Policy and Pints

Read This Before Opening a Brewery

"During the final session of this year's California Craft Beer Summit, a moderator asked three veterans of the industry if they'd start a new brewery in the state's current beer landscape. The answer was a unanimous "no."

In this Thursday's "Future of Beer" discussion at The Barn in West Sac, we'll be addressing pretty much of all of the topics and comments covered at last weekend's Summit, as it's obvious there's a lot of change ahead for the state's brewers and beer drinkers.

Tom McCormick, exec director of the California Craft Brewers Association (which put on the Summit), is on the panel and will give his take.

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From Light Blonds to Stout Russians, Device Brewing Serves Up Variety

When it comes to holding a tasting, Ken Anthony of Device Brewing is as good as any San Francisco sommelier or Sonoma winery owner.

Watch this SacBee video of him describing four of his wide-ranging beers, then come see him on Thursday -- he's one of our panelists at "Future of California Craft Beer."

Beer: A Beautiful Artistic Symphony

According to the "Pope of Foam," why you should not drink beer out of a bottle or can is because "your nose doesn't dangle in the beer," you don't get "cathedral windows of foam lacing the side of the beer glass," and you're missing out on a "hedonically fantastic" experience.

Come get more advice from this guy on how to drink your beer -- Thursday evening, September 15, at The Barn. Beer pouring starts at 5:30, beer panel starts talking at 6 pm.