Friday marks the kickoff of every local beer geek's wet dream made real: S.F. Beer Week. We may not be Portland or San Diego when it comes to the quality and proliferation of craft breweries in our midst, but San Francisco is coming up in the beer world, and for $70 you can essentially drown in the stuff on Friday evening for four hours at the Concourse Pavilion in SoMa.

The schedule of festivities thereafter is long and complicated, and includes a whole week of tastings, seminars, special menus, and beer-pairing dinners in all corners of the Bay. (You can download the whole thing to your phone for easier access.)

As for Friday, it should be fun, and there are still tickets available. In addition to beer-friendly foodstuffs from Wise Sons Deli, 4505 Meats, and Rosamunde Sausage Grill, the following long-ass list of breweries will be represented at the opening fete.

21st Amendment Brewery
Ale Industries
Almanac Beer Company
Anchor Brewing
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Auburn Alehouse
Beach Chalet
Bear Republic Brewery
Bison Brewing
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
Black Diamond Brewing
Blue Frog Grog and Grill
Butte Creek Brewing
Crispin Cider
Devil's Canyon Brewery
Drakes Brewing
Dying Vines Brewing
Eel River Brewing
Elevation 66 Brewing
Firehouse Brewery & Grill
Golden Mongoose
Gordon Biersch
Half Moon Bay Brewing
Heretic Brewing
Hermitage Brewing
High Water Brewing
Hoppy Brewing Company
Iron Springs Pub & Brewery
Lagunitas Brewing
Linden Street Brewery
Lockdown Brewing Company
Lost Coast Brewing
Lucky Hand Brewing
Mad River Brewing
Magnolia Gastropub & Brewery
Marin Brewing Company
Mendocino Brewing Company
Moonlight Brewing Company
Moylan's Brewery & Restaurant
Napa Smith Brewery
North Coast Brewing Company
Oakland Brewing
Pacific Brewing Laboratories
Pacific Coast Brewing
Pizza Orgasmica and Brewing Company
Pleasanton Main St. Brewery
Pyramid Alehouse/Breweries
Rubicon Brewing Company
Russian River Brewing
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Shmaltz Brewing Company
Sierra Nevada Brewing
Six Rivers Brewing Company
Social Kitchen & Brewery
Sonoma Springs Brewing
Southern Pacific Brewing
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Strike Brewing
Third Street Ale Works
ThirstyBear Brewing Company
Tied House Brewery & Cafe
Triple Rock Brewery
Triple Voodoo Brewing Company
Trumer Brauerei
Two Rivers Cider
Uncommon Brewers

Yep. A lot o beer.

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