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Eat, Drink, and Help Provide Affordable Education

An international beer festival and a fund raiser for a local nursery school probably sound like two very different events, if you’ve never attended the San Francisco International Beer Festival. In fact, the SFIBF, the oldest beer festival on the west coast, was created in 1984 to raise funds for the Telegraph Hill Cooperative Nursery School, and has managed to consistently raise up to 90% of the school’s yearly teaching and learning program costs. This means affordable early education for hundreds of families in an increasingly expensive city, made possible by San Francisco’s beer enthusiasts. On Saturday, May 21st from 7-10 p.m., participating local and national brewers will gather to provide event-goers with unlimited tastings of over 300 beers. Local restaurants will be there to offer delicious bites to pair with the brews as well as free swag products. A few insider tips from repeat attendees include, first and foremost, getting there early. The line to get in starts to grow before doors are opened, so it’s a good idea to arrive at least half an hour early. The good news is that, once inside, the lines at individual vendor stands move quickly so you won’t find yourself waiting long for a refill. Secondly, pick out whatever food vendor you’re most interested in sampling and find them early. The entrance fee covers unlimited food as well as beer and trust us, attendees take advantage of both. In fact, food tends to run out before the beer will and, although supplies are usually restocked when this happens, who wants to take the chance of missing out on a slice of Pizza Orgasmica. So, in conclusion, have a beer and support a local school while you're at it at the SFIBF just a few minutes from our San Francisco hotel.

Address: Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123

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