Brewing

California Green Breweries

California Green Breweries

Pick any brewery in California and chances are they’re going the extra mile for our environment. Most California breweries are active in recycling materials, reducing water use, and lowering energy consumption. However, five of them stand above the crowd for their...
Draft Beer Festivals On-Tap

Draft Beer Festivals On-Tap

Oregon Brewers Fest. Photo: Timothy Horn June 1 — Beerfest, Santa Rosa — A festive microbrew and food tasting event with more than 50 of Northern California’s best microbreweries and gourmet food from Sonoma County. www.f2f.org/beer_fest2012.html June 1 — Zoo Brew,...
Best of the Fests

Best of the Fests

By Deb Bolt & Gina Vitali Reggae on the River. Photo: Zac Mansfield With summer comes sun, music and festivals to satisfy all your interests. So grab your friends, your favorite coozie, don’t forget the sunscreen, and check out some of the bests below: The Most...
Craft Lite

Craft Lite

Touted as the craft beer drinker’s answer to Budweiser and Coors, lower alcohol “session beers” are what’s on tap this summer By Matt Niswonger Photo: Scott Vitali If you love craft beer and have never heard the phrase “session beer” before, don’t feel bad. It’s one...
Bikes and Brews

Bikes and Brews

Photo courtesy of The Grand Cru California Cyclists Give New Meaning to the Phrase “Biker Bar” By Derrick Peterman & Photos courtesy of The Grand Cru Beer has long been recognized as a reward for hard work and/or any kind of adventurous activity, and...
The Can Van

The Can Van

A Mobile Cannery Rolls Through California’s Craft Brewing Community By Derrick Peterman • Photos by Jenn Coyle Lindsey Herrema loads the canning line into The Can Van trailer. Photos: Jenn Coyle If you think breweries spend most of their time formulating new recipes...
Celebrate this Winter with a California Tradition

Celebrate this Winter with a California Tradition

ASJ highlights some of our favorite seasonal brews By Derrick Peterman Winter is a time of many traditions. One of my favorite winter traditions is sampling all of the wonderful seasonal beers so many California breweries release this time of year. Winter Seasonals...
Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

Half Moon Bay Brewing Company

“Great Beer, made right here” We started with some hops and a dream. A dream to become a community place for great food, beer, and conversation. A decade after a few locals got together, our award-winning restaurant has surpassed that dream. Today, we’ve...
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