The Past


frank ruhstaller
Frank Ruhstaller. Courtesy: Center for Sacramento History, Todd Ruhstaller Collection, 1987/010/001

Sacramento’s destiny was forever changed with the discovery of gold in 1848. But it wasn’t gold that brought everyone to the area. In Sacramento Beer, read how men who knew how to make beer, and some who didn’t, took advantage of a market ripe for the brewing. Plus, how this region became the hop capital of the world and learn how Frank Ruhstaller became Sacramento’s King of Beer.

Walter Wissemann hop ranch. Steve Abbott Collection