The SF Beer Week Opening Gala is the largest, most anticipated, and prestigious annual gathering of the Northern California craft beer community. It’s the kick off party for SF Beer Week, commencing a nine-day marathon of beer dinners, tastings, tap takeovers and educational events that occur all over the Bay Area.

Over 120 Northern California breweries expected.

This massive kick-off to SF Beer Week takes place on Friday, February 9, from 6-10:30pm** at the Pier 35 in San Francisco (5pm for VIP). Over 120 breweries are expected from throughout Northern California -- especially Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Monterey, Napa, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties -- serving the most creative and compelling beers the region has to offer.

Attendees will receive a commemorative glass and enjoy unlimited samples of new, rare and classic beers. Expect mouth-puckering sours alongside subtle funk, hop bombs both cloudy and clear, brawny barrel-aged brews, and a wide range of beer styles traditional and experimental -- all the creativity and innovation that has made Northern California one of the best beer producing regions in the world.

In addition to great beer, some of the best local food vendors in the Bay Area will be on site, serving up delicious options for purchase. (And rest assured, bathrooms will be plentiful!)

The Gala is one of the most memorable beer events of the year. Get your tickets now. There will be NO DOOR TICKETS.

SF Beer Week and the Opening Gala is presented by the San Francisco Brewers Guild.