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Farm-to-Fork beer dinner on tap for Wednesday at Ten22

Published: Monday, Sep. 23, 2013 - 10:56 am
Last Modified: Monday, Sep. 23, 2013 - 8:56 pm

Had it not been for the successes of Sacramento Beer Week, the juggernaut that is “Farm-to-Fork Week” might not be happening right now. Some initial organizers of Sacramento’s “Farm-to-Fork Week,” which runs through Sunday, saw the crowds and enthusiasm for Sacramento Beer Week and envisioned similar festivities to celebrate the local food movement.

While wine gets an official place at the farm-to-fork table with a “Legends of Wine” event on Wednesday at the west steps of the State Capitol, let’s not forget the importance of local beer. Sacramento was a major hops growing region a century ago, and a full-on beer renaissance is currently underway. More than two dozen microbreweries call the region home, the majority of which have sprung up in just the last two years, and hops are being replanted around the area in hopes of resurrecting this once key local crop.

So, let’s toast to all that’s good in local beer with a “Farm-to-Fork Craft Beer Experience” dinner, which is set for Wednesday at Ten22 in Old Sacramento. All of these limited production beers feature fresh local hops and brewed from the following producers: Ruhstaller, Track 7, Berryessa Brewing Co. and New Helvetia. Drake’s Brewing Co. of San Leandro will also be joining the celebrations. The five-course pairing dinner, which is presented by the fine folks at Hops to Table magazine, includes mango dusted prawns, Italian sausage pot pies and other creations by Ten22 chef Jay Veregge.

Tickets cost $49, and you can order them here.


* Finally, ‘Farm-to-Fork Week’ arrives in the capital

* Interactive Map: Sacramento region microbreweries

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Chris Macias has served as The Sacramento Bee's Food & Wine writer since 2008. His writing adventures have ranged from the kitchen at French Laundry to helping pick 10 tons of zinfandel grapes with migrant farm workers in Lodi. Chris also judges regularly at food, wine and cocktail competitions around Northern California. His profile of a former gangbanger-turned-pastry-chef was included in Da Capo's "Best Food Writing 2012."

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Allen Pierleoni writes about casual lunchtime restaurants in The Sacramento Bee's weekly "Counter Culture" column. He covers a broad range of topics, including food, travel, books and authors. In addition to writing the weekly column "Between the Lines," he oversees the Sacramento Bee Book Club, in which well-known authors give free presentations to the public.

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Blair Anthony Robertson is The Sacramento Bee's food critic.

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