4th Annual Chocolate and Beer Festival at the Craneway Pavilion
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The last date listed for 4th Annual Chocolate and Beer Festival was Saturday February 16, 2013 / Noon - 6:00pm.
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Combining two of the Bay Area's most popular trips into one spectacular all-day tour, Extranomical Adventures and its friendly guides take guests north over the Golden Gate Bridge to the Muir Woods National Monument to explore the park and marvel at the natural beauty of the 250-foot Redwoods. Then the excursion heads to both Sonoma and Napa Counties, visiting three small boutique wineries for included tastings. In between, you'll stop at the historic Sonoma Plaza to grab lunch on your own and shop, before heading back to the city. Learn More
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We were there before 1:00; parking was easy, the crowd was minimal and the products available. Within an hour or two lines were long and products were disappearing. Many of the chocolate vendors had no idea what to give out for a token. Some were generous; others were stingy. No matter, the location and views are spectacular. We went next door to Rosie the Riveter memorial which was fascinating. The beer and chocolate were delicious although "pairings" were essentially non-existant. Better the traditional wine and chocolate - or beer and bratwurst!
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Landru Chocolates manufactures and sells gourmet confections. We produce award winning products and we do excellent truffles, toffees, fudges, caramels and pates de fruits. We execute very well with the corporate and custom orders in time and quality. We do extra steps to make good buying experience for any clients. Good taste is good living.
Clairesquares handcrafts unique caramel and chocolate based products derived from traditional Irish recipes. An artisan confectioner on the Bay Areas exciting food scene, Clairesquares, puts a fresh slant on classic Irish treats. We are best known for our decadent signature product, called Clairesquares. First we start with a buttery shortbread base, then coat it with a thick layer of rich caramel and top it off with a smooth coating of Belgian chocolate. All of our artisan products are made entirely by hand in small batches using only premium and all natural ingredients.
*Feve *is elegance with a conscience. We create luxury chocolates and we use a portion of our profit to create micro loans to improve the life of Cocoa farmers.
Kallari L3C is a group of 850 indigenous Kichwa cacao farmers, located in the heart of the Amazon in Ecuador. They harvest, ferment, dry and produce award-winning chocolate. 100% of the profits return to the farmers that grow the cacao so that they can fulfill their basic family needs without logging their rainforests or selling their land.
Sixth Course Artisan Confections is a modern, San Francisco-based confections company that focuses on authentic handmade truffles infused with fresh herbs, spirits and spices. We aspire to make chocolates that are as innovative as they are tasteful, with each piece made by hand – in small batches – to be enjoyed at its freshest. We experiment with sweet and savory combinations to create layered flavors that pair well with aperitifs, dessert wines and spirits, as well as friends and family as an everyday affordable luxury. Our trademark chocolates include Caramels, Wine & Spirits and Chef’s Choice; small, sweet bites that deliver pure taste and texture. Our 18 signature chocolates offer liquid caramels, classic and whipped ganache centers made from all natural ingredients and none of the bad stuff (BS) – preservatives or additives.
Casa de Chocolates specializes in everything chocolate and desserts. We draw our inspiration from traditional desserts, candies and images of Mexico, Central and South America-where the story of chocolate began. All of our delicious desserts contain the freshest and highest quality ingredients that are traditional to Latin American kitchens; we invite you to experience these wonderful flavors and amazing cultures through our chocolates and desserts.
Jade Chocolates is a multi-award winning chocolatier based in San Francisco specializing in blending teas and spices from Asia and the Pacific Islands
*CocoTutti *handcrafts our chocolates and caramels using housemade jams and marmalades and other locally sourced ingredients. Some 1/3 of our confections are original recipes, while the others are updates of classic bon bons and caramels. We airbrush and “paint” colored cocoa butter to create beautiful “gems”. They are gorgeous to look at and even better to taste! Kallari www.kallari.com Kallari is a group of 850 indigenous Kichwa cacao farmers, located in the heart of the Amazon in Ecuador. They harvest, ferment, dry and produce award-winning chocolate. 100% of the profits return to the farmers that grow the cacao so that they can fulfill their basic family needs without logging their rainforests or selling their land.
Madécasse is one of the only chocolates in the world made in Africa! Working with cocoa farmers and making chocolate in Africa brings out the best flavor of the world’s best cocoa and supports many more livelihoods than the traditional model of exporting cocoa for production abroad.
The Tea Room, an East Bay, CA-based chocolate company specializing in organic, Chocolate Fusion creations is striving to establish itself as a major player in the chocolate industry. Through hard work & ingenuity, The TeaRoom believes in creating its own stamp on the chocolate market, and, as such, has strayed away from the fleeting trends and traditional offerings so prominent in the industry today. The balanced combinations of tea, chocolate and other ingredients is what The TeaRoom takes pride in creating. The ultimate result of these combinations: unique and unmatched chocolate flavor profiles applied naturally through an organic infusion process Winner of many awards including Grand Master Award 2012 and SIAL Innovation Selection 2012
CC Made makes the finest caramel corn on the market today. Rich handmade with organic popcorn coated with caramelized brown sugar and butter and seasoned with just the right amount of salt and spices. Perfect with you favorite IPA or Lager.
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Trumer Pils is characterized by a distinct hops flavor, high carbonation and light body. A combination of Saaz and Austrian hops, malt mashing process and proprietary yeast make Trumer Pils unique among beers. Alc. 4.9%
Drake’s Brewing Company is an urban craft brewery operating from the former powerhouse of a long-gone Caterpiller plant in San Leandro, California. Established in 1989, Drake’s Brewing is celebrating over 21 years of making exciting and extreme ales & lagers for distribution in the San Francisco Bay Area & Southern California.
Triple Rock* Brewery* was the fifth brewpub to open in the United States. It is the only one now operating using the original brewing equipment and the only one still owned & operated by the original founders. Lost Coast: www.lostcoast.com Lost Coast is famous for its delicious and award-winning beers such as Great White, Downtown Brown, Indica IPA, 8-Ball Stout, Alleycat Amber, Lost Coast Pale Ale, Winterbraun, and Raspberry Brown.
BridgePort Ale House offers a number of award winning beers. The brewery’s BridgePort India Pale Ale has won a number of awards in the United States and abroad, including a Gold Medal at the 2005 Brewing Industry International Awards, in Munich, Germany; a Gold Medal and Category Champion Trophy at the 2000 Brewing Industry International Awards in London, England; and a Gold Medal for Classic English Style Pale Ale at the Great American Beer Festival, in Denver, CO in 1997.
*Marin Brewing Company *is a brewery, pub and restaurant offering the highest quality brews. All the beers are produced at our on-site brewery with all natural ingredients (barley malts, wheat malt, hops, yeast, honey, spices, raspberries, blueberries and water) without adjuncts such as cereal, rice or fillers.