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

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.

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

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

Uptown Funk — Beer & Cheese Pairing: 6 to 8 p.m. 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.

Murder Mystery Pub & Grub Nite: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 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:

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.

Fieldwork Brewing is one of several breweries participating in the East Bay Brewer Weekend. (Fieldwork Brewing) 

Warrior and Wine: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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.

Great Cocktails — A First Course in Mixology: 12 to 2 p.m. June 11, Elixir, 3200 16th St., San Francisco. Learn the tools, terminology and techniques behind a good majority of modern and …read more

Source:: The Mercury News


30+ Bay Area beer and wine tastings and festivals this summer

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