Lagunitas’ New Cannabis-Infused Beer

Lagunitas’ New Cannabis-Infused Beer

One of California’s most popular breweries — Lagunitas Brewing Company — has officially crossed over into the cannabis industry. The brewers at Lagunitas, based in Santa Rosa, partnered with Cannacraft’s AbsoluteXtracts to create both a beer and a vape pen that bring flavors from hops and cannabis together to create whole new experiences. Why terpenes? SuperCritical Ale is brewed with cannabis terpenes extracted from Girl Scout Cookies and Blue Dream varietals. These terpenes contribute to…

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Keeping It Local with Humboldt Beverage Company

Keeping It Local with Humboldt Beverage Company

“Medicinal influences also play a part in the beverage recipes. Some of the drinks will include cannabis, and new recipes with cannabis are constantly in the works.” Local is the name of the game for Humboldt Beverage Company. The Arcata, California, based drink merchant ran by Jess Nelson, Keil Cronin and Jeri Vigil provides an array of local brews and elixirs that showcase the native flavors of Northern California. With the reputation of being within…

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Humboldt’s Craft Beverage Highlights

Humboldt’s Craft Beverage Highlights

Humboldt County gets a lot of tourists coming to Northern California this time of year.  Many come to get away from the heat, while many come to get away from general urban madness.  As I like to tell folks who have never visited the area:  “There’s not a lot of people or traffic, and we have loads of free parking.” We also produce loads of hand-crafted wines, hard ciders and micro brews.  The following are…

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Gyppo Ale Mill

Gyppo Ale Mill

  After graphic designer Julie Peacock and carpenter/farmer Josh Monschke had a daughter in 2011, they looked for a way to make money and sustainably contribute to their community. With that ethos in mind, Gyppo Ale Mill was born.   Growing up in Bend, Oregon, Peacock was surrounded by breweries. “It’s kind of a cultural thing that I grew up in,” she says. “We thought it would be a good thing to bring a brewery…

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Mad River Brew Review

Mad River Brew Review

The Mad Brewers of Mad River Brewery Brewin’ mad brew Nestled by the banks of the Mad River, in the sleepy town of Blue Lake, lies the Mad River Brewery. It is a place where dreams come true. If your dream is a great beer, that is. Feeling like kids with golden tickets, we recently toured the brewery, guided by its own Willie Wonka, Dylan Schatz. As the brewmaster at MRB, Schatz and assistant head brewer…

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Eel River Brew Review

Eel River Brew Review

Eel River Brewery: From Organic Barley to World-Class Beer If brewing is a dance, then the girl Owner/Brewer Master Ted Vivatson brought is the prettiest of them all. He was the first in the United States to have a certified organic brewery. In a time when others are using GMO crops and pesticide riddled ingredients, he took the road untraveled. Brewing organically is, on average, 30% more expensive than neo-traditional methods. He re-invented the industry….

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6Rivers Brew Review

6Rivers Brew Review

Carlos Sanchez: A Man with a Brew     The legend goes something like this: lightning strikes the top of 6 Rivers Brewery. Brewmaster Carlos Sanchez cackles madly, clutching a fistful of roasted habaneros. Chili Pepper Ale is born. Carlos “Los” Sanchez has been at 6 Rivers for the last 11 years, laboring with love, equal parts artist and (some would say mad) scientist. The fruits of his labor include over a dozen award-winners, including…

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Lost Coast Brew Review

Lost Coast Brew Review

Frenchie & Swarley Review Lost Coast Brewery’s Tasters! Written by Bo Sarvinski There are many crown jewels of Eureka. The waterfront, Humboldt Bay herself, Old Town, the Carson Mansion, the Sequoia Zoo, and of course, the Bayshore Mall. The beauty of community is the way one location can wrap itself around all the senses. Eureka does that in many ways. The place on a supreme recommendation for taste, however, and a place for enjoyment, good…

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