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In just the six months since the Berryessa Brewing Co. taproom’s been open to the public, owners Chris and Lori Miller (top left) have turned the Winters brewery into a popular weekend destination.

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typical day on a beerand-bike-tour vacation in Belgium goes like this: You arise in the large-ish city where you’re staying, put your bike on the train and travel to a smaller city. From there, you ride your bike many kilometers through orchards, fields and dairy land on meandering country roads, then, finally, you arrive at a small, humble brewery. It will be filled with a local, ruddy-faced and cheery crowd. You are welcomed, probably by the brewer and his family, and poured the freshest, most delicious brews you’ve ever tasted, made all the sweeter by the journey and the atmosphere. Here’s what it’s like to travel by bike to Berryessa Brewing Co. in nearby Winters: You arise in Sacramento, put your bike on the train and travel to Davis. From there, you ride about 16 miles through orchards, fields—well, you get the idea. The experience is so disorientingly similar—and European in feel, and in a way that few experiences in America are—that on first visit, you might expect brewer Chris Miller, 34, to utter the strange, rounded vowels of Flemish rather than English. But American he is, through and through—Northwestern, actually, which

explains his encyclopedic knowledge of hops. Miller picked up his brewing skills young, starting with a job at a production brewery in Seattle, his hometown. Next stop, a brewpub in the Yakima Valley, an area which pumps out 75 percent of all U.S.-grown hops, due to its unique combination of desert climate and abundant access to irrigation. Once a year during harvest, brewers from all over the world descend on the area like locusts, which gave him direct access to an unparalleled trove of brewing wisdom. Miller likens this post-harvest rush to a “brewing Olympics.” His wife, Lori, who is a constant warm presence at their taproom bar, asserts that Miller is “modest” and therefore neglects to mention that the hops brokers and farmers loved him, and would bring in experimental hops for him to brew with. “Very few people, especially at his age, know hops as well as he does,” she said. This explains his deft touch with both Belgian beers (e.g., his yeasty, textbook saison), and decidedly American brews, such as his “Trendy the Triple” triple IPA. He must be doing something right, because in the six months the taproom has

been open, Lori says that each weekend has been busier than the last.

“Very few people know hops as well as he does.” Lori Miller, on her husband Chris Miller of Berryessa Brewing Co. On a typical Saturday, the crowd brings a Northwest vibe by sporting fleece on top, flip-flops on the bottom. Beer nerd Pliny the Younger shirts are in effect, as well as a ton of Berryessa logo hoodies. Dogs and kids roam freely, adults play a ringtoss game, pleasantly mellow country tunes emanate from the three-piece band in the corner. Food is provided by a food truck, or perhaps there’s a potluck. Strangers and friends chat as more and more customers roll up on bikes and motorcycles. Locals fill growlers and drink a pint for the road. Miller’s low-key demeanor belies his driving ambition. He’s clearly a workaholic and recently expanded his production

capacity. Berryessa Brewing Co. will also begin bottling soon, notably, the dankly hoppy full-bodied house IPA and Common Sense, his “common” or “steam beer” style. Astonishingly, he currently brews solo, although he is seeking an apprentice. Clad in galoshes that are de rigueur for brewers, he proudly gestured to his two new steel tanks and gives a taste of a young barley wine, which hides its high alcohol-by-volume content excellently; he’ll barrel age it soon for “maybe six months, maybe a year.” This is typical of his desire to keep things loose and playful, which may be difficult, given the skyrocketing local demand for his beer; distributors are howling at the door. But for now, he’s riding the wave. “I don’t want people to get bored, and I don’t want to get bored,” Miller said. “I’ve been brewing since my early 20s, and I’m still having fun. This is like Toys ‘R’ Us for me.” Ω Visit Berryessa Brewing Co.’s taproom on Fridays 3 to 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays noon to 6 p.m.; at 27260 Highway 128 in Winters. For more information, call (530) 795-3526, or visit www.berryessabrewingco.com. For a list of Berryessa-related Beer Week events in Sacramento, visit www.sacramentobeerweek.com.

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If it’s possible to anoint a reigning king of Sacramento Beer Week, it just might be Pangaea Two Brews Cafe. Who else has more premium brews? Touting a robust contribution to the week’s sudsy festivities, Pangaea looks to retain its crown with a lineup that includes a Rare Beer Night, on Saturday, February 23, and Sushi Night featuring Billy Ngo from Kru Contemporary Japanese Cuisine, on Tuesday, February 26. Find out more on its website. 2743 Franklin Boulevard, (916) 454-4942, www.pangaeatwoBrews.com.

