“He was a bold man who first ate an Oyster.”
The quote has been attributed to many, but he who said it, said it well. Raw oysters on the half shell, a classic that has endured generations and innumerable fussy food fads, still captivates San Francisco’s collective imagination and palate. What food is more deserving of a flight of roasty brews?
Join SPARK for a renowned Bay Area experience: Oysters and Stouts. While the unindoctrinated may find the pairing unorthodox, loyalists know that stout's deep, toasted creaminess only serves to heighten the delicate, briny flavors of fresh oysters.
Though this 19th century pairing is Old World, the stout selection will be anything but, featuring an array of flavors from bourbon, to oatmeal, to vanilla. And we didn’t forget the newly revived classic, oyster stout, brewed with fresh Hog Island oysters and sea salt. Dive into 12 fresh-shucked oysters and your choice of 6 draught stouts – the most succulent way to kick off your Friday night. Bottoms up!
Turkey Bourbon Stout – Anderson Valley Brewing, Boonville, CA. The woody, vanilla-like notes imparted by the barrels mingle with aromas of fresh baked bread, toffee, and espresso and envelop the rich chocolate and roasted barley flavors with a fine bourbon character.
- Sutro Chocolate, Coffee Stout – San Francisco Brewing Co, San Francisco, CA. Brewed with an abundance of bitter and imported TCHO chocolates and Howls Owl Sightglass Coffee. Deep, honey-like body with notes of ripe berry, chocolate-covered cherry, and sweet candied lemon. Fresh-roasted java nose and madagascar bourbon vanilla head.
Campfire Stout – Highwater Brewing Co, San Leandro, CA. Notes of chocolate and graham cracker topped with a hint of marshmallow will leave you wanting s’more.
Oyster Stout- HenHouse Brewing Co, Santa Rosa, CA. Brewed with Hog Island oysters and sea salt.
- Chocolate Hazelnut Porter – Heretic Brewing Company, Fairfield, CA. Dessert in a glass. Rich, robust, bursting with luscious chocolate and hazelnut. Notes of coffee and caramel round out this delicious treat.
- Cocoanut Imperial Stout – Fieldwork Brewing Co, Berkeley, CA. Smooth as velvet, roasty as your morning cup of joe, heaps of hand toasted coconut, notes of milk chocolate, dark roasted grain, and complex British malts balance.
- Old 38 Stout- North Coast Brewing Co, Fort Bragg, CA. Named for a retired California Western Railroad steam engine on the Fort Bragg to Willits run through the Redwoods, Old No. 38 Stout is a smooth, firm-bodied stout with the toasted character and coffee notes of dark malts and roasted barley.
Beer list subject to change
Optional Oysters and Stouts Passport includes a flight of 6-4 ounce local, craft stouts and a dozen fresh-shucked raw oysters. Enough to share with a friend!
Friday, February 17th, 5pm-8pm
SPARK | 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North, San Francisco
Oysters on the half shell
6 local stouts on tap
10+ food trucks
All-ages, dogs welcome
Rain or shine with plenty of covered seating.
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SF Beer Week is the largest, most anticipated, and most prestigious gathering of the northern California craft beer community. All beers offered at this event are from local, independent craft breweries. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol. IDs will be checked. Please indluge responsibly!