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Title: SF Beer Week and Toronado Barleywine Festival, 2/19-2/21
Post by: kgs on February 11, 2011, 01:59:03 PM
My better half isn't interested in beer (nobody's perfect...).  I would feel silly going to a bar by myself to taste barleywine, and haven't found a "beer friend" interested in spending an hour or two that Saturday or Sunday  tasting barleywines at the Barleywine Festival at the Toronado Pub on Haight (see http://www.toronado.com/events.htm#279 ). I'm really interested because I'm planning to brew a Christmas barleywine so I'm shopping for the right taste.

There are other events happening in SF Beer Week (though only on the weekend) I'd be up for if anyone else were interested in an ad hoc AHA meetup. http://sfbeerweek.org/

(Gotta love a "beer week" that's 10 days long :-) )


Title: Re: SF Beer Week and Toronado Barleywine Festival, 2/19-2/21
Post by: dbeechum on February 11, 2011, 04:38:34 PM
I'll be there at some point, but I'll be playing chaperone to the club since we have to leave to be at Anchor Brewing a 2PM for the California Homebrew Club of the Year Party.
Title: Re: SF Beer Week and Toronado Barleywine Festival, 2/19-2/21
Post by: kgs on February 11, 2011, 07:12:56 PM
I'll be there at some point, but I'll be playing chaperone to the club since we have to leave to be at Anchor Brewing a 2PM for the California Homebrew Club of the Year Party.

That is so cool! And I'll miss you no matter what, since I'm not hardcore enough to attend a barleywine tasting that early in the day. ;-)
Title: Re: SF Beer Week and Toronado Barleywine Festival, 2/19-2/21
Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 11, 2011, 07:29:09 PM
KGS - We have been 3 times to the Barleywine fest.  It can be a total zoo the first day.  Second day has more breathing room but the highly rated ones are gone by then.  I would recommended it for research purposes.

Drew - That is some rough duty.  You have my sympathy.

Title: Re: SF Beer Week and Toronado Barleywine Festival, 2/19-2/21
Post by: dbeechum on February 11, 2011, 08:00:47 PM
Yeah, if anyone's around and wants to join in the fun let me know..

Think it's something like this:

Friday evening pub crawl between 21A, PCB, BEer REvolution and the Trappist
Saturday : Toronado (or maybe MAgnolia for breakfast) - Anchor Party - Rogue - Close out at the Toronado
Sunday - Bus Tour to Bear Republic, Russian River and Lagunitas and then Celebrator Beer bash.
Title: Re: SF Beer Week and Toronado Barleywine Festival, 2/19-2/21
Post by: tschmidlin on February 11, 2011, 08:31:00 PM
Better bring the backup liver.
Title: Re: SF Beer Week and Toronado Barleywine Festival, 2/19-2/21
Post by: kgs on February 12, 2011, 03:11:26 PM
KGS - We have been 3 times to the Barleywine fest.  It can be a total zoo the first day.  Second day has more breathing room but the highly rated ones are gone by then.  I would recommended it for research purposes.


Thanks; it's great that it's on a 3-day weekend. Since we live on the route for the 6 Masonic (runs right past it) I may go over late Saturday afternoon, prepare for zoology, and sip for an hour.

Drew, have fun!