7 Reasons You Can’t Miss the California Craft Beer Summit This Year
#1 “Will Travel for Beer” just got a lot easier…
At the historic Summit Beer Festival, wander through the major “regions” of beer without every traveling off Capitol Mall in Sacramento. During the four hour event, you can taste your way through the LA, San Diego, Central, Northern or Bay Area breweries – all 170 of them!
#2 “Next Big Thing” predictions…
Not only can you take a class on the history of beer trends, you also get to taste your way through the regional “guild booths” on the floor of the expo hall featuring creative releases from across the state, beer brewed to be paired with food and new styles like the Brut IPA that have spread and morphed throughout California.
#3 Two words: Beer + Food
What do you taste and smell the first time you take a sip of a beer? How about when you pair the beer with a bite crafted by a chef and a brewmaster?
In a NEW elevated food & beer experience, “Brewed For Food” will feature specialty brewed beers from 12 breweries paired with specifically crafted food from 12 restaurants. Each team partnered to create the perfectly balanced bite that elevates the flavor profile of the beer.
#4 Blindfolds and beer, what?!
How much does vision impact taste? Hoby Wedler, blind from birth, will walk you through a sensory tasting of craft beer without using any visuals. Put on a blindfold and smell, taste, and touch craft beer.
#5 “Hands On” with Hops
When you walk into a typicaly convention center, what do you expect? Lines of booths, right? At the California Craft Beer Summit the first thing you see are hops hanging from the ceiling. Get hands-on with California hops, grains, yeast and more!
#6 Meet the brewers who make your favorite (or next favorite) beers!
Not only do you get to try new beers, you also get to meet the people that crafted them! At the Summit Beer Festival, brewers and brewery owners will be onsite to give you a beer with a story. It’s the best way to taste any craft beer.
#7 A whole week of beer events!
Other than what you can experience during the event hours, we have a line-up of beer and beer people events! Check them all out on our website here.
Make sure you take a look at that beer and food line-up for the CA Beer Dinner at the Summit at Mulvaney’s B&L on Thursday, September 6!