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December 31-March 31, 2015
San Mateo County’s Half Moon Bay Brewing Company offers “When it Rains, We Pour” specials from December 31, 2014, through March 31, 2015. If there is an 80% or more chance of rain in the Half Moon Bay area, drinks will be offered at happy hour pricing. Simply show them the forecast on your smartphone. Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, 390 Capistrano Rd., Princeton by the Sea, CA 94019, 650-728-2739.
February 6-15
Craft beer in all its forms will dominate during San Francisco's celebrated Beer Week, from February 6-15, 2015, beginning with an opening gala Friday, February 6, at Fort Mason Center's Herbst Pavillion. Look for more than 80 Northern California breweries and a host of local chefs cooking to complement the array of new, rare and classic brews on hand. For the ensuing nine days, local restaurants will play host to brewmasters and other brewery reps during special dinners, and festivals celebrating everything from double IPAs to cask ales will run at venues across the Bay Area. Check the event list at
February 10
Stones Throw will host Tahoe Mountain Brewing Company for a special dinner as part of SF Beer Week's lineup of events. Five domestic beers will be paired with five courses from executive chef Jason Halverson. Tahoe Mountain Brewery is known in particular for specialty barrel-aged, sour and wild beers. The beer dinner will be the brewery's first. Tickets are $70 per person and available at Stones Throw, 1896 Hyde St., San Francisco, CA 94109, 415-­796-­2901.
March 20-21
Charlie Palmer's 10th annual Pigs & Pinot event will take place at the Hotel Healdsburg in Sonoma County. Hosted by actor/comic and foodie Mario Cantone, the event will celebrate Pinots from California and beyond, and feature Iron Chef style pork cooking face-offs between chefs. Simultaneous dinners on Saturday evening will include a gala event at Dry Creek Kitchen, and "Swine and Wine" at Spoonbar in the h2hotel with Spoonbar chef Louis Maldonado. For more information, visit

Il Cane Rosso in the Ferry Building offers hearty, three-course suppers every night from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. for $30 per person ($12.50 per child age 10 or under). Rustic, seasonal starters, mains and desserts made predominantly from pedigreed local ingredients are served family-style at communal tables. Affordable carafes of wine, bottled beers, naturally fermented sodas and other specialty beverages are also featured. Il Cane Rosso, San Francisco Ferry Building, One Ferry Building #41, San Francisco, CA 94111, 415-391-7599.
RN74 from Michael Mina and Rajat Parr has introduced a very happy, happy hour special. Glasses of featured red and white wine (rotating selections), select well drinks and bar snacks will all cost only $5 each. RN74's happy hour runs Mon.-Fri. from 3 p.m.-6 p.m., and again from 10 p.m. until close. RN74, Millennium Tower, 301 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-543-7474.
Urban Tavern is offering no corkage fees all day every Monday. There is no limit to the number of bottles that guests may bring to the restaurant. (Five hours of free parking are available for diners.) Urban Tavern, Hilton San Francisco, 333 O'Farrell St., San Francisco, CA 94102, 415-923-4400.
Waterfront restaurant Chaya Brasserie offers half-price bottles of wine on Sundays evenings. Wines are local and international and the half-price discount applies across the list, representing significant value. Chaya Brasserie, 132 Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, 415-777-8688.

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For additional information on wine events, please contact:

Plumpjack Wines
3201 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94123

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