San Francisco Beer Week 2019


We're excited to celebrate SF Beer Week with our fellow Bay Area brewers and beer lovers! For the uninitiated, Beer Week is the magical time of year when breweries break out their most special releases for a week long (give or take a few days) celebration of local beer. Here at CQ, we've lined up plenty of new brews and festivities for the occasion. Check out our schedule below, and visit to check out all the happenings throughout the Bay. 


The SF Beer Week Opening Gala kicks off a week of beer-centric festivities throughout the Bay Area. We're joining our fellow Bay brewers for an evening of some of the finest brews in Northern California. Get your tickets quick! 

Not going to be able to make it to the ball? Don’t worry, Cinderella, you can join us in our tasting room from 3-9pm and get one of our sippable session beers for $5, plus we’ll have our Beer Week brews on tap for a super special preview of what we have in store for the beer-iest week in the Bay.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd, 2pm to 6pm: A Very Murray Beer Week Celebration

That’s right, woodchuck-chuckers, it’s GROUNDHOG DAY. We may be on the wrong coast to see if Punxsatawny Phil sees his shadow, but we can do the next best thing and celebrate one of our all-time favorite movies. We’ll have the Harold Ramis and Bill Murray classic playing continuously all day while we sip our newest brew: Violet Delights. This sour spent months in gin barrels with lemons, cherries, and flower petals to mimic the flavors (and color) of the Aviation, one of our favorite cocktails.

Fellow die-hard Bill Murray fans, we invite you and your pooch to don your best looks from your favorite Murray movie and join us for a Bill Murray costume contest, and snap some selfies in our Bill Murray photo booth. Judging will happen at 5pm. Costume contest winner will earn bragging rights, plus a prize package complete with the finest Bill Murray VHS collection we can possibly assemble.


Get ready for the biggest sporting event of the year: THE PUPPY BOWL.

Join in as we root for our favorite four-legged athletes in this adorable sporting showdown. Your own pup may not have the athletic prowess to make it to the big game, but they can still be a winner--enter our dog talent show to show off what they can do, with prizes for the most talented pooch.

All of our special Beer Week brews will be on tap for the festivities, including Violet Delights and Citron Golden, a barrel-aged golden with Buddha’s Hand and dry-hopped with Citra.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH, 3pm to 9pm: Throwback… Tuesday?

Join us for a low-key evening featuring some of our finest barrel-aged and sour beers! We’ll tap into some of our favorite past releases, plus our special Beer Week brews, including Violet Delights. This sour spent months in gin barrels with lemons, cherries, and flower petals to mimic the flavors (and color) of the Aviation, one of our favorite cocktails.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH, 5pm to 8pm: Menagerie Initiation Rites

Are you worthy to join the ranks of the Menagerie of Distinguished Drinkers? Join our 2019 initiation rites and find out! We’re throwing this extra esoteric soiree in honor of our loyal membership club to welcome new members and celebrate the OG crew. This initiation is for members only, but pro-tip: signing up costs nothing, so come on by and join the ranks of the Distinguished Drinkers. Learn more about our member club, and sign up before the initiation!

We’ll be pouring our special Beer Week releases, plus a few past favorites we’ve been holding onto for a special occasion.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH, 5pm to 8pm: Tropical Thursday

It's no secret that we love pups! We're joining forces with Oakland Animal Services to help some four-legged friends find homes. Join us for a super special Yappy Hour from 4-8pm with adoptable shelter dogs at the tasting room from 4:30 - 6:30pm. Dogs are, of course, welcome, and we’ll have special treats and a pup photo booth so you can snap some selfies with your fur baby. Don’t worry humans, we have treats for you, too--get one of our featured brews plus a tasty taco for $5! A portion of pint sales for the night will go to Friends of Oakland Animal Services, so you’re helping just by ordering a beer. Cheers, pups!

Meet some of OAS's adoptable pups here:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH, 4pm to 8pm: Hoppy Hour

Over the past three years we’ve earned a reputation for being IPA free, but we’re breaking tradition for an extra special Beer Week Happy Hour. Our new brewer, Mike, is cooking up some higher IBU brews for all your hopheads. We’ll tap his small batch experiments for a hoppier edition of our weekly happy hour! Score a beer plus a taco from Canasta Kitchen for $5 from 4-8pm. Yeah, you read that right--a beer AND a taco for $5.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH, 12pm to 9pm: Barrel-Aged Bash

Be it a barleywine, Belgian blond, porter, or saison, we think that barrels make just about any beer taste a little better. We’re breaking out our cellar supply to share some of our finest barrel-aged brews from the past three years, including the Port-barrel aged Batch 44 / Dubbel and our very first bottle release, Batch 9 / Apricot Golden. Try special curated flights of our barreled beers while they last!

9am to 4pm: Community Brew Day

Calling all homebrewers! You're invited to join us in the brewhouse for some good 'ole fashioned beer making. We'll use grain from Alameda maltsters Admiral Maltings to make wort and then ferment a few different ways with saison and lager yeast pitches from The Yeast Bay. Bring a carboy, take home some wort, and pick a yeast for your own experimentation. 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH, 11am to 3pm: Chilaquiles & Chill

Nurse your week-long hangover with Canasta Kitchen’s ridiculously tasty chilaquiles, and enjoy one last round of our special Beer Week brews before giving your liver a well-deserved rest.