On Session Saturdays we bust out our cornhole sets, offer brewery tours, and provide 20% off growler fills of session beer. This week Native Sons BBQ will be here starting at 1pm. If you would like a tour of the brewery, we highly recommend that you reserve a spot online. We have a handful of reservations left, all of which will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Don't wait!
Ease your way out of SF Beer Week 2017 with breakfast tacos and session beer. Early Bird Tacos will be joining us at 1:00pm. Pair their Dirty Bird, Farmer, and Sprout tacos with our session beer lineup. We'll finish out the day with some trivia and board games in the afternoon. Trivia winners will receive prizes!
Satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst at the Brewer's Picnic and Crush the Can Day, featuring Native Sons BBQ. The afternoon will be filled with smoked meat, canned beer, and games. Order buckets of crushable cans for your friends or play cornhole. Brewery tours will also be available. Reserve your spot now!
Enjoy five experimental firkins created by our brewing team and chat with them about their creations in the tap room or the brewery, which we're opening up just for this event. See how we craft our beer and wander among the stacks of kegs and cans. The list of firkins includes:
Payback Porter with Coconut & Vanilla
Payback Porter with Blackberries & Maple Syrup
Blood Orange Double Daddy Imperial IPA with Pineapple
Blood Orange Double Daddy Imperial IPA with Chocolate
Metropolis Lager with Lemongrass, Lime, Chili, Ginger, & Bayleaf
When you get hungry, enjoy some fresh fish from Da Poke-Man from 3-8pm.
Our love affair with beer and food continues during SF Beer Week as we pay homage to the classic cheesesteak. Liberty Cheesesteak will be visiting our Tap Room and serving the most authentic cheesesteaks you can find in the Bay Area. We'll be pairing each cheesesteak with one of our delicious beers. The menu will include:
Ribeye Cheesesteak with Betrayal Imperial Red Ale
Chicken Cheesesteak with Metropolis Lager
Portobello Cheesesteak with Suds Session Ale
Philly Fries with Double Daddy Imperial IPA
Join us Wednesday, February 15, for a special SF Beer Week edition of Meet the Brewers and the Drink SF Beer Shuttle. Hang out with local brewers and take a tour of San Francisco's Dogpatch and Bayview neighborhood breweries.
Start the evening at 6:30pm by visiting Smokestack at Magnolia. Then hop on a shuttle and check out the other neighborhood breweries, including Triple Voodoo Brewery, Harmonic Brewing, and Speakeasy, where we'll be Cracking Capone's Vault for a Vintage Beer Sale & Comedy Night.
The #DrinkSFBeer shuttle is FREE, looping nonstop from 6:30-10:30pm and stopping every 5-10 minutes at each venue. Riders can download the Chariot app to track #DrinkSFBeer shuttles in real time (reg req'd: iTunes and Google Play).
Help us crack Capone's Vault! It's full of our best vintage and barrel-aged beers. Grab what you can while supplies last!
Syndicate No. 02 Vintage Ale
Syndicate No. 03 Vintage Ale
2015 Barrel-aged Scarface Imperial Stout
2016 Barrel-aged Scarface Imperial Stout
Barrel-aged Fixed Fight Old Ale
Barrel-aged Old Godfather Barleywine
2015 Scarface Imperial Stout
2014 Old Godfather Barleywine
2015 Old Godfather Barleywine
Blood Orange Double Daddy Imperial IPA
Pop Gun Pilsner Oak-aged & Unfiltered
Juice Joint Kettle Sour
Bottles: 15% discount on everything if you purchase 4 or more bottles!
