Inaugural Brew Street Event Takes Over Handle District Streets
Runnin’ for Rhett Non-Profit partners with DBI Beverage to create a 6-hour street festival
Sacramento, California - Runnin’ for Rhett, in partnership with DBI Beverage, is creating a new event, called Brew Street on Saturday, October 13 from 2-8 p.m. Brew Street will replace the extremely successful Street Pub fall event of the last three years that raised over $200,000 for the non-profit. This event will be in and supported by The Handle District at 18th & Capitol and will extend one block in each direction, allowing for a crowd of over 20,000 to enjoy 60+ taps of craft beer from 21st Amendment Brewery, Drake’s Brewing Company, Heretic Brewing Company, and Saint Archer Brewing Company. During the one day event, 250 volunteers from Runnin’ for Rhett will work to raise money for the non-profit as they continue their mission to inspire people to “Move Into Life.” The Sacramento community is called to help this event sell over 20,000 pints of beer and raise over $100,000 for the Runnin’ for Rhett Youth Fitness Program.
Runnin’ for Rhett’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Randy Seevers said, “Through the generous efforts of the four breweries and DBI, our Runnin’ for Rhett volunteers are poised to raise enough money to fund nearly 3,500 additional students through our after school youth fitness program. We’re looking to have our largest fall season in the program’s history, with over 80 schools and 3,500 students running a 5K in December -- all for FREE. We are so inspired by that vision of more students than ever moving into life and running because they can!”
WHEN: Saturday, October 13, 2 - 8 p.m.
WHERE: Handle District - Midtown, 1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento
ADMISSION: Free for all ages
About Runnin’ for Rhett
Runnin’ for Rhett was founded in 2007 by Randy & Beth Seevers in loving memory of their son, Rhett. Rhett was born with severe cerebral palsy, which prevented him from performing all of the physical activities other children were able to do -- running, playing sports, even walking. As the one-year anniversary of Rhett’s death approached, Beth began training for her first half marathon. Running was her way of keeping Rhett’s memory alive. The following year, she asked friends and family to run with her in honor of Rhett, and from there the Runnin’ for Rhett training program was born. Since 2005, more than 3,000 people have trained to run races locally and throughout California. Profits from the training program and other event fundraisers go directly to Runnin’ for Rhett’s Youth Fitness Program, a seven-week after school program taking place in both the spring and fall. Since 2010, Runnin’ for Rhett has awarded grants valued at $646,000 to over 25,000 Sacramento area students.
About DBI Beverage
DBI Beverage is the largest beer distributor in Northern California. From selling local craft beers to sponsoring events and supporting local charities, DBI Beverage is ingrained in the community. DBI Beverage has supported Runnin’ for Rhett for several years focusing on promoting responsible alcoholic consumption.
About 21st Amendment Brewery
Around the turn of the 20th century, in the year 1900, there were thousands of small breweries operating across America. When Freccia and O’Sullivan were researching old San Francisco breweries (trying to find a cool name for their new brewery), what really made an impact was the discovery that there were about 40 breweries operating just within the city limits of San Francisco (by comparison, today there are eight with a population more than double what it was in 1900). They realized that the brewery captured the essence of the neighborhoods of San Francisco. They were the local gathering places. Places to exchange ideas, debate politics and philosophy. Places for families to come together on weekends. Places that provided something unique—hand crafted beer that was different at every brewery and that defined the taste of a neighborhood. In 1920, Prohibition wiped out this culture and put the “local” out of business. For 13 years, social interaction was largely driven underground, to the speakeasies, where regular citizens became a nation of outlaws. But with the passage of the 21st Amendment, repealing Prohibition, we, as a society, were able to begin the slow climb back to reclaiming the essence of the neighborhood gathering place. At the 21st Amendment, they celebrate the culture of the great breweries of old, making unique, hand crafted beers, great food, and providing a comfortable, welcoming atmosphere that invites conversation, interaction and a sense of community.
About Drake’s Brewing Company
Drake’s Brewing Co. is an independent craft brewery located in San Leandro, Calif., that has been dedicated to bringing people together over great beer since 1989. Quietly situated in its gritty warehouse environs, Drake’s has become known over the years for consistently producing a wide variety of hop-forward craft beers. From the groundbreaking 1500 Pale Ale to innovative creations like the Denogginizer Double IPA, and a growing collection of artisan barrel-aged and sour beers, the brewery’s commitment to quality and integrity shines through in every beer. As one of the original craft breweries in the Bay Area, Drake’s is dedicated to supporting its community first and working tirelessly to bring its brand of quality beer to more people.
About Heretic Brewing Company
Heretic’s motto is simple: “Ordinary beer is boring; don’t drink it.” They encourage consumers to embrace their inner heretic and push the boundaries of beer flavors. Based out of Fairfield, Heretic is crazy about beer and passionate about making it. Wanna be a heretic too? Come check out all they have to offer at Brew Street!
About Saint Archer Brewing Company
Saint Archer was founded on a unique strain of creative talent. World-class brewers. Artists and musicians. Professional surfers, skateboarders, and snowboarders... All coming together with passion and dedication to express our one true love: great, crafted beer.