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Brews On the Bay 2011 Date Announced

By Jay Brooks
Monday, August 22nd, 2011 at 10:49 am in On Beer.

The date for the 8th annual Brews on the Bay, the San Francisco Brewers Guild’s beer festival on the Liberty Ship S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien anchored at Pier 45 in San Francisco has been announced. It will take place this year on Saturday, September 10.

From the press release:

This September 10th marks the 8th time in as many years that the San Francisco Brewers Guild has gathered together to celebrate the great beer brewed in this city. Brews on the Bay takes place in the world’s most beautiful setting for a beer festival: on the San Francisco Bay on the deck of the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien. The festival offers attendees unparalleled views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the lands beyond. The ship, one of the last remaining Liberty Ships, is an historical landmark of the World War II-era Merchant Marine. The festival is a fundraiser for the National Liberty Ship Memorial.

The festival will showcase the creativity and talent of San Francisco’s breweries. More than fifty beers will be poured, all brewed in San Francisco, including special releases. Attendees will enjoy beers ranging from traditional, classic beer styles to cask-conditioned, barrel-aged, sour, and imperial craft styles. Brewmasters and Cicerones will be in attendance to discuss the beers. Admission to the festival includes unlimited 8-oz. beer pours, access to the historic ship and its crew, and live music. Several food trucks will be on-site selling innovative, sustainable food. The festival runs from noon to 5 PM. Ticket price for this one-day-only event is $45; tickets are available by advance online sales only through

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