A beer of the sea

Hawaii doesn't produce much in the way of barley or hops, so brewers on the islands pretty much have to import their raw materials from the mainland. But one intrepid brewer is taking advantage of a resource that Hawaii has in abundance: sea water. Honolulu Magazine's website  reports that Aloha [...]

By | June 29th, 2013|0 Comments

California Beer Festival this weekend

Marin County will host the California Beer Festival on Saturday in Novato, with 70 beers on tap, music and a BBQ cookoff. It will run from 12:30-5 p.m. in Stafford Lake Park. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. There is a shuttle to the site from [...]

By | June 28th, 2013|0 Comments

Harvest Fair adds beer and cider

See? We're not the only ones noticing this new beer thingy going on in Sonoma County. The annual Harvest Fair announced yesterday that it will add, for the first time, beer and cider tastings to its popular Tasting Pavilion, which had previously been the exclusive province of wines. [...]

By | June 28th, 2013|1 Comment

Bear Republic bottles Cafe Racer 15

Bear Republic is putting its well-regarded seasonal Café Racer 15 in bottles for the first time, starting in July, the brewery said this week. The 22 oz bottles, often known to the beer fluent as “bombers,” will hit California shelves the first week of the month. It should [...]

By | June 27th, 2013|Comments Off on Bear Republic bottles Cafe Racer 15

North Bay dominates Best Of list

Sonoma County brewers made a powerful showing on the top 50 beers of 2013 list in the latest issue of the American Homebrewers Association magazine Zymurgy (that’s the fancy name for brewing). Number 1 was, for the fifth straight year, Russian River’s Pliny the Elder, which already sits [...]

By | June 26th, 2013|2 Comments

Bitten by the beer bug, so to speak

Any winemaker will tell you that it takes a lot of great beer to make good wine. And in Wine County we have an abundance of both. But even though some of the best and most sought-after brews in the country are made in and around Sonoma County, the North [...]

By | June 26th, 2013|1 Comment