January 22, 2019 | The Rare Barrel
San Francisco Beer Week is just around the corner and we are excited about what we have planned this year! We've been working hard to create fun, exciting, and unique beer experiences for you all. Check out what we've got going on in the Tasting Room & Kitchen.
NorCal vs SoCal | The Rematch
Saturday, February 2nd, 1PM - 7PM @ The Rare Barrel
Currently NorCal holds the title for superior beer makers after taking the lead at our first showdown last SF Beer Week, but this is The Rematch and the match-ups are even more intense. Who will come out as victor? You decide.
This friendly competition will pit 14 NorCal breweries up against 14 SoCal breweries and let our guests vote on their favorite beers. Participating breweries will be matched up with a brewery from the opposing region depending on style. Guests will be asked to blind taste by style and cast votes on which beer they like better (not knowing who brewed what). The region with the most points at the end of the day will be take the title. Check out the list of breweries below along with beer style match-ups.
UPDATE: NORCAL WINS 625 to 597
STYLE MATCH-UPS/ BREWERIES/BEERS/STICKER COLOR
Barrel-aged Sour Beer (fruited)
Almanac, Farmer's Reserve No. 5 (black) vs. The Lost Abbey, Veritas 019 (orange)
Barrel-aged Sour Beer (non-fruited)
The Rare Barre, Forces Unseen 18 (blue) vs Cellador, Sacre (yellow)
Yeast of Eden, Family Miner (black) vs. Bruery Terreux, Minor Miner (orange)
Sante Adairius, Cellarman (blue) vs. Highland Park, Saison 300 (yellow)
West Coast IPA
Faction, Faction/Chapman IPA (black) vs. Societe, The Pupil (orange)
West Coast DIPA
Urban Roots, Bigger On The Inside (black) vs. Beachwood Brewing, Greenshift (orange)
Hazy Pale Ale
Armistice, Pilly (red) vs. Green Cheek, Taste The Ceiling (teal)
Cellarmaker, Turok Juice (blue) vs. Burgeon Beer, Fine Tuned (yellow)
Humble Sea, Juice of Hazard (red) vs. Pure Project, Clouds of Delusion (teal)
Russian River, STS (red) vs. Fireston Walker, Pivo (teal)
Temescal, Pils (blue) vs. Eagle Rock, Plan 9 (yellow)
Sierra Nevada, Stout (red) vs. Bagby, New Order (teal)
Imperial Stout (non-barrel aged)
Moksa, Moksa One (blue) vs. Pizza Port, SAF Stour (yellow)
FiftyFifty, Mocho Nut Eclipse (red) vs. Modern Times, Devil's Teeth with Macademia Nuts, Coconut, and Cocoa (teal)
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!
Sour Super Bowl Sunday with Creature Comforts
Sunday, February 3rd, 1PM - 10PM @ The Rare Barrel
Join us for the big game! For all you football fans and beer lovers, we'll be airing the Super Bowl on our big screen and serving up a bunch of cool beers from our friends at Creature Comforts Brewing. Blake Tyers, Creature Comforts Wood Cellar & Specialty Brand Manager will be in the brewery, hanging out and watching the game with us.
Real Smoked BBQ will be on site for some finger-licking good food. Have your own Super Bowl plans? Stop by to grab some beers to go!
Avec des Amis Bottle Release Party | Side Project Brewing & The Rare Barrel collaboration
Thursday, February 7th, 4PM - 10PM @ The Rare Barrel
Join us for the public bottle release of Avec des Amis, this collaborative sour is a blend of golden sour beers aged in oak barrels selected with friends from Side Project Brewing. This sour was refermented with fresh Summer Sweet white peaches and Viking Pearl white nectarines from Blossom Bluff Orchards, and is bold with fresh juicy peach character and a tart nectarine finish. Along with this bottle, we will have a variety of guest beer from Side Project!
Come for beers and stay for dinner. The Tasting Room & Kitchen will be in full swing and dishin’ up some awesome food to enjoy with these tasty brews.
Sour Vibez 3 Day Beer & Music Festival
We’re putting out the vibe, the sour vibez. Come move to the groove, tap your toes, and enjoy the musical tunes from various artists in our 2nd Sour Vibes Beer & Music Festival! Now spanning 3 days we have a little bit of everything for everyone. Check out what we have planned for each day.
Friday, February 8th, 4PM - 12AM | New School
It’s going to be a banger! We’re opening at 4PM but we’re keeping the party going until midnight with all your favorite new school vibes. Dance yourselves clean all night, we’re playing everything from house to rap. We also got a lineup of beers to satiate your new school dreams with everything from Hazy IPAs, Pastry Stouts,to tasty sours. We may even be releasing a new line of beers...in a can... from The Rare Barrel (more info at a later date.) Hungry? Grab a bite from our kitchen.
|DJs||GUEST BEERS FROM||TENTATIVE TRB CAN RELEASE|
|Alexxmillerr||Alvarado St. Brewing||* more details to come|
|Puppy Party||Faction Brewing|
|Diva Tbale||Jester King Brewery|
|and more||Modern Times Beer|
Saturday, February 9th, 1PM - 10PM | Old School
Oldies but goldies! We’re going to celebrate music and beers from our past with artists, duos, and bands that love taking it old school and draw inspiration from musical classics. We’ll also have a lineup of vintages from our cellar on draft as well as some of your favorite vintages from guest breweries. If you are looking to take some bottles to go we will also have a limited number of bottles available from our cellar. Hungry? Don't worry I'll kitchen will be open.
|ARTISTS||GUEST VINTAGES FROM||TRB CELLAR SALE|
|Katz Roar||Deschutes Brewery||*tbd|
|Matt Jaffe||Cellarmaker Brewing|
|John Courage||Firestone Walker|
|DJ White Wheat||The Lost Abbey|
|Perennial Artisan Ales|
|Russian River Brewing|
Sunday, February 10th, 1PM - 8PM | All That Jazz
We're putting out those jazzy vibes for the last day of beer week. We'll have a few jazz bands jamming through out the day and we'll also be improvising with our beer list. Various beers from throughout the week will be available in the Tasting Room & Kitchen and the menu will be rotating through out the day. Not all beers from our events are guaranteed.
|ARTISTS||GUEST BEER FROM|
|Underscore Trio||*various beers served from throughout SFBW|
|Analog Us||*menu is subject to change throughout the day.|
Come for the music and beer and enjoy some grub from our kitchen.
Sours from The Rare Barrel can also be enjoyed at the following events: SFBW Opening Gala (2/1), Sour Sh!tstorm at Old Devil Moon (2/2), Sour Sunday at Jupiter (2/3), Knights of the Dank Table at Toronado (2/4), An Evening with Sante Adairius + The Rare Barrel at The Crafty Fox 2/5), The Rare Barrel Tap Takeover at Ale Arsenal (2/6) Womxn on Beer Panel at Temescal (2/6), Mash The Patriarchy at Mission Cheese (2/7), CCBA @ Trumer Fest (2/9) and more...
Enjoy an epic Beer Week and see y’all in the Tasting Room & Kitchen