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Brewdogs come to Bear Republic

Fans of the Bear Republic Brewery will want to tune into the Esquire Network on Wednesday as the Cloverdale brewery and Healdsburg restaurant will be featured on an episode of “Brewdogs.” It will air at 9 p.m. The hosts of the show, James Watt and Martin Dickie, travel to northern California [...]

By | July 29th, 2014|0 Comments

Anniversary celebrations for two local bottle shops

Two great Sonoma County bottle shops will be celebrating an anniversary over the next couple of weeks. Rincon Valley Tap Room and Bottle Shop, formally Rincon Valley Wine and Beer, will be celebrating their one year anniversary on Sunday, July 27, from 2 to 7pm. They will have eight craft beers [...]

By | July 25th, 2014|0 Comments

Beer Facts, Trivia and Quotes

Here is a small list of some beer facts, trivia and quotes that I’ve recently enjoyed. I hope you do as well. Fact: It is well known that before becoming president of the United States Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer. What isn’t so well known is that before becoming a [...]

By | July 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp 12-pack has a local flavor

Yvan the Great: Belgian-Style Blonde. A collaborative brew of Sierra Nevada and Russian River Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Across America 12 packs were recently released and will not be around much longer. If you have not yet picked one up, I suggest you do so. It is an [...]

By | July 18th, 2014|0 Comments

Checking out Kenwood’s new gastropub and wine bar

In 2010 Jeff Tyler was approximately two years removed from owning a once successful construction business. Feeling the pressure of making a decision on which direction the rest of his life would go, Jeff decided that it was time for change. Jeff told me that one night he was up [...]

By | July 16th, 2014|0 Comments

Sonoma County Strong Ale benefit at Sprenger’s

Sprenger’s Taproom at 446 B Street in downtown Santa Rosa will be hosting the Sonoma County Strong Ale tasting event on Saturday, July 19 from 12pm until closing. Local breweries including 101 North, Bear Republic, Hen House, Dempsey’s, Warped, Fog Belt and Ruth McGowan’s will all be bringing a strong ale [...]

By | July 15th, 2014|0 Comments

U.S. brewery count tops 3,000

The Brewers Association has declared that the United States has crossed the 3,000-brewery count mark as of last month. It is believed that the count was well over 3,000 at some point in the 1800s, but this is by far the most amount of breweries to be operating at one [...]

By | July 11th, 2014|0 Comments

Ready, Set, Growl Beer Festival

The Ready, Set, Growl Beer Festival presented by Whole Foods Tap Room will take place in Juilliard Park in Santa Rosa on Sunday, August 24 between 11am and 3pm. The beer festival will be in conjunction with the Santa Rosa Marathon. Last year the marathon had 4,000 participants and another few thousand [...]

By | July 9th, 2014|0 Comments

What if this were a Beer World Cup?

World Cup fever has taken over most of the world. The U.S. men’s soccer team will be playing in arguably the most important match in team history when they square off against Belgium today at 1pm. With all due respect to Germany who is still in the tournament the matchup [...]

By | July 1st, 2014|0 Comments