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Beer Country

A digest about that other famous beverage

Calistoga Inn and Brewery open again – finally

I am told that the Calistoga Inn, closed for nearly a year because of fire damage, has reopened its restaurant and brewery, a day ahead of the owners’ target of Aug. 5. Actually, I hear they did a soft opening Friday night, but the point is that fresh beer is flowing again Upvalley in Napa County for the first time in ages. They had reopened the hotel side in July, but it took an extra month to finish the extensive… Read More »

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 a wonderful snapshot of the huge span of the craft beer industry in America today. At the top, of course, is the Big Man on Campus in Sonoma County, Lagunitas,… Read More »

Calistoga Inn brings fresh beer back to upper Napa Valley

Good news for fresh beer fans in Napa Valley – after almost a year of repairs and upgrades following a fire last summer, the Calistoga Inn will reopen its bar and restaurant in the first week in August. That means fresh brewed beer in the area for the first time since last fall, when the area’s other brewery – St. Helena’s Silverado Brewing Company – closed. The only other breweries in Napa County are in the city of Napa, which… Read More »