Beer Week! A Benefit! Bill Brand Tribute Beers!
BRINGING FRIDAYS BACK WITH A BANG! SF BEER WEEK MARQUEE EVENT and the POURING OF THE "BILL BRAND TRIBUTE" SERIES OF BEERS.
Drake's Brewing Co., in conjunction with SF BEER week, has become the location where more than 10 “Bill Beers” will be poured as a tribute to craft brewing's late great friend Bill Brand. Brewers around the Bay Area have agreed to brew a special beer in Bill's honor, to be served at their own breweries during the week (all different styles -- just beers that the brewers think Bill would like to drink!). Each of these brews have been named for Bill, who was, so sadly, fatally injured while headed home from an event during last year's inaugural SF BEER Week. Drake's will be the only place you'll be able to find a sampling of the Bill Brand Tribute Series in one place! Come, enjoy yourself, and raise a glass to Bill!
The Bill Brand Tribute Beers will be pouring from these breweries:
• Triple Rock Brewery - Bill Brand IPA
• Tied House - Bill Brand Bourbon Barrel Porter
• Valley Brewing Co. - Bill Brandbic - Valley’s Calambic
• Firehouse Brewery – Bill Brand Imperial Red
• Black Diamond Brewing – Bill Brand Dark Mild
• Iron Springs Brewery – Bill Brand Hoppy Dark Lager
• Linden Street Brewery - Bill Brand Burnt Oak Dark Lager
• Gordon Biersch Brewing – Bill Brand Barrel-Aged Blend
• Devil’s Canyon Brewing - Bill Brand Brown Ale
• Marin Brewing – Bill Brand Bourbon Barleywine
• Drake’s Brewing – Bill Brand Barrel-Aged Blend
STREET FOOD Drake's will have some great food on hand, from some of your favorite local street food trucks. Come hungry and work your way through the line-up.
- Mexican - La Pinata (Alameda) lapinata.com
- BBQ - Emergency Beer BBQ (Belmont) emergencybbq.com
- Asian - Seoul on Wheels (SF) seoulonwheels.com
- Sweets - Cupkates (Berkeley)Featuring StoneHenge Stout cupcakes! cupkatesbakery.com
- Gourmet Rotisserie Meats - Roli Roti (Oakland) roliroti.com
A BENEFIT FOR SAN LEANDRO'S WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: This event is a fundraiser is for the Parents Club/Dad's Club of Washington Elementary School in San Leandro. The Dad's Club provide manpower and money to help fund school activities that have been cut in these lean times. Members will be working the gate, patrolling the parking lot and generally helping out. Drake's is proud to be working with the local community to raise money for great causes!
$5 Donation to Washington School to get in the gate. (Children with their parents free)
$15 for a Drake's tasting mug and 3 tokens for full pours... or taster tickets for nine 3 oz. tastes. More tokens and tastes can be purchased separately.
- Please park in the main West Gate Center lot, in front of Walmart & Sports Authority, and walk back to the brewery (map here)
- Eight Drake's Beers will be available, including Hopocalypse our present seasonal (a Double IPA).
- Please, leave you pets at home. And kindly respect our neighbors and their customers in the West Gate Center.
-- Thanks for reading!