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

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

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

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

California Craft Beer Summit & Showcase recap

The California Craft Brewers Association brought together brewers from all parts of the state for a memorable two day event that took place in Sacramento on September 11th and 12th. Homebrewers and beer geeks were invited to the California Craft Beer Summit and Showcase for an opportunity to meet their [...]

By | September 20th, 2015|0 Comments

29th Annual Beer in the Plaza is a family friendly event

This Saturday, September 12th Soroptomist International of Healdsburg presents the 29th Annual Beer in the Plaza, taking place in the Healdsburg Downtown Plaza. The family friendly event will take place between 2pm and 6pm. Craft beer drinkers over the age of twenty-one will be charged $50 for unlimited beer tastings, [...]

By | September 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Sonoma County Home Brewers Competition winner announced

The first annual Sonoma County Home Brewers Competition took place on Saturday, May 23rd at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building. Dozens of home brewers entered over 60 home brews vying for bragging rights of the best home brewer in Sonoma County. The grand prize winner will be brewing their winning [...]

By | May 24th, 2015|0 Comments

18th Annual Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff, Salsa & Beer Tasting

The 18th Annual Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff, Salsa & Beer Tasting will take place at Behrens Park, Herzog Hall, Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma on Saturday, May 9th from 1pm to 5pm. Those of you choosing to strictly taste the chili and salsa will pay $25 for admission. Kids under the [...]

By | April 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Mark your calendars

I put together a list of beer festivals that you should consider marking on your calendar ahead of time. Rest assured that ‘Beer Country’ will follow up with specific information regarding individual festivals as we get closer to them. The 19th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival (May 2nd)- This one [...]

By | April 15th, 2015|0 Comments

President Roosevelt to the rescue

You may have heard by now that today is National Beer Day. You don’t really need to twist my arm to drink a good beer, but I decided to look into how this holiday came about. With a little research, I learned that April 7th, 1933 was the first day [...]

By | April 7th, 2015|0 Comments

One lucky home brewer will receive the opportunity to brew their recipe at 101 North Brewing Company

A home brewer’s dream is to someday make a batch of beer that they can share with the masses. Taps Beer Co. & Kitchen, 101 North Brewing Company and Petaluma Downtown Association are coming together to host a home brewer’s competition to make that dream a reality for one lucky [...]

By | February 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Shady Oak Barrel House bottle release

The first official Shady Oak Barrel House bottle release will take place today, December 12th. Rincon Valley Taproom and Bottle Shop will welcome Steve Doty, brewer/owner, to pour the first of what should be many releases between 4pm and 8pm. Be one of the first to try Bokonon, a farmhouse [...]

By | December 12th, 2014|0 Comments

Upcoming beer festival will raise money for local Veterans

My apologies for the lack of beer blogs as of late. In addition to my beer blogging responsibilities I am one of the organizers for the upcoming NorCal Beer Geeks Beer Festival presented by Palooza Gastropub. Fellow organizer, Ed Hops and I have been hard at work organizing the festival [...]

By | November 11th, 2014|0 Comments