Our Sacramento Beer Week Bucket List

Posted in Cool Places Events Restaurant on February 21, 2016 by Callista

The Sacramento craft beer scene is booming. New breweries are popping up on and off the grid, and local favorites are receiving national attention. This town’s thirst for delicious craft beer is especially evident during the glorious week(ish) in late Feb known as Sacramento Beer Week.

This annual city-wide festival has it all — take a look at the Sac Beer Week website, and you will be in awe at the amount of events… and probably a bit overwhelmed. Lucky for you, we’re here to help!

So open your iCal, pull out your planner or take mental note because here are the Sacramento Beer Week events you should be at. Not all are available to book on Requested, but if you can… DO IT! Save yourself the hassle of waiting for the check or closing out your tab, and maybe even get a sweet discount! Just remember, bookings are same-day only.

THE PRE-PARTY: PLINY THE YOUNGER @BARWEST
WEDNESDAY, FEB 24
Available on Requested: Yes
Hardcore hops lovers especially look forward to one event in particular during Beer Week: the release of Pliny the Younger. This Imperial I.P.A. from Russian River Brewing Co. is as rare as it is delicious, which is why people wait hours in line just for one glass. This year, we have it on good authority that Barwest will be tapping a keg the day before Beer Week even starts! Check their Facebook page to find out when, or just show up first thing in the morning to beat the crowds. After all, if there were ever a time to be an overachiever, this is it.

SACRAMENTO BREWERS’ SHOWCASE @CAL EXPO
THURSDAY, FEB 25 / 6p — 9p
Available on Requested: No

We can’t think of a better way to kick-off Sacramento Beer Week than with a showcase of the best breweries in the Sacramento Region. The Sacramento Brewers’ Showcase presents over 30 local breweries, all under one roof. It really doesn’t get much better. Many of the breweries will also be offering beers made exclusively for Sacramento Beer Week. Don’t wait till the last minute to buy your ticket, because this event does sell out! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET

HAWAIIAN ROAST WEEKEND @RUBICON BREWING CO.
SATURDAY, FEB 27

Available on Requested: Yes
Say aloha to a very tropical adventure, in the heart of Midtown. Head down to Rubicon Brewing Company to experience a traditional Hawaiian feast, prepared by their stellar chef, Jeremy Guthrie. Of course this is Beer Week, so you knew there was more to it: they will also be releasing Jarrylo’s Blessing Wheat Ale, full of tropical flavors to pair with the dish.

SATURATION SATURDAY W/ANCHOR BREWING CO. @DE VERE’S IRISH PUB
SATURDAY, FEB 27 / 4p — close
Available on Requested: No
Anchor Brewing, out of San Francisco, has mad a one-time only English Stout aged with Old Potrero Whiskey barrel chips and put it in a firkin just for Sacramento Beer Week, and just for de Vere’s Irish Pub. Try this rare creation it’s own, or order up a pairing with Anchor’s Old Potrero Rye Whiskey. As if that wasn’t cool enough, a rep from the brewery will be on-hand to answer all your questions.

SAC BEER WEEK 5K ‘BEER RUN’ @NEW HELVETIA BREWING CO.
SUNDAY, FEB 28 / 11a — 3p
Available on Requested: Must register on-line or on-site, however New Helvetia is available on the app!
Drinking too much during Beer Week? Work it off at the 3rd annual Sac Beer Week “Beer Run”! This fun run starts, and ends, at New Helvetia Brewing Co and yes, there will be plenty of delicious, cold beer at the finish line! All registered runners receive a free beer, a sweet dry-fit tech t-shirt and a swag bag.Registration is $35 online or $40 walk-up. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

FOUNDER’S BEER DINNER @FORMOLI’S BISTRO
MONDAY, FEB 29 / 5p — 9p
Available on Requested: Yes
East Sac favorite Formoli’s Bistro has partnered with Founders Brewing Co. for a special 4-course dinner with beer pairings, including a special treat to end the evening. Come early to enjoy some “All Day” IPA and appetizers.

SPECIAL EDITION VEG-OUT @CAPITOL GARAGE
TUESDAY, MAR 01 / 5p — close
Available on Requested: Yes
Capitol Garage’s has upped the ante on its weekly “Veg-Out” celebration of vegan & vegetarian cooking. Thanks to Sac Beer Week, they will also be celebrating craft beer with pairings to go along the special dishes and desserts. See, beer can be healthy!

BURLY BEERS & BURLY BEARDS COMPETITION @FEDERALIST
WEDNESDAY, MAR 02 / 6p
Available on Requested: Yes
Get ready for a testosterone-filled evening of Sierra Nevada beers, beards, and pizza. Federalist will be featuring a special selection of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. beers for your drinking pleasure. Got a burly beard? Enter the contest! Prizes and bragging rights will be awarded.

BEER WEEK DINNER FEATURING NEW HELVETIA BREWING CO. @THE LIMELIGHT
THURSDAY, MAR 03 / 7p — 9p
Available on Requested: No
The Limelight is more than just a poker room, their kitchen puts out some seriously delicious food. In celebration of Sac Beer Week, they’ve put together an amazing 4-course tasting menu pared with New Helvetia’s Buffalo Craft Lager, Rough & Ready Red IPA, Homeland Stout and Ginger Elizabeth Chocolate Porter. Seating is limited, so call or visit the Limelight to make your reservation.

CHOCOLATE & BEER PAIRING @NEW HELVETIA BREWING CO.
FRIDAY, MAR 04 / 3p — close
Available on Requested: Yes
Enjoy a flight of New Helvetia Brewing Co. beer paired with a selection of Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates. That’s really it. Chocolate & Beer. Beer & Chocolate. The super tasters from New Helvetia Brewing Co. & Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates have teamed up to create a delicious pairing of craft beer & chocolate bon bons. The prix-fixe flight will include 4 beers and 4 bon bons. Supplies are limited, so get there early!

RUHSTALLER TASTING @HYATT REGENCY
FRIDAY, MAR 04 / 6p — 8p
Available on Requested: Yes
Pop in to the Hyatt for an awesome free tasting of Ruhstaller Brewery all-stars including Captain CA Black IPA, Exquisite Kolsch, and Frank J IPA. Pick your fave and head over to Amourath 1819 to order a full pint at a discounted price. Stick around and enjoy the live music, great food and swanky atmosphere.

CAPITOL BEER FEST
SUNDAY, MAR 06 / 1p -5p
Available on Requested: No
The Capitol Beer Fest is the culmination of Sacramento Beer Week. Located outdoors on the beautiful Capitol Mall, Sacramentans flock to this event every year, and for good reason. Expect 125+ craft breweries, local food vendors, live music and (hopefully) lots of sunshine. The best part? All proceeds benefit Runnin’ for Rhett, an amazing local charity that inspires youth to ‘move into life.’ CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

Availability on Requested subject to change based on inventory.

TO SEE THE FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS, VIIST THE SAC BEER WEEK WEBSITE: SACBEERWEEK.COM

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Originally published at requestedapp.com on February 22, 2016.