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Weekend Update 11.20

By Jay Brooks
Friday, November 20th, 2009 at 9:28 pm in On Beer.


November 1-30

All November, the BRU/SFO Project will be going on at both 21st Amendment Brewery & Restaurant and Magnolia Pub & Brewery.


What is it? “It’s an excursion of Belgian-style and Belgian-influenced beers, six from each brewery. Grab a boarding pass and take a trip to Belgium via Magnolia and the 21st Amendment. The first three beers at each brewery hit the taps on Monday, 11/2 and then both breweries will release a new beer every Monday for the rest of the month. Try all 12 and get the special commemorative glass.”

The beers will be released throughout the month by the following schedule:

21st Amendment

  1. Via – Belgian Single 11/2
  2. St. Martin’s Abbey 11/2
  3. Noir de Blanc– Chocolate Wit 11/2
  4. Brew Libre! Ou Mourir – Belgian IPA 11/9
  5. Monk’s Blood – Belgian Dark Strong 11/16
  6. Baby Horse – Quadruple 11/23


  1. Deep Ellum Dubbel 11/2
  2. Tweezer Tripel 11/2
  3. Gris-Gris – Belgian Grisette 11/2
  4. Gordo – Pumpkin Wit 11/9
  5. Destiny Unblonde – Belgian Pale 11/16
  6. Paint it Black – Belgian Dark 11/23


Nothing known, sadly.


Saturday, November 28

On Saturday, the Trappist will have a special evening of Real Slow Smoked BBQ. You can pair their awesome BBQ with some of the many Holiday Beers they’re carrying, including Blaugies Special Winter, Bink Winter King, Thiriez Bier de Noel, Fantome Noel, St. Feuillien Cuvee de Noel, Anker Gouden Carolus Noel and St. Bernardus Christmas Ale.

Wednesday, December 2

The Hopmonk Tavern in Sebastopol will host a beer dinner featuring the beers of Dogfish Head beer dinner.

Saturday, December 5

Stop by Oakland’s Trappist from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. for the Oakland Firefighters Random Acts Toy Drive Kick off! Bring in an unwrapped toy to donate and receive a token good for a ½ price beer. The Oakland Fire Department will be on hand and possibly even giving fire truck rides.


December 11-12: The Trappist will be holding a KerstBier Festival, which will feature over 20 Belgian and American holiday beers. The $25.00 admission includes a commemorative glass along with five 5 oz. beers of your choice.

December 12: From Noon to 4:00 p.m., Pacific Coast Brewing in downtown Oakland will host their 21st annual Holiday Beer Tasting.

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