Tasty tastes

Illustration by Hayley Doshay

Make your way through more than 40 breweries—plus a few local wineries, food trucks and restaurants—at the fifth annual Winterfest. A $45 general admission ticket gets you unlimited sips and nibbles; designated drivers can purchase a $10 ticket to enjoy the food, live music and social atmosphere. Among the edible options: Chando’s Tacos, Dad’s Kitchen, Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen and the Melting Pot. Vintners will come out from Plymouth, Lodi and Sonoma, as well as, more or less, Sacramento’s backyard. But the beer—and not-quite-beer—is the big draw. Locals, such as Blue Note, Knee Deep and New Helvetia, will be pouring, as well as some from further afield: Oregon’s Nectar Creek Meadery; Paso Robles’ Firestone Walker; and Santa Monica’s Small Town Brewery, famous for its Not Your Father’s Root Beer. Need more incentive? The event benefits the Runnin’ for Rhett Foundation, a nonprofit that fights childhood obesity. More at http://sacwinterfest.org.