Duke of Davis

Over the Yolo Causeway, the crew at the The Davis Beer Shoppe offers beer enthusiasts an astounding number of brews in its bottle shop, not to mention a constantly changing lineup on tap—and all affordably priced. And while it’s staying tight-lipped on their Beer Week offerings, it recently added six new taps to its original eight and one nitro, along with a barrel-aged option in frequent rotation. 211 g street in davis, (530) 756-5212, www.FaceBook.com/thedavisBeershoppe.


Me so Horne-y

If you feel like channeling your inner George Clinton, then head up to Folsom and tap into 16 funky offerings from the gang at Samuel Horne’s Tavern. The Funk N Sour festival rolls into Sacramento Beer Week on Saturday, February 23, and promises to be an all-day affair of sour brews from around the nation, including several local spots. 719 Sutter Street in FolSom, (916) 293-8207, http://SamhorneS.com.

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Brew it yourself

Bows & Arrows is serving up a Home Brew Demo and Brunch with Track 7 Brewing Co. and the home-brew specialists from Brew Ferment Distill. HBD will furnish the hardware while Track 7 supplies the hops and grain. Get your grub on while witnessing the art of brew-making on Sunday, February 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1815 19th Street, (916) 822-5668, www. bowScollective.com.

Feel the beer flow—like the force

Get up close and personal at Clark’s Corner with a bona fide master brewer when Trumer Pils’ very own Yoda discusses the brewery’s centuries-old German-style pilsner on Friday, March 1, from 7 to 9 p.m. During the master’s visit, Trumer beer specials will be flowing. 5641 J Street, (916) 457-5600, www.clarkScornerbar.com.

Bier, ja

With deejay nights on the regular; a tasty selection of German, American and Belgian craft beers, plus a gourmet sausage kitchen, LowBrau is already one of the safest bests during Beer Week. Although the bierhaus has only been tapping kegs since December, the newest resident of the MARRS building shows it can hang. 1050 20th Street, (916) 706-2636, www.lowbrauSacramento.com.

Brew on Broadway

After its official opening on February 15, the new kids on the brewing block at New Helvetia Brewing Company are looking to unleash a bevy of new bevvies for its first foray into Beer Week. The brewmasters plan to up the ante by introducing new varieties and expanded business hours. 1730 broadway, (916) 469-9889, www.newhelvetiabrew.com.

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If you’ve ever turned up your nose to those Pabst Blue Ribbon tall cans that have inexplicably flooded the local bar scene, you might want to put your inner beer snob in check and head over to Rubicon Brewing Company’s Craft in a Can Fest on Sunday, February 24. The all-day event promises icy-cold canned beer from craft brewers and proof that tall cans aren’t all bad. 2004 capitol avenue, (916) 448-7032, www.rubiconbrewing.com.

Bacon-and-beer affair

If you didn’t get your fill of the porky goodness that dominated the palates of Sacto swine lovers during last month’s Sacramento Bacon Fest, Dad’s Kitchen is serving up a pig roast on Monday, February 25, from 5 to 9 p.m. It’s an allyou-can-eat-and-drink affair with 11 breweries, including newcomers Track 7 and New Helvetia. 2968 Freeport boulevard, (916) 447-3237, www.ilovedadSkitchen.com.

Chef brewski

Did you know that beer is one of the world’s most versatile cooking agents? From cheese spreads laced with beer to confections concocted out of chocolate and stout, on Monday, February 25, one of the Sacramento Natural Food Co-op’s instructors will lead participants in transforming ordinary dishes utilizing hoppy, liquid gold. Class starts at 6 p.m. Also on hand, a representative from Ruhstaller Beer will lead a tasting of its craft beers. 1900 alhambra boulevard, (916) 455-2667, www.SacFoodcoop.com.

World War beer

In the ultimate showdown, Beer Week transforms into beer wars when The Shack engages the enemy at the U.S. v. Belgium Beer Dinner on Thursday, February 28. Be sure to bring your designated driver, however; the six-course meal, paired with a duo of six different beer varieties, one from Belgium and one from the United States, may leave you a wee bit soused. 5201 FolSom boulevard, (916) 457-5997, www.eaStSacShack.com.

Four-wheeled imbibe

Brews and souped-up rides don’t usually go together, but on Thursday, February 28, prepare to rev your engines at the California Automobile Museum. In conjunction with Auburn Alehouse, museum organizers promise beer, groovy cars, food, live music by the Bathtub Gins and demonstrations by

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Not to be left out of all of the boozy fun, Revolution Beer Week takes over the wine bar at Revolution Wines for the entire duration of Beer Week. Each day, the wine stewards will be pairing a selection of their favorite local suds with small plates from its bistro-style kitchen. 2831 S Street; (916) 444-7711, www.rwwinery.com.

Farmers Market Dinner with Beer Pairing on Friday, February 22, from 4 to 9 p.m. Including garden-fresh ingredients from Sacramento’s farmers markets and prime cuts from Lucky Dog Ranch Beef, each of the three courses will feature a beer pairing. 1615 J Street, (916) 669-5300, www.luccareStaurant.com.

