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Craft Beer California

Firestone Walker Barrelworks Krieky Bones (Drink of the Week)

At Firestone Walker Barrelworks, well-seasoned brewers Jeffers Richardson and “Sour Jim” Crooks barrel-age sour and strong ales. The space resides in back of Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s Buellton gastropub and features metal and wood...
Craft Beer California

Acid Trip

I dropped acid last weekend. No, this column isn’t about drugs now and no it wasn’t the acid you probably are thinking of right now. It was pH education at Firestone Walker Brewing Co....
Brewery Sign California

Interview: beer pro A.J. Stoll (Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.)

Last week, Brew and You covered some beer spots to visit in the Central Coast. One of which is Figueroa Mountain Brewing. I spoke with brewmaster A.J. Stoll before the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer...
Craft Beer California

Firestone Walker Double DBA (Drink of the Week)

Firestone Walker Brewing Co. built on the success of their Buellton taproom by adding a Barrelworks, for which brewmaster Matt Brynildson and master blender Sour Jim Crooks developed “wild oak fermented and aged creations.”...
Craft Beer California

Interview: Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. founders Jaime Dietenhofer + Meighan Dietenhofer

Jaime Dietenhofer has aspired to own a brewery since high school, and in 2010, the Garage Envy founder finally opened Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. with wife Meighan in Buellton. The couple’s venture has proven...
Winemaker Santa Barbara

Interview: Alma Rosa winemaker Richard Sanford

My recent eco-conscious tour of Santa Barbara County included an eye opening Sustainable Vine Wine Tour, led by guide Bryan Hope. Our first stop on the biodiesel van was Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards,...