Brewing

Best of the Fests 2019

Best of the Fests 2019

Here comes festival season! There’s something for everyone, from gatherings for beer lovers to music fests to celebrations of the myriad of human-powered summer sports. If you know of a festival not on this list, let us know and we’ll add it! ASJ partners are...
How You Can Help California Wildfire Victims

How You Can Help California Wildfire Victims

Three ways to help We at Adventure Sports Journal extend our sincere condolences to those in the California wildfires who have lost their homes and/or loved ones. Below are three ways people can help the victims of these tragic fires. It is inspiring to see how the...
Headlands Brewing Company

Headlands Brewing Company

Endurance athlete Phil Cutti tinkers his way to top brew By Derrick Peterman Have you heard the saying “Never trust a skinny brewer”? Whoever said that never tasted Phil Cutti’s beer. When Phil Cutti wasn’t running, cycling, or swimming, he worked as an exercise...
The Rise of Craft Hard Cider

The Rise of Craft Hard Cider

Small batch breweries focus on quality ingredients By Derrick Peterman Hard cider is hot. Virtually non-existent in the United States just five years ago, cider consumption has more than tripled between 2011 and 2013, from 9.4 to 32 million gallons according to the...
California Brewing: Anheuser-Busch

California Brewing: Anheuser-Busch

Something more than beer is brewing in Fairfield By Derrick Peterman I recently visited a brewery that’s one of the most aggressive in California at reducing its environmental footprint. Since 2007, it reduced its water usage by 47%. It installed its first wind...
California Brewing: Session Beers

California Brewing: Session Beers

Three session beers worth earning and the stories behind them By Derrick Peterman Just what is a “session beer” anyway?  Terms like Saison, Hefeweizen, IPA and now session beer entering our beer vocabulary can be confusing to those just looking for something good to...
California Brewing: Mavericks Brewing

California Brewing: Mavericks Brewing

Big taste that won’t slow you down Some breweries are launched in corporate boardrooms. Others originate from the backyards of home brewers. Mavericks Brewing in Half Moon Bay started after a bike ride. Mavericks is the brain child of Pete Slosberg, best known as the...
Winter Brews

Winter Brews

Three seasonal beers worth earning By Derrick Peterman California beer lovers rejoice in the numerous winter offerings from West Coast breweries. The dark, rich malts and the spices many brewers use in their winter releases create deep, complex flavors. Here are three...
The Evolution of Organic Beer

The Evolution of Organic Beer

Visionary brewers make high integrity beer a reality By Derrick Peterman Organic beer is a relative newcomer to the organic food movement. The first certified organic beer was brewed in 1999 by Eel River Brewing located just south of Eureka, CA. Over the next fifteen...
Beyond the Pale

Beyond the Pale

The story of Sierra Nevada’s maverick founding father By Derrick Peterman When compiling a list of notable California entrepreneurs, people like David Packard, Steve Jobs, or Elon Musk usually spring to mind. Given the national obsession with Sierra Nevada Brewing’s...