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Sonoma breweries clean up on best IPA list

Three of the top 10 are brewed in Sonoma County, according to a new ranking.

By | December 24th, 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

Celebrate Chanukah in beery style

Celebrate Chanukah on Thursday with Taps in Petaluma and one-time Bay Area brewery Shmaltz.

By | December 4th, 2013|0 Comments

In beer, big is really BIG

As excited as we can all get about craft brew, it is humbling to realize just how small a part of the overall beer market it really is. Two reports published in the last week cast that into sharp relief. First, a market report by beverage accountants Frank, [...]

By | November 20th, 2013|1 Comment

More on Beer, Cider, and Spirits conference

Beer business is booming, but the age of the lager is fading, Lagunitas founder tells first ever Sonoma County Beer, Cider, and Spirits conference.

By | November 13th, 2013|3 Comments

Lagunitas expansion on track for December

Lagunitas says new brewery in Chicago should be operational next month.

By | November 7th, 2013|1 Comment

Beer for the next generation?

The sale this week of Kansas City standout Boulevard to a Belgian firm (no worries, purists - this Belgian firm is Duvel, not InBev) has raised once more the question of what happens next for the early generation of breweries who led the craft beer revolution in the 1980s and [...]

By | October 18th, 2013|0 Comments

Do you care where your beer is made?

I once had a conversation with a senior guy in the Napa Valley Vintners about contract production, meaning small winemakers who rent equipment and space, and even staff, from larger wineries to make their product rather than building their own production facilities. There are lots of boutique and high-end producers [...]

By | August 16th, 2013|0 Comments

Craft beer: Boom or bubble?

Draft magazine has an article this week that has generated a lot of beer chatter. It asks of America's beer boom: "Will it fall?" This is not an idle question. The industry's first boom, in the early 1990s, hit the skids pretty hard in less than a decade, leaving lots [...]

By | August 7th, 2013|0 Comments

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 [...]

By | August 2nd, 2013|1 Comment