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Beer supplier linked with craft brewers at just the right time

Mussetter Distributing, a 40-year-old Auburn business, shifted gears amid the wobbly economic times of the recession and put its focus on craft beers. As a result, the Northern California distributorship hooked onto the Sacramento area’s rapidly growing craft beer scene at the perfect time, moving away from the mega-brewers that were once the local company’s bread and butter.Now, Mussetter has turned its focus to another beverage niche– ciders.

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Could dogs be banned from Sacramento-area breweries?

Dogs and kids are such a common feature at craft beer tasting rooms that you’d think IPAs, saisons and stouts were also available in bowls and juice boxes. Many would consider it a serious blow to the laid-back vibe at brewery tasting rooms if the dog thing ever changed.

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Allow beer, wine on Sacramento brew bikes?

Following a new state law that now allows the practice, the city is crafting an ordinance that would permit riders on brew bikes to drink beer and wine on board. The law would only apply to four-wheel pedicabs, including Sacramento’s Off the Chain and Sac Brew Bike.

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Beer Run: To re-establish its relevance, Ruhstaller must make improvements

If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you know that Ruhstaller is in crisis mode. Solano County essentially shut down Ruhstaller’s charmingly rustic tasting room at its hop farm near Dixon because of permitting and building code issues. With nine idle employees and tens of thousands of dollars invested in the facility, the company’s future hangs in the balance.

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SPCA 'Yappy Hour' at Track 7

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Video: The right pour for the right beer

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Video: Old-time brewers at Old City Cemetery in Sacramento

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Allow beer, wine on Sacramento brew bikes?

Following a new state law that now allows the practice, the city is crafting an ordinance that would permit riders on brew bikes to drink beer and wine on board. The law would only apply to four-wheel pedicabs, including Sacramento’s Off the Chain and Sac Brew Bike.
Jessica Hice The Sacramento Bee
Allow beer, wine on Sacramento brew bikes? 01:12

Allow beer, wine on Sacramento brew bikes?

Pinewood Derby racers get creative at Oak Park Brewing Company 01:18

Pinewood Derby racers get creative at Oak Park Brewing Company

Capitol Beer and Taproom gets ready to hoist a few to celebrate brew 01:02

Capitol Beer and Taproom gets ready to hoist a few to celebrate brew

Video: Best chocolate beer for Valentine's Day 02:24

Video: Best chocolate beer for Valentine's Day