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    A glass of beer is poured at Rubicon Brewing in West Sacramento, Calif. Rubicon brews all of their beer on location at their brew pub on 20th and Capitol streets.

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    Sacramento Beer Week founder Dan Scott, lower left, pours ale at a past Sacramento Brewers Showcase. This year’s showcase will be held Thursday at the California Automobile Museum.

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  • What’s on tap for Beer Week

    Sacramento Beer Week starts and finishes with a major festival – and scores of beer events big and small in between. Here are some of the highlights. If you are attending any of these, it is strongly recommended that you take public transportation, a taxi or have a designated driver. There are so many events that you’ll want to check for more details.

    Sacramento Brewers Showcase at California Auto Museum, 2200 Front St., Sacramento. 5-9 p.m. Thursday. The launch of Beer Week features 27 local breweries pouring about 100 beers, including special collaborative brews and, for a People’s Choice Award, their own take on a classic pale ale recipe. Tickets are $40.

    “Luck of the Irish” beer and food pairings at 36 Handles, 1010 White Rock Road, El Dorado Hills. All day Friday and Saturday.

    Local Tap Takeover, Old Town Pizza and Tap House, 9677 Elk Grove Florin Road, Elk Grove. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday. Featuring 18 local beers on tap.

    Firestone Walker Meet the Brewer, Samuel Horne’s Tavern, 719 Sutter St. Folsom. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday. Meet brewmaster Jeffers Richardson and try several of Firestone’s acclaimed beers.

    Knee Deep Tap Takeover, Capitol Beer and Taproom, 2222 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento. 5 p.m. to midnight Friday. Citra, Hop Shortage and rare offerings from one of the area’s hottest – and hoppiest – breweries.

    Barrel Aged & Rare Beers, Extreme Pizza, 1140 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Selections from Berryessa, Auburn Ale House, Drakes, Grand Teton and Bison Brewing.

    Cask Night, Boneshaker Public House, 2168 Sunset Blvd., Rocklin. Tuesday. Enjoy beer poured from casks.

    Capitol Beer Fest, on the Capitol Mall downtown. 1-5 p.m. March 9. More than 100 breweries and 300 beers. $45 day of event.

Your guide to Sacramento Beer Week

Published: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 - 9:20 am
Last Modified: Saturday, Mar. 1, 2014 - 9:12 am

It began as a grass-roots venture when the region had about a dozen craft breweries. It was one part party and one part effort to generate more interest in a local industry that had plenty of potential for growth.

Maybe you’ve noticed: Beer Week, which starts today and runs through March 9, has blown up. And so has the Sacramento area beer scene.

Read more: Sacramento Beer Week gains a head of steam

Watch a preview of the beer events Feb. 27-March 9:

Power users will want to check out deals for the week. Read how here.

Check out what’s on tap. Here’s the schedule.

To get you in the mood, here are a couple articles:

1) Which Sacramento brewer crafts the best IPA

2) Go on a Beer Run with Blair Anthony Robertson

Why drive? You can embrace local breweries by bike. Read the story here.

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