8 Things You Don’t Want to Miss at the California Craft Beer Summit and Brewers Showcase Beer Festival


1) It’s the California version of the “Great American Beer Fest”

This is the showcase event for craft beer – a premier California craft beer festival. People from all over the state (and country) can come to Sacramento to see (and taste) our thriving craft beer scene. Our beers are coveted across the nation, so here is your opportunity to try all of them!

2) Learn the 101 of Brewing your own beer

Want to start a new hobby? Maybe you want to up your beer brewing game and start using professional equipment? Learn the 101 of malt, hops and yeast or advance your education as a professional homebrewer.

3) Sample sour beers with the sour beer experts

Whether you are longtime sour beer fan or just starting to acquire a taste for this style there is no better way to taste than with Vinnie Cilurzo from Russian River and Patrick Rue from The Bruery.

4) Shake hands with the person growing your favorite hops

Dive hop first into the Farm-to-Fork culture of California! Touch, smell and taste fresh hops while learning about the different styles that go into the beers you love.


5) Taste food and beer paired by culinary artists

Food and beer, what is better than that? Award winning chefs partner with brewers to showcase fresh, local, California inspired dishes and the best craft beers.


6) Know your IPA

Hop Heads unite! Come hear the master of the style discuss the origins, flavor profile, brewing technique and nuances of this hop-forward beer style. At the end of the day you’ll definitely be able to impress your friends.

7) Meet the Women leading the beer movement in California

Women have made a mark on the craft beer. Join Natalie Cilurzo, co-owner of Russian River Brewing Co. at the Friday Tap Talk and hear about the amazing things women are working on in the craft beer world.

8) Taste 400 beers from all over California

It’s the first and largest California-brewed craft beer festival, an opportunity to taste 400 beers from more than 150 breweries from across the state! Wander through the microbreweries of Northern California, sample the award winning beers from San Diego and taste the best beers from all the breweries in between. Check out the specialty beers that will be released at the Summit here.

Dont’ miss this one-of-a-kind craft beer weekend- on Sept. 11th & 12th in Sacramento- purchase tickets to the Beer Festival & Summit Expo here