Quest to Find Sacramento’s Beer

This piece is an idea I’ve floated for more than a year – it took a mind of its own and became something of a commentary and critique of the brewing region I live in… Sacramento. It’s what I believe to be an honest look at our recent history, focusing on how we got where we are and what I see as challenges and opportunities for every involved. Its a snoozer of a piece, 3,000 words long.

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Representing

Around the country it seems craft-centric beer joints are hosting “tap takeovers”, “pint nights” and “meet the brewer” events – all evenings geared toward promoting a brand or brewery. The events have a certain formula to them, one you have likely witnessed if you’ve been out for such an occasion: brewers or brewery reps show View >

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Navel Gazing at its Best

An abundantly talented Celebrator Beer Newscolleague of mine, Brandon Hernández, has a new and thought-provoking (for people with blogs, which I believe is about 70% of people online) piece online discussing “Truth in beer reporting” – which is a call for transparency and honest reporting among beer journalists (go read it! Here’s the link again. View >

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Own Your Bar

There are a lot of new craft beer bars popping up everywhere in America these days, a welcome addition for any beer loving local. That stated, there seems to be a growing number of craft bars that seem to love good liquid, but are unsure or unwilling to do what is necessary to ensure the View >

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On Draught Beer

I’ve been an advocate of clean beer lines for some time now, but I haven’t talked much about it here. Why? Well, it’s a touchy subject. You see, most bar owners assume their beer lines are clean because they have them serviced by the distributors that provide the beer. Sometimes that’s not a bad assumption. View >

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Drink to be Sober

Mike Sober is a memorable man. Folks across California will recognize him and his signature scruffy beard as he enters the bar or brewery in his never-ending quest for the next great hopped-up concoction. On the outside he has the appearance of a gruff individual, but spend two seconds talking with him on any subject View >

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Bars of Glasgow

Editor’s Note: This is one of several stories ‘lost’ in our recent server transition. I looked through what was lost and will re-post a few stories I found worth re-posting.  With what seems to be more bars than all other businesses combined, it seems natural that this Scottish city would be a den of good View >

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