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New offerings from Bear Republic – and a celeb endorsement

Bear Republic is polishing its lineup.

By | January 29th, 2014|0 Comments

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

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

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 [...]

By | October 17th, 2013|0 Comments

Sierra Nevada to open Berkeley taproom

Can't spare the three hours to haul yourself to Chico to experience Sierra Nevada's iconic tap room? California's largest craft brewer is cutting the commute time to less than an hour from Wine Country as it opens the "Torpedo Room," an auxillary tap room in Berkeley, early next month. The [...]

By | October 2nd, 2013|0 Comments

Is the Craft Beer revolution complete?

BeverageDaily.com had a report earlier this week that has sent a good-sized ripple around the great Beer Pond. Reporter Ben Boukley reports that Heineken CEO Jean-François Van Boxmeerhas thrown in the towel in the fight against American craft brewers: “Craft beers have been taking the lion’s share of beer market growth [...]

By | August 24th, 2013|1 Comment

Mendocino celebrates 30th

Mendocino Brewing Company celebrates its 30th anniversary this week with a new single hop ale paying tribute to the early days of California brewing. The beer will feature exclusively Cascade hops, the hop that flavored the iconic New Albion Ale, first brewed in Sonoma in 1976, and later the backbone [...]

By | August 21st, 2013|2 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

Best IPAs?

Being that this is IPA Day and all, the Twittersphere is alive with discussions of Best IPAs and the like (including some dissenting opinions, such as this one, suggesting that we celebrate IPA Day by drinking some other kind of beer). Writer and beer lover (and former Northern Californian) John [...]

By | August 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Russian River, Lagunitas retain Best Of status

Is there any craft beer list left in the universe that doesn't rank Lagunitas and Russian River somewhere near the top? Anyone? I didn't think so. Website The Daily Meal recently quizzed its readers on the best American craft brew outfits and, perhaps unsurprisingly, our two locals showed up on [...]

By | July 31st, 2013|0 Comments

Russian River to join Sierra Nevada project

Russian River Brewing is among a dozen smaller craft brewers nationwide chosen by craft big-boy Sierra Nevada for a collaboration in 2014 to celebrate the Chico-based brewery's planned opening of a new East Coast plant. The idea is that the 12 brewers will come to Chico to work with Sierra [...]

By | July 16th, 2013|0 Comments