SAN FRANCISCO — Beer and music are bosom buddies. From the plastic cups we drank sitting in festival fields, to the bottles we secreted listening to jams at an underage house party, to the nights we spent swinging our pint glasses in time with a song — we all can relate to the pleasures of sipping a cold one and listening to great tunes.
With those memories in mind it makes sense to combine the two in an epic festival. This Sunday, March 29, you can check out local music and local beer at the Bay Brewed Festival. This event takes place at The Chapel and will feature live performances and unlimited tastings from eleven local breweries.
The folks at The Bay Bridged Foundation are producing the event and representative Zack Frederick calls it a killer mash up of “eclectic and rising Bay Area bands with an amazing lineup of exclusively San Francisco craft brewers.” Frederick sees Bay Brewed as an important step toward forwarding its mission of promoting the arts in local schools.
The brewers involved are hyper-local faves, like 21st Amendment, Thirsty Bear, Beach Chalet and many more. One general admission ticket will run you $50 and get you all the beer you can drink. Brian Stechschulte of the San Francisco Brewers Guild says this festival stands out, because “unlike most beer festivals where music or entertainment of any kind is typically an afterthought, this event is geared towards music fans that also enjoy craft beer.”
The bands featured at this festival are a great mix of jazzy and rock and roll. Tumbleweed Wanderers, The Seshen, Guy Fox and John Brothers Piano Company will grace the stage during the fest, with sets going on throughout the day. Frederick says he is especially excited about Tumbleweed Wanderers, who recently played a sold out show at The Independent.
He encourages festival-goers to have a glass of 21st Amendment’s Hell or High Watermelon beer while watching the set. “There’s something about the energetic folk rock of Tumbleweed Wanderers and a unique, delicious SF beer that sounds very, very appealing,” he says. Challenge accepted, I say.