This Saturday is the 16th annual California Brewers Festival hosted by the Point West Rotary Club. It is held every September to coincide with the beginning of school, as the beneficiaries of your $30 donation is Operation School Bell, a project of the Assistance League of Sacramento. Children in 34 schools throughout the Sacramento area will have new clothes for school thanks to this program and Sunday’s 4,000 swollen livers. Don’t miss Sacramento’s largest brewfest with more than 60 breweries, tons of food and entertainment by Utz and the Shuttlecocks and Velvet Tongue. I am especially looking forward to trying an Irish brewery called Strangford Lough and Manteca’s Fossil Fuels Brewing Company, which uses 40 million year old yeast.
First, get your tickets here. On Saturday, take a cab, ride your bike, walk or drive to Discovery Park. Gate opens at 12:30, first pour at 1:00pm, last pour at 4:45pm.
Did I mention that The SacRag is going to give a pair of tickets away? No? How irresponsible of me! To win, e-mail me the name of the winning beer at the 2009 California Brewers Festival. Send your answer before Wednesday at midnight to stickie (at) sacrag (dot) com!