Ruhstaller, one of the leaders of Sacramento's resurgent craft brew scene, was recently named one of the "10 Great American Farmhouse Breweries" by venerable magazine Bon Appetit. Here's an excerpt from their blurb about Ruhstaller:
In the late 19th century, Swiss immigrant Captain Frank Ruhstaller ran Sacramento’s preeminent brewery, relying on locally grown hops and barley. More than a century later, Jan-Erik Paino pays homage to the pioneer with the revived Ruhstaller. Like the Captain, Paino uses California grain and hops in beers such as the 1881 California Red Ale and Gilt Edge Golden Lager. Recently, the brewery planted its own hopyard.
Read the entire post in Bon Appetit.
Out of work, Jeremy Warren followed his passion – craft beers – to launch thriving business - That company is Knee Deep Brewing, now a highly regarded but relatively tiny craft brewing operation in Lincoln, where Warren, the brewmaster and co-owner, took over space and equipment from a defunct brewery in the spring of 2011. In the two years since, he has built a reputation for creating some of the finest and most distinctive beers in the country, including 10 year-round offerings, a variety of seasonal beers and a rotating selection of experimental styles. Already coveted by beer aficionados, Knee Deep is poised to take advantage of the boom in craft beer and expand beyond many other area breweries by investing $1 million to move from its 960-square-foot digs in Lincoln to a cavernous 18,000-square-foot brewery in Auburn. Blair Anthony Robertson in the Sac Bee.
Owners of Track 7 Brewery Profiled - It all started on New Year’s Eve 2011. Track 7 Brewery was born. It is the brainchild of the Graham and Scott families. Geoff and Becca Scott and Ryan and Jeanna Graham. The brewery is located in the tucked away industrial neighborhood of City Farms near Sac City College. It’s a craft brewing Mecca. It’s also a neighborhood watering hole that has become enormously popular among the locals in Land Park, Curtis Park and Hollywood Park. Greg Brown in Valley Community Newspapers. (Second item)
Local nano brewery hopes to grow with Kickstarter campaign - Sacramento’s first nano brewery is looking to become a little less nano, and they are turning to the internet's beer lovers for help via their Kickstarter campaign. Device Brewing Co. has only just started commercially manufacturing beer, with the first batch expected to be delivered to bars around town on Sept. 7. However, brewing has been a long-time passion for co-owner Ken Anthony, who first became interested in the culture while studying at University of California, San Diego from 2005 to 2009. Daniel Romandia on Sac Press.
MAP: Area hoppin' with brewers - Beer aficionados in the Sacramento Valley have no shortage of brewery destinations to try. The map on this page gives you the lay of the land, and we detail 24 establishments in the region that take pride in a broad variety of products. In the Sac Bee.
VIDEO: 'Failed ski bum' opens area's newest craft brewery - Bruce MacPhee walks among vats of beer, sampling his brew and commenting how lucky he is. "This is a lifelong goal," MacPhee said. MacPhee is the master brewer behind Friday's opening of Rocklin's Out of Bounds tasting room. Mike TeSelle on KCRA.