The Beer Issue

Sacramento’s beer scene gets more variety

This is SN&R’s annual Beer Issue, and there’s more to cover than ever.

The beers and the people who make them are diversifying as women crack the glass ceiling.

Local craft breweries are booming. There are innovative beer flavors to tempt newcomers sour on IPAs, and creative pairings such as Beer & Ballet. Yet even as trendy taprooms open, you can still get a pint at bars that date to the Civil War.

This year, the Beer Issue also comes with wine stories, because not everyone likes beer. The Sacramento region’s wine is worth a day trip for more than chenin blanc, though some wineries are threatened by the Delta tunnel project.

Local beer lovers and wine connoisseurs have a growing number of choices, and SN&R will cover the changing tastes and trends.