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hat’s in a week? If it’s Chico Beer Week? Ten days, and 60-plus beer-related events! Chico’s beer bars, breweries, restaurants, retailers and distributors have put on their beer-thinking hats and come up with a fun-looking roster of beer goodness, and the Chico News & Review has enjoyed working with them to put together this schedule for Chico Beer Week 2015. We said this last year, but it’s worth repeating: “This is your chance to taste something you’ve never had (and might never taste again), and to seek out the full range of styles and experiences that the world of beer has to offer.” Whether you’re a craftbeer virgin, or a certifiable beer geek, this is the best time of the year to go out and try something new.


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Check out these great booths while you enjoy food and craft beer The CN&R would like to raise a glass to all of the Chico Beer Week sponsors—Eckert Malting & Brewing, Foothill Distributing, the Home Brew Shop (for the awesome CBW coasters), Chico Velo (Brewfork bike valet)—and especially our co-presenters, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Now go scratch out everything on your day planner between Oct. 8 and 17, and then read through this guide for Chico Beer Week 2015 (also online at www. for your new schedule. It’s going to be a good week!

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CHICO BEER WEEK pull the nail and see what barrel-aged beer is all about. Available in 6 ounce nail pours. 1075 E. 20th St., 893-3520, www.sierranevada. com

Tune Up Your Bike for Beer Week: New Belgium at The Goose 5-11 p.m., Winchester Goose

THURS., OCT. 8 Chico Beer Week Kick-off: Brewfork: Craft Beer/Food Truck Rally 5:30-8:30 p.m., Manzanita Place

The Chico News & Review is teaming up with the monthly Fork in the Road food-truck rally for a pairing of craft beer and street food. Seven Nor Cal craft breweries (Sierra Nevada, Track 7, Wildcard, Etna, Eckert, Feather River and Feather Falls) will be pouring alongside 16 local food trucks. Plus, live music by the Michelin Embers! Chico Velo will be providing a bike valet—so, ride your bike! Free admission for event. Beer tickets will be sold by the Chico News & Review Foundation and redeemable for samples from individual breweries. A benefit for the CN&R Foundation. 1705 Manzanita Ave., 894-2300 x2242

Roll Out the Barrels at Sierra Nevada 4 p.m., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Join Sierra Nevada for an intimate craft experience, as they pour a rare beer of the brewer’s choice straight from the barrel. Grab a glass, pull the nail and see what barrel-aged beer is all about. Available in 6 ounce nail pours. 1075 E. 20th St., 893-3520, www.sierranevada. com

Deschutes Brewery Flight Night 5-10 p.m., Burgers and Brew

Deschutes Brewery (Bend, Ore.) will be on hand to serve up The Jubel strong ale, The Stoic quad, Black Butte anniversary porter and the IRA (India Red Ale). Buy a flight; keep the pint glass.




301 Broadway, 879-9100Ð, www.burgersand

Lost Coast Beer Dinner

Get on your two wheels and roll down for a night of very special brews from New Belgium Brewing Co.: 2014 & 2015 La Folie sour brown, 2014 Loves Leopold and barrel-aged Salted Belgian Chocolate Stout on nitro. Plus, New Belgium bike lights, patch kits and other swag, and a bike mechanic on site to tune up your rig for Beer Week. 800 Broadway, 895-1350, www.thewinchester

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Etna Brewing Co. Town Takeover

Feather Falls Double IPA Release

Etna Brewing Co. will be hosting tastings all day long all over Chico: noon-2 p.m. at Red Mountain Green Cycle (20th and Mulberry streets); 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Dave’s Tile City (252 S. Whitman Place); 5-7 p.m. at Eighth & Main Antiques (Eighth and Main streets); 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Chico Valley Gallery (152 E. Second St.).

Mom’s hosts a five-beer, four-course dinner featuring the brews of Lost Coast Brewery. Check website or call for beer/food details. Cost: $45. 209 Salem St., 893-3447,

6 p.m., Feather Falls Casino Brewing Co.

