Last week we attended the SF Weekly DRINK event on top of the Metreon. The venue was perfect, the sun was out, and we were pouring the good stuff. Along with a number of other breweries, Golden Gate BrewTours, was an official sponsor of the event and we were serving local beers and giving away free tour tickets.
We were lucky to have a few local breweries generously donate their beer to the event. Marin Brewing Company gave us a few bombers of their Bluebeery Ale, Pt Reyes Porter, and Marin IPA. Rogue Ales gave us a variety pack including their Good Chit Pilsner, Dead Guy Ale, and Yellow Snow IPA. Triple Voodoo had their refreshing Witopia and Lagunitas had their flagship IPA flowing. Lastly, Pyramid donated a few cases that included their Hefeweizen and Wheaton IPA.
With over 1000 people in attendance, we were quite busy. The original idea was that in order to get a beer you needed to play a quick game of beer pong. Shoot for a cup and depending on which cup you made, you would get that cup’s respective beer. While this started out well, we soon gave up and just poured beers. We would often have to distinguish whether our guests preferred the hoppy stuff (Lagunitas IPA, Marin IPA) or wanted the lighter ones (Pyramid’s Hef, Witopia, Bluebeery Ale).
Lastly, we had an email sign up list for those who wanted a chance to win a brewery tour ticket. We’re going to give away 2 free tickets and everyone who signed up on the list gets $10 of their brewery tour ticket. We had over 75 emails to choose from, so the chances weren’t too good. To be fair, we mixed up all of the names in a glass to select the winners by chance.
So…. CONGRATS to David H and Kadesha G! They both won a free brewery tour ticket and any friends that they bring on the tour get 20% off.
We’ll be at many more beer events this spring and summer. Hope to see you all out there!