Brew Age

Written by jesse on November 6, 2013

We are thrilled to be featured in the Art of Barrel Aging episode of Brew Age.  We took them behind the scenes for a peek at our barrel blending process, visited our friends at Sutton Cellars, and mostly stood around in dramatic light while they filmed us.  So crack open a barrel aged beer, put the video on in full screen mode and enjoy the show!

Brewdogs in SF

Written by jesse on October 5, 2013


Brewdogs is a great new show on the Esquire Network  featuring James Watt and Martin Dickie of Scotland’s Brewdog traveling around the US, making crazy beers and highlighting the local beer scene.  Last week they visited San Francisco, made a beer out of fog with Anchor, and enjoyed some Almanac Biere de Chocolat in a fortune cookie factory.  Check out the clip above, or watch a hi-res version here.


Introducing Farmer’s Reserve No 3 & 4

Written by jesse on May 3, 2013

Almanac is proud to announce the latest additions to our seasonal barrel aged beer program!  Combining our love of barrel aged sour beers and local farms, our Farmer’s Reserve series capture seasonal harvests in complex sour ale form. These new offerings are available in 375ml bottles and limited draft starting mid-May.

Farmer’s Reserve No. 3

Ale aged in wine barrels with strawberries and nectarines

6% ABV | 375ml bottles & limited draft   

Our third entry in our barrel-aged

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Farm to Barrel

Written by jesse on January 9, 2013

We’re proud to announce the release of our new line of 375ml Farm to Barrel beers. Since Almanac’s very beginning we’ve worked hard at developing an epic barrel-aging program. Simply put: we are infatuated with barrel aging. Oak aged beers are some of the most exciting and flavorful brews out there. Drawing inspiration from the sour beers of Belgium and bourbon barrels of the American South, oak aging offers a slower, more complex, and ultimately more rewarding way to craft unique flavors

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Announcing Southern California Distribution

Written by jesse on January 2, 2013
Palm Trees

We’re happy to announce that we are bringing our beers to sunny Southern California starting January 1st, 2013! We’ve partnered with California Craft Distributors to distribute our Farm-to-Bottle beers in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.  We’re thrilled to be expanding availability outside of the Bay Area and getting our craft beers into the hands of our thirsty Southern California friends.

Southern California has a phenomenal craft beer scene, and we’re very excited to become a part of it.

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California Table Beers

Written by jesse on August 3, 2012

We’re proud to introduce our year-round, farm-to-bottle California Table Beer Series.

Our Honey Saison and Extra Pale Ale are the first Almanac brews available year-round in convenient 12oz. bottles. Perfectly balanced, these beers are brewed with California barley, hand-selected additions from local farms, citrusy hops and a touch of oak. Whether shared with friends over a celebratory dinner or afternoon picnic, we invite you to enjoy a new line of beers that could only come from California. Available in

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Sausage Making with Fatted Calf

Written by jesse on May 22, 2012

As long as man has been stuffing ground anonymous bits of pork into other unmentionable parts of the pig, he has also been pairing it with beer.   Beer and sausage are such a natural pairing that it’s the gold standard of baseball games and most Anthony Bourdain “No Reservations” episodes.  We decided to up the ante a bit in the sausage and beer game, and paired up with Taylor of Fatted Calf to do it.

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Heirloom Organic Gardens

Written by jesse on April 17, 2012

Heirloom Organic Gardens looks just like you want your organic farm to look—small fields of baby heirloom varietals, surrounded by rolling hills and filled with cool coastal breezes. Even Grant looks like the very embodiment of an organic farmer. His passion for sustainable agriculture is palpable and inspiring, and it comes through in the quality of everything he cultivates. Grant was a gracious host during our visit and gave us a great tour of his farm. He’s always thrilled to

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Hamada Farm | Kingsburg, CA | Dec. 28, 2011

Written by jesse on January 9, 2012

Hamada Farm is situated in Kingsburg, California, a quiet hamlet just south of Fresno. First established by Cliff’s great-grandfather Shotaro Hamada in 1921, this family run farm now produces a bountiful selection of year round fruits.

We visited the farm at the height of citrus season just before the new year to pick out the perfect blend of oranges for our brew. Cliff proudly displayed his wares as they came in from the field, and showed us around much of his

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Chef Brett Cooper + Farmhouse Pale

Written by jesse on October 17, 2011

Chef Brett Cooper was nice enough to let us into his kitchen as he prepared a pairing to go with our Farmhouse Pale with Plums.  What he came up with was simply delicious: local black cod atop a mix of seasonal beans with a mushroom-umeboshi stock. Here is how he put the dish together:

Local black cod is seared, then moved to the oven to finish.

In another

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