101 North Brewing Company has two newsworthy debuts to kick off 2016. First, the 2015 Sonoma County Home Brewers Competition winning recipe will be released on Saturday, January 16th at TAPS Beer Company & Kitchen in Petaluma. The Mojo Chocolate Stout, originally home brewed by Joe Monostori and Jerimiah Konen, was voted the number one home brew among more than 60 entries at last May’s first annual competition. Their grand prize was an opportunity to brew their recipe on a much larger scale in collaboration with brewers at 101 North Brewing Company. Monostori, Konen and the 101 North Brewing Company team will all be at TAPS for the official beer launch at 2pm.

The other debut 101 North Brewing Company is excited about is the opening of a taproom at the current brewery located at 1304 Scott St. in Petaluma. John Lilienthal, Regional Sales Manager, told me he expects the taproom to be open in early February. “It’s all happening! Taproom progress in motion. 2016 is going to be a good year,” was posted on 101 North’s official Facebook page on January 4th.

-Peter Lopez Jr.