Fort Rock Brewing celebrates its first anniversary on March 10, 2018. Heidi Wilder and Tom Fuquay talk about the plans for the party. You can also read more about their “Year of Beer” here. A year into owning a brewery …
Get your copy of Sacramento Beer: A Craft History when it hits store shelves on May 7. It features more than 40 interviews with the regions beer makers, business owners and craft lovers. The book will make a great Father’s Day gift or wedding present or early Christmas present even. Pre-order information and book signing plans are in the works.
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.