Sacramento’s 5th annual Beer Week continues until Sunday

Kelly Tao

Sacramento Beer Week has been going strong, as many restaurants and bars are actively participating in the celebration this year, which began last week and ends Sunday.


Since 2010, the Northern California Brewer’s Guild has put on the event that appreciates Sacramento’s love for beer, as it brings residents together for 11 days of great deals.


The event gives participants the opportunity to discover new favorite taps and sample beers from local breweries. Many places with existing beers, feature new taps just for the week.  


Beer Week also gives restaurants the chance to feature different food and drink specials that bring people out for a good time.


Nick Christensen, manager at restaurant Ten 22 in Old Sacramento, said the featured taps that are currently available, were brought to the restaurant for the special event.  


“We’re offering bison and high water draft, which are breweries from the Bay Area, on top of our 28 draft beers that we already have,” Christensen said.


Courtney Sanford, server at Pete’s Brewhouse, has been working everyday of Beer Week.


“We’re doing a five taster set of our house brews for $4.99, which includes a honey blonde (ale), a wheat (beer), a pale ale, an I.P.A, and we also have an Alaskan amber,” Sanford said.


Morgan Lehman, general manager at Pete’s said he was excited about the restaurant’s success with the celebration.


“Last Friday was one of the busiest days we’ve had in months,” Lehman said. “We didn’t participate in beer week last year, but this year we’re actually going hog-wild with it.”


Barwest is another participating bar along J Street in midtown, that replaced half of its drafts with new featured beer for the week.


Manager Brooke Tachibana said they are hosting new beers every day. Some of the featured beers include Goose Island, Ovila, and Narwhal and are all $6 a glass.


Other places participating in Beer Week  include Pourhouse, Mr. Pickle’s, Clark’s Corner, and Tankhouse. Participating restaurants and bars range from midtown to Old Sacramento, while most are located downtown.


Beer Week will end this Sunday with its last event, Capitol Beer Fest, which will be held in the Capitol Mall downtown from 1-5 p.m. with more than 100 breweries and more than 300 beers.


For more information and list of of places participating, visit