Annie Johnson Brewing at BFD this Saturday 11/14


Annie Johnson, our favorite brew-lebrity, is going to be here at BFD this coming Saturday, November 14th, giving Sacramento News and Review‘s own Nick Miller his first homebrewing lesson. Annie and Nick will be brewing an easy mini-mash beer, and this is a great time to come meet Annie and say hello.

If, for some reason you don’t know Annie yet, she is the 2013 AHA Homebrewer of the Year, and a 2012 Pilsner Urquell Master Homebrewer. She is now the Master Brewer at PicoBrew.

Annie is always happy to lend advice or taste-test and assess one of your own creations. Bring a bottle, or bring your recipe design, and get some feedback from one of America’s top brewers!

Brewing starts at 10 am.

AHA Learn to Homebrew Day Nov 7th









The American Homebrewer’s Association Learn to Homebrew Day is here again! Hosted by our resident homebrew club, Underground Brew Squad, this is your opportunity to meet a wide range of brewers, from newbies to 20+ year veterans of homebrewing, ask questions, check out a wide array of brewing equipment and methods, and just generally hang out with a great group of enthusiastic people. Members of other clubs from around the region will be brewing too! Come by and have something off the grille!

The holidays are just around the corner, so it’s time to decide if you’re asking Santa for brewing equipment. And remember – most of Sacramento’s successful craft brewers started as homebrewers – so can you!

UPDATE – In addition to our UBS brewers, the Backyard Brewskis will be bringing their sweet 15 gallon system!

Saturday, November 7th. 10 am to 5 pm



GCBA Celebrewtion 2015


Attention homebrewers! Enter the annual Celebrewtion, the longest-running homebrew competition in the Sacramento region. Hosted by the Gold Country Brewers Association, one of the longest established homebrew clubs in the United States, Celebrewtion draws an excellent pool of BJCP-ranked judges.

Entries wll be accepted through Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 5:00 pm. Go to the Celebrewtion competition website to register and pay your entry fees. BFD is a drop-off point for your entries, too!

The competition will be held on October 3 at Yolo Brewing Company. Want to volunteer to steward? You can also register on the competition website.


Tales & Ales – a Red Solo Cup Experience



Join Fairytale Town as they celebrate their 56th anniversary solo-cup style! Local craft breweries will be on-site pouring unlimited tastes of their beers. Food trucks, live music and more await!  This is an all-ages event and a fundraiser for nonprofit Fairytale Town.

  • 3901 Land Park Dr

More details and ticket prices on the BeersInSac event page!


Capital Games with the Sac Bartenders’ Guild!

Capital Games

The Sacramento Bartenders’ Guild presents the Capital Games – a collaboration of multiple spirit brands working with local Bartenders’ Guild members creating a unique experience to represent their brand and the Bartender.

Live Music by Manzanita, and local food trucks including Cecil’s Taste and Culinerdy will be providing amazing street faire.  The Sacramento Rivercats and Sacramento Republic FC will be serving up games to challenge your sports skills, and more!

Tuesday, August 18, from 6 pm to 9 pm, at the California Automobile Museum

2000 Front Street, just south of Old Sacramento.

Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Visit the Eventbrite page for tickets and more information