I was fortunate enough to get a tour behind the scenes of Drake’s: The Barn in West Sacramento with Drake’s Brewing Company owner John Martin. You can read about all the great things you’ll find at the barn in my article at Craftbeer.com. But since there are limited photos in the article I thought I’d
Category: The Brewers
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
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.
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
BREWING COMMUNITY “The line I always use is, ‘I got into for the beer, but I’ve stayed in it for the community’.” When you hear Quinn Gardner, owner of Sactown Union Brewery, say that it might be easy to dismiss as just some marketing jargon. But when you talk to Gardner and his partner and
In an industrial area in West Sacramento, California, just off one of the busiest ports in the state, sits the region’s Beer-muda triangle. Three unique microbreweries within a few blocks of each other offering some 32 taps featuring beers ranging from traditional IPAs to stouts to English Pub Ales. And sitting right in the middle