Hop in the Sac

Sacramento Beer Week starts TODAY and our NorCal Market Manager Eben, and his kick ass team, have set up some awesome events! Tag along with us as we wage war at the Beer Battle, be on the look out for stampeding Horsemen of the Hopocalypse, bend the ear of one of our brewers while tasting some […]

Surviving the Hopocalypse

The dust has settled, the port-o-potties are gone, and the forklifts are milling about like any other day. The Hopocalypse occurred, and you survived it. Because you, sir or madam, are a winner.  You looked it square in the eye, and it blinked.  And then you took a swig of the biggest, baddest IPA the […]

Drake’s Goes to Yakima- Alex’s Hop Selection

*Post by Alexandra Nowell, Drake’s Lead Brewer* It’s one of my favorite times of the year to be a brewer.  The 2012 American harvest hops are beginning to arrive at Drake’s, and being the hop-forward brewery that we are, fresh hops and new varieties are exciting!  This year, I got to travel to Yakima Valley […]

Drake’s at GABF 2012

We are closing in on our deadline of August 31st to get our brews on the wagon headed toward the 2012 Great American Beer Festival for the festing and the judging. To meet this deadline we needed to have all of our GABF entry beers brewed and ready to go by the end of this […]

Aroma Coma wins People’s Choice for 2nd year in a Row

This past weekend our beloved aromatic IPA, Aroma Coma took the People’s Choice award at the Bistro’s Annual IPA Fest for the 2nd year running. Amongst an intimidating (and delicious) field of over 60 competitors, the people voted for Aroma Coma, and that’s pretty exciting on our end. Thanks to everyone that came to enjoy […]