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Hop Chef 2019

On Saturday, October 19th, come to Drake’s Dealership for the return of Hop Chef! This bizarrely delicious invitational brings together fifteen local breweries, each tasked with crafting a beer from a randomly selected ingredient. We’re talking everything from ginger to juniper berries, pineapple to peppercorns, and everything seasonal in between!

Participating Breweries / Ingredient

21st Amendment Brewery / Sweet Potatoes & Yams
Alvarado Street Brewery / Figs
Bear Republic Brewery / Kiwi
Cellarmaker Brewing / Grains of Paradise & Saffron
Cleophus Quealy Beer / Hibiscus & Lime
Drake’s Brewing / Honey
Freewheel Brewing / Pink Lady Apples
HenHouse Brewing / Cardamom & Coffee
Heretic Brewing / Plums
Humble Sea Brewing / Rooibos Tea
New Glory Brewing / Oysters
Old Caz Beer / Ginger & Lemongrass
Sierra Nevada Brewing / Basil & Lemon
Triple Rock Brewery / Chicory Root
Woods Beer Co. / Aji Amarillo Peppers

Your ticket includes a signature tasting glass, unlimited tastes of all fifteen never-before-seen beers and three voting tokens to help our panel of celebrity judges decide the winner.

The Judges

Melissa Myers – Owner of the Good Hop Bottle Shop in Oakland
Alyssa Pereira – Digital Editor at the SF Chronicle
Nate Smith – Homebrewer & BJCP National Judge

Past judging categories have included Best Beer Name, A For Effort and Best Use of Ingredient. Winner of the People’s Choice Award will take home the coveted 2019 Hop Chef Champion Brewery Mash Paddle!

Ticket Info

Hop Chef is open to the public (all ages welcome), but you must be 21+ to purchase glass and beer tasting ticket. Enjoy live music and tasty eats from a variety of vendors. This event is dog-friendly, so long as doggos remain well-behaved and on-leash. Tickets can be purchased in-advance for $30, or $40 at the door, pending availability.