Epic burgers in the Sierra Foothills

When it comes to burgers, In-N-Out Burger in the West and Shake Shack on the East Coast have cult-like followings. But our local restaurants create some epic burgers, made with organic and local ingredients. Some examples: CHRISTINA’S AMERICAN BISTRO The flame-broiled Kobe-style bistro burger features Wagu Kobe-style beef and caramelized shallots, topped with cheddar and […]

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 […]

Gastropubs thriving in Sierra Foothills

THE BOOMING CRAFT BEER SCENE is contributing to a growing culinary trend called gastropubs. These eateries offer gastronomy, or the art of eating good food, in a bar or pub setting. Besides offering exceptional craft beer, gastropubs often emphasize the use of fresh, local ingredients in their cuisines. Gastropubs originated in Britain in 1990 when […]

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 […]

Jernigan’s Autumn Beer and Food Pairing

Jernigan’s Tap House and Grill is hosting a food and beer event on October 18, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. Highlighting locally grown food and focusing on Nevada City’s newest brewery, Three Forks Bakery & Brewing, this is bound to be a memorable evening. Mitzi Garnett, Jernigan’s Head Chef and Dave Cowie, brewmaster at Three Forks, […]

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 speaks at Jernigan’s on May 16

Join Charles Bamforth, PhD, UC Davis’ beer expert, at Jernigan’s Tap House & Grill on Friday May 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for an informal discussion on craft brewing and craft beers. Bamforth, who has written several books about beer, began his work in the brewing industry in 1978 and joined the UC […]

Ol’ Republic Brewery to roll out bottled beer

DESPITE THE “ZOMBIE ECONOMY” OF 2011, three foothill craft breweries were born within months of each other: Berryessa Brewing Co. in Winters, Loomis Basin Brewing Co. and ol’ Republic Brewery in Nevada City. All of them are on a roll. Ol’ Republic has launched an expansion that will more than quadruple its production, which now […]

Jernigan’s Tap House and Grill hosts beer & food pairing on September 8

Jernigan’s Tap House and Grill is offering a very special SLO (sustainable, local, organic) beer and food pairing on Sunday September 8, 2013 at 6 p.m. at their 123 Argall Way, Nevada City location. This event features unique pairings of craft ales and lagers. Locally grown organic produce will be center stage with fresh vegetables […]