BeerFest 2008
'A Celebration of All Things Beer'
Took place Saturday May 31, 2008
from 2 PM - 5 PM
Sudwerk Brewery

2001 Second Street in Davis

Buy a ticket.

Show your ID.

Get your wrist band.

Get a beer.

Enjoy your beer.

Buy a raffle ticket.

Get some more beer.

Get some sausage.

Enjoy some more beer.

Enjoy the band.

Have another beer.

These are some of the activities enjoyed at this fun event.

  • Tasting handcrafted beers from Northern and Central California.
  • Touring the Sudwerk Brewery.
  • Winning one or more of our many fantastic raffle items.
  • Enjoying contemporary cuisine from Nugget Market complimenting the available brews.
  • Learning the secrets from area brewmasters.
  • Receiving a commemorative beer mug just for attending.
  • Listening to the music of Davis' own "A Little Slice of Heaven"

  • CWC thanks everyone who made BeerFest 2008 such a success

    "Stout" category (primary sponsors):

    Sudwerk Restaurant & Brewery (donating venue, equipment, staff support, pizza and lots of beer)

    Nugget Markets (donating delicious sausages for all)

    "Hefeweizen" category (major sponsors):
    Home Instead Senior Care Rumsey Community Fund

    "Pilsner" category:

    Abbey Road Press
    Davis ACE Hardware
    Attorney Bill Kopper
    Lewis Homes/Cannery Park
    Michael & Sheila Lewis
    Talbott Solar & Radiant Homes
    University Retirement Community

    Special thanks to:
    The Avid Reader
    Massage Envy
    The Wardrobe
    Dean Hibbard Williams

    Thanks also to the businesses and agencies who donated materials, services, and food:
    Broward Construction Davis Waste Removal
    Woodstock's Pizza

    The CWC BeerFest Committee:
    Maria Acuna-Feldman (Coordinator)
    Judy Anderson (Publicity)
    Bill Hall ("Parking King")
    Suzanne Hall (Raffle)
    Chris Hatfield (food service)
    Jim Hutchinson (security & tickets)
    Michael Lewis (Beer!)
    Jane Millett (Food service)
    Jay Prahl (Beer!)
    Mary Ann Smith (Raffle)
    Walt Sykes (parking)
    Peter Shack (security & purser)

    The BeerFest support crew included CWC staffers:
    Diane Bamforth
    Venetia Cotter
    Cheri Kerr
    Ellie Slaven
    Ken Wagstaff

    CWC is indebted to our splendid community volunteers, who helped with everything from traffic and parking to security, the raffle, and clean-up:
    Mary Colburn
    Renee Cooper
    Bob Dowling
    Ron Hoppes
    Pat Hutchinson
    Vic and Mary Ann Jung
    Vee and Rick Kaufman
    Sheila Lewis
    Robert Lewis
    Steve (the Tower) Millett
    Leo Signoretti
    Craig Smith
    Hibbard Williams
    Lance Davis
    Russell Pullman
    Dean Simeroth
            and the students of Michael Lewis' Master Brewers Program

    Thanks to the many Breweries and Beer Distributes who contributed so many fine brews.

    Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
    Anheuser-Busch Inc.
    Avery Brewing Company
    Bear Republic Brewery
    Big Sky Brewing Company
    Black Diamond Brewing Co.
    Blue Frog Grog & Grill
    Boston Beer Company
    Brew It Up
    Bridgeport Brewing Company
    Capitol Coors Brewery
    Deschutes Brewery
    Firestone & Walker Brewing Co.
    Fox Barrel Cider Company
    Full Sail Brewing Co.
    Pilsner Urquell
    Hoppy Brewing Company
    Lagunitas Brewing Company
    Moosehead (Canada)
    Moylan's Brewery
    New Belgium Brewing
    North Coast
    Redhook Woodinville Brewery
    Rubicon Brewing Co.
    Sacramento Brewing Co.
    Sierra Nevada Brewery
    Stone Brewing Company
    Sudwerk Brewery
    Trumer Braueri
    DBI Distributors
    Justin Seibold Saccari
    V. Santoni

    Finally CWC thanks all who attended the BeerFest. Your support makes CWC's work possible.

The featured band was Custom Neon

Custom Neon is a Sacramento area band whose repertoire includes classic rock and rock 'n' roll favorites from the 60's, 70's, 80's, and 90's.

Custom Neon became a performing group in early 2001 and has gathered a local following who like to listen and dance to classic rock favorites played by a good live band. Its members all have a long running interest and history in music.

Though performing the classic rock tunes have made Custom Neon gigs fun and exciting, the strength of this band rests on more than their song selection. Strong vocal harmonies and the added punch of the brass make the melodies additionally enjoyable. The band has also written several originals, giving their audiences the combined pleasure of enjoying classics and hearing something new.

To learn more about the band and hear some of their music click here.

For information on BeerFest 2007 click here