Loomis Basin Brewing plans brew & BBQ pub in downtown Loomis

IN THE NEW YEAR, the Loomis Basin Brewing Co. is expanding to include a pub (craft beer, barbecue and growlers “to go”) at 3640 Taylor Rd. in downtown Loomis, next to Taylor’s burgers, our magazine has learned. It comes during a revitalization in downtown Loomis, which will include new streetscapes. Loomis Basin Brewing will continue […]

The best beers for fall in the Sierra Foothills

OKTOBERFEST IN MUNICH, Germany, attracts more than 6 million people annually who consume 1.5 million gallons of beer. Gastropubs, brewpubs and breweries in our region are all celebrating with seasonal brews and their own Octoberfest celebrations. Loomis Basin Brewery is holding its 4th annual October-fest on October 17. The festivities include food by Ruffhaus of […]

Drought encourages Tahoe to focus on year-round activities

WE LOVE CELEBRATING OUR REGION’S year-round lifestyle centered around farm-fresh food, fine dining, local wine and beer, art and music and outdoor recreation — and it’s becoming a bigger draw for vacations, staycations and relocations. Tahoe and Truckee have deep roots in winter sports, going back to Sugar Bowl in the ’30s and the 1960 […]

Sierra Brewfest, Downieville Brewfest and California Craft Beer Summit

Our region will host popular beer festivals this summer, including one of California’s oldest. Here are some of them: SIERRA BREWFEST, SEPTEMBER 5 Music in the Mountains Alliance presents the 26th Annual Sierra BrewFest at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley. As one of the state’s oldest beer festivals, the Sierra BrewFest is known […]

Sierra Foothills’ craft breweries draw locals and taproom tourists

DESPITE THE “ZOMBIE economy” in 2011, three craft breweries launched within months of each other: Berryessa Brewing Co. in Winters, Loomis Basin Brewing Co. and ol’ Republic Brewery in Nevada City. Now they are experiencing major growth spurts, epitomizing the boom in craft beer. OL’ REPUBLIC BREWERY is nearly doubling its space for the second […]

Nevada County events for summer 2015

APRIL 11-12 and 18-19 Springtime at Ananda The annual event has become a Northern California tradition, drawing thousands of visitors to see the more than 15,000 tulips and flowering trees, set amid mountain vistas at Ananda Village outside Nevada City. CrystalHermitage.org MAY 15-17 Penn Valley Rodeo & Rodeo Parade Now in its 58th year, the […]

Three Forks releases “Endangered Ale” to support SYRCL’s efforts to restore wild salmon

Did you ever think that drinking beer could help save an endangered species? Well, now it can! Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co, in downtown Nevada City, has just released Endangered Ale, a limited edition red ale. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the beer will benefit the South Yuba River Citizen […]

Small Brew Act will allow small brewers to thrive, create more jobs

U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) have reintroduced S. 375, The Small Brewer Reinvestment and Expanding Workforce Act or Small BREW Act, to stimulate regional economies nationwide with a reduction in the excise tax on each barrel of beer brewed by small brewers. Senator Angus King (I-ME) is an original cosponsor of […]

Sacramento’s Farm-to-Fork celebration set for September 10-27

Foodies and agricultural-enthusiasts are clearing their calendars for September, as America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital announces the dates for the 2015 Farm-to-Fork Celebration. The ultimate in fresh-food festivities will span Sept. 10-Sept. 27, promising even more delicious events and activities throughout the Sacramento region than ever before. During the celebration, attendees can get their fill exploring a […]

Ol’ Republic Brewery growing, bottling beer in Nevada City

THE REGION’S CRAFT BREWERIES are booming, largely due to talented brewers who are helping to revitalize the area, just like chefs, farmers and winemakers. They’re passionate about making the best craft beer, and they figure the customers will follow. It has worked at Auburn’s Knee Deep Brewing Co., where brewmaster Jeremy Warren has created some […]

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