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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

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

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

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

Water into beer

I’ll start by saying happy holidays knowing that not everyone that reads this blog celebrates Christmas. Those of you that do celebrate Christmas and have read about the miracles performed by Jesus may be familiar with the miracle that he performed at a wedding. The story has been passed down [...]

By | December 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Meet Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Barrelworks Barrelmeister at the Rincon Valley Taproom this Saturday

Jeffers Richardson, Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s Barrelworks Barrelmeister, will be speaking about what he calls “The Fifth Element” at Rincon Valley Tap Room & Bottle Shop this Saturday, December 12th between 12:30pm and 2pm. The fifth element is oak and Richards will discuss, in detail, the influence it has on [...]

By | December 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Thanks to our local breweries for giving

Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on all the things we are grateful for. I want to praise and thank a few local breweries that go out of their way to give back to the community.    As stated in The Lagunitas Brewing Company website, “Lagunitas Brewing Company takes pride in its support of the Community and is glad to donate [...]

By | November 25th, 2015|0 Comments

Second Annual NorCal Beer Geeks Festival to celebrate local Veterans

The Second Annual NorCal Beer Geeks Festival will take place on Saturday, November 21st from 1:30pm to 5pm. The festival takes place ten days after Veterans Day, at the Santa Rosa Veterans Building and raises money for a local Veterans organization. Over 25 breweries and two local home brewers will [...]

By | November 9th, 2015|0 Comments