Another shot at beer

Illustration by HAYLEY DOSHAY

Missed the California Craft Beer Summit last weekend? Highly regretful? Well, you definitely won't have another shot at such a stellar brewery and speaker lineup this weekend—and maybe ever again—but you do have a couple of opportunities to taste plenty of brews. The 21st annual California Brewers Festival returns to Discovery Park on Saturday, September 19. General admission tickets cost $40 and get you unlimited pours from nearly 100 breweries and cideries, including Black Market Brewing Co., Firestone Walker Brewing Co. and Sonoma Cider. More at Another option with a little less beer and a little more grub is Smoke On The River, a fundraiser for Sacramento Artists Council programs for at-risk and homeless children, on Saturday, September 19, at William Land Park. Taste barbecue from more than 50 West Coast pit masters and brews from more than 20 breweries. Tickets cost $20-$40—find them at