Sacramento Beer Week is back! Starting February 25 and ending March 6, our region’s local breweries and taprooms will be celebrating all things craft beer, starting with the Sacramento Brewer’s Showcase and ending in grand style with the popular Capitol Beer Fest. While Beer Week is technically longer than seven days (it’s eleven this year), with all of the events happening in the region, I’d say that the length is oh-so necessary. (And who’d complain about having more time to enjoy a cold one?)
The folks behind the Beers In Sac smartphone app sat down with Sloppy Moose Running Club to find out some of the lesser known and unique beer outings happening this year; lucky for you, I’ve paired their guide down to the handy chronological Top 10 list below. Cheers, and hope to see you at one of these events!
Capitol Beer and Taproom
Kick off Sacramento Beer Week with special releases from 916 breweries.
Girls Scout Cookie & Beer Pairings
Track 7 (Curtis Park and Natomas locations)
Try Nukin’ Futz Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter with Peanut Butter Sandwiches; Soulman Stout on nitro with Thanks-A-Lots; Discord Sour IPA with Lemonades; and Call Boy Imperial Coffee Porter with Caramel Delights.
The IPA, Specialty IPA and Anything Goes Invitational
Track 7 (Natomas)
If you were lucky enough to get a ticket to this sold-out event, you’ll get to taste and judge exceptional IPAS from breweries across the Western United States.
Beer and Food with Bike Dog
Great food paired with beers from Bike Dog is just what you’ll need on a Monday.
Sante Adairius Hoeybier Release
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales in Sacramento — enough said!
Oregon Brewer’s Night
Final Gravity (Roseville)
The taproom will highlight some of the Beaver State’s best beers from Crux (Bend), Gigantic (Portland), Heater Allen (McMinnville), Deschutes (Bend), and more.
Man’s Best Friends
What’s better than dogs and beer? The Sacramento SPCA will be there and one dollar of every beer sold will benefit them. And yes, you can bring your own dog!
California Automobile Museum
A totally tubular tasting event that allows you relieve the best decade!
Sacramento Brewing Tap Takeover
Local breweries re-creating Sacramento history with Sac Brew beers.
Milk Stouts Gone Wild
You can try 11 varieties of my favorite Bike Dog beer variety.
For even more Sacramento Beer Week fun, you can visit Sacramento365.com or download the smartphone app, Beers In Sac. Available all year round, the app will keep you in the know about what’s brewing in the Sacramento region!
**This blog post was written by Mike Ungerbuhler, the Beer Guru at Beers In Sac.