Economic Development Board puts beer on the map

EDB offers interactive online map of Sonoma County's beer, cider, and spirits producers.

By | February 4th, 2014|1 Comment

Let’s talk about the buzz

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

By | December 17th, 2013|0 Comments

Happy Lager Day

It's a lager world, we just live in it. Happy National Lager Day.

By | December 10th, 2013|0 Comments

More on Russian River supply problems

Our report earlier this week on the extreme supply crunch at Russian River Brewing provoked a lively debate in our comment section and at other sites. Some beer fans applauded the position by owners Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo that there are some things more important than expansion, things like quality [...]

By | August 22nd, 2013|0 Comments

Beer Advocates-in-Chief do Sonoma County

Beer Advocates-in-Chief Jason and Todd Alstrom, founders of Beer Advocate magazine and website, will be hitting some locations in Sonoma County on Wednesday, part of a West Coast tour that started with a session at Sierra Nevada's annual Beer Camp in Chico. The brothers will be hitting Bear Republic from [...]

By | August 5th, 2013|0 Comments

Craft or crafty?

Bloomberg had a fun article this week about Blue Moon, the popular wheat beer that just happens to be a branch of the MillerCoors empire. After years of taking a beating from beer purists, who complain that Blue Moon is a stealthy intruder by the big boys into the craft [...]

By | August 3rd, 2013|2 Comments

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