San Francisco Brewers Guild Announces 2017 Collaboration Beer NEW FRONTIER for SF Beer Week (Feb. 10-19, 2017)
14 December 2016
San Francisco, CA -- Wednesday, December 14, 2016 -- The San Francisco Brewers Guild officially announced its collaboration beer for SF Beer Week 2017: New Frontier (5.3% ABV) is a postmodern Kölsch style ale with satsuma and evergreen. Members of the San Francisco Brewers Guild participate in the annual tradition of brewing an original beer that represents the camaraderie among brewers across the region. Medium in body and bright in flavor, New Frontier is a new-world interpretation on a classic Kölsch style. Japanese satsuma provides notes of zesty citrus, while Pacific Northwest Douglas Fir lends a light pine aroma to the finish. A balance of old-world tradition and modern technique, New Frontier embraces the 2017 spirit of innovation, ingenuity and discovery. Specialty ingredients for New Frontier are donated by Whole Foods Market, while Brewers Supply Group provided the malt and hops, and White Labs provided the yeast.
New Frontier marks the first San Francisco Brewers Guild collaboration beer to be canned and distributed to retail as well as select bars throughout the Bay Area. Guild members will gather for the brewing of New Frontier at Fort Point Beer Company in January 2017 and the collaboration beer debuts at the SF Beer Week Opening Galaon February 10, 2017. For additional information on New Frontier, please visit sfbeerweek.org/collab
The SF Beer Week Opening Gala, the top-tier regional invitational festival that kicks off the festivities at Pier 48 (San Francisco, CA) on February 10, will spotlight flavor-driven brewing innovations glass by glass. Revelations and discoveries will continue through hundreds of thirst-quenching events around the greater San Francisco Bay Area, wrapping up on February 19. Northern California's finest breweries are hard at work planning for an incredible week with nearly 200 events already live on the schedule at sfbeerweek.org. Tickets to the Opening Gala are now on sale (VIP: $120/GA: $80). VIP tickets include early entry at 5 pm and a SF Beer Week t-shirt; General Admission runs 6 pm - 10:30 pm.
Over 100 breweries operate in one of the world's most creative regions. The Bay Area continues to be a hotbed of beer innovation, where trends and techniques are created, rediscovered and riffed on. Flipping beer styles on their heads, wielding a growing influence on celebrity chefs' dishes and renowned restaurants' beverage menus, adapting beer-making techniques, creating specialized businesses like fermentation-only facilities, embracing entrepreneurial endeavors as with California's first artisan malting company -- innovation continues apace in the City by the Bay and the broader area.
Northern California brewers are proud of their regional heritage and the trends they have given rise to but are not insular. They not only forge new paths, but adopt new approaches and, like jazz impresarios, constantly riff and refine. The explosion of beer substyles on tap during SF Beer Week will attest to that exchange.
This February, let the region's leading craft beer sherpa, SF Beer Week, guide you through ten days of craft beer discovery. More than a week's worth of compelling experiences will be waiting for you, thanks to a craft beer community devoted to innovation, experimentation and never sitting still.