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Celebrating American Craft Beer Week in Beer Country

Around here it seems like it's always American Craft Beer Week, although the official week begins today and runs through May 22nd. We may see some breweries and taprooms run special promotions or events this week, but in the heart of Beer Country we've grown quite accustomed to taproom takeovers, [...]

By | May 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Lots of options for beer and food enthusiasts today

Have the day off and not sure what to do? I have three options, all taking place today. You can take a drive north for an epic beer festival, celebrate May Day with a craft brewery in Novato, or stay close to downtown Santa Rosa listening to music, while enjoying [...]

By | April 30th, 2016|1 Comment

Going bald for the cause

"Let's drink to the hero in all of us," is St. Florian's official tagline. St. Florian's invites the community to be heroes in raising money and awareness for childhood cancer on May 21st at the 5th Annual Windsor St. Baldrick's event. It will take place at St. Florian's Brewery, located [...]

By | April 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Plow Brewing Company to celebrate one year anniversary

Plow Brewing Company will celebrate their one year anniversary this Saturday, April 9th between 1pm and 7pm. There will be live music, food, and of course beer. Head Brewer/Owner Kevin Robinson built quite the resume with brewing positions at Lagunitas Brewing Company, Russian River Brewing Company and Speakeasy Ales. Kevin [...]

By | April 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Petaluma Hills Brewing Company’s Homebroots program

Petaluma Hills Brewing Company has launched a new program named the ‘Homebroots’ program. Homebroots is short for homebrew roots and is a reminder to Petaluma Hills owner JJ Jay of his homebrewing days dating back to 1991. In those days, brewing was a hobby for JJ. Now years later, you [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|0 Comments

Sonoma State University’s Craft Beer Appreciation Certificate Program

In the Fall of 2016, Sonoma State University will offer a Craft Beer Appreciation Certificate Program. The ten week program will give craft beer enthusiasts and industry members looking to expand their knowledge an opportunity to learn about the many aspects that make up the beer industry. Those of you [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Many craft brewers are thinking green on St. Patrick’s Day

Many craft breweries are thinking green this St. Patrick's Day. I'm not talking about the green food coloring in the beer type of green, but the cold hard cash type of green that has many craft brewery owners feeling the luck of the Irish. While many craft brewery owners insist [...]

By | March 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Third Street Aleworks celebrates their 20th Anniversary

Third Street Aleworks is the second brewery celebrating a twenty year anniversary in less than two weeks. Bear Republic had their celebration at the Healdsburg brew pub last Monday and Third Street Aleworks will have their celebration today, March 8th. The festivities will take place at the brew pub located [...]

By | March 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Grand opening party at HenHouse Brewing Company

HenHouse Brewing Company, founded in 2011, is in their words 'stoked' about the opening of their long awaited taproom. Longtime Sonoma County natives Scott Goyne, Shane Goepel and Collin McDonnell are the three man partnership that brought HenHouse Brewing to south Santa Rosa from it's original home in Petaluma. The [...]

By | March 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Bear Republic Brewing Company celebrates their 20th Anniversary

Bear Republic Brewing Company started as a company of four in 1995 and twenty years later has grown to a company with over 150 employees at two locations. The family owned business is now the 39th largest brewery in the United States. "We are excited to be celebrating twenty years. [...]

By | February 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Calling all Sonoma County home brewers

If you have a recipe you feel confident is amongst the best home brewed beers in the county consider signing up for the Second Annual Sonoma County Home Brewers Competition. The bragging rights of being named best home brewer in Sonoma County is an incentive, but the grand prize can [...]

By | February 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Locals finding ways to taste Pliny the Younger without the long wait

The 12th Annual release of Pliny the Younger will take place today, February 5th. The triple IPA made by Russian River Brewing Company will be available at the downtown Santa Rosa brewpub through February 18th. Long lines for entry into the pub are expected to form daily. Locals will tell [...]

By | February 5th, 2016|0 Comments

SF Beer Week kicks off today

The 8th Annual SF Beer Week presented by the San Francisco Brewers Guild begins today, January 22nd and concludes on Sunday, January 31st. The nine day celebration of craft beer in the bay area kicks off with a bang at the SF Beer Week Opening Gala from 6pm to 10pm [...]

By | January 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Interview with RateBeer Executive Director

Beer Country recently had an opportunity to chat with Joseph Tucker, RateBeer Executive Director, about the upcoming RateBeer Best Awards & Beer Festival. The two day event will take place on Saturday, January 30th and Sunday, January 31st. The Awards banquet will be held at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel [...]

By | January 10th, 2016|0 Comments

A whole lot brewing at 101 North Brewing Company

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, [...]

By | January 7th, 2016|0 Comments