Posts Tagged: Beer
A worker at a small brewery examines beer during the fermentation process. (Photo: MAD_Production, via Shutterstock)
An under-the-radar tussle is shaping up in California over how beer is being brought to drinkers across the state. The emerging beer battle pits small craft brewers against big distributors. On one side are the small brewers, who charge that the big distributors don’t want to bother with the relatively small volumes of craft brewers.
A Pizza Supreme Being pie. Photo by Scott Duncan, Capitol Weekly)
REVIEW: When you enter Pizza Supreme Being, it looks simple. Simple menu (slices and whole pies; 5 flavors), simple –nonexistent really—décor; one quick glance encompasses the entire interior. There are 20 seats total, including patio, a self-serve cooler with a well-chosen selection of sodas, craft beer and wine, and a letter board menu. As I walk in, a stylish young woman declares, “reminds me of cool pizzerias where you’d have little league.”
Local homebrew festivals are back on tap for California in 2015. A law approved by the Legislature and signed by the governor this week makes it legal, once again, for homebrewing associations to host homebrew events in California.
A stout beckons at a craft brewer's tasting. Photo: Maxy M., Shutterstock.
A debate is brewing in Sacramento over regulating California beer. “There has been a concern that there has been inadequate enforcement staff available,” said Assemblyman Wesley Chesbro, D-Arcata, whose district includes at least 15 breweries. The issue is whether the state’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has enough people to effectively regulate brewers, especially the increasingly popular craft brewing industry.
When Gov. Brown, flanked by a jug of beer and a happy lawmaker, signed AB 647, it seemed he was ushering in a new era for California’s craft breweries and the beer drinkers who enjoy them. Craft beer enthusiasts hoped the new law would make it easier for them to take a growler — a large, jug-like beer container — purchased at one brewery into a different one and have it refilled there, thus saving them the cost and space of purchasing a new container. (Photo: Visitor 7, Dunsmuir)