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The New Yorker produces a craft beer interactive map

Jul 2, 2013

Here's a useful multi-media tool from the venerable literary magazine the New Yorker. It's an interactive map of the craft beer business and includes all kinds of useful information about this rapidly growing industry and its 2,400-and-counting breweri...

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Proud dad of the national homebrewing champ

Jul 1, 2013
Proud dad of the national homebrewing champ

Ok, here's a heartwarming photo of one very proud dad, Bob Johnson, pointing to a story in The Bee about his daughter, Annie Johnson, who had just won the prestigious title "Homebrewer of the Year" at the American Homebrewers Association conference ...

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Area’s craft beer brings home prizes at State Fair

Jul 1, 2013
Area’s craft beer brings home prizes at State Fair

If you think the Sacramento region is booming when it comes to craft beer, the results of the California State Fair craft beer competition show us to be a hotbed of high-quality brewing. Some of the breweries that did so well may have surprised so...

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A few recommended beers that pair nicely with Father’s Day

Jun 13, 2013

If your dad has enough socks and doesn't need another paisley tie, maybe it's time to get him something he'll really remember: really good beer. There are all kinds of options, but for this little mixed six pack, let's stick as close to home as poss...

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Dining news roundup: Ruhstaller Beer brings history to life with the return of Gilt Edge

Jun 5, 2013

Hads Steak & Seafood, which opened on J Street in late 2010, has been sold, closed, and a new restaurant is replacing it, Per the Sac Bee's Bob Shallit: ... Bair, who also is an investor in the LowBrau beer...

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Davis BeerFest this Saturday features more than 40 breweries

Davis BeerFest this Saturday features more than 40 breweries

Spend a beautiful afternoon in Davis tasting from more than 100 handcrafted beers from more than 40 breweries at the Davis Beerfest, taking place on June 1. Sudwerk Brewery will open its doors to all for a day filled with tours, raffles, delicious beer brat sandwiches, tips and secrets from area brew masters, and...

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Sightseeing in the Twin Cities: Downtown St. Paul

May 28, 2013
Sightseeing in the Twin Cities: Downtown St. Paul

One of the many sights to see in the Twin Cities are the Peanuts statues.  Since the statues were released between 2000 and 2004, many of them were auctioned off.  Some stayed in the Twin Cities area.  Paul and I … Continue reading 

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Ruhstaller releases a new beer with deep Sacramento roots

May 24, 2013

Ruhstaller, the Sacramento beer company whose 21st century identity is linked to the city's storied beer history, released a new beer Friday called Gilt Edge. The lager is a tribute to the pre-Prohibition Ruhstaller Gilt Edge. While no one today rea...

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My Trip to Portland through Instagram

May 22, 2013
My Trip to Portland through Instagram

1. Non-fat Vanilla Latte from Barista in the Pearl District: 539 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 2. Asparagus Soup with Homemade Focaccia Bread from Besaw’s in the Alphabet District: 2301 NW Savier St, Portland, OR 3. I loved Besaw’s so much that I went again for breakfast! Eggs Benedict with Roasted Tomatoes and Spinach....

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Follow-up: The Rind to open Thursday (with details!)

May 20, 2013
Follow-up: The Rind to open Thursday (with details!)

Turns out, Sara Arbabian did not succumb to foul play, is not pinned beneath a giant cheese wheel, does not have a cat that nested on her keyboard and, best of all, is not intentionally ducking the press. After a bit of nudging, I finally caught up ...

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