Gilman Brewing has bootstrapped its operations from the opening of its West Berkeley taproom to beers being available at the finest Bay Area establishments.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).
These classic Christmas beers from craft breweries pair perfectly whether you’re looking to share a bottle with friends or enjoy as you’re decorating the house for the holidays.Read More
When beer historians look back at craft beer in 2019, they’ll find a few big themes: competition, independence and celebrating the roots of this incredible craft brewing community.Read More
If you’re shopping for someone who loves beer and you want to splurge on something darn right impressive, we’ve dug up some extraordinary beer gifts.Read More
The Brewers Association announces the Sunday after Thanksgiving will be Small Brewery Sunday, encouraging beer lovers to visit craft breweries Dec. 1, 2019.Read More
The California Brewers Fest is marking a milestone in 2019.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.
As part of Sacramento Beer Week the Aerospace Museum of California is hosting a “Hops & Props” Invitational IPA Craft Beer Festival on April 27th.Read More
Sacramento has a lot to be excited about in terms of craft beer right now, and the Barn from Drake’s Brewery is among the top of the list.Read More
Opening a new brewpub is going to be a challenge in what’s becoming an increasingly competitive Sacramento craft beer scene. Opening a new brewpub in the same spot where a …Read More