These are not the kind of reviews Beers in Sac was hoping for after its first-ever Hazy IPA Fest, but they are exactly what you’ll find on the event’s Facebook page. ‘A 5-hour event runs out of beer half way thru? I didn’t realize it was first come, first served. On a high point I
In Sacramento region’s relatively young craft beer market, no brewery owner is younger than Burning Barrel Brewing Company’s Duncan Alexander. At just 23 and with a can-do attitude Alexander says some have been quick to dismiss him and his brewery. “Sometimes, I’ll go and say, ‘Hey, I really like your brewery I’m opening up one
Walking the Line There’s a fine line between mitigating risks and playing it too safe. It’s a line the duo behind Sacramento’s Fountainhead Brewing Company has been walking since they first decided to get into the craft beer business. “We both kept day jobs which was really a struggle,” Daniel Moffatt says. He and Mark Bojescu opened the brewery
Tilted Mash: Small Brewery with Big Plans It’s the little brewery with the big plans. Tilted Mash is among the newer of the Sacramento region’s breweries and maybe the smallest. The Elk Grove tasting room is no more than about 900 square feet. That’s barely room enough for a 3-barrel brewing system, a small walk-in
In November, Oak Park Brewing Company celebrated its two-year anniversary. In those two years, it’s become one of the region’s most celebrated breweries and restaurants which isn’t bad considering it was all started by four friends brewing in their garage with little to no restaurant experience. Ask anyone about opening a brewery and they
Sometimes in life to be you have to take risks. And sometimes, as the owner of Device Brewing Company can attest, you have to take BIG RISKS.
New Glory Craft Brewery’s Julien Lux followed his heart across the Atlantic. Then followed it again to become one of the region’s most daring beer makers.
A lot of brewery owners say they built their business from the ground up. Very few mean it in the same way as Jackrabbit Brewing Company co-owner Chris Powell.
California’s New Gold Rush California is in the midst of another gold rush. This time the gold comes in the sudsy, sometimes hoppy form of craft beer. In recent years the Golden State has seen a craft beer explosion, with seemly a new brewery opening its doors every day. So it was only a matter
BEER HISTORY GEEK When you sit down with Dave Gull to talk about New Helvetia Brewing Company be prepared because you’re about to get a history lesson. Gull is the founder of New Helvetia and he’s also a self-proclaimed beer history geek. So it is no wonder that before you can truly understand the history