Downtown’s best happy hours

Go hard at the bars, go easy on your wallet.

Firestone Walker: Tapping the local market

There’s no better time to brew beer — at least not according to Matt Brynildson, brewmaster at Firestone Walker Brewing Company.

Guy I met in the pub last night: Volume IV

With no Thanksgiving in Ireland, Christmas celebrations are just around the corner. It’s bartender Keith Lynch’s favorite time of year.

Guy I met in the pub last night

Engle frequents local pubs in search of lively conversation and a good time. He writes a recurring column about the people he meets entitled “Guy I met in the pub last night.” This week, he met two Irishmen named Tom Murphy and Paddy Daly.

Governor Brown signs ‘sip and spit’ bill: underage students now able to taste wine

The law will allow California public university students enrolled in enology or brewing programs to taste wine in a classroom setting.

Good to the last drop

Nick and Jake give you their ultimate beer list in their final column.

Beer Fest attracts number of breweries, even more bros

Nick and Jake recap this past weekend’s California Festival of Beers.

Mastering the craft: Universities offer brewing degrees

Not ready to graduate? Have no fear, Nick and Jake are here.