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As Sac Beer Week approaches, power users will want to plan now

Published: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 - 12:34 pm

I just read the latest press release from Dan Scott and Sacramento Beer Week, and one little fact in there just might blow you away.

This is the 5th annual Beer Week, which runs from Feb. 27 to March 9. As Scott notes, the opening event, the Sacramento Brewers Showcase, is reserved for local breweries. In 2010, nine breweries qualified for an invite. This year, he’s sending out 27 invitations.

If you’re into craft beer, you’re aware of this growth and how good that feels. There are so many more options – from the old standards like Rubicon, River City and Hoppy to all those new upstarts – and there’s such a nice vibe surrounding the beer boom in Sacramento right now. Beer Week is a way to take it in and celebrate this new landscape for beer.

If you want to have the most intensive Beer Week experience at the best value – taste new and different beers and meet lots of great people – you might consider getting a package deal of the Brewers Showcase, and the closing event, Capitol Beer Fest.

This deal is called Beer Week Geek, costs $75, and you get the VIP treatment at both events. Power users will want to jump on this one, as tickets are limited.

For details on this deal, click here.

For all the news and dates for Beer Week, check out the main website here.

Call The Bee’s Blair Anthony Robertson, (916) 321-1099. Follow him on Twitter @Blarob.

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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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