Fresh Hops Beer Fest this Friday


Raise your glass of craft beer to toast the first beer tasting event specifically designed for Sacramento’s Farm to Fork Week. The Sacramento Fresh Hops Beer Fest event presents over 25 breweries from the Sacramento Valley and beyond, showcasing their Fresh Hop Brews, all under one roof at the California Auto Museum. Join your beer-loving friends to get your first taste of a number of beers made exclusively for Farm to Fork Week, including our own UnderGroundBrewSquad and other local home brewing clubs!

Get Your Tickets!

Drink up for charity at the Sacramento Fresh Hops Beer Fest! This is your exclusive opportunity to taste Northern California hops brewed into beer right here in Sacramento. This all-you-can-taste event will showcase fresh hop brews from local home brewers and brew masters along with a stunning display of 150 cars, all in celebration of fall flavors and Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork week.

Grub will be for purchase from Sacramento’s own Dad’s Kitchen for $15. Enjoy a VIP hour home brewer tasting for just $45 (5pm – 6pm), or Brew Hall for just $35 (6pm – 9pm). VIP includes pre-entry, tasting glass, raffle ticket and home brewer judging.

Thank you to this event’s co-sponsor, Hops to Table Publishing for their support of our local craft beer scene.

Use the code FRESHHOPS for $30 off your first ride with Uber the night of the #SacFreshHops Beer Fest!



Celebrewtion Registration Closes Sunday


The Celebrewtion 2014 homebrew competition is coming up soon – the deadline for registration and entry dropoff is this Sunday, September 21 at 5:00 pm. You’ll need three 12-ounce bottles per entry, and you can drop your entries to BFD.

As a sanctioned AHA/BJCP competition, your entries will be judged by two BJCP judges, and you receive those judging sheets. This is a great way to get quality feedback on your beers, and possible bragging rights with your buddies if you place!

Farm To Glass – Last Public Showing Tonight



Join Brew Wave Productions, Beers In Sac, and Jackrabbit Brewing Company for the final public screening of Farm to Glass, a 15 minute documentary short about the return of locally grown hops in northern California.

Hosted at Capital Dime, 1801 L Street downtown. The fun begins at 6 pm!


Café Au Ale-Coffee Beer Specialty Competition October 17

The Café Au Ale coffee beer competition has been launched, and registration is now open. This competition is open to all beer styles, to which you have added coffee. Beers will be judged according to BJCP guidelines, and then grouped into three major categories for Finals: The Lighter Side (lighter colored beers less than 17 SRM), the Darker Side (darker beers 17 SRM or over), and Coffee IPA (all beers 40 IBU or greater). First, second, and third prizes will  be awarded in each of these three categories.

The competition is being held in conjunction with Sacramento Specialty Coffee Week. Drop-offs accepted between October 1 and October 10, preliminary judging will be held (tentatively) at BFD, and the finals, Best of Show, and awards will be held at Old Soul at 40 Acres coffee house Friday evening, October 17th.

Get your beers ready!

Celebrewtion 2014 – Registration is Open


Get your best brew on, bottle up, and drop off your entries for the 18th annual Celebrewtion homebrew competition! Hosted by Gold Country Brewer’s Association, one of the longest established homebrew clubs in the nation, this is Sacramento’s premier regional AHA/BJCP sanctioned homebrew competition.

Go to the Celebrewtion website between Sunday, August 31 Until Sunday, September 21: create an account, submit your entry information, print out labels, and pay the fee of $10 per entry. Then, plan to drop off three 12-ounce bottles for each beer you are entering. BFD is a dropoff location.

This year’s Celebrewtion will be held at Yolo Brewing Company in West Sacramento on October 4th. Device Brewing Company will invite one of the Best of Show winners to brew at the brewery!

Are you interested in the competition process and judging? Competitions are always looking for more stewards and volunteers, and it’s a blast! You can indicate your willingness to volunteer on the competition registration page.