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World’s largest pop-up pub coming to Midtown

Deschutes Brewery’s 402-foot long traveling bar, shown here at a prior stop in Philadelphia, is coming to Sacramento on Nov. 14.
Deschutes Brewery’s 402-foot long traveling bar, shown here at a prior stop in Philadelphia, is coming to Sacramento on Nov. 14.

It’s being billed as the world’s largest pop-up street pub. Prepare for it to stop traffic in Midtown Sacramento this weekend.

From 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, Deschutes Brewery’s craft beers will be flowing from 40 taps on the 402-foot custom-built bar. The portable pub will be set up between 17th and 19th streets on Capitol Avenue, which will be blocked off for the special event.

Proceeds will benefit Runnin’ for Rhett, an Elk Grove-based non-profit foundation pledged to nurturing a healthier community through fitness and nutrition. At prior stops, the pub raised more than $80,000 for local charities.

In addition to such beers as Mirror Pond Ale and Pine Mountain Pilsner, beer-friendly food will be served with the help of two local chefs. Wesley Nilssen of de Vere’s Irish Pub and Brock MacDonald of Butcher Block Bar will team with Deschutes’ corporate executive chef Jeff Usinowicz to create special bites for this unusual block party.

Kids are welcome, too. The free family event will have games, activities and other fun stuff on tap. Live music will be provided by Humble Wolf, Hans & the Hot Mess and Drop Dead Red.

Sacramento is the final 2015 stop for what the brewery has dubbed “Street Pub – Crafted for Community.” Based in Bend, Ore., Deschutes took its traveling beer fest across country this year, starting in Philadelphia on May 30. Other stops included Cleveland, Chicago, Minneapolis and Denver.

For more details: www.deschutesbrewery.com

Debbie Arrington: 916-321-1075, @debarrington

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