Sacramento Beer Week (SBW) kicks off today through March 8. Today’s event, the Sacramento’s Brewer Showcase will be held at the California Auto Museum from 5:30-9 p.m. where 30 local breweries will be presenting their craft beers. According to the SBW website, many of the brewers will be offering first tastes of “beers made exclusively” for SBW.
The last event of the SBW, the Capitol Beer Fest will be held on March 8 at the Capitol Mall in front of the State Capitol from 2-5 p.m.
The annual SBW is entering its 6th year. While there are presently over 40 breweries in the Sacramento area, when it was founded there were just eight. The event is now organized by Darrell Amerine, executive director of Northern California Brewers guild. According to the SBW website, the event drew thousands last year.