Food & Beer

Holiday Popcorn with Pep

Cooking with beer is likely familiar to some and unchartered territory for others. Beer imparts special character, aroma and taste to recipes, and lends adventure to culinary exploration. Although cocoa, eggnog, pies and other ubiquitous desserts may dominate your holiday gatherings, our head chef Micheal Iles cooked up a fresh idea for a sweet and savory snack: Celebration Ale popcorn. Read more.

Our Beer

The Surfacing of Narwhal

Monster beers define our new High Altitude four-pack series. The series is anchored by our long menacing Bigfoot<sup>®</sup> and the new school Hoptimum<sup>®</sup>. To complete the lineup we’ve just released an imperial stout we call Narwhal®. Read more.


Reflecting on Hop Harvest

In our first blog post, we mentioned hop growers are often fond of us. We use heaps of whole-cone hops every day—thousands of pounds. But despite the big supply we have in Chico, the selection process during harvest is calculated and time consuming. Ken Grossman and a team of brewers embarked on this year’s search in September. Read more.