Celebrewtion 2014 – Registration is Open


Get your best brew on, bottle up, and drop off your entries for the 18th annual Celebrewtion homebrew competition! Hosted by Gold Country Brewer’s Association, one of the longest established homebrew clubs in the nation, this is Sacramento’s premier regional AHA/BJCP sanctioned homebrew competition.

Go to the Celebrewtion website between Sunday, August 31 Until Sunday, September 21: create an account, submit your entry information, print out labels, and pay the fee of $10 per entry. Then, plan to drop off three 12-ounce bottles for each beer you are entering. BFD is a dropoff location.

This year’s Celebrewtion will be held at Yolo Brewing Company in West Sacramento on October 4th. Device Brewing Company will invite one of the Best of Show winners to brew at the brewery!

Are you interested in the competition process and judging? Competitions are always looking for more stewards and volunteers, and it’s a blast! You can indicate your willingness to volunteer on the competition registration page.

Help Fund Nine Worlds Mead!

Nine Worlds

Our friend, Mead Master Steve Gonzales, is preparing launch Nine Worlds Winery right here in Sacramento! Steve produces many different Mead flavor combinations, from sweet pineapple mead to the dry traditional style.

Help Steve reach his crowd sourcing goal of $15K on Indiegogo. On the funding website, there’s a video, additional information, and a breakdown of what you get for helping out.

If they reach their goal, they will  be on track to begin production in early 2015!



BFD Closed Monday – Happy Labor Day



Monday is Labor Day, and we’re going to be closed. Be sure to celebrate all of your hard work with a BBQ and your favorite fermented beverage!

Einstök at BonnLair Saturday, August 23


Join Dave and the crew at BonnLair Saturday evening for the Sacramento release of Einstök Arctic Berry Ale. Starting at 8:00 pm, they’ll be serving the newest addition to the Einstök line, and all of their Einstök selections will be on special.

Einstök is brewed with glacial water in Akureyri, Iceland, 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle. Drink some in the chill neighborhood vibe at BonnLair, and get a glimpse of Valhalla…viking helmets optional.


Davis Bike and Brew Fest this Saturday



The Davis Bike and Brew Fest happens this coming Saturday. Over 60 breweries and 10 wineries will be pouring their finest. Three live bands, food trucks, and a commemorative glass are all waiting for you…

VIP tickets are available for additional cost, and will get you into the VIP patio and indoor venue with additional rare specialty and craft brews, and additional food tastings from VIP vendors.

See their website for details