Feather Falls Casino Brewing Co. celebrates the hop harvest with a party launching its Snake Eyes Double IPA. 3 Alverda Drive, Oroville, 533-3885, www.

Rock the House: Rhythm and Brews 6-10 p.m., Chico Women’s Club

A fundraiser for Community Housing Improvement Program with live music by The Blue Merles and The Red Dirt Bullies, a catered barbecue dinner from Kinder’s, and Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada. Cost: $55. 592 E. Third St., (530) 864-7030

FRI., OCT. 9 Roll Out the Barrels at Sierra Nevada 4 p.m., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

For the second night in a row, join Sierra Nevada for an intimate craft experience, as the brewery pours a rare beer of the brewer’s choice straight from the barrel. Grab a glass,

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SAT., OCT. 10 Bigfoot Vertical Night at Sierra Nevada 11 a.m., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Patient collectors of our famous Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale know how it changes over a few years in the bottle. Taste the transformation for yourself as we uncork six vintages from our cellar to try side by side. Available as a sample flights or 10 ounce pours. 1075 E. 20th St., 893-3520, www.sierranevada. com

Private tasting with Sierra Nevada brewmaster Steve Dresler 3-5 p.m.

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Almond Brew 3-7 p.m., Riley’s Bar & Grill

An outdoor brewfest benefit to raise money for local high-school football programs. Featuring food, music by the Matt McBride Band, and 25 different beers to sample. Cost: $40. 702 W. Fifth St., 343-7459,

Winchester Goose Roaring ’20s Party 5-11 p.m., Winchester Goose

The Goose is puttin’ on the ritz for its secondanniversary party. Come dressed to the nines in 1920-30s garb and enjoy some very special kegs and bottles from the cellar. Plus, secretpassword beers and prizes for best-dressed dames and fellas. 800 Broadway, 895-1350, www.thewinchester

’80s Night: Live Music/Beer-Battered Fish 8-11 p.m., Shenanigans Bar & Grill

Live music by local cover band Off the Record, plus draft specials and a special of Sierra Nevada beer-battered fish and chips. 3312 Esplanade, 809-1088, ShenanigansChico

SUN., OCT. 11 Mikkeller Morning: Beer Geek Brunch 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Winchester Goose

Brunch happens only once a year at the Winchester Goose—during Beer Week. This year, it’s Mikkeller beers on tap: Beer Geek Brunch, Kopi Luwak Coffee Stout, Big Worster, barrel-aged barleywine, Betelgeuze and sour geuze collab with ToOl. Coffee provided by the Naked Lounge. 800 Broadway, 895-1350, www.thewinchester

MON., OCT. 12 Gluten-Free Night with Eckert Brewing 4-9 p.m., Farm Star Pizza

Chico’s Eckert Malting & Brewing Co. will take over the Farm Star Pizza taps with five styles of gluten-free beers. Meet the maltster and brewer himself, Jim Eckert, who will suggest beer pairings. 2359 Esplanade, 343-2056, www.farmstar

K GUIDE OCT. 8-17, 2015 North Coast Old Stock Ale Vertical Tasting 5-9 p.m., Burgers and Brew

North Coast Brewing Co. will be on hand for a vertical tasting of their Old Stock Ale, featuring vintages from 2012, 2013 (cellar reserve), 2014 (cellar reserve) and 2015. 301 Broadway, 879-9100Ð, www.burgersand

Cascade Flight and Cheese Night 5-11 p.m., Winchester Goose

The Goose has Portland, Ore.’s Cascade Brewing Barrel House on tap for a sour flight and cheese pairing. There will be three different flight options available, with nine different varieties of sours on tap. Every flight gets you a raffle ticket for a special bottle drawing. 800 Broadway, 895-1350, www.thewinchester

Jeffers Drops Acid Knowledge at The Handle Bar 6-8 p.m., The Handle Bar

This exclusive tasting will feature Firestone Walker’s barrelmeister and director of its Barrelworks program, Jeffers Richardson, providing a “mind-blowing sensory trip on wild-beer acidity.” Call for details. Seating is extremely limited. Cost: $40. 2070 E. 20th St., Suite 160, 894-2337,

