Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern takes beer seriously. Select from our curated bottle or rotating draft collection. Enjoy a dish from our Midwest-inspired scratch menu. Take any beer home at a discounted price. Our vintage bottles make great gifts!
Thursday, April 20, 2017
NOTE: The Pinewood Derbeer Derby date has been changed to Sat. April 29th
SAT. APRIL 29TH, 2-5PM: Ladies and Gentlemen, don’t start your engines! But go ahead and sharpen up your whittlin’ knife and join the race! Saraveza is once again teaming up with the good folks at Lagunitas and NWIPA to bring to you the 4th Pinewood Derbeer Derby! Car kits are $10 and all proceeds from the kit sales will go to the National Brain Tumor Society on behalf of Team Brewpublic.
Weigh-in (5oz or less only!) and judging starts at 2pm! Races will follow…There will be prizes to be won, but most importantly, bragging rights are up for grabs! Can NWIPA regulars hold their reign in Saraveza territory? Will the Columbia drivers’ sideloader show everyone what it means to be a pro driver? Will you be the champ and craft the winning bar’s car?
To celebrate the races, Lagunitas is making sure there are cans of “12th of Never” and “Waldos’ Special Ale” will all be on tap.
WHO/WHAT/WHERE: Saraveza is hosting a Pinewood Derby. Kits are available now for purchase and proceeds go to the National Brain Tumor Society.
WHERE: At Saraveza
WHEN: Sat. April 29th. Sign in & judging start at 2pm. Races to follow.
WHAT TO DO NOW: Pick up a kit, each include a sleek and smooth block of pine, 4 axles and 4 wheels! Only restriction is: it can’t weigh more than 5 ounces!
Monday, April 17, 2017
Wed. April 19th, 5pm: The SAMUEL SMITH SALUTE is an annual nationwide series of events celebrating the amazing craft and specialty beer scene, tracing paths of influence from the New World pioneers back to the seminal Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery in Tadcaster.
Saluting the roots of English brewing, Saraveza will be pouring three beers that highlight Sam Smith’s contribution to today’s craft beer scene. On Wednesday night, you’ll find Breakside‘s Bergamot ESB, A Grains of Wrath and 54-40 collab an Imperial Chocolate Oatmeal Stout and a cask of Machine House‘s IPA.
At 7pm, we’ll toast to Sam Smith and how this historic brewery influenced the best of today’s local craft brew scene.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
(photo credit of the original Waldos: http://www.420waldos.com)
The origination of 420 is somewhat up for debate, but the story that seems to float to the top, that appears to have the most legitimacy, is that of the Waldos. Here it is in a nutshell:
In 1971, the Waldos (a group of high school boys) met regularly at 4:20 pm in the front courtyard of their school (San Rafael High) near a statue of Louis Pasteur. These treasure hunters would set out in a ‘66 Impala armed with a map and some doobies on a journey to find a secret pot garden near Point Reyes. They never did find the secret garden, but they kept looking.
Thu. April 20th: This year, on 420 we celebrate all the treasure hunters as well as this national counter culture holiday. Do you celebrate 420? If so, do so with us - these beers are for you:
Lagunitas The Waldos’ Special Ale IPA: The dankest and hoppiest beer ever brewed at Lagunitas (was made with the help of the original Waldos for all treasure hunters.)
Coalition Two Flowers IPA: The first commercially produced Cannobid oil (CBD) Hemp infused beer in Oregon.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Tues. April 18th: This Tuesday, we’ll serve up a special tax day tapping featuring one of NoCal’s definitive beers. Moonlight Brewing‘s “Death and Taxes” Schwartzbier was the original San Francisco black style lager and is in high demand throughout the bay. It’s one of those beers that only the bars on “the list” have the connections to tap and the people clamor for a taste. This year, we’re lucky enough to get a shipment of the rare black lager and make a special tax day tapping with it.
This San Fransico-Style Black Lager is deceptively light-bodied and highly drinkable. Drinks like iced coffee with a different effect. 5.0% ABV.
Moonlight Brewing started in Santa Roas, CA in 1992 by owner and brewmaster Brian Hunt. It became the the first microbrewery in the area and has survived for 24 years. While many breweries around the area have grown Moonlight has always remained a small production. This has allowed for the quality of their beers to remain consistent, inspired, balanced, unfiltered and poetic. Leaving nothing to be compromised before it reaches those who seek to find a well brewed beer.
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Wed. April 12th, 5pm: Bell’s Brewery is back in town and we’ll be pouring both Two Hearted and Oberon on draft starting at 5pm on this Wednesday. In addition, there will be package of both available for purchase. Come on down for this Kalamazoo special. There will be a one six pack limit on package and no growler fills on draft. First come, first serve!