Winterfest 2015


With more than 80 craft beer varieties, 30 kinds of wine, and food samples from such popular spots as California Pizza Kitchen, the Porch and Dad’s Kitchen (to name a few), Winterfest 2015 should be a lively way to kick-start the weekend and shake off the winter blahs. Now in its fourth year, this fun event will be held Friday, Jan. 16 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Red Lion Woodlake Hotel in Sacramento. Brewers on tap include Rubicon, Hangar 24 and Lagunitas; vintners include Carvalho, Merlo Family and Vino Noceto. Live music will accompany the munching and mingling, and it’s for a good cause, too: Proceeds benefit the local non-profit Runnin’ for Rhett Foundation.

For those who want to make a night of it, the Red Lion is offering discounted rooms for attendees. For an even better bargain, go as a designated driver: It’s only $5.

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What: 4th Annual Winterfest Beer and Wine Social
When: Friday, Jan. 16 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with VIP hour from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.; general admission doors open at 7 p.m.
Where: Red Lion Woodlake Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, 500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento
Cost: $65 VIP; $40 general admission; $5 designated drivers