June 21st, 2015
Blue Note Brewery, the region’s newest craft brewery, opens Saturday, June 27th, in Woodland. Festivities start at 2 pm in their new taproom! We recently read their FB post about brewing a hoppy saison…yum! Blue Note will have eight beers on tap once they’re up and running. Be sure to head out there for their grand opening!
Blue Note is located at 750 Dead Cat Alley in Woodland, just behind Ludy’s BBQ…road trip is planned!
June 20th, 2015
Yep – Father’s Day is Sunday…and I’m going go be a dad and spend time with my kids. The rest of the BFD crew is either going to be a dad or a son and do the same. We will, however, be open from 10 am to 2 pm – Just in case you just gotta brew, or perhaps you need that special holiday fermentation gift…
Happy Father’s Day!
June 18th, 2015
Come out and celebrate La Trattoria Bohemia’s 15th anniversary this weekend. The celebration lasts from noon until 10PM this Saturday and will include food and beer specials as well as a pig roast.
La Trattoria Bohemia is a quaint restaurant tucked away on J street in East Sacramento, specializing in serving traditional Czech and Italian cuisine in a friendly and cozy atmosphere. They also specialize in carrying a large selection of traditional European Lagers from the Czech republic, both on draft and in the bottle, including Budvar, Pilsner Urquell, Primator, as well as many others.
La Trattoria Bohemia is located at 3649 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95816.
June 15th, 2015
The American Homebrewer’s Association National Homebrew Competition wrapped up this past week in San Diego. The largest international beer competition in the world, almost 9,000 beers, meads, and ciders were judged at twelve national judging sites, including BFD here in Sacramento, in March and April. The top three placing entries in each BJCP category moved on to the Final Round judging in San Diego this past Thursday – over 950 final entries were judged, and winners were announced at the AHA National Homebrew Conference Banquet on Saturday June 13th.
Among the 2015 winners were Sacramento locals John Boyd, who won a gold medal in Category 7 with his California Common and Joseph Cruz, who won a silver medal in Category 19 with an English Barleywine. Well done, gentlemen!
A slew of awards were won by California brewers from the Bay and San Diego areas as well. We lead the nation in the flat-out number of craft breweries, and the skill and experience of our homebrew community reflects in the number of winners we have here.
Congratulations to all of the 2015 AHA NHC winners – we’ll be supporting you all again next year! For a complete list of winners and more information, please visit the National Homebrew Competition website.
June 4th, 2015
Did you know we rent:
Jockey box system – Two taps, plumbed for Sanke, ball, or pin lock fittings. Comes with CO2 and regulator. The perfect way to pour draft beer or cider at your summer party!
Sanke line cleaner – an easy-to-use pressure vessel for cleaning your Sanke-plumbed keg fridge. Clean and sanitize gunky lines to remove off-flavors and bacterial growth – yuck.
Ratchet fruit press – press wine grapes or other soft fruits.
Fruit crusher – macerating blades make quick work of apples, pears, other fruits.
Call ahead for availability. All items are available in 24-hour increments, and only require a simple credit card deposit.