Special Release Beer List for the Summit Beer Festival

How do you select which of the 500+ beers to taste first from the 170 California craft breweries? We don’t have a road map for you, but we definitely recommend you plan out your “travel” through four blocks of beer featuring San Diego, Northern California, Central California, Bay Area and Los Angeles breweries.

Get tickets today for the California Craft Beer Summit Beer Festival (Saturday, September 8 from 12-4 in Downtown Sacramento).

We asked a couple folks to tell us what beers they plan to taste at this year’s Summit Beer Festival. Below are a few they recommended, but don’t take our word for it. Check out the full line-up here!

  • Dry Hopped Little Secret with Raspberries from Beachwood BBQ and Brewing – Los Angeles
  • Cran Turzaamo from Mraz Brewing Co. – Northern California
  • Berlinear Equation with peaches, oranges and cherries from Bottle Logic – Los Angeles
  • Surfin Bird Double IPA from El Segundo & Pizza Port Brewing Co. – Los Angeles
  • Barebottle Collaboration with New Glory Brewing Co. – SF Bay Area
  • 22nd Anniversary 2x IPA from Stone Brewing – San Diego
  • Prince of Dankness from Wild Barrel Brewing Co. – San Diego
  • Nelson Pils from Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill – SF Bay Area
  • At The Copa from Bike Dog – Northern California
  • Cerezita from Casa Agria – Los Angeles
  • Coffee and Cigarettes from Cellarmaker – SF Bay Area
  • Veedels Brau from Crooked Lane – Northern California
  • LAGER from Firestone Walker – Central California
  • Folsom Damn Good Pilsner from Fort Rock Brewing Co. – Northern California
  • Misspent Youth from Moonraker Brewing Co. – Northern California
  • The Fiddler from Societe Brewing Co. – San Diego
  • Girl Grey from The Bruery – Los Angeles
  • Slide Down my Cellar Door from Cellador Ales – Los Angeles
  • SPECIAL RELEASES from Drake’s Brewing Co – SF Bay Area
  • Distinguished Scholar from Fifty Fifty Brewing Co. – Northern California
  • Summer’s Gonna Hurt You from Rare Barrel – SF Bay Area

A couple of breweries – including Russian River, Garage Brewing Co. and Drake’s Brewing Co. – are planning a special release or two that will be announced onsite. Stay tuned!

Regardless of what beers you want to try, don’t miss the LARGEST beer festival on the West Coast featuring only California’s finest craft beers. Held on Saturday, September 8 from 12-4pm on Capitol Mall in Downtown Sacramento, this is an event worth traveling to attend, which many people do! Check out these transit options – like Lyft or Amtrak – or build out a few days of beer-centric events by checking out this event calendar.

Get tickets today for the California Craft Beer Summit Beer Festival (Saturday, September 8 from 12-4 in Downtown Sacramento).