With 1,100 of the country’s 9,000 breweries proper right here within the Golden State, Californians have quite a lot of reason why to be proud. And it’s no longer simply amount: California breweries constantly win way more medals on the Nice American Beer Pageant and the International Beer Cup than every other state.
That’s some of the causes the Bay Space Brewers Guild introduced SF Beer Week all the ones years in the past — so shall we rejoice and percentage our beer tradition. The remaining two years had been difficult at the brewery trade, in fact. So remaining 12 months, the Bay Space guild partnered with six different regional brewers guilds and the California Craft Brewers Affiliation to create a statewide, digital California Craft Beer Week.
SF Beer Week returned previous this 12 months with are living beer occasions that incorporated 5 small mini-galas, as a substitute of the standard large-scale opening festivities. Now California Craft Beer Week is again, too, with are living occasions scheduled for July 15-24 all over the state.
Along with the occasions, a unique collaboration beer — dubbed the “CCBA Brewers Collaboration” and crafted at breweries all over the state — can be launched with proceeds used to lend a hand suffering breweries. Greater than 20 breweries have pledged to make the beer to this point. Different native collaborations are coming in combination, too, and greater than 100 beer-centric occasions are scheduled.
Amongst the ones occasions is certainly one of my favorites: the Consultation Beer Fest hosted by means of Drake’sBrewing and Motorbike East Bay at 1 p.m. July 23 at Snow Park, close to Oakland’s Lake Merritt. They used to position in this pageant on the brewery years in the past; now they’re bringing it again.
It’s a exhibit of consultation beers, brews which are full-flavored, however decrease in alcohol than the standard pint. The pageant features a unfastened live performance within the park, together with a DJ, and greater than 25 breweries pouring. (Admission is unfastened; you’ll want to acquire tickets to pattern the beer.)
Different fun-sounding occasions across the Bay Space throughout California Craft Beer Week come with “Tasty Teaze: A Burlesque + Drag Brunch” at Higher Goal Brewing in Santa Cruz, a chess evening at Ocean View Beer Works in Albany, a Spent Grain Bread Making Magnificence at Shadow Puppet in Livermore, and several other comedy nights at native breweries.
To find the entire lineup at cacraftbeerweek.com.