Elk Grove Brewfest Returns With Sold Out Event
For the first time since 2019, attendees from the Sacramento region and beyond enjoyed venturing out to the sold out Elk Grove Brewfest on Friday, April 15 at Elk Grove Park.
The annual beer festival was postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Thankfully, Covid restrictions for large public gatherings have been lifted, and festival-goers are once again able to attend concerts and festivals. The lively event was open to the public for people ages 21 and over.
Mayor of Elk Grove Bobbie Singh-Allen, Vice Mayor Darren Suen, City Council Member Stephanie Nguyen, City Council Member Pat Hume, and Assemblymember and former Mayor of Elk Grove, Jim Cooper were among the political leaders in attendance.
“After a 2 year hiatus, Elk Grove Brewfest came back stronger and bigger. It was great to see the community enjoying great beer, wine, food trucks , and friendships.”Bobbie Singh-Allen, Mayor of Elk Grove
“I was so happy to see Elk Grove Brewfest return! I’ve attended every one so far and they’ve all been a blast. Emerging from the pandemic, it was the perfect venue for our community to return to normal. Big thanks to Beers in Sac for their ongoing partnership and faith in Elk Grove.”Darren Suen, Vice Mayor of Elk Grove
Something For Everyone
There were over 60 breweries, wineries, cideries, and brew clubs. Some breweries coming from as far north as Chico,CA such as the family owned, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, and as far south as Paso Robles, CA., such as Firestone Walker Brewing Company. To that end, attendees had a wide range of alcoholic beverages to sample. For a complete list of breweries that were in attendance CLICK HERE.
Food Trucks & Entertainment
In addition to many of the breweries in attendance, the festival also featured gourmet food trucks as well as a variety of vendors. The food truck lineup included many local favorites like, “Jeeroz,” and Hella Halo, and a few newcomers to the area as well. For a complete list of food trucks that were in attendance CLICK HERE.
“The Elk Grove Brewfest was a wonderful event. I was happy to be a vendor and network with other vendors. I’m new to Elk Grove so this was my first time attending. I will definitely sign up as a vendor next year.”-Adrienne Kelley, Owner of LC Body Fragrances
There was also a stage set up with an eclectic music line featuring, “The Gold Souls,” “DJ Nocturnal,” “DJ Lions In Paris,” and “DJ LG.”
In the VIP area, revelers enjoyed comfy couch seating, and, “Explore Elk Grove’s” offerings, which included a delicious orange cream slush, cream soda slush, and some wine offerings.
Festival-goers had unlimited tastings with their tickets, and received a 5 oz glass for drinks. Moreover, VIP ticket holders were delighted to receive a larger 10 oz glass, and a reusable swag bag that included a complimentary ticket to Punchline Sacramento among other freebies.
Reaction From Brewfest Attendees
Many guests came from all over the region to celebrate the Elk Grove Brewfest such as Chris and Dian Watson, owners of Placer Roofing Company in Orangevale, CA who are big fans of the local beer scene. They were happy to see some familiar breweries from their part of town.
“My wife and I had a great time at the Brewfest. We enjoyed a lot of the beers but still favor our locals ones like Knee Deep from Auburn, and Moksa from Rocklin.-Chris Watson, Orangevale resident
“It had been a few years since my last Brewfest. I’m glad things are getting back to normal, and that I got to enjoy good beer and food with great friends and family. I’m looking forward to the next Elk Grove Brewfest.”Eric Phan, Elk Grove resident
City of Refuge Sacramento
Beers In Sac, operated by Misty Alafranji and Ted Rozalski, are the proud hosts of the annual Elk Grove Brewfest, and partnered with the City of Elk Grove to move the venue from its previous location, the Old Town Plaza, to Elk Grove Regional Park this year.
Important to note, Beers In Sac also partnered with the City of Refuge, which is an organization that supports marginalized, and at-risk communities. Their mission is to empower individuals with, “the ability to create a personal transformation that will lead to a healthy and thriving community.”
The most epic experience of all was seeing people unite together for a common cause, which benefits the community at large in a fun and safe way.
“Beers in Sac is humbled and proud to have offered a night filled with love for our community, bringing people together and supporting a great cause (City of Refuge Sacramento)-Misty Alafranji, Co-Owner of Beers In Sac
Elk Grove Tribune
Elk Grove Tribune was a proud sponsor of the 2022 Elk Grove Brewfest. Prior to the event, EGT hosted a giveaway for tickets to the event along with some additional swag. The winner of the EGT and Beers In Sac collaboration giveaway was Elk Grove resident, Emily Gong.
Additionally, EGT had a booth and gave away Elk Grove Tribune sunglasses to attendees. Thank you to Beers In Sac for your partnership and the City of Elk Grove for your support of Elk Grove Tribune!
We had such a blast at this year’s Elk Grove Brewfest and already looking forward to next year!