Barebottle Brewing Co., whose Bernal Heights taproom is well known as a family-friendly hangout, is capitalizing on their reputation and hosting a first-of-its-kind family-friendly beer festival this summer in Salesforce Park.

It's called Suds Francisco, and it will be held on Saturday, July 20, in the park atop Salesforce Transit Center. Taking a cue from the SF Beer Week kickoff event that Barebottle helped to host in the park in February 2023 (Barebottle has an outpost with a beer garden in the park), the event will feature 25 breweries offering tastes of their wares, as well as live music, and, for the kids, bounce houses and face painting.

"We received so much positive feedback about the previous [Beer Week] event — especially Salesforce Park’s unique urban forest setting — that we’re looking to build on its success with an event that welcomes the whole family," says Barebottle cofounder Michael Seitz in a statement.

Seitz adds, "Barebottle’s tap rooms... have always welcomed families and been seen as a community hub in the neighborhoods where they are located. We want to extend this ethos to a large-scale event by creating the city’s first truly family-friendly beer festival in downtown San Francisco, where parents can enjoy some of the best beer the US has to offer, while kids have plenty of entertainment options."

The 2023 Beer Week event saw stalls set up around the center and western end of the park, where there is a semi-circular lawn and a small stage. And musicians performed at both ends of the festival, including outside Barebottle's central beer garden area.

Suds Francisco will bring in food vendors including Joyride Pizza, Fat Jack’s BBQ, Mezcla Colombian Eats, Venga Empanadas, and Los Lobos Ice Cream.

And participating breweries that we know of so far include Olfactory from San Francisco; Ghost Town, Original Pattern and Tenma Beer Project from Oakland; Pure Project from San Diego; Great Notion from Oregon; Fair Isle from Seattle; and Weldworks from Colorado.

Barebottle will also be brewing up some special things for the festival. And they've recently enjoyed a couple of national awards, including a gold medal for their Phantasti-Cali beer, judged the best in the American and West Coast India Pale Ale category at the California Craft Beer Cup; and their Smaller Wonder Dust took home silver in the Juicy and Hazy Pale category at the World Beer Cup.

Tickets are on sale now, and they're priced at $55 for general admission and $125 for VIP.

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