TUES., OCT. 13 Cask Beer Night at Sierra Nevada 2 p.m., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

Sierra Nevada’s extended its cask cel-


Beer Tastings at BevMo Oct. 8-17, BevMo

ebration to two nights this week to highlight two of its most classic beers—Celebration IPA and Torpedo IPA—served in the most traditional form. Tonight: Celebration Ale. 1075 E. 20th St., 893-3520, www.sierranevada. com

collaboration with the Chico Homebrew Club, LIPA RIPA 3xIPA, plus discounted pints of Hexagenia IPA and Pittville Porter. And! Awesome trivia (starting at 7 p.m.) with prizes. 800 Broadway, 895-1350, www.thewinchester

Sierra Nevada Saki Bomb Flights

Lagunitas Tap Takeover at Lost on Main

4:30-9 p.m., Aonami Sustainable Sushi

6 p.m., Lost on Main

Aonami will feature saki bomb flights paired with six Sierra Nevada beers. 1008 W. Sacramento Ave., Suite H, 924-3168 ,

Midnight Sun Brewing Feature 5-11 p.m., Winchester Goose

Winchester Goose explores the last frontier with rare offerings from Alaska’s No. 1 craft brewery, Midnight Sun (Anchorage) on draft: Sockeye Red IPA, Pleasure Town IPA on nitro, Panty Peeler Tripel on nitro, Berzerker Imperial Stout and Monks Mistress Special Dark. Flights available. 800 Broadway, 895-1350, www.thewinchester

Wildcard Brewing Total Tap Takeover 5-10 p.m., Farm Star Pizza

Redding’s Wildcard Brewing Co. will take over all of Farm Star Pizza’s taps. Wildcard will be on hand to talk to customers and pour six different brews. 2359 Esplanade, 343-2056, www.farmstar

Autumn Beer Pairing Dinner 6-9 p.m., Feather Falls Casino Brewing Co.

A multicourse feast of seasonal specialty dishes created for pairing with the house brewery’s selection of craft beers. Hosted by brewmaster Roland Allen. Music by Steve Cook. Call brewery for more details. 3 Alverda Drive, Oroville, 533-3885,

WED., OCT. 14 Fall River Brewing Co. and Trivia Night 5-11 p.m., Winchester Goose,

Redding’s Fall River Brewing Co. takes over the taps with: barrel-aged barleywine made in


It’s Weird Wednesday at Lost on Main, and taps will be taken over for the night by some Lagunitas Brewing Co. favorites as well as a special release. Plus, prizes and drink specials. 319 Main St.

Hop Valley Tap Takeover at The Bear 8 p.m., Madison Bear Garden

Hop Valley Brewing Co. (Springfield, Ore.) will be in the house and taking over taps at Madison Bear Garden’s expanded back bar. 316 W. Second St., 891-1639, www.madison

Beer Trivia Night at Woodstock’s 8 p.m., Woodstock’s Pizza

Woodstock’s Wednesday-night trivia is beerthemed! Plus, craft-beer tastings and other beer-related contests. 166 E. Second St., 893-1500, www.woodstock

Battle of the Cans 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Duffy’s Tavern,

Duffy’s Dance Night Battle of the Cans! During Wednesday dance night (with DJ Spenny, Jeffrey House and DJ Lois), all Hamm’s, Schlitz, Rainier and Olympia will be only $1. Best-selling can secures a spot in Duffy’s beer cooler. Your buck matters! 337 Main St., 343-7718, duffyschico

THURS., OCT. 15 Cask Night at Sierra Nevada 2 p.m., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.,

The second night of Sierra Nevada’s cask celebration. Tonight: Torpedo with grapefruit. 1075 E. 20th St., 893-3520,

