Attention Sacramento: Sac Beer Week 2015 has arrived. If you frequent any of the local establishments in town, you’ve probably seen fliers touting the specialized events and menus that will be popping up across Sacramento from February 26-March 8.
Sacramento Beer Week is flanked by two “main events.” First, the Sacramento Brewer’s Showcase is taking place this Thursday, February 26 at the California Auto Museum from 5:30 – 9 p.m. In addition to sipping local brews, attendees can peruse the over 150 cars on display at the museum. Admission will grant you unlimited tastings at the over 30 local breweries in attendance and tickets start at $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Designated drivers can get in for $10 and you can also upgrade your ticket cost for $10 to include special IPA flights during the event. Click here to purchase.
Finally, Beer Week wraps up on Sunday, March 8 with the Capitol Beer Fest spanning four blocks on Capitol Mall from 2-5 p.m. The day will include tastings at over 100 craft breweries, live music and a variety of food trucks to keep your taste buds happy while sipping. Tickets for this event also start at $40 in advance and $45 at the door and can be purchased here.
The event options at local restaurants and bars are seemingly endless, so you may want to choose wisely. Thankfully, the folks at Sacramento Beer Week have put together a super handy listing of events that highlight the special offerings and menus throughout the week. Check it out here.
It would be nearly impossible to make it to every event, so I’ve decided to narrow it down to two options and go from there. First, the Ruhstaller and Santos Brewing Beer Flights and Cheese Pairings starting at noon at The Rind, this Saturday, February 28. Second, Steal the Glass Night at Der Biergarten, from 3-9 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in which the beer stein is yours to keep with purchase of a beer.
Overall, Sacramento Beer Week is sure to be a great time for beer lovers and supporters of the local food scene alike. Which events will you be checking out?