Syndicate No. 01 Vintage Ale (Only 6 cases left! Limit 1 bottle per person)
Syndicate No. 02 Vintage Ale (No Limit)
Syndicate No. 03 Vintage Ale (No Limit)
2015 Barrel-aged Scarface Imperial Stout (No Limit)
2016 Barrel-aged Scarface Imperial Stout (No Limit)
Barrel-aged Old Godfather Barleywine (No Limit)
2012 Old Godfather Barleywine (Limit 1 bottle)
2014 Old Godfather Barleywine (No Limit)
2015 Old Godfather Barleywine (No Limit)
2016 Old Godfather Barleywine (No Limit)
During the festivities Powered by Pork will be serving street food that combines Mexican and Vietnamese flavors from 3-8pm. The Sylvan Brew Comedy Set will begin at 6pm. It's going to be a wonderful day filled with vintage beer, delicious food, and entertainment.
Sweet tooth's rejoice! We've lined up award-winning chocolatier Nosh This for an evening of beer and chocolate pairing, featuring truffles made with Barrel-aged Scarface Imperial Stout and Almond Crack made with Blood Orange Double Daddy Imperial IPA. Meet Nosh This in our tap room from 4-7pm. The chocolates will be served all night while supplies last. You can also expect a vintage keg of Massacre Belgian-style Imperial Stout, our last one, on top of an extensive menu of chocolate friendly beers. Our friends at Pretzelina will also be here serving homemade Bavarian-style soft pretzels. Bring your honey or bring some friends to this Valentine's Day Massacre.
Grab a partner and become the Who's Your Daddy Cornhole Tournament Champion of SF Beer Week 2017. No ticket or entry fee is required, but spaces to participate are limited. Make sure you and your partner are available to compete and then email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Provide the names of both team members and your team name. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. During the tournament we'll have twelve beers on tap to loosen up your skills and Natas BBQ will be serving up some delicious smoked meats from 1-6pm. Spend the afternoon with us!
We're kicking of SF Beer Week 2017 with a special edition release of our classic session beer. Pop Gun Pilsner Oak-Aged & Unfiltered was aged on oak spirals and lagered for three months. Packaged unfiltered, the beer has a more robust body and a toasted oak character, with layers of honey and a touch of malty sweetness. German Magnum, Hallertau, and Saphir hops balance the malt with a crisp bitter finish and infuse the aroma with tangerine, spice, and floral notes.
Bayview Pasta will be joining us for this special event from 2-8pm. The Mike Conness Band will also be playing at 5:30pm. Brewery tours will also be available, reserve your spot now, and our cornhole boards will be setup in the parking lot. Ease your way into SF Beer Week 2017!
Join us at the SF Beer Week Opening Gala, 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. We have a great lineup of beer for you to enjoy.
Does the looming apocalypse have you down? Did you think 2017 was going to be better? Embrace the chaos of a new year and get ready for the End of the World Punk Show & Vinyl Swap Meet. Buy, sell, and trade some records while watching live music with a few beers and food. Speakeasy alum Joe Smith will be our DJ from 2-6pm, Natas BBQ will be slinging smoked meats, and we have a top secret band playing at 6pm. We'll have a few more details to come. Spend your Saturday with us!
When Prohibition began on January 16th, 1920, with the passage of the 18th Amendment, the alcohol industry went underground. On that day a generation of gangsters was born. They fueled American nightlife and spawned a criminal culture that inspired the creation of Speakeasy Ales & Lagers in 1997. We're celebrating this moment in history with a party in the Speakeasy Tap Room.
Dust off your fedoras, try on your favorite flapper dress, and get ready to fox-trot. We'll have a photo booth on-site to capture every moment from 3-6pm, live music from Grandma's Attic and Operation Groovy from 4-7:00pm, and Native Sons BBQ at 2pm. The bar will be offering specials and access to unique beers if you have the password ("Coffin Varnish"). Shhh.... Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for the latest secret details.
On December 5, 1933, Prohibition was officially repealed and America celebrated. The era inspires our brewery and we're paying tribute to this great moment in history by throwing a party. Put on your flapper dress, tuxedo coat, and get ready to fox trot. The Luke Doughty Trio will be playing from 3-5pm. We'll have a photo booth to capture the moment and get Prohibition era pricing on select beers using a special password, which we'll announce on social media December 2nd. Pretzelina will also be serving up fresh pretzels at 2pm. Come out and celebrate the end of Prohibition!
