Pop-Ups, Pints and Groundbreaker Q&As

Our panels and interviews with California’s Groundbreakers are held regularly in great venues around town. They get to talk about what they’re doing for approximately 45 minutes with one of our great interviewers/moderators. Then you get to take the microphone and ask them the specific, burning questions of your choice for another 30 minutes. Mingling and noshing starts afterward.   

And we record all our events as audio podcasts -- listen to our lineup so far on Soundcloud and on iTunes

our regular mix of events


Get more involved in the city, county and state you live in by coming to listen to people working in the areas you want to know more about – arts, agriculture, the economy, the environment, the future of drones or self-driving cars, and so on. They won’t be luncheons at Sheraton Ballroom C – we’re holding them after-work at great venues around the region where both the speakers and the audience can sit with a craft beer or cocktail, loosen their ties, and talk frankly, informally and in-depth about the topic at hand.

Listen to a sampler: The podcast of our "Future of California's Craft Beer" discussion at The Barn September 15


We’re bringing “sexy” back to policy and political issues.  Our “Policy and a Pint” events focus on the hot local and state legislative topics of today, and we hold them at some of Sacramento’s best hotspots – the craft breweries that make this region a top draw (wineries and eateries, too). Listen to key people from Capitol Mall talk about what they’re doing, along with POVs from others involved in policymaking, as you kick back with a sour, saison, stout or another favorite beer on tap.

Listen to a sampler: The podcast of our "Pot Is Legal . . . Now What?" panel at Ruhstaller on January 11


Find out about the latest changes and innovations happening all over the state from the people who are making them. Listen to the CEO of an innovative company, a top chef making waves in the foodie community, the leader of a dynamic organization, a local celebrity bringing the spotlight to Sacramento among others. We aim to make the venue fit the topic, so you’ll be seeing these Groundbreaker interviews in a mix of places -- anywhere from a downtown rooftop, to a warehouse-turned-art gallery, to a flower-covered field in the Central Valley. Hear about the changes happening in the places where they’re actually happening. 

Listen to a sampler: The podcast of our second "Food for Thought" panel with "empire builders" Chris Jarosz and Garrett Van Vleck at the CLARA Auditorium on August 1