Brews, food and art

Illustration by Margaret Larkin

The reviews from last year’s Art of Beer Invitational were all glowing: cool venue, chill vibes and lines that don’t kill you. The sixth annual edition returns to the McClellan Conference Center (5411 Luce Avenue in McClellan) on Friday, January 27. In addition to unlimited pours from 30 breweries, you’ll also be treated to unlimited food pairings from local farm-to-fork restaurants. Meet the brewmasters behind your favorite brews and also get a little window into the heart of your favorite breweries, which will build lounges, bars, galleries and other installations to showcase their vision just for Art of Beer. All the while, bid on beer-themed art pieces created by Sacramento artists—proceeds from the silent auction benefit Sol Collective. General admission tickets cost $50; VIP tickets cost $70 and include early entry as well as special pours from certain breweries. More at