“It’s 30 years of history here which is great, but it’s also 30 years of wear and tear and 30 years of maybe some archaic design,” says Ray Ballestero on a mid-March day as he walks through the building that …
Book Signing Tour
Sacramento Beer week has wrapped up and so have my first two weeks of the book signing tour. I have more events still to come but if you’re interested in hosting a book signing please contact me at email@example.com
May 25 @ YOLO Brew 4 PM – 6 PM
May 27 @ Big Stump 3 PM – 5 PM
May 30 @ OTP Roseville 6 PM – 9 PM
May 31 @ Tilted Mash 5 PM – 7 PM
June 2 @ Mraz 4 PM – 6 PM
June 7 @ New Helvetia 5 PM – 8 PM
June 14 @ Der Biergarten 5 PM – 7 PM
June 16 @ Barnes & Nobel 2 PM – 4 PM
You can also order your copy of Sacramento Beer: A Craft History through Barnes & Noble and Amazon. The book comes out, May 7, and I have a number of book signings planned and the best part there will be beer involved. Be sure to check back here or follow me on social media for upcoming event information.
About the Book:
Historically speaking, Sacramento benefited from a gold rush, an agricultural boom, and more recently, a brewing renaissance. The region’s craft beer scene exploded from six to more than sixty breweries in about a decade and the roots of that culture stretch back more than a century. Before Prohibition, thousands of acres of local hops supplied brewers across the country. Local farms are once again taking advantage of the temperate climate. In 1958, the University of California, Davis started America’s first brewing science program, producing some of California’s top brewers. Rubicon’s 1989 award-winning IPA was just the beginning of the current, innovative resurgence. Author Justin Chechourka explores the complexities and nuance of this fermenting heritage.