Monday, August 17, 2009

September Brewers Dinner

SEPTEMBER 1st, 2009
Sacramento Brewing Company Brewers Dinner

Ahi Tuna Pizza
Grilled pizzas topped with ahi tuna and salmon roe
Abbey Extra

Chilled Lemon Cucumber Soup
Lemon cucumbers, fresh dill and yogurt soup
Brett Blond

Grilled Vegetable Salad
Summer vegetables and endive grilled and topped with balsamic reduction and manchego cheese
Celtic Amber

Ribs Two Ways
Red Horse Ale BBQ Sauce and Harisa Honey Glazed Baby Back Ribs
Red Horse Ale

Sorbet Trio
House made Watermelon, Canteloupe, and Honeydew Sorbet
Brussels Blond

Seating at 6:00, Dinner at 6:30. Price $40 plus tax and tip.

California Brewers Festival Results

The results are in for the California Brewers Festival:

1st Place India Pale Ale - India Pale Ale
2nd Place Amber Ales - Red Horse Ale
3rd Place Strong Ales - Brussels Blond

AND India Pale Ale took 2nd Runner Up for Best of Show!

Complete results here.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

$3 Beers and All You Can Eat Ribs!

Where: Sacramento Brewing Company
When: EVERY Monday and Tuesday Night (after 4:30)
What: $13 all you can eat ribs and $3 pints of Sac Brew beer

Starting MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7th we will be launching a new promotion here at Sac Brew. If you don't know already we have all you can eat St. Louis style ribs for $13 EVERY Monday and Tuesday night. We decided to sweeten that pot by offering $3 pints of Sac Brew beer EVERY Monday and Tuesday to go with our delicious, falling-off-the-bone ribs smothered in house made Red Horse Ale BBQ sauce.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Collaborative Evil 2009

Collaborate: to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor.

Collaborative Evil returns with more breweries and a bit of leeway. In 2008, three brewers decided to create a beer recipe and then brew it at their respective brewhouses. The beer a Strong Dark Belgian-inspired Ale brewed with Honey, and spices. Each brew had a unique ingredient distinguishing it from the others. This effort was intended to get the beers to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver so that they could be served at the same time under one roof. Two of the three beers managed to get there and be served to the public, the third alas was there but not able to be judged or served at the time of the festival. The founding brewers Zac Triemert of Lucky Bucket Brewing Co. La Vista, NE, Matt Van Wyk of Flossmoor Station, Flossmoor, IL and Todd Ashman of FiftyFifty Brewing, Truckee, CA.

In 2009, we’ve brought in six more breweries. The base style for this year is a Belgian-inspired Strong Pale. The larger group presented some interesting hurdles and this also proved to be what this collaboration is all about.

Working together but also working within the confines of each respective brewery. We have production breweries and brewpubs involved and some with tight schedules and others with lot’s of play in the brewing regimen. We asked each brewer to create a beer based on the style and then make it uniquely their own but within the parameters of the ‘Belgian-inspired Strong Pale’. This was important because it demonstrates what people think of when you mention a style. Because one of the things we focus on in Collaborative Evil is entering the respective beers in the Great American Beer Festival. Entry guidelines forbid entering the same beer so creating a theme and then allowing each brewer participating in Collaborative Evil to spin-off their own beer based on our base style. Tough but not impossible and the interpretations are very spread out and will be fun for GABF attendees to seek out on the festival floor.

The brewmasters are:

Valley Brewing, Stockton, CA, Steve Altimari
Sacramento Brewing, Sacramento, CA Peter Hoey
Fatheads Brewery and Grill, Cleveland, OH, Matt Cole
Flossmoor Station, Flossmoor, IL, Bryan Shimkos
Oakshire Brewing, Eugene, OR Matt Van Wyk
Silver Peak Brewing, Reno, NV Brandon Wright
Speakeasy Brewing Co., San Francisco, CA. John Gillooly
FiftyFifty Brewing, Truckee, CA, Todd Ashman
Lucky Bucket Brewing Co, La Vista, NE, Zac Triemert

Look for these beers on the festival floor at the 2009 GABF and at the breweries participating. Production breweries may have limited releases so check with your favorite for more details…

Read more here:

Beer Camp Tasting 8/15

Sierra Beer Camp Tasting Saturday, August 15th Our friends Chris and Merideth from and Rick Sellers from DRAFT magazine and both had an opportunity to brew a small batch of specialty beer at “Beer Camp” hosted by Sierra Nevada. Come meet the brewers and try their creations during this very special tasting.