Select Page

Another Sold Out Elk Grove Brewfest In The Books

Another Sold Out Elk Grove Brewfest In The Books



The third annual Elk Grove Brew Fest (EGBF) was held on April 20, 2018.  The festival was held at Old Town Plaza in Old Town Elk Grove.  Elk Grove Brewfest has sold out every year since they started in 2016.  This year, the beneficiary was the Young Life organization.

VIP ticket holders received a swag bag with a larger glass for beer drinking, and a nail care set from a local nail salon. People with a regular ticket received a regular sized glass that was a bit smaller than the glass received by VIP attendees.

Vice-Mayor Darren Suen, his wife Denise Suen, Elk Grove City Council Member Pat Hume, and City Planning Commissioner Kevin Spease and their friends enjoy the Elk Grove Brewfest


EGBF consists on over 50 breweries and hard cider companies coming together in Old Town Plaza.  Four Elk Grove breweries participated this year: Flatland Brewing Company, Tilted Mash Brewing, Dreaming Dog Brewery, and Waterman Brewing Company.  Patrons can sample from as many breweries as they would like.  Promo codes were given out for Lyft and Designated Driver tickets were available to EGBF as well.  Along with the breweries, attendees could also sample wine from 5 different wineries.  Also, three local home-brew clubs had booths there.

For some attendees, the cider available turned out to be an important part of their experience as well. Many people liked Two Towns Cider House with their different varieties of cider, including a ginger version. Wildside Hard Cider with their apple ciders also won rave reviews.

Flatland Brewing Company

Flatland Brewing Company

Waterman Brewing Company

Waterman Brewing Company

Dreaming Dog Brewery

Dreaming Dog Brewery

Tilted Mash Brewing

Tilted Mash Brewing

Food Options

Miso Pork Tacos

Brewfest patrons also had many options for food.  While some came prepared with pretzel necklaces, Neck Nosh was there to help out the unprepared.  Snack Attack Jerky was also available for snacking.  For those who wanted more substantial food, 12 food trucks were parked at EGBF to feed hungry customers.  People crowded around Masa Guiseria for their tacos, elote, and duritos.  Cousins Maine Lobster (seen on Shark Tank) and Bella Familia Wood Fired Pizzas were also popular with the crowd.

Fried Chicken Sandwich from Cecil’s Taste


For those looking for entertainment, there were many fun options.  Two popular Sacramento DJs came out to entertain the crowd.  One stage featured DJ Nocturnal while the other stage featured My Cousin Vinny.  Many people seemed to just enjoy drinking their beer and jamming to the music put out by the DJs.  An area was set up for corn hole.   There were also vendor booths with shopping, games, and raffles. It was great to see so many people supporting not just local breweries and food trucks, but also local shops and vendors, selling their goods.

Simon Magsuci, Elk Grove Tribune Editor-In-Chief Jacqueline Cheung, Richard Vo, Kenneth Cheung, Mia Lam, and Daisy Magsuci enjoy the Elk Grove Brewfest


The Crowd

The massive crowd at the Elk Grove Brewfest 2018

Richard Vo, Mia Lam, Kenneth Cheung, Elk Grove Tribune Editor-In-Chief Jacqueline “Jax” Cheung, Vice-Mayor Darren Suen, City Council Member Steve Detrick, Daisy Magsuci, and Simon Magsuci enjoy the Elk Grove Brewfest

The crowd was packed to the gills. It was quite crowded at the Elk Grove Brewfest. But there were so many things to see a do, that everyone was well entertained. Of course, the fact that everyone was drinking definitely enhanced the experience. Everyone we spoke to seemed to be having a good time. Brewfest organizers touted the event as a great success. Patrons really enjoyed the Elk Grove Brewfest.

A Huge Success

Despite moving Elk Grove Brewfest to April from late May, the event was a huge hit!  The weather held up nicely for the event.  People from all over the Sacramento area came out to enjoy EGBF.  The event was well organized, fun, and well worth the cost.  I had a great time and the all of the friends who came with me did as well. I would definitely like to attend the Elk Grove Brewfest next year. Next year’s event will surely sell out as well!

Subscribe to Elk Grove Tribune via Email

Just enter your email address below and you’ll get an email every time we publish a new post!

About The Author

Ashley Newell

Ashley Newell is the Managing Editor of the Elk Grove Tribune. Ashley is a wife, mother, and long time Elk Grove resident. She has been blogging for 10 years at (formerly Heart Hugs Designs) and was voted 5th place in Sacramento Area A-List Local Best Blogger 2017. She is passionate about helping others, trying new things, and spreading the word about her finds. You can connect with her using her Facebook Page, Instagram, Twitter @ashleynewell_me, and on her site

Elk Grove Tribune

The Elk Grove Tribune is an Elk Grove News media site which portrays local and community news, community events, and supports local businesses. Our content comes from local writers from throughout the community. We are your community Elk Grove News media site. Of, by, and for Elk Grove!

Advertise With Us

To inquire about our advertising opportunities and get a copy of our Elk Grove Tribune & Elk Grove Proud Media Kit, contact our Editor at

Subscribe via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email.