The holiday season is upon us and that means a lot of people need your help, including San Francisco's children. We're excited to support the San Francisco Fire Department Toy Program. You can help by simply buying a beer in our Tap Room on Tuesday, November 29th. $1 from every beer sold will be donated. We're also accepting toy donations. We're also accepting toy donations. Firefighters from Station 49 will also be here, so come out and say hello.
Stock your cellar with our fantastic lineup of bottled barrel-aged beers. We've never offered these limited releases for 25% off, including vintage editions. Take advantage and buy for yourself, or give them to a friend during the holiday season. We'll also have an incredible lineup of barrel-aged beer on draft that you can enjoy with Native Sons BBQ (2pm).
The event also includes the 2016 debut of Barrel-aged Scarface Imperial Stout. The bourbon barrel-aged edition of Scarface Imperial Stout will assault your senses with sweet caramel, oak, and vanilla. A fresh batch of Scarface Imperial Stout is blended into an older vintage that was aged in American whiskey barrels. The resulting beer is wonderfully balanced and delicious.
Back from a two-year hiatus, Betrayal Imperial Red Ale is now in a can and we're celebrating the release in our Tap Room with Native Sons BBQ. Pick up a six-pack to-go or enjoy it on draft during the release party. We'll also have cornhole boards in our parking lot to play between sips of beer and bites of great BBQ.
Betrayal Imperial Red is deep amber in color with a creamy lasting head. Mosaic, El Dorado, Cascade and Chinook hops impart aromas of tropical fruit and orange blossom that mingle with caramel and toasted malts. A juicy burst of stone fruits and citrus balance the sharp notes of fresh rye bread. With a bready backbone and balanced bitterness, Betrayal has bright body that finishes softly. Betrayal is 8.6% ABV and finished at 60 IBUs.
Our second annual Halloween Party is back and even bigger and better than before. The event includes a costume contest at 7:30pm, a dance party in the brewery with DJ Peanut Butter Brown, and a great lineup of food from Native Sons BBQ and Big Kahuna Burger. We'll also be tapping a very special pumpkin firkin. Last but not least, our Tap Room will be decorated in a ghoulish Butchertown theme. Tickets are not required, but the event is 21+ only.
Celebrate Oktoberfest in the Speakeasy Tap Room and raise a stein of our new Oktoberfest Bavarian Lager. We'll also have an incredible lineup of food, including Pretzelina pretzels with cheese sauce, mustard, pickles, and sauerkraut from McVicker, and smoked sausages by Natas BBQ. McVicker will also be teaching attendees a "do it yourself" pickling class.
Wash it all down with our Oktoberfest Bavarian Lager. A limited number of 1-liter custom Speakeasy beer steins will be available for $25. With your purchase the first liter is free and each additional liter is only $5 (Oktoberfest & flagship beers only). The steins, seen below, will be available while supplies last. Once you have beer and food in hand, relax on our patio or play cornhole. We'll also have live music. Notice: This is not a ticketed event.
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers and Harmonic Brewing are happy to provide a free Brews & Baseball Shuttle to Giants games during the 2016 season. The service offers a safe and easy way for baseball fans to circle the breweries and get dropped off at AT&T Park during Friday night home games. The shuttle is operated by SF Adventure Tours.
The Brews & Baseball Shuttle is free for any rider holding proof of a same day game ticket. It will run from 3:30pm to 7:30pm prior to each Friday night home game. Riders can hop on or hop off at any brewery location or Pier 48 near AT&T Park. The shuttle will arrive every 30 minutes and run on the following dates during the 2016 season.
- May 20
- June 10, 24
- July 8, 29
- August 12, 19, 26
- September 16, 30
Local breweries near AT&T Park have always been popular watering holes for baseball fans prior to Giants games. Now there’s an easy way to visit more breweries, enjoy a wide variety of great local beer, and have a wonderful afternoon. All without having to worry about public transit or the cost of ride sharing.
