Beer Notes: Slice Beer, Grass Valley Brewfest and State Fair awards

SLICE BEER CO. The former head brewer at Moonraker Brewing Co. in Auburn is helping to open a new brewery in Lincoln called Slice Beer Co. Slice co-founder Zach Frasher helped Moonraker became one of the area’s most popular breweries. Slice plans to open in September, with a motto “culture of fresh,” pizza-slicer inspired tap […]

What’s new: California Distilled Spirits in Auburn and Pizza Bar in Truckee

LOCAL CRAFT DISTILLING California Distilled Spirits of Auburn, founded last year, is the first distillery to (legally) operate in Placer County since Prohibition. We wrote about the startup in our last issue, pointing out that it is available at Corti Bros. and Taylor’s Market in Sacramento, among other places. In the foothills it is available […]

The Sierra Foothills’ Pizza Heritage

ONE OF THE CULTURAL TRADITIONS BROUGHT TO the Gold Country by the Italian immigrants was the tradition of baking in stone ovens, popular for pizza-making. Around 100 stone ovens dot the countryside where the Italians settled, according to the Sacramento Italian Cultural Society. Stella Restaurant in Truckee has a wood-fired oven, along with Sierra Knolls’ […]