While breweries are unable to be open to the public, many states allow craft breweries to sell beer to-go or even by delivery.Read More
Planning Sacramento Brewery Tours
California is home to more than 800 craft breweries. While San Diego and San Francisco have long been destinations for beer travelers, the rapidly-growing Sacramento brewery scene is making a name for itself. Planning a beercation in the spring during the annual Sacramento Beer Week will give you dozens of opportunities to attend beer releases, tastings, tap takeovers and festivals featuring local breweries and other small businesses who support the craft brewing community. It’s also a great time to track down brewery tours in the area to help enjoy as much local beer as you possibly can.
Even if your primary vacation goal is visiting local brew pubs and microbreweries, there’s a lot of additional things to explore in the region. Sacramento is about 70 miles east of Napa Valley and a little more than 100 miles west of ski destinations in the Sierra Nevada Mountains (but California traffic is notoriously congested, so be prepared).
We’re talking to the leaders behind movements including #IAmCraftBeer movement, the Diverse Beer Writers Initiative, and Beer. Diversity. to examine where they gauge the community is in the push for greater inclusion in craft beer and what we have to look forward to in 2020.Read More
Ballast Point employees celebrate new ownership by publishing an open letter. The San Diego brewery was purchased by Kings & Convicts in late 2019.Read More
Repeatedly faced with wildfires, some California craft breweries are taking extra steps to protect their facilities, despite the high cost.Read More
Step out of your normal tailgate fare on Super Bowl Sunday with these classic dishes paired with craft beers from San Fransisco and Kansas City.Read More
The California Gold Rush attracted thousands in search of treasure to the Sierra Nevada foothills. Retrace their steps in this craft beer road trip along California’s Golden Chain Highway.Read More
Sacramento Weather and Beer History
Sacramento is California’s capital city, and agriculture is the area’s primary business. The weather provides mild winters and rather hot summers, and the area’s climate creates optimal growing conditions for hops, one of beer’s main ingredients. According to “Sacramento Beer” author Justin Chechourka, hops grew on thousands of acres of land in the area before Prohibition. As the modern brewing industry thrives, local farms are once again growing beer ingredients.
Find Sacramento Craft Beer and Breweries
If you are planning to visit and explore Sacramento’s vibrant beer scene, be sure to make our CraftBeer.com Brewery Finder your go-to online search tool. As more brew pubs and microbreweries open in the area, you won’t want to miss a single one. Our interactive map is continually updated, making even the newest craft brewery near you easy to find. We know it can be nearly impossible to keep up with new openings, so let our powerful brewery search engine locate breweries and brew pubs for you.
Sacramento Craft Beer News
There are many exciting things happening in the Sacramento beer scene, as well in breweries and brew pubs all across California. Knowing the latest about breweries and brew pubs will help you plan your trip, so continue to visit CraftBeer.com for updates on Sacramento craft beer as well as brewery news across California and the West Coast.
Inspired by Sierra Nevada's Resilience IPA campaign, Aussie craft brewers have created Australia Resilience Beer in response to wildfires.Read More
California's Fieldwork Brewing Company announces the expansion of its Midtown Sacramento taproom.Read More
Farmers Brewing Co. brewed its first batch of beer at its newly completed 25,000-square-foot state of the art 40 BBL brewery on Jan. 13.Read More