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Beer tasting event at Napa County Fair

Happy, Fourth of July. Even on a holiday, we have beer news. The staff of Napa Smith Brewery will be on hand at the Napa County Fair tonight from 8:30-9:30 p.m., pouring their pilsner and amber ale, paired with some sausage. It’s part of the fair’s Chef Showcase series that runs throughout the weekend. The fairgrounds are in Calistoga, on North Oak Street. Gates open today at noon, fireworks are at 9:30, and things wrap up at 11 p.m. Tickets… Read More »

Suggest your perfect beer for the Fourth?

Now your turn. It’s hot, we’re facing a big Holiday, probably involving cookouts and other outdoor activities. What are your suggestions for the perfect refreshing hot weather beer? Do you go local? Maybe Lagunitas Pils?  Bear Republic’s Racer 5 ? A little of that tasty Kellerbier from Hopmonk? Or do you go for some of the other treasures from around the country? Victory’s Prima Pils? A Deschutes Mirror Pond? Perhaps even an import? (Remember, someone once described La Chouffe as… Read More »