Beer Matters on May 8 . . .

California is the Golden State of craft beer. Nearly 930 craft breweries operate across the state and if you live in California, it’s likely you have a craft brewery within 10 miles of where you are sitting right now! Why does that matter? Because it’s time to taste the beers and meet the brewers that are brewing beer all across the state of California.

And how do you manage that?? By going to the place where all the craft brewers are: the California Craft Beer Summit!

We’re kicking off our fourth year of craft beer celebrations by bringing the gang to Sacramento for the California Craft Beer Summit, September 6-8! And guess what?  Tickets go on sale MAY 8 at an early bird discount rate! SAVE THE DATE for the early release of tickets and secure your spot in this year’s craft beer community gathering!

I’m a brewer – is this for me?

YES! Stay tuned for the line-up of educational opportunities for your whole brewing team. Marketing, operations, brewers, owners, distributors, everyone has something to learn at the Summit and we’ve lined up the experts to help connect the dots.


I’m a beer lover, should I go to the Summit?

Do you like beer?? Our closing event on Saturday, September 8 is the LARGEST beer festival on the West Coast! We have more than 160 breweries pouring unlimited tastings outside in front of the state Capitol. Taste your way through every craft beer region in the state, from Northern California, Los Angeles, San Diego, Central Coast and more. This is your ticket to the golden state of craft beer! Early bird tickets on sale May 8 for $45. Don’t miss out.

I’m a homebrewer, should I go to the Summit?

Do you want to learn from the founder of Stone Brewing Co.? Take a homebrewing class with Heretic’s owner and brewer who started as a homebrewer just like you? Do you want to hear how West Coast IPAs continue to rock the world? How about taking a blind taste test with sensory experts? Sound like fun? We’ve prepared a vast array of educational tracks, community building opportunities and even some vendors in the expo hall specifically for YOU. Brew better beer, learn from the best brewers out there taste your way through new and innovative styles you want to replicate at home!

I own a beer bar/restaurant – what’s there for me?

Plenty! Want to improve your beer line-up and food pairings? Learn a few tips on how to plan events that bring in scores of craft beer lovers? Train your staff on how to talk about the pairing of beer and food? Taste the line-up from distributors in your region and see what beers they have to offer? Stay tuned for a schedule of educational events releasing on May 8 with tickets!

Early bird gets the beer! Stay tuned for ticket drop on May 8 or SIGN UP TO BE NOTIFIED ABOUT PRESALE HERE.


Cheers to California craft beer!