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- You can bring your pooch to events at Beer Revolution.
Admiral Maltings: Open Malthouse Day Complimentary malthouse tour and beer tasting. Sat., Feb. 10, 2-5 p.m. 651A W Tower Ave, Alameda.
Aisle 5 Oakland: Aisle 5 20x20 Beerfest Celebrate Aisle 5's one-year anniversary with 20 beers from six local breweries. Thu., Feb. 15, 5-10 p.m. $30-$35. 3320 Grand Ave., Oakland, Aisle5Oakland.com.
Albany Taproom: SDA Tap Takeover & Brewer Games Locals Only! Celebration of East Bay beer culture. Tue., Feb. 13, 5-10 p.m. 5th Annual Barrel Aged Fest at Albany Taproom All the taps will feature complex barrel-aged beers. Fri., Feb. 16, 4-11 p.m. 745 San Pablo Ave., Albany, AlbanyTaproom.com.
Ale Industries: SDA Kick-Off Party A block party with 10 East Bay breweries, live music, and food trucks. Join the Self Distribution Alliance, Crooked City Cider, Gilman Brewing Company, Alameda Island Brewing Company, Federation Brewing, Ale Industries, and Oakland United Beerworks. Thu., Feb. 8, 6-10 p.m. The Champion of Ale Industries Tournament Compete in a three-day tournament to find out who is best at Ale Industries taproom games: Jenga, rock-paper-scissors, and one mystery game. Sat., Feb. 10, 12-10 p.m. Vintage Ale Industries Night A release of vintage Ale Industries beers from years past. Sat., Feb. 10, 5-10 p.m. Dog Wash Donation-Based Grooming A fundraiser for Oakland Animal Services. Get your dog cleaned and groomed while drinking beer. Fri., Feb. 16, 1-6 p.m. 3rd Annual Oakland Circus Local aerialists will perform Cirque Du Soleil style inside the brewery. Sat., Feb. 17, 7:30-10 p.m. Tricycle Drag Races Mount one of two tricycles and dash to victory! Sun., Feb. 18, 3-6 p.m. 3060 East 10th St., Oakland.
Almanac Alameda Brewery: Almanac Beer Talks Inspired by TED Talks, this educational event pairs beers with expert speakers discussing the science and culture of craft beer. Sat., Feb. 17, noon-3 p.m. $40. 651B W Tower Ave., Alameda, AlmanacBeer.com.
Armadillo Willy's BBQ: Karl Strauss Night Karl Strauss Brewing takes over the restaurant, pouring eight different beers. Sat., Feb. 10, 5-9:30 p.m. free. 4480 Tassajara Rd., Dublin.
Barclay's: Laughing Monk Beer Dinner A four-course beer dinner featuring special release beers from Laughing Monk Brewing. Thu., Feb. 15, 5-10 p.m. $12-$40. 2430 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, BarclaysPub.com.
Beer Revolution: Sierra Nevada Total Tap Takeover Brewery takeover with a very special limited release & 1-off tap list. Sat., Feb. 10, 12-9 p.m. Barrel Strong Brews Day Try some of the best barrel-aged beers around. Sun., Feb. 11, 12-9 p.m. Orange County Update Featuring brand new breweries from Orange County. Mon., Feb. 12, 6-11 p.m. Hopcentric Tuesday Featuring a stellar line up of hoppy beers. Tue., Feb. 13, 6-11 p.m. free. Feel the Love with Altamont, Fieldwork, Boneyard, and Faction A lineup of brews from these four breweries. Wed., Feb. 14, 6-11 p.m. The Road To Tahoe Explore some of the very best brews of the foothills & mountains on the way to Tahoe. Thu., Feb. 15, 6-11 p.m. Bottle Logic Brewing Tap Takeover Meet Anaheim's Bottle Logic Brewing. Fri., Feb. 16, 6-11 p.m. Alvarado Street Tap Takeover Alvarado Street Brewing takes over the taps. Sat., Feb. 17, 12-9 p.m. Tart Tap Sunday Enjoy a large selection of the tastiest tart brews around. Sun., Feb. 18, noon-9 p.m. 464 3rd St., Oakland, Beer-Revolution.com.
The Bistro: 18th Double IPA Festival The original kick-off to SF Beer Week, this event includes more than 60 double IPAs and 30 triple IPAs on tap, plus live music, cheese, and sausages. Sat., Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $55. 1001 B St., Hayward, The-Bistro.com.
Bobby G's Pizzeria: Toddler Takeover This tap takeover showcases Bay Area breweries that are younger than 3 years old. Feb. 9-11. SDA Tap Takeover & Trivia Bring your smart friends, drink great beer, and show how smart you are. Hosted by Alameda Island, Ale Industry, Gilman, Ghost Town, and Federation breweries. Wed., Feb. 14, 8-10 p.m. Meet the (Hop) Farmer - Cultivar Brewing Mark Cabrera, hop farmer of Cultivar Beer, discusses everything about starting a hop farm, growing hops, and making beer from your own hops. Thu., Feb. 15, 6-8 p.m. Strong Beer Day Three words: Pliny the Younger. Fri., Feb. 16. Barrel Aged Beer Day Taste what happens when a beer is aged in a barrel. Sun., Feb. 18. 2072 University Ave., Berkeley, BobbyGsPizzeria.com.
Brotzeit Lokal: Cultivar Hair of the Dog Beer Brunch Try three Cultivar brews paired with a special brunch menu, and hear about Cultivar's unique hop farm straight from the brewers. Sun., Feb. 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. SF Beer Week Pub Quiz Test your beer knowledge. Free to play, plus there will be drink and food specials. Tue., Feb. 13, 7-9 p.m. Beer Lovers Prix-Fixe Pairing Dinner Enjoy a German beer flight for two along with an appetizer, salad, German pork knuckle, and desserts for Valentine's Day. Wed., Feb. 14, 5-9 p.m. $80. 1000 Embarcadero, Oakland, BrotzeitBiergarten.com.
Buffalo Bill's Brewery: Special Beer Releases Try Devil in a Barrel, which is aged in a whiskey barrel and balanced with sweet malt, before the keg runs dry. Alimony Rye IPA will also be on tap throughout SF Beer Week. Fri., Feb. 9. EKG Release Try this special edition of Ricochet Red dry hopped in cask with English Kent Goldings and El Dorado hops. Sun., Feb. 18. 1082 B St., Hayward, www.buffalobillsbrewery.com.
Cato's Ale House: Laughing Monk Tap Takeover & Barrel Aged Release Party Taco Tuesday and a special release from Laughing Monk. Tue., Feb. 13, 5-10 p.m. free. Tap Takeover & Brewer's Games A hyperlocal celebration of the East Bay craft beer scene hosted by the Self Distribution Alliance. Wed., Feb. 14, 5-10 p.m. Faction Brewing Tap Takeover Seven taps will be devoted to Faction Brewing, including special Beer Week releases. Thu., Feb. 15, 5-10 p.m. Barebottle Homebrewer's Competition Two Bay Area homebrewers will brew their own pale ale recipes, and the winner will become the next Barebottle pale ale. Sat., Feb. 17, 6-11 p.m. 3891 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CatosAleHouse.com.