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The Toronado’s SF Beer Week schedule…

By William Brand
Friday, February 6th, 2009 at 8:46 am in Uncategorized.

Toronado proprietor David Keene

Toronado proprietor David Keene

The Toronado just sent out their SF Beer Week schedule. It’s awesome, naturally.  Each event goes until closing, but featured guests tend to leave after two or three hours. Happily, the beer remains.

Today, Noon (Feb. 6). SF Beer Week Kickoff:
Join Napa Smith brewer Don Barkley as he taps the first keg
of “Original Albion Ale” at High Noon. This beer is based on
the recipe from the pioneering New Albion brewery, which
was founded by Jack McAuliff in 1976. When New Albion
closed in 1983, Don moved on to Mendocino Brewing
company where he brewed Red Tail Ale, and one of the first
“reputation” beers, Eye of the Hawk.

Sunday, Feb. 8, 6 p.m. Port Brewing/Lost Abbey Night
Port Brewing’s Tomme Arthur for draft and bottle
specials.  On Draft:, Judgment Day, Devotion, Red Barn, Avant Garde, Hop 15, Midnight Sessions, Old Viscosity, Lost and Found, Phunky Duck and more
Special Bottles: Veritas 004, Saints Devotion, Cable Car (on premise only) and more.

Monday, Feb. 9, 6 p.m. Join Rob Tod of AllagashOn Draft: Curieux, Tripel, Odyssey, Interlude, Hugh Malone, Fedelta, Victoria, Victor, Black, Four, Bottle specials.

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 6 p.m. Russian River ‘Tion Night
Join Vinnie Cilurzo for a night of draft and bottle specials.  On Draft: Redemptionm Single (Blonde Ale), Perdition- Biere de Sonoma, Damnation- (Strong Golden Ale), Salvation- Strong Dark Alem, Rejection- Black Beerm Defenestration- Hoppy Belgian Ale, Benediction- Abbey Double, Mortification- Quadruplem Sanctification- 100% Brettanomyces Fermented, Temptation- Sour Blonde Ale Aged in Chardonnay Barrels (batch 3), Supplication- Sour Red/Brown Ale Aged in Pinot Noir Barrels (batch 3), Consecration- Sour Dark Ale Aged in Cabernet Sauvignon Barrels (batch 1), Beatification- 100% Spontaneously Fermented Ale (batch 2) Bottle specials including Toronado 20th Anniversary (on premise only)

Wednesday, Feb. 11,  6 p.mOmmegang Beers paired with a fine selection of cheeses. Three Philosophers, Chocolate Indulgence, Ommegeddon, Grand Cru Rouge
Cheese pairings to be determined.

Thursday, Feb. 12, 6 p.m. -9 p.m., A Night of Ales
Toronado, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, and the
Homebrew Chef Sean Paxton present A Night of Ales. Special beer
pairings from the Firestone Walker cellar, commentary
from brewmaster Matt Brynildson, and a six course tasting
menu from chef Sean Paxton. Tickets $95, available at the
Toronado. Check out the menu at

Saturday, Feb., 14, 11 a.m. onward…16th annual Toronado Barleywine Festival. The big kahuna!.

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  • Arnas

    Hey, any idea what the full bottle list for the Port Brewing/Lost Abbey night will is?

  • William Brand

    I don’t. I’ll ask the toronado.

  • Mr. Footstones

    I am completely depressed about having school this week. Will I ever get to try Cable Car and Toronado 20th after missing these? I’ll have to drown my sour sorrows in a bottle of Isabelle Proximus.

  • William brand

    Isabelle’s a great consolation,most excellent beer.