Beer Mecca in California

You may have noticed a few postings on our Facebook page and recent blog posts about California breweries. We took a little sabbatical from Colorado beer to explore breweries both big and small from San Diego to Sonoma Counties. During 600 miles of driving, we visited 25 breweries and wineries, including three beer meccas that were simply magical. The Webster Dictionary regards meccas “as a center for a specified group, activity, or interest;” Firestone Walker in Paso Robles, Lagunitas in Petaluma, and Russian River in Santa Rosa fulfill Webster’s definition exactly.  And though all three breweries offered very different experiences, it seemed that angelic choirs of beer gods sang to us as we walked up to the front entrance of each location, acknowledging our arrival to very special places. Continue reading

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Tasting Highlights – Winter 2012

Obviously, there’s a lot of content that the craft beer scene deserves to have filled across the pages of websites and blogs.  Though our focus is to provide resources for visiting more than one brewery in a day, we’re also involved in several other craft beer-related endeavors.  Like tasting beer for instance.

Our Tasting Highlights posts for Breweries, Beer Bars, and Bottles offer more intimate looks at specific brewery events, recommendations on beer, beers you can find in bottles to bring home, and moments in beer that simply stand out to us. Consider this as tasty bonus content for your own pursuit of great beer. Continue reading