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

Women in brewing

Most beer drinkers are not aware that in the early years most of the brewing was done by women. While researching the history of beer on the internet, I stumbled across some interesting reading about Ninkasi. Long before founders Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge agreed to name their Eugene, Oregon [...]

By | March 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Brewers Association reports more good news for the craft beer community

The Brewers Association released the 2014 Year in Review report yesterday and the craft beer numbers are quite impressive. Before I share some of the numbers released, I want to mention that the Brewers Association is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers. The following are [...]

By | December 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Update on Moonlight Brewing Company’s Santa Rosa taproom plans

Fans of Moonlight Brewing Co. will have to wait longer for the opening of its taproom in its new brewing facility in Santa Rosa. Owner Brian Hunt hoped almost a year ago to open up his new location at 3350 Coffey Lane, but he has experienced delays moving into the [...]

By | September 26th, 2014|0 Comments

Lagunitas thinking expansion – again

With brewery #2 less than a week in operation, Lagunitas is already looking forward to brewery #3. And maybe even #4.

By | April 1st, 2014|0 Comments

How much do you spend per hour on beer?

Americans drop nearly $9.5 million per hour on beer. Are you doing your part?

By | March 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Economic Development Board puts beer on the map

EDB offers interactive online map of Sonoma County's beer, cider, and spirits producers.

By | February 4th, 2014|1 Comment

Big in Japan(ese): Sonoma breweries get attention in ex-pat press

Local breweries get attention in publication aimed at immigrant community.

By | January 15th, 2014|0 Comments

Pliny the Younger is being born right now

Production starts on the much-sought-after Pliny the Elder from Russian River.

By | January 3rd, 2014|4 Comments

California leads nation in beer-centric economic activity

California tops the nation in economic activity related to beer.

By | December 18th, 2013|3 Comments

Pliny the Younger release dates set

Russian River announces Pliny the Younger release for Feb. 7, 2014.

By | December 3rd, 2013|4 Comments

In beer, big is really BIG

As excited as we can all get about craft brew, it is humbling to realize just how small a part of the overall beer market it really is. Two reports published in the last week cast that into sharp relief. First, a market report by beverage accountants Frank, [...]

By | November 20th, 2013|1 Comment

More on Beer, Cider, and Spirits conference

Beer business is booming, but the age of the lager is fading, Lagunitas founder tells first ever Sonoma County Beer, Cider, and Spirits conference.

By | November 13th, 2013|3 Comments

Will Big Beer get bigger?

Is Anheuser-Busch really on the hunt to acquire rival MillerCoors?

By | October 29th, 2013|0 Comments

Sonoma County Beer, Cider, and Spirits conference takes shape

Lineup set for first ever conference on Sonoma County's booming artisan beverage industry.

By | October 25th, 2013|4 Comments