Sacramento Beer Week’s largest event, Capitol Beer Fest, is just two days away on March 9, 2014. As long-time supporters of Capitol Beer Fest’s host, Runnin’ for Rhett, as well as a bunch of avid beer drinkers, we at Rad Kro couldn’t be more excited to attend.
R4R is a local non-profit organization founded by Randy and Beth Seevers after the unexpected and devastating death of their son Rhett, who passed away on March 13th, 2004. R4R is committed to letting Rhett’s story inspire those who feel defeated and encourage our community to “step into life” through fitness and education programs. This year’s Spring Youth Fitness Program, which provides nutrition and fitness education to local youths, begins on March 17, 2014, with more than $44,000 raised by R4R going toward 26 local schools to the benefit of 1,700 kids. All proceeds from Capitol Beer Fest go to R4R to fund its Youth Fitness Program in the future.
The fourth annual installment of this Beer Week tradition has moved this year from its previous Cal Expo venue to an outdoor stretch in downtown Sacramento on Capitol Mall between 4th and 7th streets. Randy Seevers, executive director of R4R, anticipates up to 4,500 attendees at this year’s event, more than a 20% increase over last year’s crowd. The organization has already produced 288 volunteers to assist attendees, with so much interest that they have actually started to have to turn away some volunteers. With the well-documented flourishing craft beer market in the Sacramento area, the success of this event is no surprise.
We strongly encourage anyone with a love for beer and a heart for this great cause to attend. Attendees will be able to sample beers from over 100 breweries across California and beyond, as well as try a wide variety of local food from a fleet of food trucks at the event. Additionally, restaurants and bars in the area are well prepared for the expected rush of patrons at the 5 pm end of the event. Don’t worry about transportation or parking: Designated Driver tickets are available for the event at only $10, there will be plenty of free valet bike parking, there is a light rail stop right near the site of the event, and for those who are driving, there are garages at 300 and 400 N Street offering all-day parking for only $5.
Advanced tickets are still available online for $40 each, or you can purchase tickets at the entrance on the day of the event for $45. We hope to see you there. Please drink responsibly!