Paso Robles, California, brewery Firestone Walker Brewing Company teamed up with businesses in England, New Zealand and the United States to create beer wine hybrids made with local grapes and aged in barrels.
San Luis Obispo, California, brewery SLO Brew opens a new concert and event venue next to its SLO Brew Rock location near the airport. The business is celebrating its 30th anniversary with beer, food and music.
USA Today named the Garagiste Wine Festival in Paso Robles, California, the best wine festival in the United States on its 10Best list. The next event is November 9 to 11, 2018, in San Luis Obispo County.
Paso Robles’ Cass Vineyard and Winery is constructing Geneseo Inn, a bed and breakfast made of steel shipping containers over the grape vines. Guests can visit the California wine country inns in spring 2019.
New Netflix reality show “Stay Here” features The Vintage Ranch wedding venue in Paso Robles, California. The rental property makeover show stars designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter Lorimer.
Craft beer brewer Ryan Fields of Beachwood Blendery in Long Beach, California, is opening a brewery, Wild Fields Brewhouse, in Atascadero in 2019. The family-friendly business will feature an arcade and bowling.
Dubost Winery in Paso Robles, California, will host a showing of the movie Destination Wedding, starring Keanu Reeves, on September 6, 2018. The business was a filming location for the romantic comedy.
Paso Robles, California, winery Parrish Family Vineyard is opening a tasting room on Adelaida Road. The SLO County business, known for cabernet sauvignon wine, has a Park Street location in downtown Paso.
Paso Robles, California, business Daou Vineyards and Winery has hired Master Sommelier Fred Dame as global wine ambassador. The winery, founded by Georges and Daniel Daou, is known for Bordeaux varieties.
The Mid State Fair in Paso Robles, California, held its first craft beer tasting and awards on July 25. The fair and Central Coast Brewers Guild named Central Coast Brewing SLO brewer 2018 Brewmaster of the Year.
Some red wines from Northern California contained trace amounts of cesium-137, a radioactive isotope released when Fukushima nuclear power plant melted down in Japan in 2011, a study of Napa Valley wine found.
Here's a reason to root for Mexico in the World Cup if you're not already: It might mean free beer. Bud Light's official Twitter account announced June 9 that if the Mexico national team advances to the quarterfinals, it will help pay for celebratory drinks.
San Luis Obispo County-based Firestone Walker Brewing's Pivo Pilsner beer was named the best summertime brew in California by Popular Mechanics. Judges say the beer may be the best Pilsner in the world. Runner-up: Sierra Nevada Kellerweis.
Harmony in San Luis Obispo County, California, will host the inaugural Harmony Wine and Beer Festival on Saturday, August 4, 2018. The event in the tiny Central Coast town features local wineries, craft breweries food trucks and live music.
The new Malene Wines tasting room opens Friday, June 1, 2018, in San Luis Obispo, California, next to SLO winery Chamisal Vineyards in Edna Valley. The vintage Airstream trailer will sell rosé wines made from Central Coast grapes.