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Beer Country

A digest about that other famous beverage

Beer fun for the weekend

If you haven’t gotten your tickets for Sierra Nevada‘s outstanding-looking Single, Fresh, Wet & Wild festival on Saturday, forget it. The brewery says all tickets are sold out. Same with the 10th annual Brews on the Bay in San Francisco. If any of you are going to either of these events, tweet me some pictures and I will pass them along, since I can’t make either one in person: @beercountry. But if you can’t make it either, that doesn’t mean… Read More »

Meet the breweries on Thursday

There are two great-sounding tasting events tomorrow night in the area, so take your pick – or make both if you’re very determined. In Santa Rosa, Rincon Valley Wine and Beer will continue its local brewery month series with tastings from Drake’s Brewing from 5-8 p.m. NorCal sales rep Doug Ashcraft will be on hand to talk about the beers and discuss the brewery’s holiday release lineup. $10 gets you a Drake’s pint glass to keep, filled with the new Exxpedition… Read More »

Almanac Beer invades Rincon Valley

As if there weren’t enough fun beer things to do this weekend, what with the Sonoma County Harvest Fair on Saturday and the weekend-long  Octubrefest at Carneros Brewing, here’s yet another outstanding option: Almanac Beer from San Francisco will be taking over the tasting room at Rincon Valley Wine & Craft Beer, at 4927 Sonoma Highway in Santa Rosa, from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday. For $10 you get a souvenir Almanac pint glass, plus a fill-r-up of the new Almanac Biere… Read More »