Sacramento Breweries Win Big

Twenty-four Greater Sacramento Area Breweries won 50 medals in 33 different beer categories at the inaugural California Craft Brewers Cup. The competition, a partnership with the Brewers Guilds of California and the California Craft Brewers Association recognizes the best craft beers in the state of California. The competition had a total of 1,266 entries (within 61 categories) from 194 independent craft breweries. Additionally, Crooked Lane Brewing Co. (Auburn, CA) was named California Brewery of the Year and the Sacramento Area Brewers Guild was named California Guild of the Year.

A list of all Sacramento Area winners can be found HERE. Cheers to all!

Sacramento Area State Fair Winners!

The California State Fair published its list of 2019 commercial beer competition winners, and the greater Sacramento area is well-represented. 24 breweries won 37 medals across 30 categories—cheers to local beer! We created a pdf of local winners here (could be a useful checklist for summer excursions):

Greater Sacramento Area Winners—CA State Fair Commercial Beer Competition

And a full list of competition results is here.

"Sacramento is the hot new California beer city" ...

We were excited to share some graphics with Robert French for his Full Pint article.

Map on our home page has the 2019 key. As for 2009, the breweries include: (1-9) Sudwerk, River City (now moved to Carmichael), Rubicon (closed, with Alaro now occupying the midtown address), Sacramento Brewing Co. (closed, but Peter Hoey is now co-owner/brewer at Urban Roots), Hoppy (moved to Broadway/Old Sac), Auburn Alehouse, Gold Hill, Placerville, and Jack Russell.

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The Summit is here ... Welcome to Sacramento!

The California Craft Brewers Association is holding its annual Summit this week in Sacramento, and we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome everyone from industry leaders to casual enthusiasts. We hope you enjoy time gathered in the heart of California, celebrating our state as the greatest beer-making region in the world. And if you have a moment to visit our local breweries, be sure to check out our interactive map that includes detail on recent closures and near-term grand openings. Of course, feel free to holler with questions or comments! For more info on Sacramento's beer scene and beyond, Visit Sacramento has you covered.

And we hope attendees like the souvenir postcard map (shown below) stashed in everyone's grab bag at the Summit.

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