Sacramento’s beer culture continues to growing at super speed. Many locals would say our beer scene and what has become available to us exceeds expectations. We have tremendous beers available in Sacramento and very close by. The local beers we have are very well represented in many bars and pubs in and around town. If there is one thing Sacramento natives are passionate about, it’s supporting all things local. Following is a list of places not only well known for their beer selections, but for having home-grown favorites.
Capitol Beer and Tap Room
2222 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95825
(916) 922-1745
www.capitolbeer.com

Capitol Beer And Tap Room offers 20 beers on tap and a great selection of bottles that you can drink in house or take home to enjoy. It just celebrated its two-year anniversary in August and is busier than ever. On Tuesdays, Capitol Beer features $8 house flights — four five-ounce samples specially chosen for the week. The staff is definitely dedicated to finding the best beer; employees often take road trips to seek out new beers to put on the menu. Check Capitol Beer’s site for upcoming events like “keep the glass” nights and fundraisers for great causes.

Alley Katz
2019 O St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 442-2682
www.facebook.com/alleykatz

Some people claim they can’t find the beer they’re looking for. If you have friends like this, bring them to Alley Katz. It has over 75 beers on tap and likely more than 100 varieties in bottles which can be seen in its three-panel glass door refrigeration unit. Alley Katz regularly televises fights and sporting events, and it even has an Oregon Ducks viewing party on Saturdays. Alley Katz always has something going on. On Labor Day, it had 25-cent beers, and on the 17th of September, this spot put on a customer appreciation night where everything was 50 percent off! Like and follow Alley Katz on Facebook to stay up to date on events and specials.

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Burgers & Brew
1409 R St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 442-0900
www.burgersbrew.com

After seven years, B&B is still going strong. The owners of Burgers & Brew are definitely dedicated to local beer, so much so that in 2011 they created their own brewery — Olde Ritual Brewing Company. In addition to their own beer, this spot has 25+ beers on tap and offers tasting flights if you want to try more than one of the wonderful craft beers. Even though you may come for the beer, you’ll stay for the food. The burgers are made from 100-percent Niman Ranch meat and all dressings and sauces are made in-house.

Boneshaker Public House
2168 Sunset Blvd., Suite 104
Rocklin, CA 95765
(916) 259-2337
www.boneshakerpub.com

The “old-timey” decor style doesn’t work for everyone, but it does for Boneshaker. The brown interior and rich wood tones make this place feel comfortable. It has 20 beers on tap and they are all listed on chalkboards, which change when the beers do. Boneshaker has great beer flights and rare brews from some of your favorite local breweries. Check its Facebook page for special releases and themed nights. The food is also something you won’t be able to resist.

Ten22
1022 2nd St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 441-2211
www.ten22oldsac.com

When you find yourself in Old Sac, there’s only one place to go for great beer — Ten22. It features 28 beers on tap, with nearly half of the selection changing with the season. Weeknights from 3 to 6 p.m., you can get select drafts for only $3 to $4. Ten22 is a farm-to-fork restaurant and offers seasonal fare to pair perfectly with your favorite beer. Don’t forget to check out live music every Friday and Saturday night; check the site for scheduled performances.

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As a hospitality professional Andy Soto has worked every facet of the industry. He currently leads the team at Spectrum Restaurant Consulting. He started writing a hospitality blog in 2009 and restaurant writing for Sacramento Press in 2010. In 2011 Andy became a Sacramento Restaurant Examiner for Examiner.com. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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