30+ Bay Area Beer and Wine Tastes and Festivals this summer

30+ Bay Area Beer and Wine Tastes and Festivals this summer

Looking for a local wine tasting or perhaps a night of music and food complete with the best Bay Area brews? Check out these fun alcohol-themed events happening this summer!

Red, White and Brews at California’s Great America: Through June 19, 4701 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara. Join this hometown celebration of American music, food and fun. Guests can savor gourmet foods and locally sourced craft beer and wine while enjoying live entertainment, outdoor games, thrill rides and fun activities for the whole family. Prices vary. cagreatamerica.com/

Temescal Turns Six: June 9-12, 4115 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. Celebrate Temescal Brewing’s sixth anniversary all weekend long with delicious beers and festivals including a pizza party, a cask night, a beer brunch and the Temescal Street Fair. Prices vary. temescalbrewing.com/

Sam Gilbert’s Temescal Brewing is named for its Oakland neighborhood. (Courtesy Jay R. Brooks)

Uptown Funk — Beer & Cheese Pairing: 6 to 8 pm June 10, Drake’s Dealership, 2325 Broadway, Oakland. Join this journey through beer and cheese magic. You’ll learn how cheese is made and what styles of beer and cheese blend best — and leave with the power to pair your own at home. $60. drinkdrakes.com

Murder Mystery Pub & Grub Nite: 7:30 to 9:30 pm June 10 and 17, 498 Broadway, San Francisco. Drink, dine and solve crime: Win murder mystery clues along the way by competing at rock paper scissors and other games against fellow detectives. Come up with the most creative/funny murder motive and win a prize. Free to crawl, food and drink available to purchase. Facebook Events: bit.ly/3NpkVZQ

East Bay Brewer Weekend: June 10-12, breweries and venues across the East Bay. From Oakland to Livermore, San Leandro, Vacaville and dozens of amazing places in between, look for special releases, festive crowds and crawls, and fun-filled taproom events during this long weekend of East Bay craft beer celebration. Prices vary. drinkbaybeer.com/weekend

The new Fieldwork Brewing in Corte Madera Town Center offers 18 Fieldwork beers on draft, Neapolitan-inspired pizza and a beer garden-style patio.  (Fieldwork Brewing)
Fieldwork Brewing is one of several breweries participating in the East Bay Brewer Weekend. (Fieldwork Brewing)

Warrior and Wine: 10 am to 12 pm June 11, Taft Street Winery, 2030 Barlow Lane, Sebastopol. Start your Saturday with a warrior rhythm workout and wine tasting with group fitness instructor and Warrior Master Trainer Shayna Overly. $20. taftstreetwinery.com/

Great Cocktails — A First Course in Mixology: 12 to 2 pm June 11, Elixir, 3200 16th St., San Francisco. Learn the tools, terminology and techniques behind a good majority of modern and classic cocktails, and get tips for creating your home bar from some of San Francisco’s most well-known bartenders. $75. Eventbrite: bit.ly/3H0u9cB

Pride Pour: 4 pm June 11, Sonoma, Napa. This new premier Pride-themed wine tasting unfolds at more than 30 Sonoma and Napa County wineries, complete with hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. $175 and up. lyric.org

Totally Tanked Trivia: 6 to 8 pm June 11th and 25th, 627 San Pablo Ave., Albany. Everyone knows trivia is best played when not in your best mind, so try your skill at this trivia night hosted by Ocean Views Beer “beertender” Tyler. Free admission, drinks available for purchase. oceanviewbrews.com/

Crush Club Comedy at Original Pattern Brewing Company: 7:30 pm June 11 and July 9, 292 Fourth St., Oakland. Check out this night of stand-up comedy in the heart of Oakland’s Jack London District. Grab a fresh beer on draft, then head upstairs to enjoy a talented lineup of rotating Bay Area stand-up comics. Free admission, beer available for purchase. originalpatternbeer.com/

Kick It and Sip It at Original Pattern Brewing: 11 am to 12 pm June 12 and July 24, 292 Fourth St., Oakland. Enjoy a fun, music-driven, kickboxing-inspired cardio class followed by a beer from Original Pattern to celebrate. $20. originalpatternbeer.com/

Name That Tune… I Mean Wine!: 5 to 7 pm June 15, Swirl On Castro, 572 Castro St., San Francisco. Put your brains and taste buds together as we sample unique wines and try to determine the grape and country of production. $35. swirloncastro.com/

Grapes & Giggles Comedy Show: 7:30 pm June 15, Domenico Winery, 1697 Industrial Road, San Carlos. Check out this stand-up comedy show at the Domenico Winery featuring comedians who have performed on late night TV, Comedy Central, SF Sketchfest and more. $20-26. domenicowinery.com/

Wild Wine Night: 7 to 9 pm June 16, Paint and Sip Studio,153 S. L St., Livermore. Pop open your favorite bottle, then wield vibrant colors and loose expressive brushstrokes to create a painting. $42. pinotspalette.com/livermore

