Capital Beerfest and a Giveaway!


Last week, we shared all the details for Sacramento Beer Week, kicking off this Friday! The week will be jam-packed with beer-centric events and culminate with Capital Beerfest on Saturday, March 2 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at Cal Expo. Attendees can sample from 100 breweries with proceeds benefiting the Runnin’ for Rhett foundation.

This is Capital Beerfest’s third annual event and will feature several local brewers including Black Dragon Brewery, Auburn Alehouse, New Helvetia Brewing Co., Hoppy Brewery, River City Brewing, Ruhstaller Beer and Track 7 Brewing. The event will also host craft breweries from across the country, including ones from Vermont to Hawaii and even places like Canada and Buvaria. Get the full list here.

These tasty beers can be used to wash down delicious eats from street food vendors through SactoMofo and a variety of restaurants participating in the Sacramento Beer Week events.

Sound like the perfect event for you? Lucky for our readers, you can win a pair of tickets! Comment on this post by 12 p.m. on Thursday 2/28 and let us know which brewery you want to try most, and you will be entered to win a pair of beer and food sampling tickets!

Must be 21 and over to win tickets. 

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  • Don Nahhas | Feb 19, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I would love to win a pair of beer and food sampling tickets. Feel free to pick me 🙂

  • Matt | Feb 19, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Beer week is always a highlight downtown. This year Capital Beerfest should be great with all the new local breweries that have opened.

  • Anthony Edmonds | Feb 19, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    North Coast Brewery! Yumm…

  • TinaB | Feb 19, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    I keep hearing great things about Track 7, cant wait to try their brews! I look forward to attending this event, it was a great time last year, great beers, and Im glad SactoMoFo will be there!

  • JJ | Feb 19, 2013 at 9:07 pm


  • Donna | Feb 20, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Would love to try Ruhstaller Beer!

  • Christie | Feb 20, 2013 at 9:23 am

    I’ve been hearing good things about New Helvetia Brewing Company, inspired by the historic Buffalo Brewing Company of Sacramento. I can’t wait to try their Homeland Stout!

  • Dave | Feb 20, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I would love to sample all them, but time will be limited. How about American River, New Helvetia Brewery and BlackDragon

  • Sheri Whinery | Feb 20, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I want to try some new things from Fox Barrel brewery up by Colfax. I love ciders!!

  • Jared E | Feb 20, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I’ve heard good things about Ruhstaller but never had the chance to taste.

  • David K | Feb 21, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I am looking forward to trying Berryessa Brewery!

  • Robert | Feb 21, 2013 at 8:36 am

    I’m mostly interested in the San Diego Beers like Ballast Point, Green Flash and Stone. Can’t wait for this event!

  • Ren | Feb 21, 2013 at 8:46 am

    I am in love with Bruery’s sours and would love to try more of their beers!

  • Kasie Emery | Feb 21, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I have been wanting to try Track 7, but haven’t been able to make it to their taproom. Would love to try them as well as all the other breweries!

  • Ruby | Feb 21, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I would love to win those tickets!!!! LOVE me some beer and food. 😉

  • stacey walker | Feb 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    please pick me. this sounds like so much fun.

  • mike | Feb 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    please pick me. i’d love to take my wife!

  • Taras Laplaya | Feb 22, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I would like to try the beer from Bavaria; i mean Buvaria.
    Also pretty much all the beers from out of state.

  • Blue | Feb 22, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Have loved Kolsch style since visiting the Cologne region of Germany 25 years ago. Would love to try Ruhstaller’s versions.

  • Allison | Feb 22, 2013 at 11:59 am

    I would love to try Ruhstaller’s beers!

  • Ren | Feb 24, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    I’m excited for Bruery’s beers!

  • Adrian Al-Samarrie | Feb 24, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    I would love to see Moylans!! Have not had their beer in a while but always was the best Microbrew available in the Bay Area!!

  • Stephanie | Feb 25, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I love cider, so I’m most excited to try out Two Rivers, Vermont, Ace, and Fox Barrel!

  • Clare F | Feb 26, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Widmer is a favorite of mine and a great representation of my hometown!!

  • Jeffrey K | Feb 27, 2013 at 9:36 am

    So many to choose from. Being that i have such a love for porters, i am hoping to taste the two from the Black Dragon Brewery. If they have a good showing, i might just be a regular at their restaurant.

  • Brett Pascoe | Feb 27, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I’m looking forward to trying some beers from black dragon brewery!!!

  • Paul Trapani | Feb 27, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I would love to win and go! 🙂

  • Christina Haas | Feb 27, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I’m really looking forward to try Track 7. We have such great local breweries!

  • Lynn | Feb 27, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I can’t wait to try Ruhstaller and Hoppy Brewery!

  • Kelley | Feb 27, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I would love to win a pair of tickets to sample beers from the North Coast Brewing Company out of Fort Bragg Ca! I’ve recently fallen in love with the Scrimshaw (who hasn’t?!) and would love a chance to sample the rest of their line up!

  • Ryan S | Feb 27, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Really want to try Odonata’s saison, which disappeared before I moved to town. Interested to hear if they have plans for an “official” resurrection.

  • Andrea | Feb 27, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I’d like to try New Helvetia, because I’ve read many lovely things! And I like beer. Yummmmmmm.

  • Chelsea | Feb 27, 2013 at 4:12 pm


  • Athena | Feb 27, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    New Helvetia Brewing!

  • Denise | Feb 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I love beer and food! Would love it even more if its free!

  • Russ | Feb 27, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I can’t wait to try Ruhstaller

  • Marcus Baskervile | Feb 28, 2013 at 8:53 am

    I want to try Firestone walker the most, their beers are always fresh and the flavors and aromas on their double daddy is one of the best. I need those tickets, lol.