Our region’s “Beer Barons” show craft brew boom

FROM THE GOLD RUSH TO PROHIBITION, OUR REGION WAS THE WEST COAST BEER CAPITAL. With easy access to mountain spring water, locally grown hops and barley, and refrigerated rail cars for shipping, it’s easy to see how Sacramento once was home to the largest brewery west of the Mississippi. Now craft beer is booming in […]

Our Sierra Foothills “Beer Barons”

FROM THE GOLD RUSH TO PROHIBITION, our region was the West Coast beer capital. With easy access to mountain spring water, locally grown hops and barley, and refrigerated rail cars for shipping, it’s easy to see how Sacramento once was home to the largest brewery west of the Mississippi. Now craft beer is booming in […]

Craft beer expert Bamforth on food, wine, art (and beer) at Jernigan’s

Nationally renowned craft beer expert Charles Bamforth from UC Davis spoke at Jernigan’s Grill & Tap House in Nevada City on Friday, providing insights to the booming market, along with some entertaining anecdotes. One of them: how Bamforth managed to persuade CEO August Busch III of Anheuser-Busch to donate $5 million to UCD’s Master Brewer […]