Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.: Home-brewed Roots

KEN GROSSMAN FOUNDED SIERRA NEVADA BREWING CO. in Chico in 1979 with the goal of providing his customers with the kind of beer he liked to drink — hoppy, dark, and flavorful, according to the American Homebrewing Association. His background in homebrewing helped him build one of the nation’s largest craft breweries. Ken’s son Brian […]

What’s Brewing

“Liquid Poets” Six breweries in our region — in Truckee, Auburn, Davis and Sacramento — took home medals from the recent Great American Beer Festival, the nation’s most competitive brewing showcase. FiftyFifty Brewing of Truckee won a gold medal for a German-style wheat ale called Bananenhängematte, as well as bronzes in the barrel-aged stout and […]

New craft beer breweries planned for Grass Valley

GRASS VALLEY BREWING CO. A new brewery and taproom is planned for 141-143 Main St. in Grass Valley later this year. It includes a 1,700 sq.-ft. taproom with bar and table seating; a kitchen area; and about 5,600 sq.-ft. for the brewery and storage area. Grass Valley elected officials have been seeking to bring a […]