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Posted on Feb 7, 2012 in Featured, Food & Drink | 0 comments

Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival

Sacramento Beer & Chili FestivalLocal nonprofit focused on uplifting the art community Sacramento Artists Council, partnered with The Sacramento Press and Dad’s Kitchen to kickoff the inaugural Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival. Toward the end of Beer Week (one of California’s largest celebrations of fine ales and lagers) on March 3, the Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival will be a convergence of live music performances, competitive chili cook-off, beer tasting and food indulgence – all in the name of raising art program funds for children in the Sacramento area.

Proceeds from the Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival will be donated to art programs for at-risk children and children of homeless families in Sacramento. In addition, donations will help fund the Adopt a School Art Program for Sacramento regional schools. The festival features live music by local musicians and a chili cook-off competition – consisting of three categories, Individual, Corporate and Industry. Beer tasting will be provided by local and regional brewers: Hoppy Brewing Company, Sudwerk, River City Brewing Company, Black Dragon Brewery, Track 7 Brewing Co., Sutter Butte Brewery, Ruhstaller Beer, Auburn Alehouse, Dust Bowl Brewing, Two Rivers Brewing Company, American River Brewing, Knee Deep Brewing, and Berryessa Brewing.

Founder & Executive Director of Sacramento Artists Council Susan Rabinovitz said, “This event is a great way to introduce new regional brewers, promote local restaurateurs, and support beer week while contributing to a nonprofit organization and its quest to raise funds.” 

She added, “People will be able to have fun and experience beer week knowing their money is going to a great local charity to improve our community.”

Chili cook-off contestants can fill out an entry form on the event website or download and mail to Sacramento Artists Council. Contestants may choose to enter the Meat and/or Vegetarian division and as an Individual (no more than two people per team), or Corporate and Industry (no more than four people per team). Event tickets vary in cost – chili tasting only ($15 presale) or both chili and beer tasting ($35 presale). Tickets increase by $5 day of the event. Tickets for Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival are available for purchase online or at Dad’s Kitchen and Little Relics as presale or at the event.

For more information about the Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival, please follow the link.