Don’t Bother Me: It’s Beer Week

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A flight of beer from the 2013 Sacramento Beer Week (Photo courtesy of Bokeh Box and Mark E Loper Photography).

In case you’ve been living under a rock, today, Thursday February 27 marks the start of Sacramento Beer Week! Having never celebrated Beer Week myself, I can’t wait to check out some of the amazing events that are happening all week long. Dozens of breweries, restaurants, and bars will host special events during this festive week and there is something going on for all beer lovers. Below are a few fun events that caught my eye, as well as my beer-hungry stomach!

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A sneak peak at some of the amazing vehicles that will be on display at the Sacramento Brewer’s Showcase. Admission into the event includes unlimited beer tasting, bites, and live music. (Photo courtesy of the Sacramento Automobile Museum).

Sacramento Beer Week officially kicks off with the Sacramento Brewers Showcase at the California Automobile Museum. Attendees will be able to taste beers made exclusively for Beer Week and get the chance to vote for your favorite to win a People’s Choice Award! Local band, The Bathtub Gins, will perform live honky tonk while guests can taste delicious beer from more than 25 breweries from Sacramento County and beyond. Personally, I can’t wait to get a Liquid Sunshine Blonde Ale from the Hoppy Brewing Company in hand as I admire the more than 150 classic cars the Automobile Museum has on display!

Sacramento Brewers Showcase details:
Thursday, February 27 @ 6pm (VIP Hour 5pm-6pm)
California Automobile Museum
$10-$50

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Another Beer Week event that caught my attention is the Annual Beer Crawl in Old Sacramento. If you’re like me and are on a budget, this event is perfect for you! The crawl features seven craft beers at seven different venues for only $10. There’s no particular order in which you have to move from venue to venue, and several restaurants will have entertainment throughout the night. But don’t forget to eat! Just because it’s called a Beer Crawl doesn’t mean we want to see you on your hands and knees.

Annual Beer Crawl details:
Thursday, March 6 @ 7pm
Old Sacramento
$10

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The Capitol Beer Fest will feature more than 300 varieties of beer, live music, and delicious food to close out the 2014 Sacramento Beer Week. (Photo courtesy of Bokeh Box and Mark E Loper Photography).

Closing out Sacramento Beer Week is the Capitol Beer Fest at Capitol Mall. More than 100 craft breweries, including EVERY Sacramento brewery, will be serving more than 300 different varieties of high-quality beer. I can’t think of a better way to end the week than with delicious food provided by SactoMofo food trucks, live music by Rachel Steele & Road 88, beautiful scenery — and, oh yeah, plenty of beer. I can already taste Lost Coast Brewery’s Great White Ale on my lips, and boy am I excited!

Capitol Beer Fest details:
Sunday, March 9 @ 2pm (VIP Hour 1pm-2pm)
Capitol Mall
$10-$65

So whether you consider yourself a beer aficionado or are just curious about the region’s craft beer scene, Sacramento Beer Week is the event for you! To read more about my highlighted events or to see more Sacramento Beer Week events, click here.


This blog post was written by Sacramento365.com‘s Content Specialist, Alyssa Sanguinetti.

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