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

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

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

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

What makes a good ‘beertender’

Once the beer has been made and delivered, it’s up to the bottle shops and taprooms to explain why a beer should be the one to purchase to a consumer. Some of the more successful taprooms in the county understand the importance of a knowledgeable staff that can hand sell [...]

By | October 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Rare Barrel brewery is rare indeed

'The Rare Barrel' is a brewery that makes sour beer exclusively. There are other breweries making fantastic sour beer in our area, but they are the only brewery in California that focuses on this one style alone. The taproom, which opened in December of 2013 is located at 940 Parker [...]

By | August 8th, 2014|0 Comments

Lots to like at Cellarmaker Brewing Co. in SF

There are an abundance of breweries opening up throughout Northern California. The majority of them are producing good quality brews. There are however a handful of recently opened breweries that are producing exceptional brews. Cellarmaker Brewing Company in San Francisco is a great example of that. Established just one year [...]

By | June 18th, 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

Sour Night at Rincon Valley Beer and Wine

Rincon Valley B&W offers pours of some special sours on Saturday.

By | March 28th, 2014|0 Comments

Let’s talk about the buzz

How do judges talk about intoxicating products? The differences can be surprising.

By | December 17th, 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

Beer and cheese pairing event at UC Davis

Saturday event at UC Davis highlights joys of pairing cheese and beer.

By | October 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

Beer fun for the weekend

If you haven't gotten your tickets for Sierra Nevada's outstanding-looking Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild festival on Saturday, forget it. The brewery says all tickets are sold out. Same with the 10th annual Brews on the Bay in San Francisco. If any of you are going to either of these [...]

By | October 17th, 2013|0 Comments

Almanac Beer invades Rincon Valley

As if there weren't enough fun beer things to do this weekend, what with the Sonoma County Harvest Fair on Saturday and the weekend-long  Octubrefest at Carneros Brewing, here's yet another outstanding option: Almanac Beer from San Francisco will be taking over the tasting room at Rincon Valley Wine & [...]

By | October 3rd, 2013|0 Comments