02/08/2012 04:58 pm ET | Updated Feb 08, 2012

San Francisco Beer Week: Tips For Drinking It All In (PHOTOS)

Friday marks the beginning of San Francisco Beer Week--the annual tradition where the city briefly shakes off its wine quaffing image and revels in the craft brewing revolution that's been fermenting in the Bay Area's sudsy underbelly for decades.

Also, it gives thousands of people the opportunity to get real drunk off delicious beers they've never heard of before.

This year's festival, presented by the San Francisco Brewers Guild, features over 400 events all across the Bay Area featuring hundreds of breweries, micro-breweries and nano-breweries.

No matter what your beer drinking itch, there's sure to be something at SF Beer Week guaranteed to scratch it.

Check out some of the Beer Week events we're most looking forward to: