By Chris Macias
Sacramentans with a love for suds, get your pint glasses handy. Sacramento Beer Week is set for Feb. 26 through March 6. Now in its second year, the successful beer festival will feature more than twice the amount of events from its debut this past February. Between all the pint nights, beer dinners, bar specials and festivals, Sacramento Beer Week 2011 will feature more than 400 events. Look for Beer Week to be honored not just in the city limits, but in Davis, Auburn, El Dorado Hills and other neighboring areas. Details are still being worked out for a Sacramento Beer Week grand opening bash at the Crocker Museum, but the whole event will come to a head with a beer festival at Cal Expo.
"When we were planning this out, we wanted to do something in mid-February, which is a slow time of year for restaurants and bars," said Rick Sellers, the beer director of Sacramento Beer Week and co-founder of Sacramento's Odonata Beer Co. "We're trying to get as many brewers from California and around the country and make a party of it, in a responsible way of course. The longterm goal is to make this a celebration of California beer."
For more information: sacramentobeerweek.com