New offerings from Bear Republic – and a celeb endorsement

Bear Republic is polishing its lineup.

By | January 29th, 2014|0 Comments

Charbay celebrates 30 years

  1983 must have been a great year in the area, because here we are celebrating yet another 30th anniversary - St. Helena-based brandy and spirits-maker Charbay is marking the successful end of its third decade by releasing the Alambic Collection, seven recent and vintage spirits produced over the years on [...]

By | October 16th, 2013|1 Comment

Racer X returns

Bear Republic says its seasonal Racer X double IPA should be back on the shelves by the middle of the month. They describe the beer as the Big Brother of their flagship Racer 5, though the X is a little darker and more in line with a malt-forward English IPA [...]

By | October 8th, 2013|0 Comments

Hoppy IPA Day

I'm not sure that Craft Brew's most popular style really needs a day of commemoration, but it has one anyway. And that's today - IPA Day. Ashley Routson, also known as The Beer Wench (@TheBeerWench for you Twitterheads), explains that today is a day to share your stories, pictures and [...]

By | August 1st, 2013|1 Comment

North Bay dominates Best Of list

Sonoma County brewers made a powerful showing on the top 50 beers of 2013 list in the latest issue of the American Homebrewers Association magazine Zymurgy (that’s the fancy name for brewing). Number 1 was, for the fifth straight year, Russian River’s Pliny the Elder, which already sits [...]

By | June 26th, 2013|2 Comments