Happy Dad’s Day


We’re going to be closed on Sunday, June 19th, for Father’s Day. Crack a beer with your old man, pretend you like the tie the kids bought you!

We’ll Be Closed Memorial Day


We’ll be closed on Memorial Day, Monday May 30th.

Beer Judges? Yes, they do exist…Maybe you can be one too?



Much more common than unicorns, BJCP-certified beer judges are the mainstay of brewing competitions. A rigorous, yet affordable endeavor, beer judging strives to build beer style knowledge, sensory vocabulary and calibration, and importantly, naming those characteristics which make each beer style unique.

Join David Teckam, our local Grand Master V BJCP judge (one of the top seven highest-ranked judges in the world) for Beer Judging 101 – a seminar where attendees will compare a number of world class examples, discuss ingredients, brewing process, world beer styles and the effects of aging on beer.

Do you ever wish you could better describe a beer? Hone your natural ability to perceive and discuss various components in beer. Learn terms that judges use to describe beer. Expand your understanding of beer flavors, and learn about the Beer Judge Certification Program.

Sunday, Feb. th2,8 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at American River Brewing Co. in Rancho Cordova (11151 Trade Center Dr.) $30 per person.

Space is limited ‐ sign up at: tinyurl.com/sacbwclass16


BFD Open Superbowl Sunday Partial Day



It’s Superbowl 50 today, but we know some of you take your beer as seriously (or even more) as football! We’re open, at least until 3. Come on down – you can squeeze in mash steps and hops additions between the plays, but don’t miss the commercials!

If you want to come down after 3, call to make suer we’re still here!


Clarity Ferm Now in Stock!

Clarity Ferm

We now stock White Labs Clarity Ferm! Simply add a vial when you pitch your yeast, and eliminate chill haze from your beers!

This natural enzyme slightly changes specific proteins which cause chill haze in beer, resulting in a much clearer finished beer. This will not affect head retention or color, either. Incidentally, Clarity Ferm also chops up gluten proteins and results in a gluten-reduced beer – when used correctly, gluten levels will test below 10 ppm.

Come grab a vial for your next brew and try it out!