Art of Beer

True craft beer aficionados in Sacramento know that the best local annual event is The Art of Beer Invitational. Now in its sixth year, going down on Jan. 27 at the McClellan Conference Center, this incredibly well curated and intimate event (we say “intimate” because there won’t be 20,000 drunk people stumbling around at this event like at other, larger, outdoor beer festivals) will offer unlimited pours from some of the best craft breweries out there, along with unlimited small bites of food from regional farm-to-fork restaurants and an art exhibit with a ton of awesome beer-related work on display from a number of regional artists. “We continue to be pleasantly surprised by the region’s excitement for this event,” said Jennifer Irwin, event director and co-owner, in a press release submitted to Submerge. “We’re looking forward to offering attendees an even more memorable experience by having a wider selection of food pairings, and also by inviting new or highly-coveted breweries and extending the duration of our VIP hour.” Many of the area’s favorite breweries will be on hand this year, including (but not limited to): Berryessa, New Glory, Bike Dog, Device, Moonraker, Track 7 and Sudwerk. A healthy number of out-of-towners will be pouring as well: Boneyard from Bend, Oregon; Modern Times from San Diego; The Rare Barrel from Berkeley; De Garde from Tillamook, Oregon; plus a bunch of others. Get your tickets ASAP because this event will sell out! Passes start at $50 and are available to purchase online at Be sure to bid on your favorite pieces of artwork when you’re there, because 100 percent of the money raised from the silent art auction goes to a local charity. This year, the beneficiary is Sol Collective. Learn more and keep up to date at or follow them on Twitter (@ArtofbeerCA).