The calendar is getting filled up with events, and this year the calendar is being hosted by Hops To Table beer magazine. This annual event (in its fifth year) starts off with the Sacramento Brewers Showcase Thursday February 27th from 5 to 9 PM at the California Automobile Museum located at 2200 Front Street in Sacramento. Tickets at $40 at the door, but $35 if you are a member. This year the breweries attending will make a Pale Ale with the same ingredients, while attempting individuality. A peoples-choice award will recognize the crowd's favorite.
Expect the annual beer festival at Capitol Mall on the final day Sunday March 9th from 2-5PM (a VIP admission will get people in at 1PM). Over 100 breweries, 13 food trucks, and live entertainment are included, and this benefits Runnin’ for Rhett Youth Fitness Program. (916) 691-2311 for more information, including tickets which are s follows: Advance tickets $65 VIP, $40 General Admission, $10 DD. At the door this becomes $70 for the VIP tickets, and $45 for General Admission
With this area going from18 to 27 breweries in just one year (in a 45-mile radius), it's a huge 50% increase, and the expectations are for over 300 events. This makes it difficult to point out many specific events, especially due to the diversity of those who like beer. Expect food-and-beer pairings, special offerings at taphouses (such as a brewery taking over the taps to offer their vast selection outside their brewery), exclusive tastings (such as sour beers), and special events at our local breweries. See the calendar of events to see what fits your schedule and interests.