‘Brew Coffee and Beer’ is all about the craft

Alisse Cottle and Jessica Borrayo, partners in business and life, are the proud owners of 'Brew Coffee and Beer' located at 555 Healdsburg Ave. in downtown Santa Rosa. Brew opened for business on January 6th of this year, specializing in craft beer, coffee, and tea. “This place is all about [...]

By | July 10th, 2015|0 Comments

Liberty and the pursuit of hoppiness

On July 4th of 1776 Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed the independence of the United States of America from Great Britain. Thomas Jefferson, the principle author of the Declaration of Independence, and eventual third president of the United States stated, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, [...]

By | July 4th, 2015|0 Comments

A lot going on at Third Street Aleworks

Click on the image above to watch the video blog Earlier this week I had the opportunity to interview Third Street Aleworks Head Brewer Tyler Laverty and he had lots of exciting news to share. Third Street Aleworks recently purchased a crowler machine, which will allow customers to [...]

By | June 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Cooperage Brewing Company to open for business Friday, June 26th

A young couple with deep roots in the county will be opening Sonoma County’s newest brewery at 3pm this Friday, June 26th. Head Brewer/Owner Tyler Smith and his wife Stephanie Smith will be opening the Cooperage Brewing Company doors to a highly anticipating crowd that knows the couple well from [...]

By | June 23rd, 2015|0 Comments

Pliny the Elder tops Zymurgy’s list of ‘Best Beers in America’ for the 7th year in a row

Once a year Zymurgy magazine readers are asked to select their 20 favorite beers commercially available in the United States. For the seventh time in a row, Russian River Brewing Company's Pliny the Elder has topped the list. In addition to Pliny the Elder being voted #1, Russian River's Blind [...]

By | June 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Lagunitas to release Citrusinensis Pale Ale

Lagunitas Brewing Company will be releasing a new beer and it will be “hitting store shelves soon-ish,” based on one of the latest Lagunitas Facebook posts. Citrusinensis Pale Ale is a part of the ‘One Hitter’ series and will be released on a very limited basis. The limited release beer [...]

By | June 13th, 2015|0 Comments

Beerfest on tap

'Beerfest- The Good One' will take place today, June 6th between 1pm and 5pm. The event will once again be held outdoors on the lawn at the Wells Fargo Center in Santa Rosa. 50+ breweries will be participating in this 24th annual event. The $50 price of admission gets you [...]

By | June 6th, 2015|0 Comments

Meet the owner of Specific Gravity Cider

Most of us feel fortunate to live in an area of the world that is now considered one of the most prolific areas for both beer and wine. If that wasn’t enough, we might as well be considered 'Cider Country' as well. Sonoma County has long been recognized for being [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Rohnert Park Craft Beer Fest on tap

Beer festivals and outdoor events are in full swing. Some of you will be making the trip down to Paso Robles for the Firestone Invitational this weekend, while some may make the shorter drive to Napa for BottleRock. Those of you looking to stay closer to home this weekend need [...]

By | May 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Sonoma County Home Brewers Competition winner announced

The first annual Sonoma County Home Brewers Competition took place on Saturday, May 23rd at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building. Dozens of home brewers entered over 60 home brews vying for bragging rights of the best home brewer in Sonoma County. The grand prize winner will be brewing their winning [...]

By | May 24th, 2015|0 Comments

Meet the owner of Taps Restaurant & Taproom

Taps Restaurant & Taproom opened their doors for business in the Fall of 2009. While pouring craft beer exclusively is now quite common amongst taprooms in Sonoma County, Eric Lafranchi was one of the first to leave the likes of the major corporate breweries off his tap list. One location [...]

By | May 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Celebrating American Craft Beer Week

This week the nation will collectively celebrate the craft beer industry and the people that make it so special. American Craft Beer Week begins today, May 11th and runs through May 17th. "This celebration, coordinated by the Brewers Association’s Craft Beer Program, is an exciting opportunity for craft brewers to [...]

By | May 11th, 2015|0 Comments

The 19th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival recap

A who’s who list of participating breweries made the trip to Boonville for the 19th Annual Legendary Boonville Beer Festival this last Saturday, May 2nd. The event took place from 1pm to 5pm at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds. Over 80 breweries from across the state spent the weekend camping in Boonville. The brewers set up camp on Anderson Valley Brewing Company’s property a quarter mile from the festival, while the public was offered camp sites at the Mendocino Fairgrounds on a first come, first served basis. The price of admission included a tasting glass, unlimited beer tastings and live music. Dozens of food vendors and a few thousand attendees added to the festivities. Attached are a few pictures featuring attendees that dressed up for this year’s super hero theme. -Peter Lopez Jr. […]

By | May 4th, 2015|0 Comments

18th Annual Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff, Salsa & Beer Tasting

The 18th Annual Great Petaluma Chili Cookoff, Salsa & Beer Tasting will take place at Behrens Park, Herzog Hall, Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma on Saturday, May 9th from 1pm to 5pm. Those of you choosing to strictly taste the chili and salsa will pay $25 for admission. Kids under the [...]

By | April 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Meet the owner of Plow Brewing Company

After months of anticipation by local craft beer enthusiasts, Plow Brewing Company is finally open for business. Those of you that were expecting Divine Brewing Company to open at the 3334 Industrial Dr. location in Santa Rosa are technically correct. Plow beer will be offered by the pint at the [...]

By | April 21st, 2015|0 Comments