The Stoutcast – Episode 14, Giving Thanks

You may know him from Rubicon but Chris Keeton is now the head brew dude at Alaro in Sacramento. Todd and Bob sit down with him and do some deep thinking over four pretty interesting beers: Alaro’s own oatmeal, Young’s Double Chocolate, St Peter’s Cream Stout, and Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal. Photo: The Stoutcast

Sacmag – Taps & Tapas

When Sacramento’s groundbreaking Rubicon Brewing Company closed its doors in 2017, it was clear that whoever took over the space would have big shoes to fill. Rubicon, founded in 1987, was a pioneer in the area’s beer scene and enjoyed le-gions of loyal customers. Enter Ray and Annette Ballestero, husband-and-wife craft-brew veterans (she was a […]

Gold Medal at the GABF!

Alaro Castillo IPA

It’s particularly exciting when a brand-new brewery wins a medal, a sign of more great things to come. This year, Sacramento’s newest brewery, Alaro Craft Brewery received a gold medal with their very first IPA ever brewed at the largest and most respected commercial beer competition in the world, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) […]

SF Eater – Bay Area Breweries Win Big at Great American Beer Festival

More than a dozen brewers across the Bay Area and Sacramento region took home awards at the Great American Beer Festival this past weekend. Presented by the Brewers Association, the Colorado event is the biggest beer competition in the world — think of it as the Oscars of beer. GABF hands out awards for 102 […]

Sacramento Brewers Talk Local History

Sacramento & Company sat down with Device Brewing Company, Alaro Craft Brewery, and Urban Roots Brewing & Smokehouse to learn more about the growth of the craft beer scene in Sacramento. Join us at #CABeerSummit to taste beers from these local breweries and others from all over the Golden State!

SF Eater – The 13 Hottest New Restaurants in Sacramento Right Now, Winter 2018

Restaurant obsessives want to know what’s new, what’s hot, which favorite chef just launched a sophomore effort, where to sip the cocktail of the moment. To answer those questions: the Sacramento Heatmap, which will change continually to highlight the best and buzziest restaurants the capital has to offer. And, realizing that there’s much more to […]