It’s amazing what you might find hiding in your backyard, if only you take the time to look. The newest and most exciting hop working its way into our next beer didn’t come from Europe and it wasn’t from the new breeding cooperative; it was here all along, just waiting to be tried.

Neomexicanus hops are a wild, native species that grow in the harsh, dry mountains of the American West. They thrive at high elevations ranging from the Mexican border all the way north into Montana. These new hops are not just a hot varietal, but an all new species of Humulus... Read More

November 14, 2014 – 8:31am

HOT. ROT. Sounds sexy, doesn’t it? No? Well, how about 99.8% of trash diverted from landfill and heaps of it being composted and put to good use? We just celebrated the four-year milestone of super-composting in Chico with our HotRot system. We say “super-composting” because what can take Mother Nature nine months to break down, that baby can plow through in a mere 10 days.

Our founder Ken Grossman certainly doesn’t shy away from bucking convention and it was this forward thinking that brought the HotRot here. Tired of seeing the amount of waste that was going to a... Read More

November 5, 2014 – 10:45am


Chico, CA—October 1, 2014—Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. filled its third and final seasonal mixed 12-pack of the year with beers that ward off winter’s bite. Aptly named, Snowpack features two brand new beers and two steadfast recipes. The variety pack starts heading to distributors this week and will be available through January 2015. Whether harnessing the comfort of coffee or borrowing a little bit of summer from the Southern Hemisphere, Snowpack helps uplift those... Read More

October 1, 2014 – 8:23am