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Thirsty? Get your Sacramento Beer Week rundown here

Since its founding by Dan Scott, pouring brews for revelers in 2011, Sacramento Beer Week has become a local big deal. This year’s edition begins Thursday, Feb. 26.
Since its founding by Dan Scott, pouring brews for revelers in 2011, Sacramento Beer Week has become a local big deal. This year’s edition begins Thursday, Feb. 26. Bokeh Box Media

Still a relative newcomer to Sacramento’s food-and-beverage celebration scene, Beer Week nonetheless has emerged as a mainstay. The 2015 edition – sixth overall since its 2010 founding – runs from Thursday, Feb. 26, through Sunday, March 8.

That’s 15 days and two full weekends of hoppy happiness, amber enjoyment, malty merriment, carbonated conviviality – you get the idea.

Prices for events with paid admission vary, and some are sold out. But the pages of the event’s website, sacbeerweek.com, and capitolbeerfest.com have a list of prices. The site also includes an interactive calendar of events.

The Sacramento Bee’s Blair Anthony Robertson in last week’s Beer Run column provided some anticipated highlights of the event, including the opening event, the Sacramento Brewers Showcase, scheduled for 5:30-9 p.m. Feb. 26 at the California Auto Museum at 2200 Front St.

The final event on March 8 is Capitol Beer Fest.

People interested in a non-drinking interlude can participate in the 5K race on March 7 at New Helvetia Brewing.

In Friday’s Ticket section in The Bee and sacbee.com, Robertson will highlight eight significant Beer Week events.

This year’s event is the first without founder Dan Scott at the helm. 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.

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