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Sacramento Beer Week announces major events and new leadership

The press conference for the 2015 Sacramento Beer Week announcement was at Rubcon Brewing’s new production plant in West Sacramento.
The press conference for the 2015 Sacramento Beer Week announcement was at Rubcon Brewing’s new production plant in West Sacramento. Bee staff

With new leadership in place, Sacramento Beer Week announced the major events for 2015, including a return to California Auto Museum for the kick-off beer fest on Feb. 26 and the all-day Capitol Brew Festival on March 8 on the Capitol Mall.

The announcement Tuesday marks a changing of the guard for Beer Week, which started five years ago with a modest agenda to showcase the city’s emerging craft beer seen and has grown into a force on the local social scene with thousands attending events large and small throughout the week.

The upcoming Beer Week will be the first one without founder Dan Scott at the helm. Beer Week had grown so large that it was taking Scott two months working 12 hours a day to pull all of the disparate activities together. Day-to-day operations will now be handled by the Northern California Brewers Guild, a trade organization that represents craft breweries in this part of the state.

The press conference/launch party Tuesday was hosted by Glynn Phillips, owner of Rubicon Brewing, and NCBC executive director Darrell Amerine. The event was at Rubicon’s new brewing facility in West Sacramento.

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

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