February, 1 - 8PM @ The Rare Barrel
Were you not able to try any of the beer from our events during the week? Or, do you want to get another chance to grab a glass of something the we offered during one of these events? Stop by the Tasting Room for our SFBW Afterparty. We will be serving beers from throughout the week all day. We’re not sure what amazing beers will be on tap yet, but our draft list will be updated on site throughout the day!
Sours from The Rare Barrel can also be enjoyed at the following events: SFBW Opening Gala (2/10), United Sours of America at Monk’s Kettle (2/11), Sour Sunday at Jupiter (2/12), Cellarmaker Presents: A Night of Metal and Beer at Amnesia Beer & Music Hall (2/12), and Save The Whales Almanac Sour Fest (2/16).
Enjoy an epic Beer Week and see y’all in the Tasting Room!