Heads up: Sierra Nevada of Chico, CA, the nation's third largest craft brewery, is docking at Pier 35 this Saturday for an afternoon of beer and merriment. The festival, in the afternoon from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., will be the first-ever San Francisco stop on a collaborative tour of American craft breweries called "Beer Camp Across America."
We're one of six cities favored, and in each region, they've paired with local brewers to create a collaboration beer. In the case of Northern California, which they describe as "the birthplace of craft beer" (take that, SoCal), they've brewed up a session beer with hibiscus that you can geek out about here.
Sierra Nevada is also pairing with the SF Brewers' Guild, who do Beer Week, so yeah, you can expect a mini version of that event condensed into one day (127 breweries are participating.)
General admission tickets are $50 for all-you-can-drink beer and a commemorative glass. Compared to Beer Week's opening Gala, which was $80 last year, that ain't bad. If you want access to kegs before the hordes arrive, you can pay $70 and arrive an hour early. As you might expect, food trucks will be on site for your drunk business, and local musicians Cracker will be playing.
Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America Festival, Pier 35, 1454 The Embarcadero, Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.