CRAFT BEER BLOG

Small Businesses Join Forces to Raise Funds for Sonoma County Fire Relief

Small Businesses Join Forces to Raise Funds for Sonoma County Fire Relief

The horrific fires of 2017 will be forever talked about, years down the road. But as we Sonoma natives go on about our lives, whether we lost our homes, were displaced, or were spared we go on about our lives with the constant reminder from […]

5 Sonoma Breweries Wine Lovers Should Visit

For as long as people have been drinking beer and wine, beer has been regarded the inferior beverage. Wine is “classy,” it takes time to craft and age, a refined palate to appreciate, and is often paired with fine food. Beer is less expensive, often […]

Current Changes with Ratebeer.com – What Does it Mean for Craft Breweries and Craft Drinkers?

Last October Anheuser-Busch InBev acquired a minority stake in the popular consumer rating/review website RateBeer.com. This acquisition has raised a lot of questions and controversy around special interest and conflict of interest among breweries and press. There have been a lot of streams on Facebook […]

Russian River Brewing Company Broke Ground in Windsor!

WOOT! I am beyond excited for two reasons: I can imagine how important this moment is for Natalie and Vinnie Cilurzo, opening their new brewery completely, 100% on their own without investors, and also, this is less than one mile from my house! I’ll just […]

A Few Awesome Beer, Wine, and Food Events Happening in Sonoma County

Food + Wine Dinner Series: Trione Vineyards & Winery welcomes food and wine lovers to an intimate dinner series held on May 13th and 14th from 6-8:30pm. The winery features estate library wines and new releases paired with a farm-to-table menu prepared by local chefs […]

Craft Beer in South Western Montana

Craft Beer in South Western Montana

  On a recent trip with a dear friend, I managed to visit all of the breweries in and around Butte, Montana. Just before that I had reached my 500th unique brewery with my husband. We enjoy  traveling around to the different breweries when we […]

Local Food, Wine, and Craft Beer Events in Sonoma County

Just because the rain won’t let up doesn’t mean that should keep you inside! There are so many great events coming up in April and May in Sonoma, here are a few you should put on your radar. APRIL EVENTS St. Florian’s Brewery hosts Trivia […]

Sip on a Cold One While Soaking up the Sunshine this Season

Sip on a Cold One While Soaking up the Sunshine this Season

8 Sonoma County Breweries to Hangout at this Season This time of year marks the start of the seasons we in Sonoma County all know and love – the days are cool, the sun shines to keep us warm, the grass and mountainsides are green, […]

Bombers, Crowlers & Growlers: How to Take Your Favorite Craft Brews Home

Since the dawn of beer, there’s been many ways to serve and store the beloved brew. In historic descriptions of beer drinking, beer was served from communal bowls and ceramic pots. Medieval monks in Europe stored beer in barrels and, after years of trial and error […]

IPA 10K and Beer Mile Invitational – Running with Beer? Yep!

On April 15th (just before tax day!) forget about your tax wows and head to the Barlow for the inaugural IPA 10K and Beer Mile Invitational in Sebastopol. This event is put on by Destination Races, the half marathon race experts who started the Wine […]