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Ingleside and Excelsior Bars Brewing Special Events for Beer Week

Craft beer aficionados take note!

From Friday, Feb. 9 to Sunday, Feb. 18, bars in the Ingleside and Excelsior will each be hosting their own unique events for the annual San Francisco Beer Week.

The Dark Horse Inn, Witch Doctor’s Lounge, Ocean Ale House and the Ave Bar have set up a series of events to draw in neighborhood residents as well as beer enthusiasts from across the Bay Area.

“We are hosting eight full-fledged events. We will represent local breweries Bay Area and one as far away Sacramento breweries,” Ocean Ale House co-owner Miles Escobedo said. “Chef Daniel Silberman will be making special bites for beer and food pairings.”

To Escobedo, the must-go-to event is Sunday, Feb. 11 when Propolis Brewing will take over the beer bar’s taps. Silberman has prepared an eight course pre-fixe menu to pair with eight Propolis beers.

“Last year was just the beginning for our Beer Week events. This year is going to be unbelievably phenomenal. We’ll have more fun, more food and, of course, more beer.”

Ocean Avenue’s bars will be offering a beer pass whereby participants who buy three beers get a $1 draught of the bartender’s choice. Disclosure: The Light is sponsoring this promotion.

“This is something new that we hope will stimulate the local beer community,” Escobedo said.

The Ave Bar will hold 510 Brews on Feb. 16 featuring East Bay brews on tap. Beers by Federation, Ghost Town, Lucky Devil and Benoit-Casper will be flowing
The Dark Horse Inn will have a Valentine’s Day dinner called “Beer, Wine, and Valentine” on Feb. 14. The four-course dinner will allow participants to compare Bay Area beers against French wines. Buy tickets online.

On Saturday, Feb. 17, all of four participating bars will carry beer from Ferment Drink Repeat Brewery for an event entitled “Beers Off the Beaten Path: A Progessive Tasting in the Ing-Excel-Ola.” A shuttle service will be offered between the bars and the brewery, which is located in the Portola neighborhood. This will be Witch Doctor’s Lounge first year taking part.

“I want to get in with my neighbors to make this community a more elevated and recognizable place for everyone to be,” Witch Doctor’s Lounge co-owner James King said.

The Ave Bar, 1607 Ocean Ave.
707 Brews
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
3 – 7 p.m.
The 707 area code represents an area filled with charm and distinct areas. Visit the Ave Bar as we travel along the northern coast to sample fantastic beers.

Taster Tuesday
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
4 – 8 p.m.
“Taster Tuesday” is a celebration of adventure, flavor and community. Togetherness is a great reason to venture over to The Ave and tickle your beer taste buds.

510 Brews
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
4 – 8 p.m.
East Bay Brews A Plenty 16 highlights the 510’s unique bay area pride and unique beers at The Ave.

Ocean Ale House, 1314 Ocean Ave.
Beer Week Kickoff
Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
Laughing Monk Brewing, flights, food pairings and Live Music (7 p.m.) with Blind Lemon Pledge (Blues/Originals).

Seismic Brewing Tap Takeover
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
live music, Beer Games and Live Music (7 p.m.) with Kings Five Jazz Quintet.

Propolis Bottle and Food Pairing
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
Eight courses of both food, Beer and Live Music (4 p.m.) with Helen Palma Jazz Trio.

Drink The Leftovers!!
Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
Please help us continue drinking.

Barebottle Tap Takeover with
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Special BEER TRIVIA, very special prizes.

Drakes Tap Takeover with Recchiuti Chocolate Pairing
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
Valentines Day Comedy night starting at 7:30 p.m.

Altamont Tap Takeover
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Three special IPA’s paired with three special appetizers. Live Music (7 p.m.) with The Mr Ferris Jazz band!

New Glory Tap Takeover and Glassware Giveaway
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
Live Music (7 p.m.) with The Westwood Jamberries!

Coastside Tap Takeover with Hop Dogma Brewing, Half Moon Bay Brewing and Sacrilege Brewing
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018
Local Seafood Specials! Live Music (7 p.m.) with The Jon Frank Jazz Quintet!

Dogpatch Tap Takeover with Triple Voodoo Brewing, Magnolia Brewing and Harmonic Brewing!
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
Steal a Pint Night. Live music at 4 p.m. by Gil Guillermo

Dark Horse Inn, 942 Geneva Ave.
Local Flights & Fusion Street Food
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, 1 – 10 p.m.

Fat Tuesday feat. Pedro Point Brewing & The Teutonics
Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, 5 – 10 p.m.

Beer, Wine & Valentine
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, 6 – 9 p.m.
Ticket required

Excelsior Smokeout & Beer Shuttle
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, 1 – 10 p.m.

Maui Luau!
Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, 1 – 9 p.m.

For more information about San Francisco Beer Week, visit


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