This fall, a first-of-its-kind event will unfold in Sacramento. The California Craft Beer Summit & Brewers Showcase, sponsored by the California Craft Brewers Association, will bring producers and consumers together for two days of hands-on demonstrations, classroom-style seminars, tastings of new releases and rare beers, a job fair and a closing festival featuring more than 200 breweries pouring at the same time. It’s the latest expression of an increasingly sophisticated public’s growing fascination with an age-old beverage.
IPAs, stouts and steam beers: There's a craft beer for almost every taste and a brewery event space to match almost every function.
From nothernmost Etna to Coronado at California's southern tip, from the Central Coast to the eastern Sierras, you can find craft breweries making unique artisan beer. While not every brewery has the right space for events, enough do that booking one of California's 550 boutique beer production facilities is as easy as tapping a keg.