Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is generally credited with reintroducing America to beer with flavor. Way back then, in the mid 1980's American beer drinkers only knew bland, insipid mass-produced lagers with few exceptions. Fritz Maytag was preserving a vital piece of brewing history by resurrecting the flailing Anchor Brewing Company in San Francisco and keeping Anchor Steam Beer alive. I shaped my craft brewing palate on that beer. Jack McAuliffe's flash-in-the-pan stab at craft brewing in Sanoma reminded folks that not everyone was happy with beer's half-a-century- long status quo.
HAINES - Sitting in the back of an open pickup truck amid shards and strands and stalks and tailings of hay, my feet pressed against one side of the muddy truck bed, my hands and back against the other, bumping down a dirt road, the wind rushing past doing nothing to dilute the smell of some animal that may have ridden where I did ... I was on my way to the fair!
From the Mendenhall Valley Library Reece Bleakley, age 12, a gift certificate to Coppa and a scarf from Fairweather Gallery for her review of The House of Hades by Rick Riordan. “One fascinating part of this book is all of it!! But I guess one I remember the most is when Hazel battles Pasiphae and […]
From the Mendenhall Valley Library Finn Kesey, age 9, a gift certificate to Bullwinkle’s Pizza Parlor for his review of Total Soccer by Dean Hughes. “One fascinating part of this book is when he makes a head shot for a goal.” Johnathan Garrigues, age 6, a gift certificate for Hearthside Books and Toys for his […]
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