I will unfortunately not be able to attend what is shaping up to surely be the greatest Beer Run in San Francisco Beer Week history, now in its 4th year.
But that didn't stop me from helping to organize it and putting together East Coast Prize Packages from eight breweries repped in the Philadelphia area. However, it's Derrick Peterman doing most of the heavy lifting as I'm 3000 miles away and the third co-organizer, Brian Yaeger, has moved to Portland, Ore. with this family.
The post-run party is being hosted once again by Social Kitchen & Brewery, located just off the south side of Golden Gate Park.
Special shout-out and thank-yous to Dock Street, Harpoon, Iron Hill, Ommegang/Duvel, Philadelphia Brewing, Sly Fox, Tröegs, and Victory for providing the prizes that will included in raffles to benefit the Contra Costa Food Bank (in memory of Bill Brand) and Autism Speaks.
If you or anyone you know are in the San Francisco Bay Area from 2/10-2/19, I strongly encourage you to check out one of the country's leading beer scenes and to also lace up your running shoes for a fun run in Golden Gate Park and an awesome post-run party.
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