Wine & Beer

Wine & Beer

Craft beer is abuzz in Fresno and the Valley as breweries, brew pubs pop up everywhere

The Valley’s craft beer scene keeps growing, with breweries like Pine & Palm, Border Hop Brewing Co., Tioga-Sequoia with its Rush Hour stout release day, Full Circle, and a new gastropub from House of Pendragon and Pita Kabob. Restaurants and brewpubs are opening, including Me-N-Ed’s on Tap and Riley’s Brew Pub, along with the Perfect Pour podcast and website Brülosophy and Facebook page Central Valley Craft Beer Drinkers.

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Edna Valley Vineyard remodel to briefly close winery’s tasting room

Edna Valley Vineyard in San Luis Obispo plans to remodel its tasting room to feature an outdoor patio and 180-degree scenic views of the vineyards and Islay Hill. The renovation will begin Monday, closing the tasting room through Jan. 31. The tasting room will reopen in the cask room Feb. 1 with limited hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

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Silva and Toro Creek breweries open Paso Robles tasting rooms

To the delight of local craft beer fans, acclaimed brewer Chuck Silva has opened his new brewery and tasting space behind the Pour House in Paso Robles. Silva Brewing debuted Dec. 3 with Paso Pale, a hop-forward combination of Simcoe and Cascade hops on a pale malt backbone. The following weekend came 1st Gold, a German-style blonde inspired by Silva’s first gold-medal winning beer at the World Beer Cup in 2000.

Videos

An inside look at mobile wine bottling, with The Bottle Meister of SLO

Tom Nulman, owner of The Bottle Meister, discusses mobile wine bottling during a recent job at Orcutt Road Cellars in San Luis Obispo.
Joe Johnston The Tribune
An inside look at mobile wine bottling, with The Bottle Meister of SLO 1:35

An inside look at mobile wine bottling, with The Bottle Meister of SLO

An explosive way to get a bottle of sparkling wine ready for sale 0:15

An explosive way to get a bottle of sparkling wine ready for sale

ONX Wines' Templeton 1:25

ONX Wines' Templeton "farm-to-glass" vineyard tour

Locals, visitors celebrate 2016 Paso Robles Wine Festival 0:25

Locals, visitors celebrate 2016 Paso Robles Wine Festival