What is the Sacramento Treat?

Leave your beer-snob card at the door when you order a Sacramento Treat. This simple cure for the triple-digit heat is a modest mix of cheap lager beer (I like Hamm’s; but any will do), fresh lemon (squeezed and garnished) and ice in a mug (ice goes in last, or else it’s Foam City). Not the most original concoction ever, sure, but a decidedly Sacramento one at that. Some local guy named Josh Chaffin purportedly coined the Sacramento Treat, and you can order it by name for three clams at Bows & Arrows cafe, where they also have “real beer,” too. Bows & Arrows,1815 19th Street; (916) 822-5668.

Beer: Firestone Walker Double DBA (barley wine)
Brewer: Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Where: Samuel Horne’s Tavern, 719 Sutter Street in Folsom; (916) 293-8207
Details: Try it on Thursday, August 16, as part of a Brothers of the Barrel event.

Beer: Saisonic
Brewer: Collaboration between Gary Sleppy of The Shack and Berryessa Brewing Co. in Winters
Where: The Shack, 5201 Folsom Boulevard; (916) 457-5997; Berryessa Brewing Co., 27260 Highway 128 in Winters; (530) 795-3526