Check it out craft-beer fans! There are 54 unique events to tap into for Chico Beer Week 2014 over the next 10 days (Oct. 9-18), from the Chico News & Review’s Nor Cal Beers & Bands kick-off party tonight (Thurs., Oct. 9) to Sierra Nevada’s annual Single Fresh Wet and Wild Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18, where more than 50 breweries, a who’s who of the most celebrated names in craft beer, will be joining Sierra Nevada in the hops celebration: Allagash, Ballast Point, The Bruery, Dogfish Head, Firestone Walker, Goose Island, Lagunitas, Russian River, and many more.
And in between there are so many amazing and unique craft beer experiences to be had: an explosion of creative events (one happening every day during beer week) from Winchester Goose (including unique events devoted to Speakeasy, Evil Twin, Berryessa, Ballast Point, Almanac, Firestone Walker, Hop Valley, Fall River); visits from Firestone Walker and Drakes at The Handle Bar; tap takeovers from Coronado and Firestone Walker at Burgers & Brew; food-truck parking lot party at Spike’s Bottle Shop; and a slew of beer/food pairing events (Wildcard at Leon Bistro; Deschutes at Mom’s restaurant; Sierra Nevada beer cocktails and food trucks at Argus; Feather River and brats at Shenanigans; Great State Coffee/Hop Valley Brewing breakfast at the Goose; Feather Falls autumn pairings at the brewery in Oroville).
It’s going to be a good week.
Hello, craft-beer fans! The Chico News & Review, with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., presents the second annual Chico Beer Week, Oct. 9-18.
We are excited to celebrate Chico’s craft-beer scene!
The week will kick off with a CN&R-hosted party—Nor Cal Beers and Bands—at The Graduate (344 W. 8th St.) on Thursday, Oct. 9, and the festival will culminate with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s second annual Single, Fresh, Wet and Wild Harvest Festival in the Sierra Nevada hop fields on Saturday, Oct. 18.
In between, Chico’s bars, restaurants, breweries and retail shops will host an array of beer-release parties; tap takeovers; style-, brewery-, region-focused events; flights; tastings; beer/food pairings; cask nights; limited/special-release beers; meet the brewers/brewery events; beer festivals; and all the other beer-inspired fun they’ve come up with!
Check out the calendar for details on all Chico Beer Week events, like us on Facebook, and keep an eye out for the CN&R’s annual Beer Issue on Oct. 9, which will feature a pull-out Chico Beer Week guide with listings for all Chico Beer Week events.
Block out Oct. 9-Oct. 18 on your calendar! It’s going to be a good week!
Cheers, Jason Cassidy, CN&R
CN&R Arts Editor and Chico Beer Week promoter
Phone: (530) 894-2300 ext. 2242