Big in Japan(ese): Sonoma breweries get attention in ex-pat press

Local breweries get attention in publication aimed at immigrant community.

By | January 15th, 2014|0 Comments

S.F. Beer Week sked taking shape

The annual celebration of suds will include 90+ events.

By | December 11th, 2013|1 Comment

More on Napa Point Brewing

What is "Ultra-premium" beer? Here's a deeper look.

By | November 21st, 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

Sonoma County Beer, Cider, and Spirits conference takes shape

Lineup set for first ever conference on Sonoma County's booming artisan beverage industry.

By | October 25th, 2013|4 Comments

The story behind the Heritage

In the wake of their win at the Great American Beer Festival this month, Bear Republic is rightfully crowing about taking a Bronze home in the Scotch Ale category for their beer Heritage. (The only other Sonoma County winners were Third Street Aleworks, which took two medals, and Russian River [...]

By | October 19th, 2013|0 Comments

Great American Beer Fest winners

The 2013 winners for the Great American Beer Festival, just wrapping up in Denver, are out and our big winner locally was Third Street AleWorks, with two awards, including a gold. Russian River, Moylan's and Bear Republic each picked up one award. Here's the complete list for your reading pleasure, [...]

By | October 12th, 2013|3 Comments

Growler Fill bill advances

The California State Senate unanimously passed a bill Monday allowing breweries to fill growlers that do not have their name emblazoned on them. The state Assembly has already passed the measure, but will need to vote on some changes made by the senate. It is expected to take up the [...]

By | August 27th, 2013|2 Comments

Third Street brings its best seller Bodega Head to bottles

Fans of Santa Rosa's Third Street Aleworks will be able to enjoy the brewery's best selling Bodega Head IPA at home now. General Manager Mike Mathot tells me that the beer should hit the shelves of area stores soon in 22 oz. bottles, known to beer geeks as bombers. It [...]

By | August 19th, 2013|0 Comments

Breastfest 2013 hits San Francisco

As you have certainly noticed, beer companies have a long and not entirely dignified history of employing (or exploiting) breasts to sell their products in ads. Since 2000, however, some breweries have turned this partnership to a more noble cause, this time exploiting  beer to help breasts, or at least [...]

By | July 10th, 2013|0 Comments