Montclair Beer, Wine & Music Festival: 12 to 6 pm June 18, Montclair Village, Oakland. The eighth annual Montclair Beer, Wine & Music Festival, a beloved outdoor celebration, is returning. Free. montclairvillage.com/

The Pride and Purpose Beer Festival: 12 to 6 pm June 18, East Brother Beer Company, 1001 Canal Blvd., Richmond. The festival will include a Pride + Purpose panel discussion, as well as a showcase of more than 50 different beers, at least half of them lagers from Northern California breweries. $20-60. Eventbrite: bit.ly/3Nepma0

A variety of beer is available in the taproom at the East Brother Beer Co.  in Richmond, Calif., on Friday, March 3, 2017. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)
A variety of beer is available in the taproom at the East Brother Beer Co. in Richmond. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group File) Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group

Black Food & Wine Experience: 6 to 10 pm June 18, OakStop, 2323 Broadway, Oakland. Sample the food, wine and cocktails of the African Diaspora at the fifth annual Black Food & Wine Experience’s Grand Tasting in the heart of Oakland. $25-275. Eventbrite: bit.ly/3PZW9kR

Outdoor Wine Tasting in Oakland: 2 to 6 pm June 18-19, Prima Materia Winery Tasting Room, 49th St., Oakland. Join this outdoor wine tasting at Prima Materia, which specializes in making wines from distinctive Italian grapes such as sangiovese, barbera, and aglianico, with an emphasis on earthy reds. $30. prima-materia.com/tasting-room

Taste of Mountain View — Food & Wine Walk: 4 to 8 pm June 22, 563-553 Castro St., Mountain View. Local restaurants and businesses will provide wonderfully diverse bites paired with wine and craft beer. $30-$65. Eventbrite: bit.ly/3Nv6B24

Uncorked: 5:30 to 8:30 pm June 22, Broadway Plaza Main Fountain, 1275 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek. Sip, savor and stroll through downtown Walnut Creek and its restaurants and businesses while enjoying a variety of regional wine, beer and spirits. $15-$55. Eventbrite: bit.ly/3xrQGfq

Enchanted Friday Evenings at Boeger Winery: 5:30 to 8:30 pm June 24, 1709 Carson Road, Placerville. Enjoy sunset over the vineyards as music drifts along the summer breeze. Boeger’s popular Friday evening music series is back. Free admission, parking $20-$25. boegerwinery.com/events

Queer Pub Crawl: 6 pm June 24, 468 25th St., Oakland. Oakland Black Pride leads this crawl to a variety of Oak Town’s queer-friendly bars and restaurants, with drink and food specials on the menu at each stop. Free. oaklandblackpride.org

Wine & Cooking with Chef Ashton — The Delectable Demo: 11 am to 2 pm June 25, Cuvaison Vineyard House, 5019 Sonoma Highway, Napa. Join Cuvaison resident chef Ashton Keefe for a cooking demonstration at Cuvaison’s vineyard house featuring an enticing alfresco lunch and wine. $165. cuvaison.com/

Beer, Tacos & Custom Teslas: 11 am to 2 pm June 25, SS Customs, 1500 Industrial Way, Redwood City. This showcase of custom cars includes tacos and IPAs. $15. bit.ly/3PZA7yu

The Taste of Summer: 2 to 4 pm June 25, Karibu Wine Lounge, 1419 Park St., Alameda. Join the Bay Area Fisk Alumni Club for a summer wine tasting fundraiser that includes appetizers, music and wines from Black-owned wineries. $50. bit.ly/3aDbNm0

SF Pride Pub Crawl: 2 to 8 pm June 25, The Market Bar, 1355 Market St., San Francisco. Rendezvous at The Market Bar for food, drinks and intros before heading for Civic Center to partake in Pride activities. Afterward, explore the best bars around the neighborhood. $10-25. urbanadventureclub.com

BBB — Bourbon, Brandy & Beer: 5:30 to 8 pm July 1, Hotel VIA, 138 King St., San Francisco. Enjoy craft spirits, local beer and delicious barbecue at this educational and entertaining tasting experience. $45-450. jaffeevents.com/

Pub Science: 7 pm July 7, 627 San Pablo Ave., Albany. What could be better that an outdoor evening of scientific subjects and brews? The July 7 theme is Climate Change and Cows. Free admission, drinks available for purchase. oceanviewbrews.com/

Cheese and Wine Happy Hour: 5 to 6 pm July 8, The Cheese School of San Francisco, Ghirardelli Square, 900 North Point St., San Francisco. Enjoy exquisite cheeses and wines or beer in the Cheese School’s sunroom with sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay and Ghirardelli Square. $65. thecheeseschool.com

Blues and Brews Festival: July 15-16, Pleasant Hill Park, 147 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Enjoy two days of great live music, local craft brews and great food at the 11th annual Blues and Brews Festival. $10-$70. bluesandbrewsfestival.com/

Opera in the Vineyard: 5:30 pm July 17 and Aug. 28, Retzlaff Vineyards, 1356 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore. Enjoy a summer evening of classic opera in a relaxed, casual setting nestled among the vines. $50. livermorevalleyopera.com/

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