Beer

Beer Run

Beer Frontier concept rewards those who venture to more breweries

I just got off the phone with the owner of a well-known brewery from the Bay Area (can’t tell you who it was or why I was calling, though I hope to be able to soon). We got to talking about Sacramento’s growing reputation as a great town for craft beer. This was not the case, he said, six or seven years ago, though there’s no disputing it now.

Business & Real Estate

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.

Beer Run

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.

Videos

How the California State Fair can launch a brewery

Darrell Amerine, director of the California State Fair beer competition, explains how success at the fair helps a young brewery increase sales and expand its reputation.
Blair Anthony Robertson brobertson@sacbee.com
How the California State Fair can launch a brewery 2:00

How the California State Fair can launch a brewery

Sacramentans can now drink on beer bikes 1:34

Sacramentans can now drink on beer bikes

Allow beer, wine on Sacramento brew bikes? 1:12

Allow beer, wine on Sacramento brew bikes?

Pinewood Derby racers get creative at Oak Park Brewing Company 1:18

Pinewood Derby racers get creative at Oak Park Brewing Company