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 the smell of burnt wood and metal and the devastation… Read More Small Businesses Join Forces to Raise Funds for Sonoma County Fire Relief
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 where people are sharing concerns about what will happen to… Read More Current Changes with Ratebeer.com – What Does it Mean for Craft Breweries and Craft Drinkers?
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 Nights: The third Thursday of each month at the brewery in… Read More Local Food, Wine, and Craft Beer Events in Sonoma County
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, and the sky is blue… what could be better? A… Read More Sip on a Cold One While Soaking up the Sunshine this Season
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 and shattered glass, it was first bottled in glass in… Read More Bombers, Crowlers & Growlers: How to Take Your Favorite Craft Brews Home
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 Country Half Marathon in the heart of Dry Creek and… Read More IPA 10K and Beer Mile Invitational – Running with Beer? Yep!
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 Frontier. Sonoma County breweries came in full force with new… Read More SF Beer Week – A Huge Success!
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 and, of course, loads of fantastic beers. To celebrate their… Read More Fogbelt Celebrates Third Birthday!
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 tell all of our friends how excited we are for… Read More Pliny the Younger – More Exciting than Santa Claus
I’ve got you covered. I hunted down the 3 breweries in Sonoma County that are hosting an epic New Year’s Eve bash: comedy, music, games, food, pairings… what could be better?! Not much 🙂 Stay close to home and visit Cooperage Brewing for music and food, Barrel Brothers for comedy, and Fogbelt Brewing for comedy… Read More Need Something Fun to do on New Year’s Eve?