craft beer

Most of the craft beer made in th Inland Empire and elsewhere in California is brewed with ingredients shipped from other states or countries.  But now, the California craft brew industry is working with scientists at U.C. Davis to change that.  Capital Public Radio's Randol White has more.

U.S. craft brewers have official guidelines for more than 150 styles of beer, and California brewers have a countless number of interpretations.

California's craft beer industry continued to expand in 2018, but at a slower rate than in recent years.  There are craft breweries in cities all over the Inland Empire.  As Capital Public Radio's Randol White explains, just a few regions are seeing the fastest growth.

California now has nearly a thousand licensed craft breweries, up from just a few hundred in 2012.

The California Craft Brewers Association says the industry contributed more than eight billion dollars to the economy last year.

Beer School?

Jul 11, 2017

A bill headed to Gov. Brown would allow California colleges that teach brewing to sell the beer they make.  The proposal builds on laws that already let schools raise funds selling wine they've produced.  Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter has the story.

The craft beer movement has exploded in Southern California, and brewers are using more locla ingredients.  Could this be the reason a Rancho Cucamonga couple decided to turn their back yard into a hop garden?  Jeff Baker, host of KVCR's Sunday morning radio feature "Savory Road," has more.

You can hear Jeff Baker host "Savory Road" -- a weekly radio feature exploring the culinary culture of the Inland Empire -- every Sunday morning at 7:35am and 9:35am during NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday on 91.9 KVCR.

You may soon be able to buy a bottle of your favorite craft whiskey when you visit a distillery tasting room in California.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports on a bill that advanced in the Legislature yesterday (Tuesday).