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February 28, 2012
Sacramento City Council to honor local brewers and Sacramento Beer Week

Hear ye, hear ye: It's time to honor beer! That's right, local brewers will be honored at tonight's City Council meeting with a resolution in honor of California Craft Brewer Month and the success of Sacramento Beer Week, which runs through Sunday at pubs and restaurants around the region.

California Craft Brewer Month was passed via SCR 66 in the California State Senate on a 36-0 vote, acknowledging California as the birthplace of the microbrew movement and the emergence of the state's craft beer industry. Tonight's ceremonies at City Council chambers will also recognize the thriving local craft beer industry and Sacramento Beer Week, which has turned into one of the city's most successful and expansive food/drink celebrations since starting just three years ago.

Saturday's Capital Beerfest at Cal Expo, a core event of Sacramento Beer Week, attracted some 80 breweries and about 2,700 attendees. Plenty more Sacramento Beer Week events are on tap, so to speak, and here's the Bee's guide to some of its highlights.

"It's been fantastic," said Dan Scott, executive director of Sacramento Beer Week. "The turnouts have been great with a lot of people enjoying some great beer. I'm expecting more success for the next few days."

For more info: sacramentobeerweek.com

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