San Francisco Travel Blog
San Francisco Beer Week notifications continue today with a highlight of the Twisted Tasting of 2019 in Santa Cruz. One of those Beer Week events that would draw a massive following even if it weren’t placed inside of an entire week (or, remember, 10 days) of other such events, the Twisted Tasting is a beer, spirit, cider, and food tasting unlike any other.
We want to continue our highlighting of the San Francisco Beer Week with a look at one of the first events that you will have the chance to attend: the Opening Night Gala. As you can probably guess, the opening night for an event that lasts ten whole days is going to be a big deal, and tickets to this particular evening are going to become scarcer and scarcer as we near the date of the party itself.
Attn. All Beer Lovers! The official Beer Week is coming back to San Francisco this February, and while it might seem like a whole month is enough time to prepare we can assure you that, given the amount of wonderful things being offered on this week this year, it is not. Still, we must try our best, so we want to spend some time highlighting a few of the special events happening throughout the city during this special and truly most wonderful time of the year.
Most of us are by this point in time are familiar with the beer known as the IPA. An abbreviation for India Pale Ale, IPAs are usually on the hoppier side of the beers existing in the pale ale category, although even this distinction leaves tremendous amount of room for experimentation. One of the most popular sub-types of IPAs currently on the market is the Hazy IPA. Made with a balanced blend of citrus hops, Hazy IPAs – so-called because of their cloudy color – are a New England original renowned for their striking happiness as well as their fruity notes, including mango and strawberry, that do a tremendous job of cutting down on the bitterness that would otherwise be present. It should come as no surprise that this type of beer is now one of the most sought after, and brewers around the world are all working to perfect their own unique spin on the instant classic.
As everyone is well aware, the place to go around San Francisco and the greater Bay Area for thrills and spills, laughs and games is Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. One of the largest, well-stocked, and exciting theme parks in the entire world, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is also known for transforming their grounds into a specialized fair depending on the time of year. Late November and December are no different, and this holiday season, if you are looking for some diversion from the gift wrapping and the turkey carving, it might just be a good idea to pile your family and friends into a limo bus and make your way to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom for their annual Holiday in the Park.
It is no secret that San Francisco and the Bay Area are not the top destination for those looking to get their snow fix for the winter. We are a more temperate zone, which makes for some wonderful outdoor opportunities throughout the year, but it does mean that those who enjoy feeling the nip of frost on their toes are usually out of luck.
IMPORTANT: New Year’s is just around the corner! That means that now, not later, is the time to pick your NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION. These resolutions are a key part of the changing of one calendar year into the next, and they ensure that you will finally get your life on track.
With the end of 2018 approaching, now is a good time to start looking towards the new year for inspiring events, activities, and gatherings that can help ensure that the winter doldrums aren’t quite so, well, dull.
Darkness lies upon us as the longest night of the year approaches with alarming rapidity. Even though our Bay Area winters are not as overbearing as something you might find in Wisconsin (and who wouldn’t gladly trade six months of snow for 12 of a constant, light fog?), we still experience the soul-crushing darkness that comes with winter, no matter what the temperature. In order to combat the endless night, numerous artists within the city have gathered together to create breathtaking, surprising, and beautiful sculptures that use as their central thesis the one thing we all crave so badly at this moment: light.
One of the most enduring legacies of the gay-rights activist Harvey Milk is the Castro Street Fair. Founded by Milk and the Castro Valley Association in 1974, the event has since grown to become one of the most beloved and well-attended of all the fall events happening throughout the Bay Area.