Field Guide to Nor Cal Craft Breweries
Foreword by California Craft Brewers Association
Introduction by Ferron Salniker
Photographs by Lisa McGuinness
Hoppy Trails offers a look into forty of the most interesting and respected Northern California craft breweries to give beer lovers a behind-the-scenes peek at the culture and the creativity of this inventive industry. These distinctive breweries—chosen with the help of the California Craft Brewery Association—are turning out excellent, award winning brew and have created fantastic spaces for beer lovers to pull up a chair, sample, sip, snack, and play.
Hundreds of photographs will help beer lovers decide where they want to wile away their sipping hours. A tasting flight of breweries is featured for sampling: From Sierra Nevada and Lost Coast on the larger side—to mid-size operations like Faction and Heretic—to intimate barrel houses such as Cleophus Quealy and Sante Adairius—and everything in between. Each entry gives the low down on details such as the brewery’s claim to fame, whether they serve food, have growlers on hand for take away, and if well behaved pets and kids can join in the fun. A blank page for beer lover’s tasting notes will help aficionados keep track of which brews they’ve tasted and especially loved.