Hoppy Trails offers a look into forty of the most interesting and respected Northern California craft breweries to give beer lovers a behind-the-scenes peek at the culture and the creativity of this inventive industry. These distinctive breweries―chosen with the help of the California Craft Brewery Association―are turning out excellent, award winning brew and have created fantastic spaces for beer lovers to pull up a chair, sample, sip, snack, and play.Hundreds of photographs will help beer lovers decide where they want to while away their sipping hours. A tasting flight of breweries is featured for sampling: From Sierra Nevada and Lost Coast on the larger side―to mid-size operations such as Faction and Heretic―to intimate barrel houses such as Cleophus Quealy and Sante Adairius―and everything in between. Each entry gives the low down on details such as the brewery’s claim to fame, whether they serve food, have growlers on hand for take away, and if well behaved pets and kids can join in the fun. A blank page for beer lover’s tasting notes will help aficionados keep track of which brews they’ve tasted and especially loved.
Organized by region to make brewery hopping simple, this Field Guide to Nor Cal Craft Breweries is the perfect book for both locals and tourists who want to join the fun. A section of terms and interesting tidbits of information adds an educational component to those who enjoy geeking out.