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Friday Food: 8th Annual Art of Beer to Celebrate Craft Beer & Fine Art

Listen: Lindsey Nelson with The Art of Beer and Chris Barnum-Dann, Owner & Executive Chef of Localis Art of Beer Invitational Celebrates Craft Beer & Fine Art on January 24

More than 35 Top Breweries to be Showcased at Eighth Annual Event

The eighth annual Art of Beer Invitational will highlight more than 35 of the nation’s premier breweries, predominantly those on the West Coast, on January 24 at the McClellan Conference Center in McClellan Park. The Sacramento festival of craft beer, cuisine and fine art will benefit Make-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada, with the goal of raising enough funds to grant a wish in full for a local child.

The Art of Beer

The Beer

Attendees will enjoy unlimited four-ounce pours from the participating breweries, including the Sacramento region’s Urban Roots, Moksa, King Cong, and DarkHeart brewing, as well as others from outside the area including BareBottle, Temescal, Revision, Rare Barrel and Modern Times. Art of Beer is known for its “pop-up pours,” surprise pours of beers throughout the night from exclusive breweries or industry icons.

“We work hard to ensure a diverse selection of breweries for our guests that is increasingly more exciting, year over year,” said Rawi Nanakul, Founding Director and Beer Director of the Art of Beer Invitational. “We invite participants based on their contributions to the beer industry, their creativity, and their passion for community.”

To view the full beer list,

The Food

Select breweries are paired with top local restaurants to create food pairing samples, that enhance attendees’ beer tasting experience. The 2020 event will feature food pairings from Husick’s Taphouse, Localis, Origami Asian Grill, Urban Roots Brewery & Smokehouse and more.

“We look to elevate the beer-tasting experience for our attendees, by curating small bites that immaculately pair with favorite beers from our sponsoring breweries,” said Nanakul.

Attendees will also enjoy samples from other vendors, including Preservation & Co., The Officer’s Club, Pizza Guys and Cypress Grove Cheese.

The Art

Since its inception in 2011, Art of Beer has raised more than $20,000 for local nonprofit organizations. Each participating brewery will donate beer-inspired art pieces that are displayed as part of a silent auction at the event. 100 percent of the silent auction proceeds benefitMake-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevada.The event will also include a community art gallery featuring works for sale by renowned regional artists, and local artisans, in partnership with River City Marketplace, will be selling their wares. A portion of the proceeds from all sales will benefit the nonprofit, as well.

“We are proud to partner with Art of Beer and benefit from an event that brings our community together to help grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses,” saidMake-A-Wish® Northeastern & Central California and Northern Nevadain a statement.

Tickets for the Art of Beer Invitational are on sale now. VIP tickets, which include an additional hour and a half of event time plus access to special beer, are $70. General Admission tickets are $60. Designated Driver and Group Tickets are also available. To purchase tickets, visit

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