Tastings nearly every day of beer week: Oct. 8: Oktoberfest (4-7 p.m.); Oct. 9: Sierra Nevada Trail (4-7 p.m.); Oct. 10: BevMo curated (2-5 p.m.); Oct. 14: BevMologist’s Choice (4-7 p.m.); Oct. 15: Hop Valley Brewing (4-7 p.m.); Oct. 16: Harvest (4-7 p.m.); Oct. 17: Customers’ Choice (2-5 p.m.). $2. 1937 E. 20th St., 433-5544, www.bevmo. com/Tastings

Beers from the Cellar at Spike’s Oct. 8-17, Spike’s Bottle Shop

The bottle shop has has been holding onto 100 different special beers to release throughout Beer Week. Stop by and see what Kevin has brought out from the cellar today. 1270 E. First Ave., 893-8410

Firestone Walker Shelf Takeover Oct. 8-17, Chico Natural Foods Cooperative

Throughout Chico Beer Week, Chico Natural Foods Co-Op will feature special selections from Firestone Walker Brewing Co., including the Paso Robles brewery’s Velvet Merkin oatmeal stout and Stickee Monkee quad. 818 Main St., 891-1713,

Homebrewer’s Mocha at Naked Lounge Oct. 8-17, Naked Lounge Tea & Coffeehouse

A dark-chocolate mocha sweetened with stout malt syrup served throughout Beer Week. 118 W. Second St., 895-0676, www.facebook. com/NLCHICO

Japanese Beers at Momona Oct. 8-Oct. 17, Momona

Chico’s new ramen and bao restaurant will feature a selection of Japanese craft beers paired with menu items: Echigo Brewery Koshihikari rice lager (gluten free), Kiuchi Brewery Hitachino Nest white ale, Yoho Brewery Tokyo black porter and Coedo Brewery Beniaka lager (brewed with sweet potatoes). 230 W. Third St., 487-7488, www.momona

Meet the Breweries at Spike’s Oct. 8-Oct. 17, Spike’s Bottle Shop

Spike’s will have breweries visiting all week to talk with customers about its beers and pass out brewery swag. On the schedule: Deschutes (Oct. 8, 3-5 p.m.), Hop Valley (Oct. 13, 4-6 p.m.), Wildcard (Oct. 14, 4-6 p.m.) and Feather Falls (Oct. 15, 5-7 p.m.). 1270 E. First Ave., 893-8410 BEER WEEK CALENDAR c o n t i n u e d 2015

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Gluten-friendly Day at Burgers and Brew

Sierra Nevada Tasting Menu/ Beer Pairing

All day, Burgers and Brew

7-9 p.m., Monks Wine Lounge & Bistro

Nine taps devoted to beers and ciders that are under the gluten-content threshold deemed “celiac safe” by the FDA—including four beers from Berryessa Brewing Co. 301 Broadway, 879-9100Ð,

Stone Brewing Tap Takeover 4-11 p.m., Woodstock’s Pizza

Woodstock’s Thursday tap takeover features Escondido’s Stone Brewery. Flights available. 166 E. Second St., 893-1500,

Tahoe Mountain Brewing: Meet the Brewers 5-11 p.m., Winchester Goose

Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. brewers Adam, Thomas and Andrea Keil will be at The Goose with both the 2014 and 2015 Recolte du Bois Apricot on draft, plus other rare offerings (TBA via Goose social media). 800 Broadway, 895-1350,

Knee Deep Tap Takeover 5 p.m., Round Table Clubhouse

The Auburn brewery takes over the clubhouse taps with eight different beers: Breaking Bud imperial IPA, Citra extra pale ale, Hop Shortage triple IPA, Hoparillo triple IPA, Hoptologist double IPA, Lupulin River imperial red ale, Tanilla porter and a special seasonal selection. 2201 Pillsbury Rd., 891-1200,

Lagunitas Tap Takeover at The Bear 6 p.m., Madison Bear Garden

Lagunitas Brewing Co. takes over taps at the back bar with some favorites as well as a special release. Plus, prizes, raffles and drink specials. 316 W. Second St., 891-1639,

Pabst Blue Ribbon Pint Night 6 p.m., DownLo

Buy a pint of Pabst Blue Ribbon tonight at the DownLo and keep the PBR pint glass! Plus, prizes and drink specials. 319 Main St.




