Tag: Craft Beer

May the 4th Beerfest and 5K Q&A with New Helvetia

Through powers that can only be explained as “The Force” May the 4th has Star Wars day. This year it also happens to fall during Sacramento Beer Week and to celebrate both New Helvetia is hosting its first-ever May the 4th Beerfest and 5K Fun Run. I caught up with New Helvetia owner and self-proclaimed Star Wars

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Burning Barrel: The Beginnings

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

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Behind the Brews: Yolo Brewfest

Amid the pours and pints, behind the brews and bites, quietly working to keep the beer and fun flowing will be a group of workers responsible for organizing and running the Luna Vista Rotary’s Yolo Brewfest. You might think putting an event that’s all about beer would be a non-stop party… and you’d be right… at

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Behind the Brews: Sactown Union Brewery

Sactown Union Brewery

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

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Yolo Brewing Company

THE BREWERY REVIEWERY Yolo Brewing Company boasts a 2,000 square foot beer hall that is both kid and dog friendly. You’ll find 16 taps featuring a wide variety of beers including the best-selling Orange Blossom Blonde. Like most breweries in the region, there’s nothing fancy about Yolo Brew as it’s basically a big warehouse. But,

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Michael Costello: Yolo Brewing Company

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

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