More Than a Beer Fest: California Craft Beer Summit

By Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Permalink

It’s almost spring, which means it’s time to start making this summer’s travel plans. For beer lovers, California offers seemingly endless opportunities for new beer discoveries. California has more breweries than any other state in America, including some of the best breweries in the nation. Problem is, it’s a very large state. Lots of driving from brewery to brewery. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one event where you could try beer from a large number of the state’s 500+ breweries in one place?

Organizers describe it as more than a big beer festival, but also one of those. The first-ever California Craft Beer Summit promises to provide a beer experience as much as it does a tasting opportunity. The California Craft Beer Association (CCBA), which is responsible for the event, says the Summit is “a first-of-its-kind event in the beer industry, unlike any other event anywhere in the county.”

A significant portion of California’s 500+ breweries will descend upon Sacramento on September 11 and 12 for the California Craft Beer Summit. Along with all the typical festival hoopla, the Summit offers educational opportunities, interactive displays, an industry jobs fair, and more. For example, start-up seminars for those thinking of opening a brewery.

According to the CCBA, “Craft beer enthusiasts will have the opportunity to taste the very best beer California has to offer.
Unusual and hard to find beer for those seeking the unusual… Not just tasting beer. It’s touching, smelling and feeling how beer is made… Workshops, seminars, demos and displays on all things craft beer.”

The CCBA says the event will be a ‘who’s who’ in the industry, bringing together well-known brewery owners, brewmasters and industry experts from every corner of the state all into one location. The list of California beer celebrities includes the likes of Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada, David Walker of Firestone Walker, and Greg Koch of Stone Brewing.

Visit the official website for more information.

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