Local Brews Front and Center at Capitol Beer Fest

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Sacramento Beer Week culminated Sunday with the Capitol Beer Fest, transforming Capitol Mall into a beer garden.

Attendees obviously love the craft brews on tap, but that’s not the only reason the event was a success.

“(It’s) giving the smaller guys a shot to go up against the bigger guys, so we enjoy seeing the big lines for the smaller breweries,” BeersInSac.com co-founder Ted Rozalski said.

The event featured craft breweries from all over the country, and more than 20 from our area.

“What’s unique about Knee Deep is that we are making very huge heavy IPA’s, very well balanced. IPAs are the latest craze now,” John Ziegler said. His brewery, Knee Deep, is based in Auburn.

Craft beer’s popularity has grown exponentially in recent years, especially in Sacramento.

“Good, local, craft beers grown here in Sacramento or the greater Sacramento area, and people want to get behind something small and organic and embrace it and watch it grow,” BeersInSac.com co-counder Scott Scoville said.

Attendance numbers for this year’s Beer Fest have yet to be released.

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