Once Upon A Brew Pub – Russian River Brewing Company

When most people think of Sonoma County, wonderful wineries pop into their heads. The area is also home to several well known microbreweries. One of these is Russian River Brewing Company (RRBC). RRBC was originally owned by Korbel Champagne Cellars… Continue Reading


Once Upon A Brew Pub – Fall River Tap House

I’ve been waiting (impatiently I must say) to finally get a chance to visit Fall River Brewery’s new taproom. Located in the Cypress Square shopping center, the taproom has a clean urban feel, with low and high top tables, as… Continue Reading


Menuplease: Savory Spoon – the Price of Nonprofit

The phrase “tote-bag hell” was first coined during the 1970s for those interminable weeks when public television programming was interrupted every six minutes to beg the viewers to pledge money. In exchange, the pledger received a “token of appreciation” –… Continue Reading


Once Upon A Brew Pub – Cambria Beer Company

Cambria is one of my wife and my favorite costal towns in southern California. It’s a quaint, quiet little place, west of San Luis Obispo and just north of Morro Bay. Since we had visited Cambria before and really enjoyed… Continue Reading


Once Upon A Brew Pub – Paso Robles’ Firestone Walker

There are occasions when my wife accompanies me on my business trips. One such time was the week of our anniversary. I was heading for San Luis Obispo, and since we were passing through Paso Robles close to dinner time… Continue Reading


Once Upon A Brew Pub – Wildcard Brewing

It’s Black Friday and my wife and I had a major decision to make. Go Christmas shopping or visit Redding’s newest microbrewery, Wildcard Brewing?  Needless and happily to say, we both would rather lift a glass or two with friends… Continue Reading


Once Upon a Brew Pub – Long Valley Brewing

On my recent travels I was lucky enough to attend a beer pairing dinner at Long Valley Brewing in Long Valley, New Jersey. Beer pairing dinners are becoming more popular and if you ever get the opportunity you should definitely… Continue Reading


Once Upon a Brew Pub – Ol’ Republic Brewing – Nevada City

Located in the historic gold rush mining town of Nevada City, Ol’ Republic Brewing opened their doors in February 2012. Brewers Jim Harte and Simon Olney are inspired by classic old world styles, but include American styles which date back… Continue Reading

Once Upon A Brew Pub – State of Jefferson Brewfest

With Mount Shasta looming above, clean fresh mountain air, and the smell of pines with wildflowers scattered about, what could be a better venue for a beer fest? On July 14 my wife, Canda, and I headed north to the… Continue Reading


Once Upon a Brew Pub: Moylan’s Brewery and Restaurant

In the rolling hills of Marin County lies the small city of Novato, home of Moylan’s Brewery and Restaurant. Brendan Moylan, the co founder of Marin Brewing Company in Larkspur, CA opened the brewery in 1995. Brendan started home extension… Continue Reading