California Brewers Break Barriers and Blow Minds
The upcoming Wild For The Yuba is not your typical beer tasting festival. This unique event will showcase 12 esteemed craft breweries from California that will excite the palates of even the veteran beer enthusiast.
California, the birthplace of the craft and microbrewing industry, has transformed and revolutionized the brewing community worldwide. Brewers with centuries of brewing history have been making the trek to California to visit our local breweries who are now recognized as making some of the best beers in the world. From Sierra Nevada Brewing, the second-largest craft brewer in the country to tiny cult-status Russian River Brewing in Santa Rosa, the beers being poured at Wild for the Yuba will be unique, rare, unusual and, well…wild!
While craft brewers have transformed the perception of beer here in the US, consumers are becoming aware that beer is just as complex as wine, is excellent for pairing all types of food and comes in a huge variety of types and styles. Imperial India Pale Ale, beers aged in oak bourbon barrels, Chocolate Porter, Belgium-style “sour” beers are just a few of the styles you can look for at the event.
And just as unique as the beers being poured are the breweries themselves. Well-known brewer Steve Altimari who just started his highly anticipated new brewery Highwater Brewing Co. will be on hand to pour his crafted ales that are so new they have been on the market only a few months.
When Russian River Brewing releases its cult Pliny the Younger, a line forms up outside their Santa Rosa brewpub before the sun rises. Founders and owners Vinnie and Natalie Cilurzo will be on hand themselves to pour some beers that sell on eBay (illegally I might add) for hundreds of dollars a bottle.
And Stone Brewing Co from San Diego will be there of course. Well known for their Arrogant Bastard Ale, one of the fastest growing beer brands in the country, they will be pouring some nuggets that you won’t find on any store shelf. Dave Hopwood (you have to be in the beer business with a name like that!) will be bringing Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale, a beer brewed in collaboration with two other cult breweries, Green Flash Brewing and Pizza Port in Carlsbad. Three breweries in one beer!
Eel River Brewing from Humboldt county will have Earth Thirst -Double IPA an organic bold IPA, North Coast Brewing from Ft. Bragg will have Brother Theolonious and Old Rasputin, two of their showcase beers.
And we can’t forget our nearby neighbor, Auburn Alehouse. Brewer/owner Brian Ford will be on hand to talk about his beautifully crafted variety of beers.
Other breweries attending will be Six Rivers Brewing from McKinleyville, Rubicon Brewing from downtown Sacramento, He’Brew beer from Shmaltz Brewing Company Brewing Co., Anderson Valley Brewing from Boonville and Mammoth Brewing Co. from Mammoth Lakes. All California, all exceptional, and all for you get if you get wild on April 2nd. For event information and to purchase tickets: http://yubariver.org/wild-for-the-yuba/