Monks Wine Lounge turns the night over to beer with a tasting menu paired with Sierra Nevada brews. Call for food/beer details. 128 W. Second St., 343-3408,

FRI., OCT. 16 Black Friday: Special Dark Beers all day, Burgers and Brew

It’s Black Friday all day at Burgers and Brew with some of best dark beers on the planet being tapped: Farking Wheaton W00tstout (Stone Brewing Co.), Velvet Merkin (Firestone Walker), Older Viscosity (Port Brewing) and Bourbon Drakonic (Drake’s Brewing). 301 Broadway, 879-9100,

Drake’s Presents: Bay Area Brews and Blues All day, The Handle Bar

The Handle Bar is bringing the Bay Area to Chico with blues music on the stereo and an assortment of one-off brews from San Leandro’s Drake’s Brewing Co., plus special selections by an assortment of breweries from throughout the Bay Area, including Almanac, Faction, Altamont and Fieldwork. 2070 E. 20th St., Suite 160, 894-2337,

Irish Music, Free Barbecue, Cheap Craft Beer 4 p.m., Duffy’s Tavern

Duffy’s Tavern’s legendary IrishMusic Happy Hour gets even happier during beer week, as the Pub Scouts session will be fueled by free barbecue and $2 select craft beers. $1 cover (for band). 337 Main St., 343-7718,

Berryessa Brewing: Meet the Brewer, Tap/Cask Takeover 5-11 p.m., Winchester Goose

The Goose teams up with good friend Chris Miller, brewmaster at Berryessa Brewing Co. (Winters), who is coming to town with a surprise selection of special kegs and cask(s). Meet the brewer and try some amazing beers. 800 Broadway, 895-1350,

10 Barrel Tap Takeover 6-11 p.m., Monks Wine Lounge & Bistro

10 Barrel Brewing (Bend, Ore.) takes over the taps at Monks with selections that include Apricot Crush, an apricot Berlinerweisse. 128 W. Second St., 343-3408,

SAT., OCT. 17 Chico Beer Week Finale: Kill the Keg, Drop the Mic! 4 p.m.-midnight, Winchester Goose Winchester Goose and the Chico News & Review team up for the 2015 Chico Beer Week Finale. The Goose will be bringing out its best beer-week brews and pairing them all day long with an eclectic roster of local musicians curated by the CN&R and The Goose. Artists on tap: The LoLos, Hallelujah Junction, Bran Crown, Sleazy Earl Ray & the Two-Drink Minimum, Garrett Gray, E.E., Abe Nesbitt and Cat Depot. 800 Broadway, 895-1350,

Trip in the Woods Night at Sierra Nevada 11 a.m., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

The pride of our barrel-aging program, the Trip in the Woods series reveals the adventurous nature of barrel aging. Taste five of our favorites, available by the flight or the glass. After a Trip in the Woods, a brew is forever changed! 1075 E. 20th St., 893-3520,

BONUS: MON., OCT. 19 Post-Beer Week: Celebration Ale Release Party 6 p.m., Sierra Nevada Big Room

Missing Beer Week? Sierra Nevada has you covered with a Chico Beer Week bonus night featuring the release of the brewery’s iconic Celebration Ale. Live music by Chico’s Bahapki and food and beer for purchase. $5 cover. 1075 E. 20th St., 893-3520,

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USING LOCAL RICE, WATER, HOPS & YEAST PROUD SPONSOR OF CHICO BEER WEEK GLUTEN-FREE NIGHT AT FARM STAR PIZZA, OCTOBER 12TH • 4P-9P We’re taking over the taps with five different styles of gluten-free beers! Meet the maltster and brewer, Jim Eckert, and let him suggest the perfect beer and pizza pairings!