Just in case you needed an excuse to travel to the Bay Area or to drink beer...
This Friday marks the beginning of San Francisco's Beer Week. The fest starts with an Opening Gala at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, showcasing special-releases, exclusive beers, and this year's SF Brewers Guild collaborative beers, says the SFist.
Of the 250+ events, be sure to check out highlights like the Annual Double IPA Festival, the Annual Barleywine Festival, Beer to Brakers bike ride and daily scavenger hunts powered by PubQuest.
There's some sort of beertastic event scheduled every day, so this may be time to take advantage of a few days off for a nice, extended weekend.
The full schedule of events can be found the SF Beer Week website.