When: Saturday, April 23rd, 12-5 PM
Where: Faction Brewing Co. 2501 Monarch St., Alameda
What: Fall in love with the local brewery scene and support a good cause! Brewbies in the Bay, benefiting the Keep a Breast Foundation, is the first of such beer festivals held at Faction Brewing. Event-goers will have the opportunity to sample over 80 different types of beers from over 40 of the West Coast's best breweries while listening to live music and DJ.
Faction Brewing has been a part of Alameda since 2013. The company has shown its dedication to producing excellent beer when it won bronze at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival, only 9 months after opening its doors. The company produces all types of beer, from IPAs and Belgians to pales, which the curious can sample from their 25,000 square foot hangar in full view of the San Francisco skyline.
Artist Shaney jo Darden founded the Keep A Breast Foundation when she found out that her 27-year-old friend contracted breast cancer. The organization, from Carlsbad, California, raises awareness of prevention and early detection through the use of art and educational programs.
Early-bird tickets are $45, while day-of tickets go for $60. The price includes a custom glass, a bracelet, a raffle ticket, and craft beer samplings. Additionally, Faction Brewing provides a free shuttle to and from West Oakland Bart Station. The event is strictly 21+; all parties must show a valid ID to enter. For more information, one can check out factionbrewing.com or call 510-523-2739.