The boys broadcast from the middle of a plum orchard on the grounds of the Abbey of New Clairvaux to talk about their collaborative Ovila Abbey Quad with Plums.

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March 19, 2013 – 10:02am

To knock out the last chills of winter, we ventured next door to our pub—our casual name for our Taproom and Restaurant—to have our food pros create a stew featuring a rich kick from our Stout. It was the first beer Ken Grossman brewed in his hand-built brewhouse and the inauguration was a success: the recipe has hardly changed over three decades.

To anchor the stew, we used Sierra Nevada beef we raise in partnership with the Chico State University Farm. Searing the beef... Read More

March 14, 2013 – 9:53am

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of the beer you love to drink? Well, check out our new series of video podcasts, The Brewer and the Beer Geek. These videos go beyond the beer for the back story you haven’t heard—how they came to be, what goes into them, and what we hoped to get out of them—from two of the creators.

By and large, these short, 7- to 8-minute videos are made by the “stars” themselves, offering an unpolished and uncensored look at the real story of our beers,... Read More

March 11, 2013 – 2:24pm