When the heat in Sacramento soars, you need to go to the Midtown beer garden known as Der Biergarten. Channel 13 news talks to Jarrett Derfield the manager of this great place to cool off on a hot day!
Sacramento, California, September 16, 2020 — For the past two years, Der Biergarten has celebrated Oktoberfest in Sacramento with a traditional outdoor festival with 4,000+ people, but as the world faces a pandemic, they have gotten creative and will go virtual this year.
The theme of this year’s festival is COVID-2020 Virtual Oktoberfest and it will be live on Saturday, September 26th at 7:00pm. They will go live on various social media platforms with German music and footage from Oktoberfest in Germany.
Der Biergarten has planned to celebrate this festival virtually online with an Oktoberfest Covid Party Kit. They have specifically designed an Oktoberfest COVID Party Kit for this event. Each kit contains a 5-liter HB Oktoberfest mini keg, 3-Underberg bottles, 2-Pretzels, 2-1 liter HB Oktoberfest glasses, and 2- Oktoberfest bandanas.
“If we can’t physically gather in Midtown Sacramento, then we will virtually gather and enjoy some great beer and German fun!” said Sean Derfield, the owner of Der Biergarten and organizer of the Midtown yearly festival.
You can purchase an Oktoberfest COVID Party Kit in advance through the link below. All pre-purchased kits will be available for pick-up at Der Biergarten 9/18-9/25. You MUST BE 21 and MUST HAVE ID when picking up your kit. ID MUST MATCH credit card transaction.
All the details are available to see at this link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/der-biergarten-sacramento-presents-oktoberfest-covid-2020-tickets-117618495085
Der Biergarten is Sacramento’s spot to come and socialize over some great German beer and light German fare. This Midtown Sacramento beer lover’s spot is a twist on the traditional German beer garden. It’s authentically German in its extensive beer selection and light German food menu, with 32 beers on draft and sausages from great German butchers.
ABC Channel 10 stops by Der Biergarten to give ways on how to beat the heat!
Need to keep cool in the Sacramento Heat? Sacramento’s original beer garden, Der Biergarten in Midtown Sacramento is the place to do just that. With retractable shades, misters and frozen beer it is the place to stay cool in the summer heat.Great German beer and food as well as it is 100% dog friendly.
Fox 40 stopping by to see us and talk with us and the SPCA about our new beer for dogs, Bowser Beer. A Dog friendly beer for your pup as well as 32 beers on draft for you. Great German food and rotating beers are always pouring.
Story about Der Biergarten in Midtown when construction started
Der Biergarten in Midtown Sacramento – pre construction
Midtown has a new home for foam at Der Biergarten, the long-delayed open-air beer destination that served up its first official brews over the weekend at 24th and K streets.
Local hopheads can try one of 32 draft beers and munch from a food menu of sausages, hot dogs, pretzels, salads and “Belgies”—ham sandwiches on waffles brimming with esoteric extras like mustard, cream cheese or chipotle raspberry sauce. Visitors order from a tap house and kitchen converted by owner Sean Derfield from industrial-size shipping containers, and gather at rows of communal tables or among the boisterous, streetside crowd framed by heavy redwood rails.
And while the place thrums with couples and groups (and even some of their dogs; the establishment is pooch-friendly) from happy hour to closing time, Der Biergarten is both scene and sanctuary for true beer believers of any (legal) age. The selections split evenly between classic German offerings and excellent West Coast brews; one-liter steins of Hofbrau Dunkel and Weihenstephaner share table space with tall, blooming glasses of golden Erdinger and svelte, sumptuous pints of Black Butte Porter from Deschutes Brewery in Oregon.
Choice beer picks include the Alt-Bier from Redlands-based Hangar 24 Brewery as well as Der Biergarten’s house blonde ale crafted by Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka and Buffalo Lager from Sacramento’s own New Helvetia Brewing Co. On the food side, the decadent DerFinator—a cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped, BBQ sauce-doused hot dog delivered on a bun slathered with cream cheese, red onions and Der Biergarten’s “secret garlic sauce”—is a must for meat-lovers, while vegetarians won’t go hungry with options like the hearty pretzel (served with mustard and cheese sauce) or cucumber salad with vinegar and dill dressing.
Der Biergarten is open seven days a week from 3 p.m.-10 p.m., weather permitting (“If it’s raining we are closed,” its website announces up front). Browse the full beer list and more atbeergardensacramento.com. For more on the local beer scene, pick up the February/March issue of Sactown Magazine for our complete Beer Lover’s Guide to Sacramento. Find a location near you here.
Article released in Sacramento State Hornet newspaper.
Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 12:00 am
Der Biergarten, opening up on the corner of 24th and K streets in Midtown, has promise to be a unique eatery Sacramento has not yet to seen.
Sean Derfield, owner of the River City Saloon,has been developing the idea since 2011 when he decided to build a German-themed beer house in the European open-air fashion.
Derfield said the new beer house will resemble San Francisco’s Proxy, a model of urban planning that demonstrates how a business can be successful by transforming underused areas like empty lots.
“It’s a beer garden that Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom came up with,” Derfield said. “(Proxy) used cargo containers for the architecture, and I thought, ‘What a great idea.’”
Thomas Roth, property manager of the plot agreed to the project because he thought it was such an interesting plan.
“This is a major corner in Sacramento,” Roth said. “The city is not used to shipping containers for buildings. It’s going to be great.”
But the project has been anything but easy to accomplish. Derfield said he has hit his share of speed bumps, mostly because of the use of the open cargo containers.
“Our plans kept getting kicked back with the city and health department, saying we couldn’t do this, couldn’t do that,” Derfield said. “Every time we objected to something, they had a different excuse.”
The plans to open before summer were delayed and Derfield was forced to open the exposed garden right before winter.
“It turns out that if you’re the first one to do something like this, they have to absolutely make sure it’s getting done right,” Derfield said.
One of the most exciting things about Der Biergarten is that it of only two beer gardens in Sacramento. Low Brau, located on 20th Street, opened last November.
Local restaurateurs, like Golden Bear’s executive chef, Matthew Brown, have also shown support and are anxiously waiting for the new beer garden to open.
“Everybody over here is excited and just waiting for it to open so they can check it out,” Brown said.
The garden will include concession style food, an open porch to sit and foosball and ping-pong tables.
“It’s an urban beer garden,” Derfield said. “It’s not traditional, we won’t be walking around in lederhosen.”
Derfield said the most important part of the business is its unique drafts.
“All the beer we are going to have you can’t just get at the bar down the street,” Derfield said. “We’ll have local favorites like Track 7 and New Helvetia, Pliny the Elder is a hot one too.”
Der Biergarten certainly promises to be something Sacramentans have not quite seen, especially for a traditional beer hall with an urban twist.
Although there has not been a specific opening date, those interested can go to www.beergardensacramento.com for more information.
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