Beer Week in Sacramento
After taking a year break from editorial photography, my first assignment back was to shoot content for the beer issue of the SN&R. As a lover of beer who rarely has the time to enjoy a pint, this was my excuse to participate in beer week before it even started.
My first stop was Final Gravity Taproom & Bottleshop in Roseville where the owners, Amy and Kyle, hooked me up with this delicious glass of New Belgium Cocoa Mole.
While I was in Roseville, I dropped in on the Owl Club where Rick Sellars poured me an extremely rare Firestone agrestic single barrel #16 and told me about re-furbishing his late 1800’s mahogany bar top. The bar was hiding under granite for dozens of years before Rick pulled it off and found this gem. This is, hands down, the best place in old Roseville to get a beer.
Capitol City Beer and Taproom has some of the best selection in bottle and on tap in the region. Ken and Patti are full of stories and always laughing it up. Ken poured me some kind of pale ale with grapefruit notes, can’t remember the name but it was delicious.
Lowbrau is everyone’s favorite place to see and be seen. I love the scene here, top notch beer selection and excellent people watching. Alexis hooked us up with a variety of drinks and some food including one of my favorite beers the Alagash White.
Last stop was the Sudwerk Brewery for a visit with the worlds nicest brewer, Mike Hutson. Mike took me all over their impressive facility and showed me the inner workings of Sudwerk. He also hooked me up with a few barrel tastings and some bottles of the secret stuff they are working on.
Mike also made the cover.
Have a safe and happy beer week out there. If you are looking for something to do, there is an event calendar on the Beers in Sac website.