Happy Zwanze Day!

Many of you may not be familiar with this made up holiday that celebrates the release of a very special beer brewed by highly regarded Belgium brewery, Cantillon. This year's Zwanze brew is a spontaneously fermented stout that was aged more than 24 months in Lambic, Cotes du Rhone, and [...]

By | September 19th, 2015|0 Comments

St. Florian’s Brewing Company will ‘fill a boot’ to help Lake County fire victims

St. Florian's Brewing Company is driving a collection effort to help those devastated by the Lake County wildfire. 'Fill the boot' is a firefighter tradition of filling a fire boot with cash for donation to charity. In addition to filling a boot, St. Florian's will donate a large percentage of [...]

By | September 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Beer and food pairings to honor grand reopening of Sonoma Springs Brewing Company

Sonoma Springs Brewing Company originally opened for business in 2008. This week they have been celebrating their grand re-opening at a new location. The new Sonoma Springs is now located at 19449 Riverside Dr. in Sonoma, California. The week long celebration continues today with a food and beer pairing. A [...]

By | September 12th, 2015|0 Comments

29th Annual Beer in the Plaza is a family friendly event

This Saturday, September 12th Soroptomist International of Healdsburg presents the 29th Annual Beer in the Plaza, taking place in the Healdsburg Downtown Plaza. The family friendly event will take place between 2pm and 6pm. Craft beer drinkers over the age of twenty-one will be charged $50 for unlimited beer tastings, [...]

By | September 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Recap of Bear Republic Brewing Company’s 7th Annual Cellar Party

Bear Republic Brewing Company's 7th Annual Cellar Party was a Great American Beer Festival preview party that took place in the courtyard and barrel room of the brewpub on Sunday, August 30th. Only 100 tickets were offered for the sold out event. Attached is a video recap of the event [...]

By | September 4th, 2015|0 Comments

Bear Republic Brewing Company’s 7th Annual Cellar Party has sold out

Bear Republic Brewing Company’s 7th Annual Cellar Party has officially sold out. This annual Great American Beer Festival preview party will take place in the courtyard and barrel room of the brewpub located at 345 Healdsburg Ave. in Healdsburg. One hundred lucky ticket holders will get the opportunity to mingle [...]

By | August 29th, 2015|0 Comments

The California Craft Beer Summit will conclude with a festival at the State Capitol

The California Craft Brewers Association welcomes craft beer enthusiasts to join them at the California Craft Beer Summit. The two day event kicks off on Friday, September 11th with educational sessions, a summit expo, and a brewers reception. This will be an opportunity to learn how to start a brewery, [...]

By | August 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Rincon Valley Taproom & Bottle Shop turns two

Rincon Valley Taproom & Bottle Shop will celebrate their second anniversary on Saturday, August 22nd from 12pm until 10pm. They have been holding onto some special kegs for this weekend and will be pulling out some extra special bottles from their cellar to share. Live music by Callie Watts, from [...]

By | August 21st, 2015|0 Comments

Recap of a beer festival filled weekend

This last weekend was a busy one for beer enthusiasts that were able to attend two of Sonoma County's most popular beer festivals. Those of you that missed either or both festivals can get a feel for the spirit of each by viewing the attached videos. 13th Annual Russian River [...]

By | August 18th, 2015|0 Comments

From the river to the circus

Get your stretchy pants and designated driver ready for this upcoming weekend, because Sonoma County will have two of the most popular beer festivals happening on the same weekend. This Saturday, August 15th Stumptown Brewery will host the 13th Annual Russian River Beer Revival & BBQ Cook-off. The very next [...]

By | August 14th, 2015|0 Comments

RateBeer Best Awards Ceremony & Beer Festival will take place in Sonoma County

RateBeer.com has earned a reputation amongst beer enthusiasts across the world for being one of the most visited and respected forums for beer information. The website launched in May of 2000, has since grown to hundreds of thousands of members from around the world who have rated at least as [...]

By | August 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Drinking local on National IPA Day

Beer has been a part of civilization for thousands of years. Although we in Northern California can’t take credit for the creation of the IPA, many local residents will argue that we make it better than the rest of the world. Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Elder, a double [...]

By | August 6th, 2015|0 Comments

BeerCraft is turning three

BeerCraft, one of Sonoma County’s favorite craft beer retailers will be celebrating their third anniversary on Thursday, August 6th between 6pm and 10pm. The popular bottle shop/taproom is located at 5704 Commerce Blvd. in Rohnert Park. This year’s anniversary falls on IPA Day and the gentlemen at BeerCraft will be [...]

By | August 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Battle of the Bay

The 'Battle of the Bay' series between the Oakland A's and the San Francisco Giants has me contemplating which side of the bay has the better brewery list. A handful of personal favorites from east of the bay bridge are Drake's Brewing Company, The Rare Barrel, Faction Brewing, Triple Rock [...]

By | July 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Ales for ALS

Four local breweries will be coming together to raise money and awareness for ALS this evening, July 16th. The head brewers of Russian River Brewing Company, Bear Republic Brewing Company, Iron Springs Pub & Brewery, and Third Street Aleworks will be at The Third Annual Ales for ALS BBQ & [...]

By | July 16th, 2015|0 Comments