Sacramento Beer Week leftovers, cont.
I always taste great new beers and attend fun events during Sacramento Beer Week, but I think I enjoy the weeks following the end of SBW even more. Bars and restaurants that loaded up on rare beers start selling off their remaining stock, so you can resample some of your SBW favorites without the hoopla and crowds—and often at reduced prices. Pangaea Two Brews Cafe (2743 Franklin Boulevard) was still serving Montreal-based Brasserie Dieu du Ciel's remarkable barley wine Solstice d'Hiver two weeks after its Shelton Brothers Importers event. New releases like Stone Brewing Co.'s oak-smoked Stone Old Guardian Barley Wine have started showing up on store shelves. Even the usually pedestrian Streets of London Pub (1804 J Street) taps are spruced up with the likes of Ballast Point Brewing Company's Indian-spiced Indra Kunindra and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.'s barrel-aged Bigfoot.