Archive for 'California Breweries'

Lost Coast Brewery and Cafe, Eureka, CA

Tucked away in the small town of Eureka, California close to the Oregon border, The Lost Coast Brewery has paid homage to not only the name, but the culture of the region.  Since Lost Coast opened the doors to the brewery over twenty years ago they have been offering English-style ales with a west coast [...]

Buffalo Bill’s Brewery, Hayward, CA

If for any reason you make your way through Hayward, California join the stampede at Buffalo Bill’s Brewery. Upon arrival you will be greeted by a friendly staff and a large mounted buffalo head that overlooks the bar. The food is good, the beers are great, but the atmosphere is better. The spacious outdoor patio [...]

Eel River Brewing Company, Fortuna, CA

Off the beaten path in Fortuna resides Eel River Brewery, America’s first certified organic brewery.  Their slogan is: Be Natural, Drink Naked, but a pair of hardy Birkenstocks is highly advised with all the peanut shells on the floor. Let’s face it, drinking a beer and discarding your peanut shells on the ground is almost [...]

Mad River Brewing Company, Blue Lake, CA

The fine judging panel at the Great American Beer Festival recently awarded Mad River Brewery the Small Brewing Company of the year. Their beer and atmosphere make that accolade seem like an understatement. In the heart of Humboldt County, California, Mad River offers both of their award winning beer brands, Jamaica and Steelhead on tap. [...]

San Francisco Brewing Company, San Francisco, CA

If you were lucky enough to get to San Francisco’s very first brewery before it closed in 2009 you already know about this history lesson. The old-world pub located at the intersection of today’s Chinatown and Financial District in San Francisco, California still boasts all the charm of 1907. The belt-driven fans and dark mahogany [...]

Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Paso Robles, CA

If you are in Paso Robles, California for the wine, you are there for the wrong reason.  Firestone Walker is tucked away among the countless rows of grape vines in California’s southern wine producing region. Once you arrive you will be glad you did, because everyone drinking here has their pinky finger on the glass. [...]

Six Rivers Brewery, McKinleyville, CA

With a breathtaking view of northern California’s Lost Coast in Humboldt County, Six Rivers is one stress free tuning environment. This predominantly local tuning destination is a hidden gem. With one of the most spectacular beer line-ups in the country it is well worth the five hour jaw dropping drive from San Francisco.  Recommended Tuners: Bluff [...]

21st Amendment Brewery

You would think a microbrewery with a name referring to the repeal of the worst law in America’s history would be one of the coolest spots along your tuning adventures, but you are mistaken. When you are out of stock of your latest and greatest beers, the other beers offered better make your liver smile [...]

Nectar Ales, Paso Robles, CA

A small brewery started in the redwoods of northern California over twenty years ago, producing beers that would pave the road for the craft beer revolution in America. Today Nectar Ales are being produced by like-minded folk at Firestone Walker, and continue to win awards. What the hacky sack playing counter culture was to the [...]

Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Boonville, CA

If light, flavorless beers do not do the trick for you and you are anywhere remotely close to California, Anderson Valley Brewery should be your next stop. Pack your liver and your disc golf bag because you will need both at this tuning hot spot. Situated in the serene Anderson Valley in Mendocino County, California [...]

ThirstyBear Brewing Company, San Francisco, CA

In the heart of San Francisco, California’s Mission District, lies a 100% organic beer tuning spot featuring flamenco dancers and a Spanish tapas menu. An upscale tuning locale that you can impress your significant other with, Thirsty Bear has it all. The walls of the microbrewery/restaurant showcase a revolving art gallery, compliments of local artists. [...]

Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery, San Francisco, CA

Timothy Leary almost had it down. Turn on, tune in, and drink up should have been the phrase that spread like wildfire in the 60’s. It is not too late.  Dig out your tie died t-shirt and head over to the corner of Haight and Ashbury for the tuner “trip” of a lifetime. Magnolia offers [...]

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