A “summer bucket list” for Truckee

WITH A MOTTO “BASE CAMP for a big life,” Truckee and the surrounding area offers exceptional outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and arts and culture. The town is booming too. Examples include the Truckee Railyard project, which is going to double the size of the 150-year-old downtown core. The project includes new housing, artist lofts, retail, […]

Brewfests in the Sierra Foothills and High Sierra

MUNICH OKTOBERFEST BEGAN WITH the celebration of a royal wedding in October 1810, and since then beer festivals have become popular worldwide. Examples are the Great American Beer Fest, the Keyaki Hiroba Spring Beer Festival, Mondial de la bière, and the Great British Beer Festival. Our region — with its burgeoning craft beer scene — […]

Beer Notes: Movies and Brews, ol’ Republic, FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

LET’S GRAB A PINT Sierra Theaters is partnering with four Grass Valley breweries and tap houses to enhance a night on the town. From now until the end of May, patrons of Del Oro Theatre, Sierra Cinemas and Sutton Cinemas can receive $1 off a beer at four local pubs when they present their movie […]

Fresh & Local Craft Beers

AMERICA’S CRAFT BREWING BUSINESS is booming. Some 7,500 small and independent brewers are churning out over 25 million barrels of craft beer annually. The past — where “one size fits all” beers are sold coast-to-coast — is giving way to an era where craft breweries churn out local, special-release beers; beers named after local places; […]

Economic Renewal in the Sierra Foothills and High Sierra

SPRING IS A TIME TO REGENERATE, and our region is experiencing its own growth and renewal — throughout the Sierra Foothills and in the High Sierra. New restaurants and cafes are opening, award-winning wineries and craft breweries are expanding, and the arts and culture scene is booming. Our region is unique in California as a […]

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 […]