Celebrate Chanukah in beery style

Celebrate Chanukah on Thursday with Taps in Petaluma and one-time Bay Area brewery Shmaltz.

By | December 4th, 2013|0 Comments

Mendocino hosts ‘Mushroom, Wine & Beer’ fest

Shrooms and brews are on the menu at an upcoming fest.

By | October 21st, 2013|0 Comments

Growler Fill bill advances

The California State Senate unanimously passed a bill Monday allowing breweries to fill growlers that do not have their name emblazoned on them. The state Assembly has already passed the measure, but will need to vote on some changes made by the senate. It is expected to take up the [...]

By | August 27th, 2013|2 Comments

Beer Festivals everywhere…

It does seem like you can hardly turn around without bumping into a good craft brew festival these days, but what a problem to have. A couple of events are looming for Beer Country fans, starting this week with Davis Beer Week, starting on Saturday. That involves a bunch of [...]

By | August 15th, 2013|0 Comments

Region’s breweries ranked (by size this time)

Our friends at the North Bay Business Journal (owned by the same people, located across the hall from the PD) have an interesting list this week: the region's breweries ranked by size. They list the 14 craft breweries they could identify and get information out of and the results give [...]

By | August 2nd, 2013|1 Comment

Locals show in U.S. Open Beer Championships

For some reason, California breweries didn't do all that well in the recent U.S. Open Beer Championships, a big beer judging competition in Atlanta last weekend - no California brewery placed in the top 10 and there were only a scattering of individual winners from around here. But that having [...]

By | July 12th, 2013|0 Comments

Breastfest 2013 hits San Francisco

As you have certainly noticed, beer companies have a long and not entirely dignified history of employing (or exploiting) breasts to sell their products in ads. Since 2000, however, some breweries have turned this partnership to a more noble cause, this time exploiting  beer to help breasts, or at least [...]

By | July 10th, 2013|0 Comments

Smithsonian’s Find the Beer project hits NorCal

Not sure quite what to make of this one, but here it is anyway. Smithsonian magazine's food and beverage columnist Alastair Bland has launched "Find the Beer! A California Trail of Ales," a game wherein he leaves a beer stashed at various locations around northern California. Your job is to [...]

By | July 7th, 2013|0 Comments