California Craft Beer Summit Brings the Statewide Tasting Tour to Your Doorstep

The annual celebration of the creativity and excellence of California craft beer is moving the tasting experience to a new venue

July 21, 2020 (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) – Today the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) launched a new tasting experience for the California craft beer lover: an at-home tasting tour of California craft beer.

The CA Craft Beer Summit Tasting Experience includes hand-selected beer from eight breweries located across the Golden State, the “Summit Variety Pack,” and an at-home “Summit Tasting Kit” that includes a revival 16oz glass, tasting journal, pairing menu and video notes provided by the brewers themselves – all delivered cold, directly to your door, and in a reusable, recyclable cooler.

The Summit Variety Pack includes eight beers that highlight the state’s many breweries, geographies and creative communities.

NorCal Beers:

  • Russian River Brewing Co. | Pliny For President (Double Dry-Hopped Double IPA)
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. |Wild Little Thing (Fruited Gose-style)
  • Fieldwork Brewing Co. | Canopy (Westcoast Pale Ale)
  • Urban Roots Brewing |Floofster (German-Style Hefeweizen)

SoCal Beers:

  • Modern Times Beer | Orderville (Hazy IPA)
  • Societe Brewing |The Harlot (Belgian Blonde)
  • Kern River Brewing | California Lounge Chair (IPA)
  • Topa Topa Brewing |Dos Topas (Mexican Style Lager)

“The goal of the CCBA is to provide a high-quality, fresh and unmatched experience for beer lovers at their home, replicating an important tasting experience of CA craft beer,” said Leia Bailey, CCBA associate executive director. “We are honored to be working with renowned breweries from across the state and with our partners that are collectively focused on the craft brewing industry and small business across the state, never loosing focus on our community goals of sustainability, connection and quality.”

The CCBA is proud to partner with Vericool to help bring this tasting experience to beer enthusiasts across the state of California. The Summit Variety Pack will arrive on doorsteps in recyclable packaging, and include a Vericooler – a reusable, compostable cooler – so participants can add ice and take their tasting experience to go.

The CCBA hosted experience is available at for $60 (shipping, Summit Variety Pack, Tasting Kit and Vericooler included). Limited availability of packages on sale now through August 4 or while inventory lasts. Summit Variety Packs will arrive to purchasers August 10-12, 2020.

“We are excited to support the Craft Brewers Association and introduce Vericool’s patented eco-friendly packaging solutions to the craft brewing community,” said Darrell Jobe, founder of Vericool. “Our objective is to support local businesses and further our mission of protecting the planet and helping those in need of a second chance.”

The California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) is a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association representing the craft and specialty brewing industry in California. Formed in 1989, the CCBA is the oldest state trade association representing craft breweries. The CCBA is committed to protecting the growth, quality and variety of California’s craft brewing industry. Revenue generated from this fundraiser will go back to protecting and preserving the craft brewing community across the Golden State. More information about the association available at

Vericool, Inc. was founded in 2015 with the goal to protect people and the planet by reducing the use of unsustainable packaging materials (such as expanded polystyrene foam).  The company created the world’s first eco-friendly cooler in 2017, the Vericooler, and is a leader in developing patented, plant-based sustainable packaging solutions for the food delivery and pharmaceutical industries.  Vericool is committed to a diverse workforce and employing convicted felons, supporting those in need of a second chance.