Get ready to belly up to this massive midtown bar, but be prepared for lots of company.
What’s billed as “the world’s largest street pub” returns to Sacramento on Saturday, Oct. 8, pouring beer for charity.
Called the “ultimate craft beer block party,” Deschutes Brewery’s 420-foot-long pop-up street pub will be serving from 2 to 10 p.m. With more than 60 taps in action, the free event will take place on Capitol Avenue at 18th Street in Sacramento.
More than 14,000 patrons turned up for the free event during the street pub’s inaugural Sacramento visit last November. They consumed 190 kegs’ worth of beer at the largest of six street pub events hosted by Deschutes nationwide.
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Longer than a football field, the custom street pub will serve several Deschutes beers as well as beverages from Rubicon Brewing, Fieldwork Brewing and Crispin Cider. In addition, Deschutes teamed with Rubicon to produce a special West Coast Pale Ale for the event.
The event raised $99,741 last year for Runnin’ for Rhett, helping nearly 4,000 children to participate in after-school youth fitness programs, said Marie Melsheimer of Deschutes Brewery.
The Oregon-based brewery calls this traveling event Street Pub – Crafted for Community, combining camaraderie, craft beer, food and entertainment in a two-block-long street party. The chefs of Zocalo and de Vere’s Irish Pub are helping with the chow. Several local bands are expected to provide live music. There will also be a kids fun zone and a bike valet.
For more details, click on www.deschutesbrewery.com/streetpub.
Look for The Sacramento Bee’s Snapshots photographer at the event. See all the Snapshots photos at www.sacbee.com/snapshots