Catahoula Coffee Stout wins first place at Fairfax Brewfest
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We're proud to say our Catahoula Coffee Stout won first place at Fairfax Brewfest 2018! There were over 70 brews from 24 craft breweries, and we couldn't have done it without the great coffee beans from our friends at Catahoula Coffee.

Catahoula Coffee Stout is part of our Richmond Collaboration Series. We combined our Foreign Export Stout with cold-pressed coffee from Catahoula Coffee Co. to create small batches of this rich and complex coffee stout.

2nd Annual Homebrew Competition
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It’s that time of year again, SFBW! And your club is invited to the most popular event (besides the gala that is) the 2nd Annual BC Homebrew Competition! Last year, Queers Makin’ Beers won it all with their Yaaasss Kolsch. Who will run away with it this year? 

Compete with your homebrew club and come prepared with the gear and ingredients necessary to brew a batch onsite that you think can hold its own and reign supreme. Please allow your team to have enough time to set-up, brew, and pack up.

Take your beer home, ferment and bottle them, then bring your masterpiece back to the brewery five weeks later to be judged by a BJCP judged panel. We will then hold an awards ceremony where your beers will be put on display for guests to taste and rate for an additional "peoples choice" award. 

Important Dates:
Entry submission window March 15 to April 1, 2018
Closed session judging will be held April 5, 2018
Awards Ceremony held April 7, 2018

If your club’s beer is crowned the champion, not only will you get a trophy and bragging rights, we will also host your club at the brewery to replicate and scale it up for production to be sold at our brewery and locally on tap! But wait, there's more.... 

Our friends at Freewheel are hosting a similar competition and after the winners' beers are scaled up for production, we are going to have a Best of the Bay showdown! (Date TBA)

This event is Rain or Shine so please be prepared and bring all the necessary equipment (IE Rain Jackets, 10x10 Pop-up Tents, etc). Please let us know in advance if you need any assistance in this department.

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Who can compete?

Homebrewers! Official clubs get preference but all are encouraged to participate until our limit of 20 clubs/teams is reached. There is a $40 entry fee per club this year to help us cover operational costs. Please feel free to bring your family and friends as this is a fun, all-day event filled with beer, games, music, food, and good company.

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Specialty Beer Week Collaboration Beer Releases:

Origin Brewing, Scottish Wee-Heavy
Good Hop, Black Rye IPA
Barclays, IPA
Special NEIPA can release collaboration with Morgan Territory and Hop Dogma

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FAQ:

Will I have access to water? 

Yes, you will have access to water to brew with, for your chillers, and for any other purpose! Please bring your own hoses.

Will I have access to electricity?

Yes, there will be electricity on-site to run your pumps or any other small devices. Please bring your own extension cords.

How long will I have to brew?

You will have from 9am-5pm, please plan your brew accordingly!

What styles can I brew? 

You can brew any 2015 BJCP style you’d like although we would discourage lagers due to the short time from brew to bottle. Please keep in mind that your beer needs to be bottled and submitted for judging by April 1, no fooling!

This year we are limiting the number of clubs entering to 20. If this is something that seems of interest to you, please don’t hesitate to RSVP by 2/15. Spots will be reserved on a first come, first serve basis and official clubs will have priority over "teams". For more information check out our official SFBW listing AND please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions at info@bcbrewing.com (please put "ATTN: SFBW Competition in the subject line")

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there! 🍻

Barrel Aged Bottle Release at Benoit Casper
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Join us this Saturday 12-7pm for our Barrel Aged Bottle Release Party! We're excited to share our Whisky Barrel Aged Imperial Stout and Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Quad in a limited edition wood crate holiday package. Treat yourself or give the gift of true craftsmanship with pints of our Benoit Casper brew aged to boozy perfection in Do Good Distillery barrels. Each wood crate includes a tulip glass to truly enjoy the quality of these two big beers!

Whisky Barrel Aged Imperial Stout —
Our Imperial Stout delivers a symphony of lush dark chocolate, and coffee with a light, smoky finish. Aged in Do Good Distillery Benevolent Czar whisky barrels to add toasty oak and subtle spice notes, this is one beautifully big beer inspired by an equally beautiful, big man - Jim Harrelson.

Bourbon Barrel Aged Belgian Quad —
This big, boozer beer was inspired by Jim Harrelson and aged in Do Good Distillery California bourbon barrels to develop smooth, subtle notes and a softness that belies it’s high abv.

4oz and 8oz pours will available on tap of our new beers!
Only 100 wood crate holiday packages produced
Limit two packages per person.
Family friendly event
Bike parking available
Well behaved dogs also welcome!

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Nico's Wood Fired Pizza will be offering our food menu:

Margherita of Savoy
Classic Margherita: House-made San Marzano tomato sauce, late harvest local tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil on naturally slow fermented and hand stretched Neapolitan 00’ dough

Giardino Segreto
Seasonal Farmers Market Pie: House-made San Marzano tomato sauce, Nico’s signature mozzarella cheese blend, shaved Brussels sprouts, acorn squash, arugula, red onion on naturally slow fermented and hand stretched Neapolitan 00’ dough

Doppio Peperoni Classico
Double Pereroni: House-made San Marzano tomato sauce, Nico’s signature mozzarella cheese blend, two varieties of Italian pepperoni on naturally slow fermented and hand stretched Neapolitan 00’ dough

Giro D’ Italia
Rustic Italian Sausage and Ricotta: House-made salsa verde (no red sauce!), Nico’s signature mozzarella cheese blend, Italian sausage, fennel, onion ricotta, arugula on naturally slow fermented and hand stretched Neapolitan 00’ dough

Dolce Zoccoli e Strillo
Spicy Porchetta Date and Bacon: House-made salsa verde (no red sauce!), Nico’s signature mozzarella cheese blend, slow roasted porchetta, smoked bacon, medjool dates, arugula on naturally slow fermented and hand stretched Neapolitan 00’ dough

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On tap this weekend:

Golden Pear
Catahoula Coffee Export Stout
Galax-C IPA
Totally Ryeghteous IPA