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; […]

Coming Together

“If we all stick together, we’ll get what we need.” — UTAH PHILLIPS FOLK MUSIC LEGEND, PEACE activist and humanitarian Bruce “U. Utah” Phillips — a longtime resident of Nevada City — felt a lifelong calling to help those in need. The late musician’s motto: “Never put a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” […]

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 […]