Initiatives

The Guild and its members are leaders in our industry and our region, taking on initiatives that support our mission of promoting independent craft breweries while collaborating with peers and partners to strengthen our communities and connections with each other, increase tourism and curiosity about both our region and craft beer, and develop healthier local economies.

Festivals
Guild Produced Events

From time to time, the Guild produces larger-scale events in addition to the SF Beer Week Opening Gala, which are part of SF Beer Week. One — the beloved Brews on the Bay, initiated nearly two decades ago, so in fact pre-dating the Guild — is a joint fundraiser with, and literally held on, the S.S. Jeremiah O'Brien, one of two remaining WWII Liberty-class merchant marine ships, stationed at Pier 45 in San Francisco. After two rough years when this event wasn't possible, expect BOTB to return in 2022, tentative date being Oct. 22.

Another production is a collaboration with HenHouse Brewing Co., _The Freshtival_, which also returns after a two-year hiatus on June 25, 2022. As a HenHouse-led festival, it's all about the freshest you'll ever find. Look for tickets to go on sale in early April.