2023 CA Craft Beer Summit Welcome Reception

These photos were taken Monday, March 20 at Drake’s The Barn, where they hosted the 2023 California Craft Beer Summit Welcome Reception, sponsored by Strategic Tax Planning. The event featured beer, food, games, a DJ, and the opportunity to network and meet up with old friends. The first few photos were taken when we checked into the Safe Credit Union Convention Center prior to the reception.

I drove up to Sacramento Monday morning/afternoon with me friend Tomm Carroll, world-renowned BJCP judge, beer writer, and beer hoarder. Before checking into the hotel we checked into the summit to get our badges, and Tomm wanted to drop off a pile of Beer Paper LA for summit attendees before heading over to The Barn.

The Barn is a Drake’s Brewing taproom and restaurant located on a two-acre community gathering spot along the river in West Sacramento’s Bridge District.

It was a little brisk out, but there were heaters and fires available to help take the chill off. Needless to say, there were lots of Drake’s brews available, as well as probably 25 beers from different breweries around California; there was pretty much something for everyone as far as beer was concerned.

For food there were appetizers ranging from cheese and grapes, to pizza and salad, to all the fixings to create s’mores. There were a couple cornhole boards set up which several people were taking advantage of.

It was a very fun event which made for a great opportunity to visit with old friends as well as making new ones, and it gave the sponsors, Strategic Tax Planning, an opportunity to meet with potential clients before the main expo began on Tuesday.

It was a fun event and pretty much signaled what we should expect over the next two days. Cheers!

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