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I’m not even going to try to list all the many great events shaping up for SF Beer Week, starting Feb. 7, but this one stands out.

Collin McDonnell down at HenHouse Brewing tells me that the Petaluma Craft Guild, a trade group for the city’s burgeoning craft beer scene, has cooked up a “Meet Your Maker” dinner on Feb. 10, bringing together the brewers, distillers, and at least a few of the area vintners to celebrate the city’s renaissance as an artisan food and beverage hub.

“Marilyn from 101 North Brewing and I were talking about doing some pint nights for beer week, that turned into ‘Why not all the Petaluma breweries?’ which rapidly turned into ‘Why not all the Petaluma alcohol manufacturers?’ and soon we came to the realization that we’re making a whole lot of delicious drink in Petaluma,” he said. “Not only that, but we’re making a whole lot of delicious food as well and we really need to be singing it from the roof tops. That all congealed into the idea of having a fundraiser event to tell people about the amazing food and drink being made in Petaluma, while giving back to the community that’s made that possible.”

Proceeds will go to the Petaluma Education Foundation and organizers hope they can raise as much as $10,000, depending on ticket sales.

Details are still shaping up, but the event is at 6 p.m. at Seared Steak and Seafood,  170 Petaluma Boulevard North. Tickets are $70 each and will be available at the box office of the Mystic Theater,  23 Petaluma Boulevard North, starting Jan. 22.

And be sure to keep a close eye on the Beer Week schedule – events are being added daily and I hear tell there are plenty in the works that are not on the official list yet, so check back often. Some, like the Petaluma event, require tickets or reservations, others are just walk in and play.

- Sean Scully

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