Events Brewing To Celebrate 74th Anniversary of Repeal of Prohibition

This month, as spring begins it’s mighty reign over hill & dale, local hopped beverage lovers have additional reasons to rejoice including the 24th Annual San Francisco International Beer Festival at Fort Mason on April 28th . Ye need not wait that long though, as a week long repeal of prohibition anniversary bash is ongoing at North Beach’s Rogue Ales Public House now through Sunday.

Indeed many frothy quaffs await yer presence all over the region with details after the jump. In addition to the 27 ales Rogue has on tap, they now have their own spirits line including a hazelnut spiced rum, and on Tuesday debuted the first pours of their Spruce gin. They also have grub including Kobe beef burgers, and on Friday they will feature a pig roast.

Things really get rolling this weekend with Saturday’s Rogue Olympics where entrants celebrate the repeal of prohibition by competing in activities like the Washington Sq tricycle obstacle course, beer pong and a root beer chug off. Sunday Rogue wraps up their weeklong anniversary bash with a pajama party bloody mary brunch and the swearing in for dogs into the thirsty & esteemed Rogue Nation, an honor once reserved only for people.

Other info on brew related local events coming up this month, including the Meet The Brewers dinner at Edlo’s for the occasionally hungry & unusually organized beer enthusiast after the jump…

On Thursday at 6:15 pm Rogue will host screenings of The American Brew DVD and the SF premiere of The Rogue Nation DVD, after which there’s a raffle. American Brew tells the story of beer, from colonial settlers to the struggles of prohibition, through the rise of microbrews and the unrivaled successes of large scale national breweries, offering an inside look at brewing innovations that any beer-lover will appreciate.

Other local beery bulletins you should know about include Speakeasy Brewery continues to hold open houses every Friday afternoon at their brewery usually with Bar BQ and sometimes music. One of their latest offerings has been Double Daddy, a double hopped IPA that kicks off at 9.5% abv where their plenty hoppy already Big Daddy leaves off.

The Park Chalet offers freshly brewed $1 beers on Mondays from 3pm til close including their Playland Pale Ale, Fleishhacker Stout and Presidio IPA.
Toronado on lower Haight St is in the midst of Belgian Beer Month, and The 21st Amendment down by the ballpark has introduced their Oyster Point Stout, brewed with over 30 lbs of Hog Island oyster shells, and have increased their canning capacity to sell their Watermelon Wheat and 21A IPA in aluminum cans. Look for that in regional markets soon, where currently Anchor Bock is on it’s typically limited spring time run… I scored some Anchor Bock in February at my corner market, I’m sure if you look around there might be some left…

Oh yeah… one last foaming thing I wanted to mention…

Meet the Brewers

Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 6:00p.m.

Eldo’s Grill & Brewery

The casual Southwestern themed menu is complemented by creations from what oozes out of the brewing equipment, courtesy brewmaster : Joseph Agrillo…

Have a pint with feisty Joe, Massachusetts born but Californian at heart. Joe is somewhat self taught, but has worked at Marin Brewing Co., SF Brewing Co, Thirsty Bear and now after 6 years of weekly brewing at Eldo’s certainly knows a thing or two about fermentation. Heck the guy’s previously made traditional miso, wine up north, and got his start messing with hard ciders back east. Amongst his many creations at Eldo’s include the 8.5% abv Rumble N Judah, Croaking Toad Barley Wine and Californicator (a doppelbock with 7.2 percent abv)…

1326 9th Avenue
Between Irving Street and Judah Street
(415) 564-0425

Meet The Brewers is a monthly event sponsored by The SF Brewers Guild and in part by their fans at the San Francisco Brew Pub Club, who also publish the handy happy hour clock chart online which tells you where the best deals on locally brewed ale are to be had around town…

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