Saturday, February 14 — yes, Valentine’s Day — began the 16th annual Toronado Barleywine Festival. The day started out cool, but with sun peaking through the clouds. As has been the case for the past few years, the line to get into the Toronado for the Barleywine Festival stretched down the entire length of the block on Haight Street, before opening at 11:00 a.m. It was another stellar festival and a great day, the second last of this year’s SF Beer Week.
Within minutes of opening its doors, the Toronado Pub was filled to capacity.
This year’s Barleywine Festival included 55 different beers, including as least one more unofficial one, for a total of 56.
For more photos from this year’s Toronado Barleywine Festival, visit the photo gallery.