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Drunk train

Take a page from 007’s love affair with traveling by train and hop on the Sacramento Beer Train for a three-hour train ride along the scenic Sacramento River on Sunday, March 3. Passengers will enjoy 10 tastings from four local Sacto breweries, a souvenir tasting glass and live tunes. 400 n. Harbor boulevard in weSt Sacramento, (800) 866-1690, www.Sacramentorivertrain.com.

Quaff, don’t chug

If you’ve ever wanted to tap into the mind of a true beer savant, then Enotria Restaurant Wine Bar’s dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, might just be the answer to your amber-hued beverage dreams. Internationally celebrated beer expert and professor of malting and brewing science, Charles Bamforth will explore the subtle nuances of some of his favorite malted-grain beverages. At $110 per plate, the custom prix fixe menu better impress. 1431 del PaSo boulevard, (916) 922-6792, www.enotria.com.

21 reasons

Celebrate the end of Prohibition 80 years after the failure of “dry movement” when Centro Cocina Mexicana presents its 21st

Amendment Beer Dinner on Wednesday, February 27, at 6 p.m. Dig in to a special five-course Latin-inspired tasting menu featuring suds from San Francisco-based brewhouse, 21st Amendment Brewery. Emissaries from the brewery will be on hand to discuss their brew and production techniques. 2730 J Street, (916) 442-2552, www.centrococina.com.

Andiamo, birra

If you’re looking for a more active way to celebrate Beer Week, then tune up that fixie and pump up those tires for Brunch, Bikes and Beer on Sunday, February 24, at Hot Italian, and wash down that cloud of fluffy scrambled eggs with Bariani truffle oil with one of the eatery’s specialty brews on tap. 1627 16tH Street, (916) 444-3000, www.Hotitalian.net.

Knee-deep in suds

The ultimate collaboration arrives on the scene just as Beer Week winds to a close at Capitol Beer and Tap Room. The highly anticipated double Belgian IPA from the brewmasters at Knee Deep Brewing Co. and Track 7 will be flowing from the taps all night in celebration the release of their frothy alliance on Friday, March 1, at 5 p.m. 2222 Fair oakS boulevard, (916) 922-1745, www.caPitolbeer.com.

Grand finale

Hang up your beer stein in style and celebrate the close of Sacramento Beer Week at the third annual Capital Beerfest on Saturday, March 2, at Cal Expo, with more than 75 breweries, including every Sacramento-area brewery. Hailed as one of the largest beer festivals in Northern California, the event also supports a worthy cause: Proceeds benefits the Runnin’ for Rhett Scholarship and the R4R Youth Fitness Program. Tickets are $5-$75. 1600 exPoSition boulevard, www.Sacramentobeerweek.com.

Ultimate sour note

Start Beer Week off on a sour note with Hot City Pizza, who delivers its weekend-long

Sour Fest to the thirsty masses beginning Friday, February 22. Pucker up for 16 barrelaged brews on tap, almost 60 more in bottles, cheese and chocolate pairings, as well as grub specials prepared with sour beer. 5642 J Street, (916) 731-8888, www.eaStSacPizza.com.

Game on

The Golden Bear’s got game—game animals, that is. TGB joins forces with Big Sky Brewing Co., the Montana company that produces Moose Drool Brown Ale and Scapegoat Pale Ale, to give folks a taste of the wild side on Wednesday, February 27, when Big Sky, Big Game night gallops into town. 2326 k Street, (916) 441-2242, www.goldenbear916.com.

World tour

Prepare for takeoff: Bonn Lair is taking you on a world tour of beers. Each day during Beer Week a different country will be explored, but be sure to secure your passport from the bar attendant: Only a stamp-filled passport earns you a commemorative mug for flying the Bonn Lair friendly skies. 3651 J Street, (916) 455-7155, www.bonnlair.com.

Burgers, brew—and a flash

The beer menu at Burgers and Brew already boasts a robust mix of locally and internationally brewed goodness. But during Beer Week, a series of tap takeovers by a cast of rotating breweries, including San Diego’s Green Flash Brewing Company on Sunday, February 24, whose Belgian-style ale won gold at the 2012 Great American Brew Festival, will augment an already hefty lineup. 1409 r Street, (916) 442-0900, www.burgerSbrew.com.

Beer pairing hookup

Hooking up with Berryessa Brewing Co., Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co.’s dinner on Sunday, March 3, will marry four courses with four beers—a selection varying from the California Common Steam lager to the Roadhouse Amber ale. The limited-seating affair is $55 and guarantees a seat on the back patio and a bonus brew at the end. 1630 S Street, (916) 442-4885, www.Hookandladder916.com. Ω

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