Raise a glass of California Love and celebrate the 166th anniversary of California statehood. History professor Steve Batham will tell stories about California history at 4:00pm and 5:30pm. The event is also a costume party. Wear whatever California means to you, whether that's a hippie, surfer, 49er, etc. Native Sons BBQ will be here at 6:00pm, serving up whole beef short ribs and whole hog meat in Misson-style tacos with cotija cheese, pickled onions and BBQ sauce. Get here early! Lastly, we'll have live music starting at 4pm from Future Feels Fine, Bdubs and the Playas, and Project Q.
California Love is a collaboration between Smog City Brewing and Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, bridging the rivalry between Los Angeles and San Francisco through a love of Imperial Red Ales. Maris Otter, Crystal Malts, and a touch of Chocolate Wheat make up the malt base, giving it a rich body filled with caramel, biscuit, and dried fruit flavors. Orange peel zest and citrusy hops were incorporated to represent sunny Southern California, while American oak and Pinot Noir grapes were included to embody Northern California. The hop additions feature classic American Centennial, Amarillo and Citra.
We're a tight family at Speakeasy Ales & Lagers and if one of our comrades runs into trouble, we lend a hand. In this case we would like your help! Our bartender Jeff McClure recently lost his father and his family is facing a big financial hurdle. On Saturday, August 20th, $1 from every beer sold will be donated to his family. Please pay us a visit!
Run across the city from brewery to brewery and help raise money for Pints for Prostates. Our colleagues at Headlands Brewing organized this wonderful event and you're welcome to participate. If you can't make the run come for the finish line party and cornhole tournament. $1 for every beer sold at Speakeasy Ales & Lagers will be donated to Pints for Prostates.
The run will begin at 1pm at Fort Point Beer in the Ferry Building, then it will proceed to 11 more brewery aid stations throughout the city over 17.4 miles. You can start from the beginning or join at any point in the run.
Here's the run schedule and approximate timing:
- Fort Point Beer (at Ferry Building, Run Start, 0.0 mi, 12:30-1pm)
- The Yard (Anchor Brewing, 1.54 mi, 1:13-1:19pm)
- Local Brewing (2.35 mi, 1:21-1:28pm)
- Black Hammer (2.7 mi, 1:24-1:33pm)
- Thirsty Bear Brewing (3.16 mi, 1:29-1:38pm)
- Magnolia Gastropub (Haight Street, 6.19 mi, 1:56-2:15pm)
- Social Kitchen & Brewery (7.71 mi, 2:10-2:33pm)
- Southpaw BBQ (10.68 mi, 2:36-3:08pm)
- Triple Voodoo Brewing (12.8 mi, 2:55-3:34pm)
- Harmonic Brewing (13.56 mi, 3:02-3:43pm)
- Laughing Monk Brewery (15.67 mi, 3:21-4:08pm)
- Speakeasy Ales & Lagers (Run Finish, 17.39 mi, 3:36-4:29pm)
The finish line cornhole tournament will begin at Speakeasy Ales & Lagers at 6pm. A participation fee of $10 ($20 per team) will benefit Pints for Prostates. 1st place winners receive Headlands beer, Speakeasy beer, and 1 VIP ticket to the Rare Beer Tasting in Denver on October 7th. Second and third place winners will also receive prizes. The tournament is open to everyone, not just the runners. Email email@example.com to participate.
It's time for the Dogpatch and Bayview neighborhood breweries to shine. Take the Drink SF Beer Shuttle with us on Wednesday, August 17th. Visit Triple Voodoo Brewing, Harmonic Brewing, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers, and Smokestack at Magnolia Brewing all in one night, for FREE!
The shuttle service begins at 7:00pm and ends at 11:35pm. Hop and off and at all the breweries. Shuttles arrive every 10-15 minutes and are operated by Chariot. Download the Chariot app to track their arrival in real time. Hang out with the brewers and enjoy a tremendous amount of great beer. It's going to be a wonderful night.