Beyond the Brewhouse

Ken Grossman on Fred Eckhardt

I first met Fred Eckhardt as a fledgling homebrewer back in the early ’70s through his book “A Treatise on Lager Beers.” Fred’s was one of the first books focusing on the small-scale brewing of quality beer, and a major influence on my brewing.

Years later, during our 30th Anniversary celebration, I had the opportunity to brew with him, and we really got to know each other in a different way.

August 12, 2015 - 1:21pm

Your Questions for Ken Answered

Last month you flooded us through Facebook and Twitter with great questions for Ken Grossman. He combed through them and had fun answering a few in this video (stick around for the end!). He also typed up several other answers to hit on a variety of topics.

March 1, 2013 - 3:51pm

Questions for Ken

Through Facebook and Twitter we recently invited anyone who had a question for Ken Grossman to toss it our way. He’ll answer several next month in a video that we’ll plug into a new blog post. Take a look below at some of what’s been asked so far, and if you’re inspired, follow the directions to participate. Cheers!

January 23, 2013 - 9:12am

The Marriage of Bikes and Beer

An engineer at heart, Ken Grossman has loved bikes since he was a kid. His first visit to Chico preceded a long bike tour with friends along the Northern California coast. And even while running his home brewing store in Chico, Ken over several years worked as a mechanic in four Chico bike shops.

January 18, 2013 - 12:13pm

Artists Bloom in the Big Room

When great beer complements live music, all of your senses come alive.

When we opened our live music venue, the Sierra Nevada Big Room, in 2003, that’s exactly what we had in mind. Over the years, the Big Room, located at our brewery in Chico, CA, has been home to plenty of local talent. A small, intimate, 350-seat venue, the space draws an eclectic variety of music from restrained acoustic shows to those that inspire full-on dance parties.

December 28, 2012 - 12:19pm