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Signature Gathering for the Golden State’s Craft Brewing Industry Announces Tour to Long Beach for Next Year’s Event
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (September 11, 2018) — At the fourth annual California Craft Beer Summit, the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) announced the premier event for the West Coast brewing industry is taking the show to Long Beach in 2019.
“This is a milestone for the CCBA and the California Craft Beer Summit,” said Chris Cramer, CEO & Co-Founder of Karl Strauss Brewing Co. and president of the California Craft Brewers Association Board of Directors. “Going into our fifth year of the event, we want to showcase to the entire state who and what we represent. California has defined craft beer over the years and ours is an iconic industry for the Golden State. Taking the Summit on tour is the best way to share the good news of craft beer throughout California.”
The 2019 California Craft Beer Summit is scheduled for the Long Beach Convention Center and Marina Green Park on September 12-14, 2019. The event will encompass additional hours of educational seminars, a larger and more experience based expo hall and an outdoor, bay view festival to bring in beer lovers from the vast Los Angeles region.
The CCBA represents the entire craft beer industry across the state of California and will celebrate its 30th anniversary at the 2019 California Craft Beer Summit. All proceeds from the event support the CCBA’s efforts to continue to advance the business of craft beer in the state of California.
“For our anniversary event, we want to showcase the culture and community of craft beer across the state of California,” said Tom McCormick, executive director of the CCBA. “We’re taking the craft beer culture we’ve built over the last 30 years of the CCBA and bringing that culture on tour across the Golden State. What’s more iconic then a road trip to a brewery? How about a road trip to three days of beer education and tastings from 170 breweries?”
More details on special events, schedules, speakers and tickets to be released in early 2019. Visit www.CaCraftBeerSummit.com to stay in the loop on announcements and ticket sales.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Calling all craft beer lovers and foodies! The California Craft Beer Summit Beer Dinner is returning for another beer and food pairing experience! Join brewery owners & brewers from across the Golden State at Mulvaney’s B&L in Sacramento for a 5-course menu paired with specialty California craft beers. Menu preview included below.
California Craft Beer Summit Dinner held on September 6, 2018 from 6-9:00 p.m. at Mulvaney’s B&L. Tickets on sale now!
Smoked salmon & passmore caviar flatbread with creme fraiche and cippolini paired with “Cellarman” a barrel-aged saison from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
Duck breast, blue emmer wheat berries, grilled squash, long beans, salsa verde & hay smoked honey paired with “Sabre-toothed Squirrel” a hoppy amber ale from Smog City Brewing Co.
Tagliolini with Michael’s wheat, Susan’s chile, Ray’s tomato & John’s corn paired with “Man Juice” an american IPA with mandarina bavaria and citra hops from Knee Deep Brewing Company.
Chai-braised all-natural pork belly, yucca puree, green papaya salad, picadillo peperonata, IRS glaze & micro wasabi paired with “Stone 22nd Anniversary IPA” from Stone Brewing Company.
Pistachio cake, sour cherry, creme fraiche & rye paired with “Mourverde 2016” Divine Origin Series from Woods Beer Co.
Limited tickets remain, purchase NOW!
The California Craft Brewers Association just launched it’s new and revised mobile application for the 2018 California Craft Beer Summit. Download today from the Google Play and Apple Stores. Thanks to The Country Malt Group for bringing this app to all Summit attendees!
Why download now?
Please note: if you have the 2016 Summit app, you will need to download a NEW app from Daruma Tech for these features. Links to download below.