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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SF Beer Week – A Huge Success!

Brewers made the trek from all over Northern California to pour their beers at the opening gala for SF Beer Week in San Francisco. Mayor Ed Lee was there to lead media and bloggers in a toast with the SF Brewers Guild Collaboration Ale: New […]

Fogbelt Celebrates Third Birthday!

Big Brewery Birthday Bash Coming Up in Santa Rosa Fogbelt Brewing Company turns three this year, and the Santa Rosa brewery certainly have a lot to cheer to: a series of great events, an ever busy taproom, a phenomenal chef serving up seasonally inspired dishes […]

Pliny the Younger – More Exciting than Santa Claus

Pliny the Younger – More Exciting than Santa Claus

It’s “Younger” Time!! Pliny the Younger is to beer loving adults like Santa Claus is to children under 10. We make our plans for the day or days we will wait in line, make lists of what we will bring to occupy our time, and […]

Drink Up, it’s Time for SF Beer Week

Drink Up, it’s Time for SF Beer Week

SF Beer week is one of my favorite times of the year; it’s my birthday and I get to enjoy copious amounts of amazing beers from all across the Bay Area and beyond. Beer week is an action packed week filled with beer dinners, beer […]