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 comes in a can, and you can find it anywhere.… Read More 5 Sonoma Breweries Wine Lovers Should Visit
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?
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 have to figure in a nice walk before going there… Read More Russian River Brewing Company Broke Ground in Windsor!
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 of Peloton Culinary & Catering. This is a 3-4 course… Read More A Few Awesome Beer, Wine, and Food Events Happening in Sonoma County
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!
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 pairings, educational seminars with brewers and brewery owners, sensory seminars… Read More Drink Up, it’s Time for SF Beer Week
Just in time for Fall: Sonoma County Style Comfort Food and Full Bodied Wheat Beer- Perfect Pairing: Modern Times Unfortunate Islands. It’s a delightful combo!!! Another great pairing is the Double Aught Pilsner from Bear Republic. The sweetness of the wheat or the Pilsner brings out the sweetness of the coconut nectar and is well… Read More Roasted Cauliflower Salad + Hoppy Wheat Beer or Pils
Big Island Brewhaus On a rainy drive back from Hilo to Kona we decided to take a detour and hit the big Island Brewhaus. The Overbourd IPA we had picked up from the market across from where we are staying and fell in love. Unlike a traditional “Brewhaus” this place is Santa Cruz meets Jamaica… Read More Big Island Brewhaus
With the painful process of searching and buying a home behind us, we are excited to be making our new home our very own! One of the greatest things about our new home is that after a long day of work, we can walk two minutes to the bowling alley for a pint of Racer… Read More Craft beer + Bowling = A Good New Home Celebration