When: Sun., Feb. 20, 4 p.m. 2011
Over the past several days, San Francisco Beer Week has brought to the Bay Area an all-out celebration of craft beer in all its frothy, artisanal awesomeness, through a full slate of tastings, workshops, contests, and special promotions. It's fitting, then, that the festival caps off on Sunday, Feb. 20, at one of the best craft breweries in the area - and, indeed, the country: Berkeley's own Trumer Brauerei (1404 Fourth Street, Berkeley),whose Pilsner routinely snags top honors in national beer contests. The party offers more than thirty beers from various Beer Week breweries, tours of the Trumer facilities, and a full barbecue dinner. Best of all, a free shuttle runs to and from the North Berkeley BART station every half-hour. 4 p.m., $45 (or $60 at the door, cash only). 510-526-1160 or Trumer-International.com.