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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

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

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

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

Learn cider, cheese at workshop

Kay Michaels, cheesemonger for NYC’s Eataly, and Ellen Cavalli, co-owner of Windsor based Tilted Shed Ciderworks, will be co-presenting a cider and cheese workshop featuring ciders from both the east and west coast.

By | August 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Battle of Brews winners announced

101 North and Old Redwood represent Sonoma County in Battle of the Brews winners.

By | April 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Brewing machines: Fad or future?

Will brewing machines catch on or will they collect dust after a few uses?

By | February 20th, 2014|0 Comments

So you think you can brew?

SF Beer Week event in Santa Rosa allows homebrewers to get in on the action.

By | January 13th, 2014|0 Comments

For the love of Oysters?

Oysters in beer? Naturally.

By | November 14th, 2013|1 Comment

A guide to homebrewing in under 2 minutes

http://vimeo.com/nkmotion/homebrew Want to learn how to brew your own beer? Well, here's a reasonable guide to the process in handy video format by an animator in New Zealand, all in less than two minutes. In a nutshell: get some malted grain, grind it up, add it to hot  water, hold [...]

By | September 12th, 2013|0 Comments

Sonoma County homebrewer gets national exposure

Sonoma County homebrewer Greg Haas is getting some attention for his "Bodega Bay Fog" recipe lately after San Leandro-based Williams Brewing, a well-known homebrew supply house, included it its "Customer Recipe Issue" of its seasonal catalog. It's the first time since 1991 the company has included customer recipes in its [...]

By | September 7th, 2013|0 Comments

Homebrew pioneer speaks at Woodruff beer dinner

Homebrewing legend Byron Burch, co-founder of Santa Rosa's The Beverage People store, will offer a lecture on the history of various beer styles and lessons on food pairings at a dinner Aug. 23 at Woodruff's Artisan Foods & Café in Sebastopol at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 each, plus tax [...]

By | July 28th, 2013|0 Comments

Do not let hops go to the dogs

Here's a weird one: Fox 31 in Denver reports that a local dog named Q died after eating spent hops from her humans' experiment in homebrewing. Turns out that spent hops are quite toxic to dogs, causing a dangerous spike in body temperature. Poor Q's body temperature shot up to [...]

By | July 14th, 2013|0 Comments

Another sort of Independence celebration

A small but significant blow for freedom was struck earlier this week, when Alabama became the last state in the Union to legalize the art of Homebrewing, after several years of pressure from the American Homebrewers Association and other beer fans. The bill passed and was signed by the governor [...]

By | July 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

Homebrewer’s Q&A at Beercraft

Joel Johnson of Petaluma's 101 North and and Noah Bolmer, owner of Barley and Hops Tavern in Occidental,  will get together Wednesday, July 24, at Beercraft in Rohnert Park for a homebrewing Q&A, which will also be available online as a live podcast. The session, from 6-7 p.m., will be [...]

By | July 2nd, 2013|0 Comments