When my editor asked me to compile a list of food events that interested me during Sacramento Beer Week, I immediately said "No problem." Then I started to look at all that's happening in the region during this great week of beer.
Yikes! Hundreds of cool events. Big ones. Little ones. Pricey ones. Bargain ones. That's the good news. It's easy to find things to do that center on good beer and trying new beers from today through next weekend. Here's a sampling of what I came up with in today's Ticket section. I went with food-beer events at a variety of price points.
But I also asked Dan Scott, executive director of Sacramento Beer Week, to weigh in with beer dinners that interest him.
Here's his list:
*High Water Beer Dinner at Ten22
*Berryessa Beer Dinner at Hook & Ladder
*Sierra Nevada at Mulvaney's B&L (with head brewer and UCDavis Brewing professor Charlie Bamforth)
*21st Amendment Beer Dinner at Centro
Two Rivers Cider Dinner at Mulvaney's
US v Belgium Beer Dinner at The Shack
Dinner with Charles Bamforth at Enotria
That's a pretty amazing assortment of beer dinners. And there are more. I especially wanted to attend U.S. v. Belgium dinner at The Shack. Alas, it's already sold out. So if you see something that interests you here or at www.sacramentobeerweek.com, you probably should act fast and make a reservation.
To keep up with what's happening during Beer Week, check back with us here at Appetizers and at www.sacramentobeerweek.com.
Blair Anthony Robertson is The Bee's restaurant critic. Follow him on Twitter, @blarob.