“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 …
Back on Tour
After taking a few weeks off I’m going to be doing some more book signings. Here’s the new list kicking off 7/14 at Knee Deep.
7/14- Knee Deep Brewing at 5 PM
7/28- Emigh Hardware 10 AM
8/4- Red Bus Brewing 3 PM
More dates to be added soon. If you’re interested in hosting a book signing please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also order your copy of Sacramento Beer: A Craft History through Barnes & Noble, Amazon and a few of the local bookstores as well.
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.